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  1. On Christian Ponder's inevitable ascension

    Kevin Seifert

    You've no doubt heard the news: The Minnesota Vikings have benched starting quarterback Donovan McNabb in favor of rookie Christian Ponder, an inevitable move that has been brewing all season. ESPN's Chris Mortensen has confirmed a story originally r...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  2. Christian Ponder: The Vikings' only choice

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- I've been using a baseball analogy for years to describe the Minnesota Vikings' increasingly desperate future at quarterback. After years of band-aid solutions and poorly conceived development plans, the time had come to take a...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  3. Final argument: Kiper and McShay mocks

    Kevin Seifert

    We've spent the past few months reviewing the various incarnations of mock drafts produced by ESPN analysts Mel Kiper and Todd McShay, so let's take a final look at their latest. Kiper's went live late Wednesday night, and McShay's just posted . ...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  4. Blog Network mock: Hello, Andy Dalton

    Kevin Seifert

    I was in favor of including trades in ESPN.com's third annual Blog Network mock draft, but the consensus was they would further cloud the muddy snapshot we already have of this draft. After all, with three days remaining until the first round begins,...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  5. Vikings must be set with Locker evaluation

    Kevin Seifert

    As anticipated, the Minnesota Vikings were lightly represented Wednesday at the University of Washington pro day, featuring quarterback Jake Locker. The only confirmed team official in attendance was Kevin McCabe, their area scout who focuses on the ...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  6. At least five private QB meetings for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    Based on various reports that have surfaced in recent weeks, it appears that Auburn's Cam Newton will be at least the fifth quarterback to spend private time with the Minnesota Vikings when he works out for them Wednesday. At least two more visits ar...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  7. Frazier focusing on mental aptitude of QBs

    Kevin Seifert

    NEW ORLEANS -- As Minnesota Vikings officials arrived Sunday to the NFL owners meeting, they found themselves at about the midway point of their offseason project to draft a franchise quarterback. Vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman sugg...

    Blog | March 20, 2011
  8. Wonderlic scores of quarterback prospects

    Kevin Seifert

    NFL executives and coaches are preparing Thursday for Missouri's pro day, which will represent the first and possibly only offseason throwing workout for quarterback Blaine Gabbert, the potential No. 1 overall pick in next month's draft. We've not...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  9. Jake Locker is Vikings' first decision

    Kevin Seifert

    As promised, the Minnesota Vikings are working through the process of privately working out the top quarterbacks of the 2011 draft. They've scheduled a session with Auburn's Cam Newton and TCU's Andy Dalton, among others, and on Tuesday they were pla...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  10. DraftWatch2011: The top four quarterbacks

    Kevin Seifert

    On Friday, we opened our discussion on the Minnesota Vikings' difficult task this offseason: Finding a quarterback to take them through the next decade. One of my points was that the Vikings haven't had many opportunities to draft a blue-chip quarter...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  11. Combine'11: Minnesota's unenviable task

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings arrived at this week's scouting combine carrying the most intense personnel burden a team can face: They have no starting quarterback and no clear path for finding an obvious answer in the draft. You've heard ...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  12. Combine'11: Only two QBs won't throw

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Greetings from Lucas Oil Stadium, where I'm getting situated in the media center as the NFL's annual scouting combine commences. The first workouts don't begin until Friday, but certain player groups have already begun the process ...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  13. DraftWatch2011: Kiper and McShay mocks!

    Kevin Seifert

    Whether we're at the Epicenter of Humanity or not, there's no beating down ESPN's draft coverage. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay each weighed in Wednesday with mock drafts. You'll need an Insider subscription to see all of the picks, but I can slip you ...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  14. DraftWatch2011: Big Board debut

    Kevin Seifert

    It's already that time of year. Mel Kiper's first Big Board of 2011 is posted. You'll need an Insider subscription to view the entire list, in which Kiper ranks the top 25 draft-eligible players. (Some are underclassmen who have yet to declare....

    Blog | January 06, 2011