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  1. BBAO: Day 2 is upon us

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: I'm rested (sort of) and ready (definitely!) for Day 2 of the 2012 NFL draft. Before we steamroll into the nitty gritty, let's take a run through local coverage of Day 1 in the NFC North: Bears general manager Ph...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  2. Rick Spielman restores order for Vikings

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The sky is still blue. Grass is still green. Water is still two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen. Up is still up. Down is still down. Left tackle is still one of the most important positions in football. Whe...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  3. In the end, Vikings (rightly) take Matt Kalil

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- After a week of sudden speculation about whether the Minnesota Vikings were moving away from their long-assumed affection of USC left tackle Matt Kalil, we have our answer. They hadn't. The Vikings selected Kalil at No. 4...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  4. Rick Spielman gets somethin' for nothin'

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- We'll start our draft coverage by giving credit to Minnesota Vikings general manager "Crazy" Rick Spielman, who succeeded in creating a trade market for his No. 3 overall pick. ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported that the Viki...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  5. Morris Claiborne and the Tampa-2 scheme

    Kevin Seifert

    There are some genuine reasons to believe the Minnesota Vikings would seriously consider selecting LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne. The most obvious was the Vikings' historically poor pass defense last season, along with the national consensus that C...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  6. Rick Spielman: Crazy smart or just crazy?

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- At one point during a lively news conference Tuesday, a nonagenarian Twin Cities reporter offered some veteran advice for Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman: If you don't take that tackle, you're crazy. "Well...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  7. NFL blogger mock draft 2.0: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    The 2012 ESPN.com blog network mock draft is in the books. It was actually a lot of fun, and I hope you got a chance to jump into the fray for at least a few moments. If not, here is the chat transcript. I learned a few things. First, I'm much mor...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. The Matt Kalil-Morris Claiborne debate

    Kevin Seifert

    You can't have an NFL draft without drama, and for weeks -- if not months -- there has been near certainty about the top two picks. We've also been pretty close for a while at No. 3, so it shouldn't be surprising that national discussion has swerved ...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  9. NFC North Quick Hits: Thursday

    Kevin Seifert

    The newsbits were flying Thursday afternoon in the NFC North. Noting outrageous, but all worth a mention. Let's do just that in quick-hitting fashion. Item: Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that he's ...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  10. Matt Kalil: Heavier isn't always better

    Kevin Seifert

    When we last checked in with USC left tackle Matt Kalil, he had shown up at the NFL scouting combine at a svelte 306 pounds spread out over his 6-foot-7 frame. He discussed plans to "bulk up" to around 310 pounds but made clear he was never going to ...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  11. NFC North draft targets in New York City

    Kevin Seifert

    My NFC South colleague Pat Yasinskas has posted the list of all 26 players who have confirmed plans to attend the NFL draft April 26-28. It includes most every imaginable pick the Minnesota Vikings could make if they stay at No. 3 and a number of pos...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  12. DraftWatch: Vikings' judgment of Matt Kalil

    Kevin Seifert

    Bob Sansevere's column provides us with another instance of Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman going out of his way to suggest that he is far from certain to draft USC tackle Matt Kalil with the No. 3 overall pick in the April draft. ...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  13. Frazier, Smith scout Justin Blackmon

    Kevin Seifert

    We don't typically provide a blow-by-blow of every college pro day, but it's worth noting that at least half of the NFC North's head coaches were in Stillwater, Okla., for Oklahoma State's pro day. Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith and Minnesota Vik...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  14. Marrying players and need in the NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- I spent most of my time here at the NFL scouting combine interviewing NFC North general managers and coaches about the wide variety of issues facing their teams. Many of our posts reflected the information from those interviews, and n...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  15. Justin Blackmon isn't a 'big' receiver

    Kevin Seifert

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The issue of "big receivers" has been a big topic for us considering the annual outcry about the Chicago Bears' imbalanced roster and the Minnesota Vikings' futile attempts to find a replacement for Randy Moss -- a list that includes ...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  16. BBAO: Saturday morning update

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: INDIANAPOLIS &#151 Good morning on what will be a less intense third day at the NFL combine. All four NFC North coaches and three general managers have conducted their media availability, and we'll hash through those...

    Blog | February 25, 2012