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Sticky Shields could be poised for a breakout season in 2011...if the season happens.
Sticky Shields could be poised for a breakout season in 2011...if the season happens.

Here are some links to check out while you stay consistent. I'm looking at you, Todd McShay.

Soon to be stars: Sam Shields
Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson looks at NFC North players on the verge of a breakout in 2011. Sam Shields is his pick for Green Bay.

Packers.com | Vic's Value Board
Vic Ketchman has some...shall we say interesting...choices on his draft board. See: Cameron Heyward rated at #4 overall, above Von Miller and others.

Poll of NFL fans: We'd watch replacements
Would you watch replacement players? It's not happening since this is a lockout instead of a strike, but it's still a somewhat interesting question. Bob Wolfley of JSOnline examines the results of an SI poll.

More on the way...

Dorsey Levens on his new play, concussions, and life after the NFL
(Via ESPN NFC North blog) Ever wonder what former Packers RB Dorsey Levens is up to? Check it out. He's apparently turning into a pretty good actor.

Draft Watch: NFC North
Kevin Seifert of ESPN takes an early look at the draft in the NFC North. Specifically, he looks at the players taken in the last few years with the first-round pick held by each of the teams in the division for this year's draft.

Packers players find silver lining in lockout
While the dispute between National Football League owners and players has cast a pall on this offseason, see how some Green Bay Packers players are spending their time away from football.

Enjoy today's links, as well as this truly inspirational tribute to Barry Bonds.