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Big week ahead in the AFC North

We have a huge week upcoming in the NFL and the AFC North blog.

It starts Monday as ESPN.com will unveil its 2011 blogger mock draft featuring the first-round picks of all 32 teams. We will see which players land in the AFC North after our community helped put together a full draft board for the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tuesday we will unveil our quarterback Power Rankings, which is sure to spark plenty of debate. Where does Ben Roethlisberger rank? Will Joe Flacco or Carson Palmer make the cut?

On Wednesday, we will have the championship results of the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament. Find out if Browns tailback Peyton Hillis or Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will grace the cover this year. Can Hillis pull off another stunning upset? And if so, will he suffer from the dreaded "Madden curse" this season?

Finally, the NFL draft kicks off Thursday night with the first round and will continue through Saturday. We will have a full analysis on which teams made the grade.

With the lockout ruling the headlines, this week should be a nice respite and one of the most exciting of the offseason. Be sure to check in with the AFC North blog as we will be there every step of the way.