Mark Craig

Reporter/Columnist | Vikings/NFL
Phone: 612-673-7011
Mark Craig covers the NFL and the Vikings.

Recent content from Mark Craig

Craig: Choosing another northern Super Bowl city has steam

After playing host to only five of the first 48 Super Bowls, cold-weather owners and their cities hold more clout than ever in the selection process.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 09:11 AM

Craig: Chasing their NFL dreams sure isn't easy

A year ago, Vikings receiver Adam Thielen paid about $3,000 to train for and attend a regional combine. “I had to use my student loan money,” the MSU-Mankato alumnus said. “But it was worth it.”

Updated: May 18, 2014, - 06:22 PM

Craig: Trying to sort out the NFL draft winners and losers

It’s way too soon to figure out the NFL draft winners and losers, but let’s try.

Updated: May 11, 2014, - 12:02 AM

Vikings land defensive end, running back in third round

The Vikings go back to the Pac-12 for a pass rusher, then add a scatback.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 01:55 AM

Craig: Superlatives roll about LB Barr's natural talents

“You can’t coach what this guy has,” Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 10:47 AM

Vikings notes: Bridgewater has a big heart

To illustrate the figurative size of Teddy Bridgewater’s heart, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer reluctantly revealed that the Vikings had to...

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 01:17 AM

Selecting QB with top-10 pick would be franchise first for Vikings

GM Rick Spielman stands between the Vikings’ ever-present need for a franchise quarterback and a streak not drafting one among the top-10 picks reaching a 54th year.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:07 AM

A look at NFC North teams entering the draft

The rest of the NFC North sure has a leg up on passing arms, but Chicago, Detroit and Green Bay are pretty much right down there with the Vikings when it comes to defense.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 12:03 AM

Craig: Compensatory picks great, but not for Vikings

Unlike their impact on some of the NFL’s perennial contenders, compensatory draft picks haven’t done much to compensate the Vikings...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 11:54 PM

Draft preview: Defensive backs

Safety hasn’t overtaken cornerback in terms of overall value, but it is pulling closer.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 12:25 AM

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