Mark Craig

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

Recent content from Mark Craig

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

Craig: Turning 30 while in the NFL nothing to applaud

Like all NFL teams, the Vikings prefer to thin their over-30 herd to a small group.

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

NFL draft preview: Offensive linemen

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. projects three tackles to be taken in the top nine picks and five overall in the first round.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 11:27 PM

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