Vikings: 2011 NFL draft

  • Vikings draft preview: An overview

    The final installment of a nine-part look at the Vikings draft. A closer look the key issues confronting first-year head coach Leslie Frazier as the draft fast approaches. Updated Apr. 28, 2011

  • Will the Vikings draft a quarterback? Will they pull off a trade? Follow the news and delve deeply into our predraft assessments leading up to Thursday’s first round of the three-day, seven-round NFL draft at StarTribune.com.

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  • Mark Craig's mock NFL draft

    Publish April 28, 2011 2:00 AM / Update April 27, 2011 11:24 PM

    Yep, no need to step forward, folks. We all got it pretty much figured out, don't we? After what seemed like only 287 months of pre-draft hype, we are exhaust..., er, ready to roll!

     Cam Newton goes No. 1 to Carolina. Blaine Gabbert goes No. 7 to San Francisco. And former No. 1 prospect Da'Quan Bowers goes in the 10th round of the UFL because somewhere there's a guy who knows a guy who heard another guy say Bowers is slower than Oprah and this close to having his right leg amputated just above the meniscus.

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Rick Spielman

  • Trading down a possibility for Vikings

    Article By: JUDD ZULGAD , Star Tribune Publish April 27, 2011 2:00 AM / Update April 27, 2011 10:58 AM

    If one of six coveted players does not fall to the team, there is a good chance they would trade down in the first round Thursday night.

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Erin Henderson (right)

Da'Quan Bowers

Donovan McNabb

Cedric Griffin

Carson Palmer

Marcus Sherels (right)

Jake Locker

  • The Vikings' quarterback quandary

    Article By: JUDD ZULGAD , Star Tribune Publish April 24, 2011 2:00 AM / Update April 25, 2011 8:34 AM

    The Vikings are like a lot of teams at the top of this year's draft list: They're looking for Mr. Right to lead their offense.

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Brooks Bollinger and Gus Frerotte

Blaine Gabbert

Patrick Peterson

A.J. Green

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Alabama running back Mark Ingram (22) fought his way for extra yards against Kentucky in 2008.

Marcell Dareus

Tyron Smith

Donovan McNabb

Notre Dame tight end Kyle Rudolph

Donovan McNabb

  • Vikings draft preview: Quarterbacks

    Article By: CHIPSCOGGINS , Publish / Update April 27, 2011 9:59 AM

    The Vikings hope to emerge from the draft with a long-term answer at quarterback, even if they have to use a short-term fix (Donovan McNabb?) to get there.

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Pat Williams

Vikings Sidney Rice pulls in a 6 yard TD pass from Tarvaris Jackson in...

Cedric Griffin (left)

  • Vikings draft preview Part V: Defensive backs

    Article By: JUDD ZULGAD , Publish / Update April 22, 2011 11:46 AM

    A look at the Vikings' situation in the defensive backfield. Hoping for the best, like a healthy and productive Cedric Griffin, is OK, but beefing up in the defensive backfield is the prudent plan of action.

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Steve Hutchinson

Ben Leber

Adrian Peterson

Ryan Longwell

Rick Spielman

  • Vikings first pick?

    Article By: JUDD ZULGAD , Star Tribune Publish / Update April 20, 2011 1:55 PM

    The Vikings could use their first-round pick on any one of five positions.

Chester Taylor

Leslie Frazier

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Texas - N. Martinez 2:35 PM
Oakland - S. Gray
Boston - B. Workman 6:05 PM
Pittsburgh - G. Cole
Toronto - R. Dickey 6:05 PM
NY Yankees - S. Greene
Washington - G. Gonzalez 6:10 PM
Miami - B. Hand
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke 7:05 PM
Chicago Cubs - T. Wada
Cleveland - D. Salazar 7:10 PM
Houston - S. Feldman
Milwaukee - K. Lohse 7:15 PM
St. Louis - S. Miller
Arizona - V. Nuno 7:40 PM
Colorado - Y. Flande
Philadelphia - K. Kendrick 8:10 PM
San Diego - R. Erlin
Seattle - F. Hernandez 9:05 PM
LA Angels - J. Weaver
Tampa Bay 7:25 PM
Atlanta
San Diego 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Buffalo
Dallas 9/21/14 12:00 PM
St. Louis
Washington 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Philadelphia
Houston 9/21/14 12:00 PM
NY Giants
Minnesota 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New Orleans
Tennessee 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cincinnati
Baltimore 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Cleveland
Green Bay 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Detroit
Indianapolis 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Jacksonville
Oakland 9/21/14 12:00 PM
New England
San Francisco 9/21/14 3:05 PM
Arizona
Denver 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Seattle
Kansas City 9/21/14 3:25 PM
Miami
Pittsburgh 9/21/14 7:30 PM
Carolina
Chicago 9/22/14 7:30 PM
NY Jets
(5) Auburn 6:30 PM
(20) Kansas State
Connecticut 9/19/14 7:00 PM
So Florida
Old Dominion 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Rice
Troy 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(13) Georgia
Georgia Tech 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Virginia Tech
Eastern Mich 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(11) Michigan State
Iowa 9/20/14 11:00 AM
Pittsburgh
Bowling Green 9/20/14 11:00 AM
(19) Wisconsin
Maryland 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Syracuse
Tulane 9/20/14 11:30 AM
Duke
Hawaii 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Colorado
Marshall 9/20/14 1:00 PM
Akron
North Carolina 9/20/14 2:30 PM
East Carolina
Army 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Wake Forest
Virginia 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(21) BYU
(6) Texas A&M 9/20/14 2:30 PM
SMU
Rutgers 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Navy
Central Mich 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Kansas
Utah 9/20/14 2:30 PM
Michigan
Florida 9/20/14 2:30 PM
(3) Alabama
Louisville 9/20/14 2:30 PM
FIU
Fla Atlantic 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Wyoming
Indiana 9/20/14 3:00 PM
(18) Missouri
San Jose St 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Minnesota
Texas State 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Illinois
Massachusetts 9/20/14 3:00 PM
Penn State
Georgia State 9/20/14 5:00 PM
Washington
Appalachian St 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Southern Miss
Miss State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
(8) LSU
Northern Ill 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas
Middle Tennessee 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Memphis
Utah State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Arkansas State
Miami-Ohio 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Cincinnati
Idaho 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Ohio U
Ball State 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Toledo
(14) So Carolina 9/20/14 6:30 PM
Vanderbilt
(4) Oklahoma 9/20/14 6:30 PM
West Virginia
Ga Southern 9/20/14 6:30 PM
South Alabama
UNLV 9/20/14 7:00 PM
Houston
(22) Clemson 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(1) Florida State
Miami-Florida 9/20/14 7:00 PM
(24) Nebraska
New Mexico 9/20/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico St
California 9/20/14 9:00 PM
Arizona
Louisiana 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Boise State
(2) Oregon 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
San Diego St 9/20/14 9:30 PM
Oregon State
Toronto 9/19/14 9:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Edmonton 9/20/14 6:00 PM
Hamilton
Calgary 9/21/14 12:00 PM
Montreal
Ottawa 9/21/14 3:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Montreal 9/26/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 9/26/14 9:00 PM
Edmonton
Hamilton 9/27/14 5:30 PM
Winnipeg
Brt Columbia 9/27/14 8:30 PM
Calgary
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2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
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