Vikings' draft extends their drive for offense this offseason

Vikings' draft extends their drive for offense this offseason

The Vikings' clear focus was improving Teddy Bridgewater's supporting cast after coach Mike Zimmer's defense pulled the Vikings and their 29th-ranked offense as far as they could go in 2015.

Scoggins: Hard-nosed Zimmer authors feel-good story in German receiver

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Scoggins: Hard-nosed Zimmer authors feel-good story in German receiver
The Vikings rolled the dice Saturday in the sixth round by making Moritz Boehringer the first straight-from-Europe player ever selected in the NFL draft.

Undersized linebacker Brothers plays big, Vikings say

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Undersized linebacker Brothers plays big, Vikings say
Standing only 6 feet, 245 pounds and running a 4.82 40-yard dash, Kentrell Brothers lasted until the fifth round despite leading the nation in tackles per game (12.7) in the SEC at Missouri.
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Gophers defensive players Murray, Campbell drafted in fourth round

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Cornerback Eric Murray was the first University of Minnesota player to be selected in the draft; linebacker De'Vondre Campbell was taken nine picks later.

Craig: Knee-jerk reaction from the NFL draft

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A look at winners, losers and, of course, the Ohio State Buckeyes.

A complete look at the Vikings draft picks

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All the new faces headed to Winter Park, picked from Round 1 to 7.

Draft tracker: Get the latest picks, player information and more here

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Here's your guide for following the NFL draft from an assortment of angles.
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Vikings wrap up draft by taking tight end, two more defensive players

Final pick Jayron Kearse is a 6-foot-4 safety who is the nephew of former NFL defensive end Jevon Kearse. He was a first-team All-ACC selection in 2015
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Vikings draft picks: Scouting reports and stats

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Moritz Boehringer was the German Football League's top rookie in 2015.

Vikings draft German wide receiver Moritz Boehringer in 6th round

Boehringer first started playing competitive “American football” in 2013 after watching highlights of running back Adrian Peterson online.
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April 30

Vikings draft choice Brothers 'huge fan' of Peterson growing up

One of the nicer things for Missouri linebacker Kentrell Brothers, an Oklahoma native, about being drafted by the Vikings is getting to meet Adrian Peterson.
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Willie Beavers of Western Michigan (70) was one of the top offensive linemen in the Mid-American Conference.

Vikings draft tackle Beavers in 4th round, linebacker Brothers in 5th

Willie Beavers, who played at Western Michigan, was named to the All-MAC first team; Missouri's Kentrell Brothers, who led the nation in tackles per game.
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April 30

Vikings second-round pick touts his 'sick work ethic'

In Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander, the Vikings are getting a confident cover man who declared at the NFL scouting combine that he was the best cornerback in the draft.
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April 30
Vikings’ first round draft pick Laquon Treadwell was introduced today...

Vikings first-round pick Treadwell puts himself in Cris Carter's hands

Vikings first-round draft pick Laquon Treadwell and former receiver Cris Carter, who share the same agent, spent two weeks this spring working out together daily for nearly two hours.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 11 5 0 .688 365 302 6-2 5-3
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 368 323 5-3 5-3
    Detroit 7 9 0 .438 358 400 4-4 3-5
    Chicago 6 10 0 .375 335 397 1-7 5-3
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Carolina 15 1 0 .938 500 308 8-0 7-1
    Atlanta 8 8 0 .500 339 345 4-4 4-4
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 408 476 4-4 3-5
    Tampa Bay 6 10 0 .375 342 417 3-5 3-5
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Washington 9 7 0 .563 388 379 6-2 3-5
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 377 430 3-5 4-4
    NY Giants 6 10 0 .375 420 442 3-5 3-5
    Dallas 4 12 0 .250 275 374 1-7 3-5
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Arizona 13 3 0 .813 489 313 6-2 7-1
    Seattle 10 6 0 .625 423 277 5-3 5-3
    St. Louis 7 9 0 .438 280 330 5-3 2-6
    San Francisco 5 11 0 .313 238 387 4-4 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 12 4 0 .750 419 279 6-2 6-2
    Pittsburgh 10 6 0 .625 423 319 6-2 4-4
    Baltimore 5 11 0 .313 328 401 3-5 2-6
    Cleveland 3 13 0 .188 278 432 2-6 1-7
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 339 313 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 333 408 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 5 11 0 .313 376 448 4-4 1-7
    Tennessee 3 13 0 .188 299 423 1-7 2-6
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 12 4 0 .750 465 315 7-1 5-3
    NY Jets 10 6 0 .625 387 314 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 8 8 0 .500 379 359 5-3 3-5
    Miami 6 10 0 .375 310 389 3-5 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Denver 12 4 0 .750 355 296 6-2 6-2
    Kansas City 11 5 0 .688 405 287 6-2 5-3
    Oakland 7 9 0 .438 359 399 3-5 4-4
    San Diego 4 12 0 .250 320 398 3-5 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    T. Bridgewater MIN 3231
    S. Hill MIN 15
  • Rushing Yards
    A. Peterson MIN 1485
    J. McKinnon MIN 271
    T. Bridgewater MIN 192
    M. Asiata MIN 112
    A. Thielen MIN 89
  • Receiving Yards
    S. Diggs MIN 720
    K. Rudolph MIN 495
    M. Wallace MIN 473
    J. Wright MIN 442
    A. Peterson MIN 222
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 92
    A. Sendejo MIN 73
    A. Barr MIN 68
    C. Greenway MIN 68
    H. Smith MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    T. Newman MIN 3
    C. Munnerlyn MIN 2
    H. Smith MIN 2
    J. Trattou MIN 2
    (4) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 10.5
    D. Hunter MIN 6.0
    T. Johnson MIN 5.5
    B. Robison MIN 5.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 4.0
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 4870
    C. Palmer ARI 4671
    M. Ryan ATL 4591
    E. Manning NYG 4432
    M. Stafford DET 4262
  • Rushing Yards
    A. Peterson MIN 1485
    D. Martin TB 1402
    T. Gurley STL 1106
    D. McFadden DAL 1089
    D. Freeman ATL 1056
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1871
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1450
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 1215
    C. Johnson DET 1214
    M. Evans TB 1206
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    N. Bowman SF 154
    L. David TB 147
    S. Lee DAL 128
    L. Kuechly CAR 118
    K. Wright SEA 116
  • Interceptions
    K. Coleman CAR 7
    T. Johnson STL 7
    R. Johnson ARI 5
    T. Mathieu ARI 5
    E. Thomas SEA 5
  • Sacks
    E. Ansah DET 14.5
    A. Donald STL 11.0
    K. Short CAR 11.0
    E. Griffen MIN 10.5
    J. Peppers GB 10.5
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4792
    T. Brady NE 4770
    B. Bortles JAX 4428
    R. Tannehill MIA 4208
    D. Carr OAK 3987
  • Rushing Yards
    C. Ivory NYJ 1070
    L. Murray OAK 1066
    F. Gore IND 967
    D. Williams PIT 907
    L. McCoy BUF 895
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1834
    D. Hopkins HOU 1521
    B. Marshall NYJ 1502
    A. Robinson JAX 1400
    D. Thomas DEN 1304
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Jackson IND 150
    R. Jones MIA 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    T. Smith JAX 128
    (2) Players 122
  • Interceptions
    R. Nelson CIN 8
    M. Peters KC 8
    M. Williams NYJ 6
    M. Adams IND 5
    (3) Players 5
  • Sacks
    J. Watt HOU 17.5
    K. Mack OAK 15.0
    C. Dunlap CIN 13.5
    C. Jones NE 12.5
    (2) Players 12.0
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April 30

Test your knowledge: Vikings late-round draft trivia quiz

We've been testing your Vikings draft knowledge this week with our series of quizzes. Our final quiz is about picks made by the team in the late rounds. How many of these can you recall?
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April 30
Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman spoke to reporters during a Pre-Dra...

Why did the Vikings trade their third-round pick? Spielman explains

Curious as to what Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was thinking when he traded out of the third round Friday night?
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April 30
Vikings’ first round draft pick Laquon Treadwell was introduced today...

Meet Laquon Treadwell: The newest Minnesota Viking

The Minnesota Vikings introduced their first pick in the 2016 draft, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.
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April 29

More on Vikings second-round pick Alexander

Mackensie Alexander was a third-team All-America and first team All-ACC last season as a redshirt sophomore as the Tigers went 14-1 and made it to the national championship game
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April 29

Vikings draft Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander in Round Two

With their second-round selection, pick No. 54 overall, the Vikings drafted confident Clemson cornerback Mackensie Alexander this evening.
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April 29
The Vikings’ first round draft pick Laquon Treadwell was introduced Friday at Winter Park. With Treadwell were General Manager Rick Spielman, left, and head coach Mike Zimmer.

Treadwell plans to build on mentorship under HOFer Carter

Treadwell, a 6-2, 221-pound receiver from Ole Miss, first reached out to Carter before his junior season last fall.
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April 29
Mississippi's Laquon Treadwell posed with daughter Madison and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the wide receiver was selected by the Vikings in the first round.

Vikings select wide receiver Treadwell with 23rd pick

Mississippi's Laquon Treadwell had 82 catches for 1,153 yards last year as a junior, including three touchdowns against Oklahoma State in a Sugar Bowl victory.
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April 29

RandBall: Credit Spielman for going off-script (by being predictable)

By the time the Vikings picked at No. 23, Laquon Treadwell was the obvious choice for both value and need. He was the popular choice, but not the kind of choice GM Rick Spielman typically makes.
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April 29

Third-round nuggets are there for Vikings at pick No. 86

The Vikings will be the latest team to look for relatively hidden talent with the 86th pick when the NFL draft resumes with Rounds 2 and 3 tonight.
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April 29
Asked if the Vikings have any interest in UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, top right, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, “Hmmm. We’ll see.”

Who might the Vikings draft with today's picks? Here are 10 options

The Vikings could still use a left tackle prospect and a young safety. And they might also want a run-stuffing middle linebacker, like UCLA's Myles Jack, and a young nickel cornerback.
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April 29
The Vikings Troy Williamson was wide open but let a long second quarte...

Worst Vikings draft picks? Take our quiz, test your knowledge

We've been testing your Vikings draft knowledge with our series of quizzes. Today's questions test your knowledge of some of the worst picks and decisions ever made by the team. How good is your knowledge of the bad stuff?
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April 29
Minnesota Vikings offensive lineman Phil Loadholt (71) during the morn...

With the 54th pick, can Vikings find another Phil Loadholt?

The Vikings are set to make their second pick of the 2016 NFL draft at No. 54 overall. That's the spot where offensive tackle Phil Loadholt was drafted seven years ago.
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