Getting offensive: Vikings attack draft strategically

Getting offensive: Vikings attack draft strategically

The Vikings used five of their first seven draft picks on offensive players, including the top two. It's the first time the Vikings have done the latter since hiring defensive-minded Mike Zimmer in 2014.

Scoggins: Top offensive draft picks should help Zimmer's defense

April 29
Scoggins: Top offensive draft picks should help Zimmer's defense
The Vikings were the worst rushing team in the NFL last season, and by fixing that with running back Dalvin Cook and lineman Pat Elflein the defense shouldn't be as taxed this season.

Jaleel Johnson ready to hit the mat for the Vikings

April 29
Jaleel Johnson ready to hit the mat for the Vikings
Iowa's Jaleel Johnson brings a wrestler's pedigree to the Vikings' defensive line

Craig: Draft shows contenders still chasing the Patriots

April 29
As other teams made their moves over the three-day NFL draft process, Patriots' coach Bill Belichick and Co. already were a step ahead

Hartman: Draft picks must step up to solidify Vikings roster

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The Vikings will be looking to see who from this weekend's crop of draft picks, and rookie free agents, will be able to help them this season.

Newest Vikings: Video highlights and social media (Rounds 2 through 5)

April 29
A video look at the players taken by the Vikings in the second through fifth rounds, as well as how to follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

'A lot of pacing.' Myrick's NFL draft wait lasted a little too long

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Gophers cornerback Jalen Myrick is grateful for the chance after being drafted in the seventh round by Jacksonville but felt he would be earlier pick.
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Reusse: Hawkins a proud godfather of KC's new QB, Patrick Mahomes

Pat Mahomes and LaTroy Hawkins became pals with Twins in the spring of 1992. On Thursday, they were together to see Pat's son get drafted in first round.
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April 29

Vikings GM Spielman keeps on wheeling, dealing in draft

Rick Spielman ended this NFL draft having made seven trades for the Vikings, by far the most draft deals since he became general manager in 2012.
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April 29

Access Vikings: Recap of 2017 draft

The Vikings used six of their 11 picks on offense, including their first two and five of their first seven.
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April 29

A glance at the Vikings' 2017 NFL draft picks

A closer look at the new guys in purple.
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April 29

Vikings draft picks by the numbers: One notable stat for every player

Fast facts from all the picks.
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Reusse: Don't count on TV for true NFL draft analysis

The NFL has become so vital to cable television that criticism is couched and the TV analysts are cheerleaders for most every choice.
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April 29

2017 Minnesota Vikings NFL draft picks and trades

After lots of draft trades, the Vikings made 11 selections in the NFL draft.
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Newest Vikings: Video highlights and social media (Rounds 6 and 7)

Video highlights and social media information on the players drafted by the Vikings in the sixth and seventh rounds.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 10 6 0 .625 432 388 6-2 4-4
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 346 358 6-2 3-5
    Minnesota 8 8 0 .500 327 307 5-3 3-5
    Chicago 3 13 0 .188 279 399 3-5 0-8
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Atlanta 11 5 0 .688 540 406 5-3 6-2
    Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563 354 369 4-4 5-3
    New Orleans 7 9 0 .438 469 454 4-4 3-5
    Carolina 6 10 0 .375 369 402 4-4 2-6
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 13 3 0 .813 421 306 7-1 6-2
    NY Giants 11 5 0 .688 310 284 7-1 4-4
    Washington 8 7 1 .531 396 383 4-4 4-3
    Philadelphia 7 9 0 .438 367 331 6-2 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Seattle 10 5 1 .656 354 292 7-1 3-4
    Arizona 7 8 1 .469 418 362 4-3 3-5
    Los Angeles 4 12 0 .250 224 394 1-7 3-5
    San Francisco 2 14 0 .125 309 480 1-7 1-7
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688 399 327 6-2 5-3
    Baltimore 8 8 0 .500 343 321 6-2 2-6
    Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406 325 315 4-3 2-6
    Cleveland 1 15 0 .063 264 452 1-7 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Houston 9 7 0 .563 279 328 7-1 2-6
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 381 378 5-3 4-4
    Indianapolis 8 8 0 .500 411 392 4-4 4-4
    Jacksonville 3 13 0 .188 318 400 2-6 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 14 2 0 .875 441 250 6-2 8-0
    Miami 10 6 0 .625 363 380 6-2 4-4
    Buffalo 7 9 0 .438 399 378 4-4 3-5
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 275 409 2-6 3-5
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 12 4 0 .750 389 311 6-2 6-2
    Oakland 12 4 0 .750 416 385 6-2 6-2
    Denver 9 7 0 .563 333 297 5-3 4-4
    San Diego 5 11 0 .313 410 423 3-5 2-6
  • Passing Yards
    S. Bradford MIN 3877
    S. Hill MIN 242
  • Rushing Yards
    J. McKinnon MIN 539
    M. Asiata MIN 402
    A. Peterson MIN 72
    S. Bradford MIN 53
    C. Patterson MIN 43
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 967
    S. Diggs MIN 903
    K. Rudolph MIN 840
    C. Patterson MIN 453
    M. Asiata MIN 263
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 109
    H. Smith MIN 91
    L. Joseph MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 70
    A. Sendejo MIN 66
  • Interceptions
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
    T. Waynes MIN 3
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    C. Greenway MIN 1
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    E. Griffen MIN 8.0
    B. Robison MIN 7.5
    L. Joseph MIN 4.0
    E. Kendricks MIN 2.5
  • Passing Yards
    D. Brees NO 5208
    M. Ryan ATL 4944
    K. Cousins WAS 4917
    A. Rodgers GB 4428
    M. Stafford DET 4327
  • Rushing Yards
    E. Elliott DAL 1631
    J. Howard CHI 1313
    D. Johnson ARI 1239
    D. Freeman ATL 1079
    M. Ingram NO 1043
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1409
    O. Beckham Jr. NYG 1367
    M. Evans TB 1321
    J. Nelson GB 1257
    B. Cooks NO 1173
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Wagner SEA 167
    K. Alexander TB 145
    S. Lee DAL 145
    A. Ogletree LA 136
    T. Whitehead DET 132
  • Interceptions
    D. Rodgers-Cromartie NYG 6
    H. Clinton-Dix GB 5
    L. Collins NYG 5
    J. Hicks PHI 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 5
  • Sacks
    V. Beasley Jr. ATL 15.5
    M. Golden ARI 12.5
    D. Hunter MIN 12.5
    C. Avril SEA 11.5
    (3) Players 11.0
  • Passing Yards
    P. Rivers SD 4386
    J. Flacco BAL 4317
    A. Luck IND 4240
    A. Dalton CIN 4206
    D. Carr OAK 3937
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Murray TEN 1287
    J. Ajayi MIA 1272
    L. Bell PIT 1268
    L. McCoy BUF 1267
    L. Blount NE 1161
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hilton IND 1448
    A. Brown PIT 1284
    A. Cooper OAK 1153
    J. Landry MIA 1136
    T. Kelce KC 1125
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    Z. Brown BUF 149
    C. Kirksey CLE 143
    P. Brown BUF 135
    P. Posluszny JAX 133
    Z. Orr BAL 130
  • Interceptions
    C. Hayward SD 7
    Q. Demps HOU 6
    M. Peters KC 6
    S. Gilmore BUF 5
    R. Nelson OAK 5
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 13.5
    L. Alexander BUF 12.5
    C. Wake MIA 11.5
    K. Mack OAK 11.0
    E. Walden IND 11.0
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Vikings bulk up with four picks in final round, including Northwestern defensive end

Ifeadi Odenigbo of Northwestern is the son of Nigerian immigrants and didn’t start playing football until 10th grade in Ohio. He's one of four Vikings seventh-round picks.
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April 29

Poll: Grade the Vikings draft

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April 29

Jacksonville drafts Gophers cornerback Jalen Myrick

Myrick had five interceptions for the Gophers in 47 career games over four years, including 21 starts.
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April 29
Vikings fans kept track of the team's draft picks and walked the floor of U.S. Bank Stadium during FanFest on Saturday afternoon.

Getting offensive: Vikings draft wide receiver, tight end, guard in fifth and sixth rounds

Rodney Adams, the 170th-overall pick in the fifth round, could immediately help the Vikings replace Cordarrelle Patterson at kick returner. The Vikings have four picks in the seventh and final round of the draft.
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April 29

'He likes to deal.' Vikings GM Spielman racking up the draft trades

Coach Mike Zimmer is no stranger to the NFL draft trade game now that he's in his fourth draft with general manager Rick Spielman, who has made 22 draft trades since 2012.
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April 29

Zimmer pleased with Vikings draft picks so far

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he's pleased with the team's draft picks.
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April 29

Scoggins: New Vikings RB Cook is no Mixon, but has own troubled past

What are the Vikings getting in Dalvin Cook? The answer seems complicated, or hazy.
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April 29

Vikings do due diligence to grab running back Cook

Despite his pedigree and potential to be a do-it-all weapon in the NFL, Dalvin Cook lasted until the second round due to concerns about his health and character. Vikings GM Rick Spielman put those to rest.
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April 29
Ben Gedeon (42) tackles Ohio State's quarterback last season.

Vikings draft Iowa defensive tackle, Michigan linebacker in fourth round

The Vikings started the draft's final day by selecting Iowa defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson and Michigan linebacker Ben Gedeon. The other fourth-round pick was traded to get three picks in later rounds.
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April 29

Now what? Look for Vikings to focus on defense on Day 3 of draft

Rick Spielman held to the Vikings' priority of improving the running game during Friday's second and third rounds of the NFL draft. Now is it Mike Zimmer's turn to draft more depth for his defense?
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April 29
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Some of the loose zinc panels are removed last year at U.S Bank Stadium. The entire exterior is being tested and studied by engineers and metallurgists.

Leaky walls, loose panels still plague U.S. Bank Stadium, with no clear fix

The new chief of the stadium oversight panel leaves open the possibility of wide-scale remediation needs.

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