Vikings draft Iowa defensive tackle, Michigan linebacker; deal for more picks in later rounds

Vikings draft Iowa defensive tackle, Michigan linebacker; deal for more picks in later rounds

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.

Vikings take receiver Rodney Adams, guard Danny Isidora in fifth round

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Adams, the 170th-overall pick in the fifth round, could immediately help the Vikings replace Cordarrelle Patterson at kick returner.

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

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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.

Vikings do due diligence to grab running back Cook

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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.

Craig: Cook's presence improves Vikings offensive line

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In Dalvin Cook, the Vikings landed a dynamic 21-year-old playmaker with "great eye discipline" who understands blocking schemes.

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

Vikings second-day draft selections

A closer look at Dalvin Cook and Pat Elflein.
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April 29

NFC North notes: Packers don't wait long to take Kevin King off the draft board

A look at what the Packers, Bears and Lions did Friday to try and fill their team needs.
Vikings
April 29

Former Cowboys star Drew Pearson trolls Eagles fans

Former Cowboys Pro Bowl receiver Drew Pearson drew even louder boos than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when he walked to the podium to announce the team's second-round pick Friday night.
Polls
April 28

Poll: What is your reaction to the Dalvin Cook pick by the Vikings?

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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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April 28

Vikings trade up to draft OL Elflein in third round, and add Day 3 picks

After all of Friday's wheeling and dealing, seven picks await the Vikings on Saturday.
Vikings
April 28

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 28

Five things to know about Dalvin Cook, new Vikings running back

Get to know Vikings running back Dalvin Cook.
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April 28

Vikings trade up, draft Florida State RB Cook in second round

The Vikings traded up with the Bengals and with the 41st pick ended Florida State running back Dalvin Cook’s fall.
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April 28

Super Bowl Host Committee will pay back Minneapolis $5 million for services

The host committee must also purchase police liability insurance.
Vikings
April 28

The biggest Vikings draft steal of all: Fran Tarkenton

This week, Michael Rand counted down the 25 biggest draft "steals" in Vikings history — a list that encompasses several different eras of the draft and goes all the way back to the Vikings' first draft in 1961.
Vikings
April 28

Vikings on the clock: Many picks left to meet team needs

In the ultimate Vikings draft preview, we've done a mock draft that is built to fill every one of the Vikings' biggest needs.
Vikings
April 28

NFL first-round draft winners and losers

You want draft-day winners? How about quarterbacks Mitchell Trubisky, Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson? All taken in the top 12 picks (and they're not going to Cleveland).
Vikings
April 28

Vikings need much more from Treadwell, others drafted last year

Just as important as this weekend's Vikings draft picks -- if not more so -- is the need for the players taken in the 2016 draft to step up and be more of a presence than they were as rookies.
Vikings
April 28

With first-round over, will Vikings trade into better position to fill a need?

Minnesota is not scheduled to pick until midway through the draft's second round but there are some offensive linemen still available who could tempt general manager Rick Spielman to strike a deal.
Vikings
April 28

10 intriguing prospects still available to Vikings tonight in Round 2 of draft

With the 48th overall pick, there is a good chance a handful of these 10 intriguing prospects will still be available to the Vikings, including guard Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky.
Vikings
April 28
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Hartman: Fruechte in line for more playing time with Vikings

The former Gophers wideout has learned much on the practice squad and feels ready to help Vikings.

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