The Vikings could go in many different directions when selecting players for the 2018 NFL draft. Frank Ragnow, Billy Price and Troy Fumagalli are all

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins got a head-start on the new game plan.
There's no doubt Kirk Cousins will be the alpha dog of a Vikings team that harbors Super Bowl expectations as it heads into 2018. But he knows better than to force himself into that role.

Craig: Vikings must learn from collapse in last six quarters of '17

April 24
Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen celebrated his third quarter sack on Saints quarterback Drew Brees. The Vikings, though, regressed on defense to
In their final six quarters — the 29-24 "Minneapolis Miracle" victory over the Saints and the 38-7 NFC Championship Game loss at Philadelphia — the Vikings gave up 62 points.
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Dalvin Cook speaks to the media last season.

Vikings' Cook making fast progress through grueling ACL rehab

Dalvin Cook is expected to particpate in organized team activities on a limited basis as he continues to come back from an ACL injury.
Vikings
April 24
Penn State’s Saquon Barkley is one of the top-five players in the 2018 NFL draft. (AP Photo/Chris Knight)

Top 25 players in 2018 NFL draft, regardless of position

NFL writer Mark Craig offers his top 25 players available Thursday night.
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April 24
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman tends to follow certain patterns when making NFL draft selections.

How the Vikings roster is built: Past trends could provide hints heading into the NFL draft

Whether it's coincidence or preference, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman seems to have a few NFL draft tendencies.
Vikings
April 24
The Vikings offseason workouts were opened to the media for the first time this season. Vikings new quarterback Kirk Cousins got a head-start on the n

Access Vikings' first look at Cousins with his new team

New Vikings QB Kirk Cousins and other players worked out Tuesday at the Vikings' new Eagan headquarters.
Vikings
April 24
Spielman: Draft is 'fun 'because it's so unpredictable'

Spielman: Draft is 'fun 'because it's so unpredictable'

Vikings GM Rick Spielman breaks down his process for trying to draft the best players he can in the draft.

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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Minnesota 13 3 0 .813 382 252 7-1 6-2
    Detroit 9 7 0 .563 410 376 4-4 5-3
    Green Bay 7 9 0 .438 320 384 4-4 3-5
    Chicago 5 11 0 .313 264 320 3-5 2-6
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    New Orleans 11 5 0 .688 448 326 7-1 4-4
    Carolina 11 5 0 .688 363 327 6-2 5-3
    Atlanta 10 6 0 .625 353 315 5-3 5-3
    Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313 335 382 4-4 1-7
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Philadelphia 13 3 0 .813 457 295 7-1 6-2
    Dallas 9 7 0 .563 354 332 3-5 6-2
    Washington 7 9 0 .438 342 388 5-3 2-6
    NY Giants 3 13 0 .188 246 388 2-6 1-7
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 11 5 0 .688 478 329 4-4 7-1
    Seattle 9 7 0 .563 366 332 4-4 5-3
    Arizona 8 8 0 .500 295 361 5-3 3-5
    San Francisco 6 10 0 .375 331 383 3-5 3-5
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Pittsburgh 13 3 0 .813 406 308 6-2 7-1
    Baltimore 9 7 0 .563 395 303 5-3 4-4
    Cincinnati 7 9 0 .438 290 349 4-4 3-5
    Cleveland 0 16 0 .000 234 410 0-8 0-8
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 10 6 0 .625 417 268 6-2 4-4
    Tennessee 9 7 0 .563 334 356 6-2 3-5
    Indianapolis 4 12 0 .250 263 404 3-5 1-7
    Houston 4 12 0 .250 338 436 3-5 1-7
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    New England 13 3 0 .813 458 296 6-2 7-1
    Buffalo 9 7 0 .563 302 359 6-2 3-5
    Miami 6 10 0 .375 281 393 4-4 2-6
    NY Jets 5 11 0 .313 298 382 4-4 1-7
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 10 6 0 .625 415 339 6-2 4-4
    Los Angeles 9 7 0 .563 355 272 5-3 4-4
    Oakland 6 10 0 .375 301 373 4-4 2-6
    Denver 5 11 0 .313 289 382 4-4 1-7
  • Passing Yards
    C. Keenum MIN 3547
    S. Bradford MIN 382
  • Rushing Yards
    L. Murray MIN 842
    J. McKinnon MIN 570
    D. Cook MIN 354
    C. Keenum MIN 160
    M. Brown MIN 29
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 1276
    S. Diggs MIN 849
    K. Rudolph MIN 532
    J. McKinnon MIN 421
    L. Treadwell MIN 200
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    E. Kendricks MIN 113
    H. Smith MIN 78
    A. Sendejo MIN 77
    A. Barr MIN 75
    L. Joseph MIN 68
  • Interceptions
    H. Smith MIN 5
    X. Rhodes MIN 2
    A. Sendejo MIN 2
    T. Waynes MIN 2
    (3) Players 1
  • Sacks
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    D. Hunter MIN 7.0
    B. Robison MIN 4.0
    L. Joseph MIN 3.5
    T. Johnson MIN 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    M. Stafford DET 4446
    D. Brees NO 4334
    M. Ryan ATL 4095
    K. Cousins WAS 4093
    R. Wilson SEA 3983
  • Rushing Yards
    T. Gurley II LAR 1305
    M. Ingram NO 1124
    J. Howard CHI 1122
    E. Elliott DAL 983
    C. Hyde SF 938
  • Receiving Yards
    J. Jones ATL 1444
    A. Thielen MIN 1276
    M. Thomas NO 1245
    L. Fitzgerald ARI 1156
    M. Jones Jr. DET 1101
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    B. Martinez GB 142
    D. Jones ATL 138
    B. Wagner SEA 133
    Z. Brown WAS 127
    L. Kuechly CAR 125
  • Interceptions
    D. Slay DET 8
    A. Bethea ARI 5
    M. Lattimore NO 5
    H. Smith MIN 5
    (5) Players 4
  • Sacks
    C. Jones ARI 17.0
    D. Lawrence DAL 14.5
    E. Griffen MIN 13.0
    C. Jordan NO 13.0
    R. Kerrigan WAS 13.0
  • Passing Yards
    T. Brady NE 4577
    P. Rivers LAC 4515
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 4251
    A. Smith KC 4042
    B. Bortles JAX 3687
  • Rushing Yards
    K. Hunt KC 1327
    L. Bell PIT 1291
    L. McCoy BUF 1138
    M. Gordon LAC 1105
    L. Fournette JAX 1040
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Brown PIT 1533
    K. Allen LAC 1393
    D. Hopkins HOU 1378
    T. Hill KC 1183
    R. Gronkowski NE 1084
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    P. Brown BUF 144
    J. Schobert CLE 142
    C. Kirksey CLE 138
    D. Davis NYJ 135
    C. Mosley BAL 132
  • Interceptions
    K. Byard TEN 8
    A. Bouye JAX 6
    E. Weddle BAL 6
    T. Boston LAC 5
    (3) Players 5
  • Sacks
    C. Campbell JAX 14.5
    J. Bosa LAC 12.5
    C. Heyward PIT 12.0
    Y. Ngakoue JAX 12.0
    T. Suggs BAL 11.0
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Vikings
April 24
Vikings' Griffen: Adding Sheldon Richardson 'is music to my ears'

Vikings' Griffen: Adding Sheldon Richardson 'is music to my ears'

Defensive end Everson Griffen pointed to defenses of Mike Zimmer’s past coaching jobs as examples of why a “dominant” three-technique defensive tackle is needed.
Vikings
April 24
The long-used, highly-endorsed gauge created by former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson to rank the value of draft picks has some competition now.

Jimmy Johnson draft chart still gets to the point on NFL draft picks

North Score: The gauge created by the former Cowboys coach to rank the value of draft picks has some competition now.
Vikings
April 24
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman introduced the "Draft Room" as members of the media were given a tour of TCO Performance Center, Friday, March 9

Listen: The Vikings' balancing act with 30th pick of NFL Draft

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the Vikings' options with the 30th-overall pick.
Vikings super fans Sid Davey and David Garza showed up in Canton to support the Vikings during their 1st preseason game of the season.
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April 24
Arkansas center Frank Ragnow (72), in action last season against New Mexico State, sits on the brink of his NFL dreams.

Ragnow's NFL draft journey, from Chanhassen High to the pros

Frank Ragnow, a talented offensive lineman from Victoria, is about to reach his NFL dream without his dad, Jon, who died of a heart attack in 2016.
Vikings
April 23

Offensive linemen the Vikings could consider selecting in the 2018 NFL draft

Here's four that might look good in Purple:
Vikings
April 23

2018 NFL draft information, first-round order

Round 1 will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Vikings
April 23
Salary cap update: Vikings have $15.7 million left after Kendricks contract

Salary cap update: Vikings have $15.7 million left after Kendricks contract

It’s safe to assume, though, the Vikings will have about $10 million in cap space left for 2018 once they’ve signed their draft class.
Vikings
April 23
By this measure, Vikings' 2018 schedule is actually relatively easy

By this measure, Vikings' 2018 schedule is actually relatively easy

The Vikings' schedule has been judged eighth toughest in the NFL based on last season's records. But there's a measure by which the 2018 opponents are in the bottom half of the league in difficulty.
Vikings
April 23
USC quarterback Sam Darnold

Mock, mock. (Who's there?) Our quarterback-centric mock draft

Star Tribune pro football writer Mark Craig sees an NFL draft in which the first round is dominated by the selection of quarterbacks, both in numbers and where they'll pick, So what's the Vikings' angle?
Vikings
April 23
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier and the team's first round draft choice, Christian Ponder, the Florida State quarterback, posed with a team jersey a

Vikings moves after acquiring a high-profile quarterback

What the Vikings have done in recent years to bolster their offensive line after acquiring a quarterback:
Vikings
April 23
Center Pat Elflein, right, selected in the third round by the Vikings in the NFL draft last year, is one of the few offensive linemen drafted by Gener

Vikings are taking hard look at offensive line help with 30th pick

With needs up front, Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman sounds willing to deviate from past trends with the 30th overall pick.
Vikings
April 22

Vikings picks in the 2018 NFL draft

The Vikings currently have eight picks through Round 7 of the NFL draft.
Vikings
April 22

2018 NFL draft order in first round

The Vikings currently own the 30th pick.
Vikings
April 22

A brief NFL history of drafting offensive linemen

Teams that have drafted the fewest offensive linemen in the early rounds of the NFL draft over the past 10 years (since 2007):
Vikings
April 21
University of Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen works out during his pro day

Perfect draft storm for Vikings: High QB supply, higher demand

While QBs at the top of the draft make headlines, the Vikings at No. 30 can fill one of their other needs from a group of players that should offer them several options.

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