UCF returner Mike Hughes (19) returns a punt 63 yards for a touchdown during the third quarter against East Carolina in October.

Vikings draft UCF cornerback Mike Hughes with 30th pick

The Vikings on Thursday night waited patiently before picking up Mike Hughes, using a first-round pick on a defensive back for the fourth time in six years and continuing to invest in the league's top-ranked defense.

Chanhassen's Ragnow taken No. 20 by Detroit

April 26
Arkansas offensive lineman Frank Ragnow was drafted by the Lions on Thursday night.
Frank Ragnow was the first center taken off the NFL draft board Thursday.

Some details for the Vikings' first training camp at new Eagan facility

April 26
Some details for the Vikings' first training camp at new Eagan facility
Attendance is expected to be limited to 5,000 per day, but the Vikings say that number is “to be determined.”

Hartman: Grant's first draft with Vikings was a memorable one

April 26
The Vikings had three first-round picks and made their decisions in Jim Finks' hospital room.

On Mike Hughes: What predraft scouting reports said about the Vikings' first-round pick

April 26
The Vikings passed up potential trade opportunities in the first round of the NFL draft to select Mike Hughes.
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Browns botch both Nos. 1 and 4 picks

Cleveland took QB Baker Mayfield with first overall pick, then passed on top defensive player at No. 4
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Commissioner Roger Goodell poses with a fan after the Vikings selected Central Florida's Mike Hughes during the first round

Scoggins: For Vikings, every dollar and every pick counts

Financial constraints set by high-dollar contracts for their established stars means Vikings GM Rick Spielman can't afford to swing-and-miss on too many of his draft picks.
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April 26

Offensive line remains on Vikings' agenda in Day 2 of NFL draft

Rick Spielman said the Vikings have lots of options remaining.

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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
Vikings
April 26

After the first round: What to know about the rest of the NFL draft

Rounds 2-3 begin at 6 p.m. Friday. Rounds 4-7 at 11 a.m. Saturday
Vikings
April 26

NFL draft order for Rounds 2, 3

By Friday night, 100 picks will be made.
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April 26
Vikings free safety Harrison Smith

Hartman: Vikings made wise pick in taking Smith in 2012

ESPN.com ranked All-Pro safety Harrison Smith as the top first-round choice by the Vikings in past 10 years.
Vikings
April 26
A fan seating area readied the 2018 NFL Draft, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, April 26, 2018

Your Vikings guide to tonight's first round of the NFL Draft

Mock drafts, radio/TV information, social media and Vikings draft previews. Here's a guide to watching and keeping up with Thursday night's first round of the NFL Draft.
Vikings
April 26
Kirk Cousins: 'It's a dream come true to have this opportunity'

Kirk Cousins: 'It's a dream come true to have this opportunity'

New Vikings QB Kirk Cousins talks about his first experiences with the team.
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 26
Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. watches the results of his draft-dealing at training camp in July 2017.

Trading game: Stockpiling picks has been Vikings' winning draft strategy

In the six NFL drafts Rick Spielman has led since he was given the Vikings' GM title in 2012 it's become abundantly clear his vision is: more picks are better.
Vikings
April 26
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman

Building the Vikings: Past trends could provide hints heading into draft

The current locker room represents over half of the United States, from Oregon to Florida. So can this tell us something about General Manager Rick Spielman's draft preferences?
Vikings
April 26
So many mock drafts: What do they see for the Vikings?

So many mock drafts: What do they see for the Vikings?

As Thursday's opening round of the NFL Draft approaches, here's a look around the football universe at which players are being touted as future Vikings with the 30th pick.
Vikings
April 26
Damon Gibson was a nine-man football standout in western Minnesota before playing college football at Division II Minnesota State-Moorhead.

Reusse: Next stop for former Nine-Man star Gibson could be NFL

Damon Gibson, the quarterback of a wing T offense in Nine-Man football at Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, is a late-round draft prospect as an H-back or tight end.
Vikings
April 25

Vikings buying in bulk at NFL draft

Here are the 10 teams that have drafted the most players since 2012
Vikings
April 25
Draft scouting reports: Here's what they said about Vikings' biggest stars

Draft scouting reports: Here's what they said about Vikings' biggest stars

As you read about players who may end up with the Vikings in this year's draft, keep in mind that sometimes the experts don't quite get it right.
Vikings
April 25
Xavier Rhodes: 'The new facility is great, state of the art'

Xavier Rhodes: 'The new facility is great, state of the art'

Xavier Rhodes, Everson Griffen, Dalvin Cook and Kyle Rudolph spoke to the press Tuesday after the team's workout at its new practice facility in Eagan.
Vikings
April 25
Brad Childress returns to head coaching with new football league

Brad Childress returns to head coaching with new football league

The former Vikings head coach will lead the Atlanta franchise in the professional Alliance of American Football league, set to debut in February 2019
Vikings
April 25
Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins got a head-start on the new game plan.

Cousins begins building foundation with Vikings — on and off the field

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.
Vikings
April 25
To sustain success, Vikings must avoid past draft mistakes

To sustain success, Vikings must avoid past draft mistakes

To sustain success in a league with thin margins and tight salary caps, a team must constantly replenish its stock of cheap, young contributors.
Vikings
April 25
In their final six quarters — the 29-24 "Minneapolis Miracle" victory over the Saints and the 38-7 NFC Championship Game loss at Philadelphia — th

'We're no Wall of America.' Vikings know they must learn from collapse

Vikings Insider: 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.
Vikings
April 25
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.

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