Favorite schools, most-picked positions and other Vikings draft trends

Favorite schools, most-picked positions and other Vikings draft trends

Since the Vikings picked Peterson, 230 running backs have been drafted by NFL teams. But other than Peterson, the Vikings have only picked two.

Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota

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Report: Adrian Peterson getting close to making his Saints debut in Minnesota
According to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport, Peterson and the Saints are closing in on a one-year, $3 million deal for what would be Peterson’s 11th NFL season and the first outside of Minnesota.

Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great

April 24
Drafting the right tackle could make good Vikings defense great
The Vikings' defensive line is close to being great. All it might take is one new addition.
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April 22

Vikings draft preview: Kicker, punter competitions could reshape specialists

After sticking by Blair Walsh through inconsistency, the Vikings won’t be relying on just one kicker or punter heading into this season.
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April 21

Draft preview: After using No. 1 pick on WR in '16, Vikings still need help

After picking Laquon Treadwell in the first round last year, it looked as if the Vikings had found a perfect fit for Norv Turner’s vertical passing attack. But six months or so later, so much has changed.
Vikings draft central: A pick for every pick
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With the NFL draft approaching, the Vikings turn the dial in earnest to a fresh start. In the ultimate Vikings draft preview, we've done a mock draft that is built to fill every one of the Vikings' biggest needs.
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April 20

Vikings to open 2017 at home against Saints on 'Monday Night Football'

The NFL’s regular season schedule will be released tonight at 7 p.m., but a source confirmed this afternoon that the Vikings will host the Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 1.
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April 20

Will Vikings be tempted to draft another defensive back?

Whether or not the Vikings maintain a top-five pass defense may hinge on if two promising young cornerbacks, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander, are able to seize and handle starting roles.
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April 19
The Vikings' Chad Greenway (52) celebrated as he and the Vikings' defe...

Vikings draft preview: Who will replace Greenway at linebacker?

Note: Until the 2017 NFL Draft starting April 27, we'll take an exclusive look at the Vikings' draft. We'll combine some positions in order to…
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April 18
Viktor Viking and fans during the 2016 Minnesota Vikings Draft Party.

With no first-round pick, Vikings will hold fan festival on draft's final day

The Vikings are combining their annual first-night draft party and their day-three fan festival into a one-day event at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, April 29.
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April 18

Draft preview: Vikings line overhaul continues in search for right guard

The Vikings’ need at tackle isn’t as pressing after adding two 28-year-old starters through free agency in Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers. Finding guards is the current issue.
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April 17

Another surgery for Mike Zimmer as Vikings begin offseason workouts

Most, if not all, of the Vikings have voluntarily reported to Winter Park for the start of the team’s offseason workout program. But Zimmer is out for the day with another surgery on his right eye.
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April 14

BYU running back has Vikings' attention as draft nears

The former BYU running back has certainly caught the Vikings’ eye. Williams scored a dozen rushing touchdowns as a freshman and piled up 1,233 yards the following season.
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April 14

Updates: Vikings predraft visits, private workouts for 2017

While free agency recently garnered the headlines, the Vikings also have been quietly gathering more information on the prospects they are eyeing for April’s NFL draft.
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April 13

Craig: Steelers owner Dan Rooney will be missed but never forgotten

Dan Rooney had a good sense about everyone because he looked past no one. He was behind the NFL’s successful diversity rule, appropriately named the “Rooney Rule.”
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April 13

Impact tight ends should be available for Vikings in draft

Will the Vikings continue to address the tight end position alongside Kyle Rudolph? If so, one of the available options could be Michigan's Jake Butt.
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April 12

Is Michigan State's McDowell a good project for Vikings defense?

Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman personally worked out defensive tackle Malik McDowell, a first-round talent who could drop to the second round because of questions about his game.
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April 11

Vikings starting right guard could come from this month's draft

The Vikings watched last year as two NFC North rivals found promising offensive linemen in the NFL Draft’s second round.
U.S. Bank Stadium section: The game plan
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The latest news on the construction of the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. It's set to open in the fall of 2016.
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April 10

Vikings ranked among the best (and worst) draft years in NFL history

The year when the Vikings drafted Hall of Famer Alan Page ranks among the best NFL draft classes ever. But remember the year they took David Braxton?
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April 10
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman.

Vikings free agency tracker for 2017

Which Vikings free agents are staying? Who is going? And who are the new guys? We will update this blog post throughout the offseason as the Vikings build their roster for 2017.
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April 7

What could Vikings offer for Seattle's Richard Sherman?

Welcome to another Vikings mailbag, where we answer a handful of questions from Twitter. Submit your questions to @Andrew_Krammer. @Andrew_Krammer Would the Vikings consider making…
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April 6

Adrian Peterson will reportedly visit the Saints

After visiting the Seahawks and Patriots, former Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will meet with the Saints next week, according to a report by NFL Media.
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April 6

Vikings QB Taylor Heinicke: 'Obviously what I did was stupid'

Taylor Heinicke is currently better known for a kick than a throw, which is something the third-year Vikings quarterback is looking to change this year.
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April 5
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Vikings' receiver picture still in question a year after drafting Treadwell

The Vikings still have big issues at wide receiver and need to find help in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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