Randy Moss and Dennis Green after the 1998 draft

Podcast: Reusse, Goessling, Scoggins share favorite Vikings draft tales

Our writers have stories about former coaches Bud Grant and Denny Green, as well as an interesting road trip taken to see a top prospect.

Q&A: Ex-NFL scout breaks down 2021 draft's unusual challenges

April 28
Northwestern offensive lineman Rashawn Slater was among the top draft prospects to opt out of last season.
This year's draft class has fewer players than normal available, and there were fewer opportunities to evaluate them.

Draft preview: How early will the Vikings address their defensive line?

April 28
Kwity Paye, left.
The team hasn't picked a lineman before the third round in the Mike Zimmer era, but could use another pass rusher.
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May 14
Vikings’ first-round draft pick Christian Darrisaw from Virginia Tech.

Vikings have deals with at least five draft picks

The list includes first-round pick Christian Darrisaw, who agreed to his rookie deal on Friday.
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May 13
Podcast: Breaking down Vikings' 2021 schedule; chatting with ex-St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann

Podcast: Breaking down Vikings' 2021 schedule; chatting with ex-St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer, and Michael Rand have opinions about the Vikings' 2021 slate. Plus, former St. John's QB Jackson Erdmann joins to discuss his well-traveled year chasing pro football dreams in a pandemic.
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes (29) and s running back Dalvin Cook (33) celebrated a defensive turnover at U.S. Bank Stadium Sunday Septem
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May 12
A Vikings fan went shirtless for much of the team’s game at Lambeau Field on December 24, 2016.

More Vikings schedule dates: Dallas for Halloween, Packers at Lambeau in January

Pieces of the 2021 Vikings schedule are falling into place, with the official released scheduled for 7 p.m. They'll open at Cincinnati, face a tough November and visit Green Bay on a Sunday night.
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May 11
Vikings offensive guard Dru Samia, right, faces an uphill battle to keep his roster spot in 2021.

Five likely Vikings roster battles to watch during summer, training camp

Where could the Vikings' offseason additions create the most competition for spots on the 53-man roster? Here's a look at five likely battles to watch this summer.
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May 10
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Vikings mailbag: Draft regrets, roster strengths, where's the cap money?

Evaluating the Vikings roster after the draft, the team's incoming salary cap space, the offensive line and more.
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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In this photo from January 11, 2021, Justin Fields (1) of the Ohio State Buckeyes leaves the field following the College Football Playoff National Cha

Podcast: Quarterbacks, cornerbacks and a post-draft mailbag

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss how interested the Vikings were in Bears quarterback Justin Fields, the outlook at cornerback and answer questions from fans.
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May 4
Minnesota Mankato tight end Shane Zylstra makes a catch during Minnesota’s pro day in April.

Vikings signing former Mankato receiver Zylstra

Shane Zylstra, from Spicer, Minn., led Division II with 1,676 receiving yards for the Mavericks during his senior season in 2019.
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May 4
Zach Von Rosenberg

Vikings signing 30-year-old rookie punter who was drafted (to play baseball)

The Vikings added competition at punter with the addition of 30-year-old NFL rookie Zach Von Rosenberg, a former LSU punter and minor league pitcher.
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May 3
Mike Hughes of the Vikings broke up a pass intended for Detroit’s Kenny Golladay in a game at Ford Field in 2019.

Vikings decline fifth-year option on Hughes

Injuries have plagued Mike Hughes, the 2018 first-round pick, throughout his first three years in Minnesota
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May 3
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Vikings mailbag: Linebacker change ahead? Will rookie linemen start?

Does the third-round pick at linebacker signal Anthony Barr's future? Two new Week 1 starters on the O-line? How'd the Vikings do compared to the rest of the division?
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May 2
Vikings draft pick Patrick Jones II, right, in 2019.

Five questions facing the Vikings after the NFL draft

Developing pass rushers might be the team's biggest remaining task after the draft. And more thoughts on what drafting Kellen Mond means to Kirk Cousins.
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May 2
Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond (11) makes a pass to Quartney Davis for a touchdown during the first half of a NCAA football game between Tex

Podcast: Vikings double down on O-line, make splash with QB Mond

The Star Tribune's Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer recap a busy weekend at the NFL draft on the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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May 1
Ihmir Smith-Marsette (6) scored a touchdown against the Gophers in 2019.

Vikings draft 'gadget player' and tight end who can punt in 5th round

Iowa's Ihmir Smith-Marsette showed versatility when he scored via rushing, receiving and kickoff return in a bowl game. Zach Davidson of Central Missouri brings a different kind of versatility.
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May 1
Jaylen Twyman (97) sat out the 2020 college football season.

Pass-rushing defensive tackle from Pitt is Vikings' 6th-round choice

Jaylen Twyman is known for having great hands, nimble feet and good quickness, although there are concerns about his size.
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May 1
Janarius Robinson (left), Camryn Bynum (cnter) and Kene Nwangwu were taken by the Vikings in the fourth round.

Vikings' fourth-round draft haul: Kick returner, cornerback, defensive end

Running back Kene Nwangwu of Iowa State earned all-Big 12 honorable mention as a kick returner in 2016 and 2020. He figures to start his Vikings career as a special teams player.
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April 30
New Vikings quarterback Kellen Mond

Get to know the Vikings' third-round draft picks

The Vikings took a quarterback with their first pick Friday, but the defense got attention too on the second day of the NFL draft
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April 30
Christian Darrisaw

Vikings keep investing in offensive line with Darrisaw. Will it work?

in recent years, the Vikings' philosophy about building their line has changed significantly. Whether it's a winning strategy remains to be seen.
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April 29
Christian Darrisaw is shown on stage at the NFL draft in Cleveland.

Get to know tackle Christian Darrisaw, the Vikings' first-round pick

Considered a 'pure left tackle,' the three-year starter at Virginia Tech didn't allow a sack last season.
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April 28
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Podcast: Scouting, projecting 2021 NFL Draft has unique challenges

This draft is unlike any other after only some college football was played, and only some offseason events were held. How did teams adjust? What changes could be here to stay?
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April 27
Rashod Bateman

Podcast: Minnesota to be well-represented in 2021 NFL Draft

Minnesota's ties to the NFL Draft are stronger than normal. Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss prominent local prospects who should hear their names called this weekend.