Access Vikings
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
Preps Insider
April 30
South St. Paul celebrated a win by shooting off fireworks in 2017

The last team to defeat Trey Lance? The Packers (of South St. Paul)

The No. 3 pick in the NFL draft hasn't lost a game since the one in 2017 that, after getting a network TV callout, has the victors recalling memories of a chilly night and a special player in their midst.
Access Vikings
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.
Randball
April 30
Vikings GM Rick Spielman could be active again in the final two days.

Draft pick value chart shows realistic paths for Vikings to move up

Their trade Thursday didn't get them into the second round, but it gave them the draft equity to do that on Friday if they want.
Nfl
April 30
Aaron Rodgers remains offended enough by the Packers’ drafting of a quarterback in the first round of the 2020 draft that he wants to leave the team

Souhan: If Rodgers leaves Packers, everything changes in NFC North

The Packers may have unintentionally sabotaged a championship-caliber team with their handling of Aaron Rodgers and drafting of Jordan Love.
Sports
April 30
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers answers questions from the media Friday Jan. 17, 2020, in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers will play the San Fr

Podcast: Drama! Rodgers wants out; Vikings move down in draft

Michael Rand and Andrew Krammer dive into a wild batch of football news, including reports of an annoyed Aaron Rodgers and a draft night with a major Minnesota presence.
Gophers
April 30
Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman was drafted by Baltimore with the 27th pick in the first round.

U's Bateman goes to Ravens, says he's ready to make immediate impact

Rashod Bateman is joining a team that was last in the NFL in passing yards per game last season and doesn't have a high-profile wide receiver.
Nfl
April 30
Trey Lance with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Thursday night at the NFL draft in Cleveland.

49ers take Marshall's Lance, passing over Alabama's star quarterback

The 49ers traded to get the third overall pick and most speculation was they would take Mac Jones. Instead, they went with the 20-year-old from North Dakota State.
Vikings
April 30
USA Curling, the governing body of the winter sport in the United States, soon will take up residence with the Minnesota Vikings in Eagan.

USA Curling joins Vikings, tennis, lacrosse, e-sports at Eagan development

Headquarters will be moving from Stevens Point, Wis., to Twin Cities, a "hotbed" for the sport
Vikings
April 30
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at the draft in Cleveland.

More trades coming? Vikings have draft picks to make moves tonight

Right now, there are 33 picks until the Vikings are on the clock again, but with a stockpile of third-round picks GM Rick Spielman may be dealing today.
Vikings
April 30
A Minnesota Vikings fan, left, holds a team jersey as an image of Christian Darrisaw is shown on stage at the draft in Cleveland.

Vikings take offensive tackle Darrisaw after trade with Jets nets added pick

The Vikings knew they were taking a risk by moving down nine spots in the first round, but were still able to get Christian Darrisaw while adding two picks in tonight's third round.
Nfl
April 30
The Falcons drafted quarterback Matt Ryan with the third pick in 2008.

What quarterbacks before Trey Lance have been selected third in the NFL draft?

There have been stars (Matt Ryan, Falcons, 2008) and busts (Akili Smith, Bengals, 1999).
Nfl
April 29
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence

NFL draft: Complete first-round pick-by-pick selections

Quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence, Zach Wilson and Trey Lance went with the first three selections. The Vikings traded down and took Virginia Tech OT Christian Darrisaw at No. 23; the U's Rashod Bateman went to Baltimore four picks later.
Access Vikings
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.
Vikings
April 29
From left, BYU quarterback Zach Wilson, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, Florida tight end Kyle Pitts, Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman and No

NFL mock draft: QBs, receivers and the Vikings' first-round pick

NFL writer Mark Craig says quarterbacks will be taken with the top three picks, seven wide receivers will be chosen and the Vikings will wait on filling their biggest need.
Randball
April 29
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after the NFC championship game.

Report: QB Rodgers 'disgruntled,' doesn't want to return to Packers

The news from ESPN's Adam Schefter certainly will liven up a busy time in the NFL offseason, and will certainly be a hot topic during tonight's NFL draft coverage.
Randball
April 29
Kirk Cousins, right, during Washington’s training camp of his rookie season in 2012.

Will the successor to Kirk Cousins emerge from this year's draft?

Drafting a quarterback in the middle rounds has made sense for years now, even if the Vikings haven't done it. In the 2021 draft, it's time for it to happen.
Access Vikings
April 29
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.
Sports
April 29
Podcast: A quarterback for the Vikings and love for Byron Buxton

Podcast: A quarterback for the Vikings and love for Byron Buxton

Is this the year the Vikings break with their own habits and draft a real developmental quarterback? Football writer Ben Goessling joins the Daily Delivery. Also, Byron Buxton big day and the Wild's big collapse.
Vikings
April 29
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman loves to stockpile draft picks, but this year he needs to focus on quality picks at key positions.

Scoggins: Don't buy the subterfuge: Vikings must draft for quality

Given GM Rick Spielman's propensity for draft maneuvering, does anyone really believe he will be able to sit patiently between picks 14 and 78 and do nothing?