Gophers
April 30
Daniel Faalele of the Gophers was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens.

Ravens select Gophers' Faalele in fourth round of NFL draft

Daniel Faalele, a 6-8, 384-pound Australian, is the first Minnesota offensive lineman drafted since 2006 — and the highest-drafted member of the offensive line picked in over 30 years.
Vikings
April 30

No mocking this: Every pick the Vikings held during the 2022 NFL Draft

The team selected 10 players after starting the draft with eight picks, it was a labyrinthian path.
Vikings
April 30
Jalen Nailor of Michigan State was one of two players drafted by the Vikings in the sixth round.

Vikings shift focus to offense in last two rounds of draft

After mostly drafting defenders in early rounds, the Vikings added an offensive tackle, a wide receiver and a tight end in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Vikings
April 30
Vikings’ fourth-round pick Akayleb Evans played for Missouri after transferring from Tulsa.

Vikings make three more trades, pick Missouri cornerback Evans in 4th round

The Vikings added a third defensive back in this draft by trading up in Saturday's fourth round. A deal with the Browns and two with the Raiders raised the total trade count to six.
Vikings
April 30
Seventeen receivers were drafted in the first three rounds, and Boise State’s Khalil Shakir might be the top prospect remaining.

Vikings enter Day 3 with five picks; could target receivers, defensive line

The Vikings have at least one pick in each round on Saturday: a fourth (No. 122), a fifth (No. 156), two sixths (No. 184, No. 191) and a seventh (No. 250).
Vikings
April 30
Vikings mascot Viktor photobombed some fans during the team’s draft party on Thursday.

Live: Round 4 through 7 updates, Vikings picks, best players left and more

The NFL draft resumes this morning with the final four rounds. The picks come fast, and we'll have updates on who the Vikings are taking and more. Tap here for the latest.
Sports
April 30
Weekend Frenzy: Wolves collapse, Vikings anger, Wild ascends

Weekend Frenzy: Wolves collapse, Vikings anger, Wild ascends

On a Daily Delivery special edition, all of the big news involving the Vikings, Wolves and Wild gets a thorough examination by Michael Rand.
Vikings
April 30
After some draft maneuvering on Day 2, the Vikings selected (clockwise from left) Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr., LSU offensive lineman Ed Ingram

After flurry of trades, Vikings draft cornerback, guard and linebacker

The Vikings moved down on Day 2, then moved back up to grab a Clemson defensive back Andrew Booth Jr. and later selected LSU offensive lineman Ed Ingram and Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah.
Gophers
April 30
Defensive end Boye Mafe (34) led the Gophers in sacks and tackles for loss each of the past two seasons.

Seahawks take Gophers defensive end Mafe in second round

Taken with the 40th pick, Hopkins graduate Boye Mafe is the highest-drafted Gophers defensive end since Bud Grant, whom the Eagles selected 14th overall in 1950.
Vikings
April 30
The Vikings’ first-round draft pick, Georgia safety Lewis Cine, met the media at TCO Performance Center on Friday.

Vikings' top pick Cine thrives on playing a physical game

Georgia safety Lewis Cine said he would strive to play in a smart, rugged manner and bring a physical element to the Vikings' defense while complying with ever-changing NFL rules.
Vikings
April 29
Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) celebrated with teammates after Clemson’s win over South Carolina in November,

Get to know Vikings' Day 2 draft picks

The Vikings selected cornerback Andrew Booth Jr., offensive lineman Ed Ingram and linebacker Brian Asamoah on Friday night.
Vikings
April 29
Georgia running back James Cook is the younger brother of the Vikings’ Dalvin Cook.

Cook's brother James goes to Bills; will face Vikings

Running back Dalvin Cook and his younger brother, James, will be opponents in the fall. Their grandmother plans to get a custom jersey ready for a trip to Buffalo.
Vikings
April 29
Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah took some heat during the first two days of the NFL draft, not only trading down but trading with NFC North

Deals by new Vikings GM creating wrong kind of draft buzz

NFL Insider: Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's plan, at first glance, has the Vikings trading down while division rivals upgraded big time with picks the Vikings swapped away.
Vikings
April 29
Defensive lineman Boye Mafe gets encourage from New York Giants assistant coach Andre Patterson, who used to be with the Vikings, during the Gophers�

Ten fits for the Vikings (including a Gopher) on Day 2 of the draft

Edge rushers? Cornerbacks? Receivers? Here are 10 prospects who fit what the Vikings are looking for in tonight's second and third rounds.
Randball
April 29
Donald Verhota booed after hearing the announcement that the Vikings traded their No. 12 pick for No. 32 at the team’s draft party Thursday.

Winning over fans will be long-term process for new Vikings regime

With the Vikings on the clock at No. 12 in the first draft run by GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, fans had all sorts of anticipation — followed by all kinds of disappointment.
Vikings
April 29
Donald Verhota reacted to the announcement that the Vikings traded their No. 12 pick for No. 32 at the team’s draft party Thursday night, April 28,

Souhan: New Vikings leaders, same uninspiring choices on draft night

The decision to trade back in the first round of the NFL draft means Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's front office hasn't moved far from its predecessor.
Vikings
April 29
Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah received “curveball” trade offers during the first round of the NFL draft Thursday.

Vikings enter second round near front of line, with plenty of needs

The Vikings now have the second pick of tonight's second round after trading with the Lions. Their remaining needs are at cornerback, defensive line and receiver.
Vikings
April 29
Georgia defensive back Lewis Cine (16) during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021 in Athens, Ga.

Vikings trade back, select Georgia safety Cine at No. 32 in NFL draft

Draft charts that measure the value of each pick were divided on whether the Vikings won the trade, or whether they should have gotten more from Detroit in the swap.
Sports
April 29
Donald Verhota booed after hearing the announcement that the Vikings traded their No. 12 pick for No. 32 at the team’s draft party Thursday night, A

What were the Vikings thinking when they made that trade?

First thought: The Vikings didn't enough back when they traded down in Round 1. Also, Chris Hine joins the podcast to preview Game 6 of the Wolves-Grizzlies series. Plus the Twins and Wild would be bigger headlines — if not for all the other headlines.
Vikings
April 29
Florida State defensive end Jermaine Johnson II was in Las Vegas for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday.

Eden Prairie's Jermaine Johnson II drafted by Jets in first round

The defensive end for Florida State was among the top players at his position last season in college football. He was selected No. 26 overall.