Matt Fries

Scouting Report: Cam Dantzler

With the 89th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Vikings took CB Cameron Dantzler out of Mississippi State. The team desperately needed to add CB help in the draft, and did so, adding Dantzler on the second day to compliment first round pick Jeff Gladney. With Gladney (5’10”) and 2018 first round pick…

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Scouting Report: Justin Jefferson

With the 22nd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Vikings took WR Justin Jefferson, out of LSU. Jefferson, like most of the LSU offense, had an explosive 2019 season as the team put up one of the best offensive performances college football has ever seen. In his Junior season, Jefferson put up a…

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Why Van Jefferson is a Great Option for the Minnesota Vikings

This piece will be a detailed scouting report on Florida WR Van Jefferson. His route running ability makes him a tantalizing mid-round prospect.

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Vikings’ 7-Round Mock: Door #2

A 7-Round Mock Draft, with trades, following the Vikings draft tendencies under Rick Spielman.

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Vikings’ 7-Round Mock: Door #1

A 7-Round Mock Draft, with trades, following the Vikings draft tendencies under Rick Spielman.

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Deciphering the Vikings’ Draft Tendencies

In the face of a global pandemic, the NFL draft is set to take over the US for a few days, as it will be the first event in major American sports since the NBA and NHL shut down their seasons. The draft also represents a pivotal moment for the Vikings’ franchise, as the team…

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Why Are You Booing Stefon? He’s Right.

The Vikings traded Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills on Monday night in a deal that gave them the #22 overall pick in the 2020 draft, a 2020 5th, a 2020 6th, and a 2021 4th, while the Vikings also sent a 2020 7th. Overall, this feels like fair compensation. Diggs is a top 5…

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Michael Pierce: Purple People Eater

On Wednesday, the Vikings signed former Ravens’ NT Michael Pierce to a 3 year, $27 million contract. Pierce will replace Linval Joseph, who had dominated in the middle of the DL since 2014. Pierce (27) represents a younger, cheaper option to Joseph (31), and has shown a similar level of play. With Pierce’s contract structure,…

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Eric Kendricks is Elite

Over the course of the 2019 season, Eric Kendricks has elevated his play to another level. The former UCLA Bruin is currently PFF’s top-graded LB, and for good reason. He is dominating in all aspects of play. Here’s a look at the tape from the past three weeks to see how. Mental processing One of…

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Ifeadi Odenigbo: Preseason Standout

Ifeadi Odenigbo has dominated so far this preseason. Here’s a look at why he’s been successful.

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