Matt Fries

Fries Football Friday: Justin Jefferson’s Record-Breaking Plays

Going into week 17, Justin Jefferson needed 47 yards to break Randy Moss’ Vikings rookie record and 111 yards to surpass Anquan Boldin’s NFL rookie record for receiving yards. He got both, with 133 yards against the Lions, and did it in style with gains of 38 and 15, respectively, on the two plays. Jefferson…

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Some Reasons for Positivity on Defense

A look from the positive lens of some of the better defensive plays Vikings’ stars have made so far this year.

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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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