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SKOL Search: Vikings Draft Tendencies

When trying to make predictions on the directions that a team will go in the NFL draft, context is always key. More often than not, that context is determined by team needs and what the strengths of the board are in a given year. When you break down the specifics of a GM or organization…

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SKOL Search: Forno’s My Guys

Throughout the process of evaluating players, there are always a few that stand out to you one way or another.  Whether it be the traits, playstyle, or moxie they exhibit on the field, there are numerous ways for a prospect to find their way into your heart. During this process, I had a lot of guys…

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SKOL Search: NFL Draft Mailbag

With the NFL Draft just 10 days away, there are still a lot of questions that have yet to be answered. Who trades up, down and those willing to make a big splash feel relatively certain, but there is always one team or player that shocks us come day one. With that in mind, I…

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SKOL Search: Outside The Box First Round Targets

With the draft rapidly approaching, the Minnesota Vikings have been mocked the same positions and players over and over again and with good reason. The needs on this team are blatantly obvious. Offensive line, edge rusher opposite Danielle Hunter, and safety are all positions that are mutually agreed upon that the Vikings need the most,…

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SKOL Search: Payton Turner Scouting Report

100-95 All-Pro Early Round One 94.99-90 Pro Bowler Mid Round One 89.99-85 Day One Starter Late Round One 84.99-80 Potential Starter/Early Contributor Round Two 79.99-75 Potential Starter/Early Contributor Round Three 74.99-70 Spot Starter/Special Teams Day One Round Four 69.99-65 Backup/Special Teams Round Five 59.99-55 Backup/Special Teams Round Six 59.99-55 Potential Backup Round Seven 54.99- Practice…

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SKOL Search: Scouting Roundup 2.0

Tyree Gillespie S, Missouri A talented safety from Missouri, Tyree Gillespie displayed a range of abilities. He played really well in a deep third and can slide down into both the box and the slot. Against Alabama, he exploded early on stopping Jaylen Waddle dead in his tracks on a jet sweep. He translates the…

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SKOL Search: Preferences In Round One

With the first wave of free agency behind us, it has become increasingly clear what the Minnesota Vikings will be focusing on come draft weekend in April. With the signings of Dalvin Tomlinson, Nick Vigil, and Patrick Peterson, Mike Zimmer got his wish in addressing the defensive side of the football. There are, however, multiple…

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SKOL Search: Scouting Roundup

With the end of this draft cycle coming up, I will be transitioning away from releasing every scouting report and give my thoughts and grades on players with more short blurbs. Right now, my focus is getting as many players watched as possible to prepare for the Climbing The Pocket draft stream. I will be…

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SKOL Search: Kyle Pitts Scouting Report

100-95 All-Pro Early Round One 94.99-90 Pro Bowler Mid Round One 89.99-85 Day One Starter Late Round One 84.99-80 Potential Starter/Early Contributor Round Two 79.99-75 Potential Starter/Early Contributor Round Three 74.99-70 Spot Starter/Special Teams Day One Round Four 69.99-65 Backup/Special Teams Round Five 59.99-55 Backup/Special Teams Round Six 59.99-55 Potential Backup Round Seven 54.99- Practice…

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SKOL Search: Mock Draft 1.0

This has been a fantastic offseason so far. From the Vikings perspective, it has been an active one. From moving on from Riley Reiff and Kyle Rudolph to trade rumors galore, there has been a multitude of activity surrounding the purple and gold. While we have done a lot of mock drafts on the Climbing…

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