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K.J. Hamler Is Good

It’s finally draft day, so let’s keep this short and sweet: Kahlee Jacoby “K.J.” Hamler is good at football. K.J. Hamler Is The Best Separator in This Draft Class Jerry Jeudy has the routes. CeeDee Lamb has the playmaking. But K.J. Hamler’s got the juice: Not many players can outrun the entire Ohio State defense!…

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Is Janarius Robinson The Next 4th Round Gem?

The Minnesota Vikings have made a living on finding and developing mid-round pass rushers over the last 15 years with Danielle Hunter being the highest profile of the bunch. The list, however, is very impressive. Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Ray Edwards were all 4th round selections and played significant roles as starters with Griffen…

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Three Make or Break Games for the Vikings this Season

We just discussed in detail last night the Vikings schedule on the Climbing the Pocket Happy Hour and while doing so I came up with three critical games that can make or break the Vikings season. Dave, Ryan, and I had them all over the place result wise but the consensus seems to be around…

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How Would Trading Up For Justin Fields Change Things?

The Chicago Bears ended the unexpected free-fall of quarterback Justin Fields in the NFL Draft by trading up from 20 to 11 with the New York Giants, but what if they didn’t and he landed in Minnesota instead? It was reported shortly after the draft that the Vikings were interested in drafting Fields if he…

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Why Did The Vikings Take Patrick Jones?

Going into the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings were in desperate need of a pass rusher. Many analysts, including myself, had the belief that they were going to take one of Jaelan Phillips or Kwity Paye at 14. Based on the offseason talking points and how everything had transpired, it seemed like a sure thing….

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How Does Chazz Surratt Fit In Minnesota?

Going into the draft, I spoke at length on Mock Draft Monday about linebacker being a sneaky need for this team. After this season, you only have Eric Kendricks as a guy you can trust to be a 3 down player. While there is no true way to replace Anthony Barr, the future at SAM…

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Is Wyatt Davis Worth The Hype?

Since Steve Hutchinson left the team after the 2011 season, the Vikings have been looking for a truly great interior guard. Over the course of their history, the purple and gold have had their fair share of great interior players. From Ed White to Randall McDaniel to David Dixon, there have been some really good…

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Kellen Mond: Vikings Savior?

Throughout my entire life, the Minnesota Vikings have only taken getting a franchise quarterback seriously once. In 1999, Dennis Green traded QB Brad Johnson to Washington for a 1st and 3rd round pick in 1999 and a 2nd round pick in 2000. He used that first-round pick to take Daunte Culpepper. While his tenure wasn’t…

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SKOL Search: Best Remaining Players

With the first round finally behind us, there are still a lot of talented players left on the board. Like every other year, there are always a few top players that find their way to round two for one reason or another. Because of that, there are steals that can be had at the top…

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SKOL Search: Tyler’s Final Mock Draft

After a long few months of grinding film, the end is finally near. All the smokescreens and rumors aside, there is still a lot of fun that can be had leading into the long weekend. After the first two selections, there still lies a lot of mystery. Who will everyone select? How quickly will the…

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SKOL Search: Tyler’s Final Big Board

One of the best things about the draft process is compiling your big board and seeing where everyone stacks on it. I construct my big board through every player watched and prevent myself from having a nightmare of a time compiling it. This year, I was only able to get final grades for 92 players…

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