Analysis

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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Vikings Interest and Visit List- 2020 NFL Draft

Well today, since I am fully in draft prep mode, I’d thought I’d update my interest/visit list. Every year I scour Twitter and the inter webs to find mention of players that the Minnesota Vikings have met with. It can be at the Shrine Bowl, East-West Game, Combine, Pro Days, and other visits. This year…

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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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How Does The Christian McCaffrey Extension Impact Dalvin Cook?

Earlier this afternoon, Adam Schefter dropped the bombshell that the Carolina Panthers extended start running back Christian McCaffrey to a 4 year, 64 million dollar contract. At 16 million dollars per season, McCaffrey becomes the highest-paid running back in the history of the National Football League. In an era where the running back has been…

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RIP Tarvaris Jackson

Former Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson died in a car crash on Sunday night.  He was 36 years old. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shared this tragic story on Twitter earlier this morning. Former #Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson died last night in a car accident in Alabama, a spokesperson for his employer Tennessee State tells me….

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What If The Vikings Waited Until Day 3 For Wide Receiver

The upcoming NFL Draft is historic for the wide receiver position. Draft analysts across the board have upwards of 30 prospects that have grades at round 3 or better. Because of that, similar to the 2015 draft where the Vikings got a talent like Diggs in round 5, there is going to be a player…

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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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NFL GMs – Deep Thoughts and a Deep Dive

Here we look at all the NFL General Managers and how the Vikings’ Rick Spielman ranks in productivity amongst them. We focus on the 8 seasons since 2012 when he took sole control of the roster and his results during that time. Also, how he compares to his contemporaries. Then we ask you, “what do…

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Secondary Grade Breakdowns

It’s time for Mini Dave’s Deep Dive, this one is over the Vikings secondary. As Ted, Drew and myself discussed it on the Good Morning Gjallarhorn, and many of us have discussed here, it has been an issue this season, especially at the corner position. Mike Zimmer has been playing the safeties back more than…

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