NFL Draft

SKOL Search: Ja’Marr Chase Scouting Report

With the Vikings season having wrapped up yesterday, we are officially into the meat of draft season. While we will be talking a lot moving forward about the direction of the team and how they will approach the offseason and roster construction, throughout the process I will be dropping numerous scouting reports and big boards….

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SKOL Search: The Vikings Need A Philosophy Shift

Moving forward, this should be the permanent direction of the franchise. For as good as Mike Zimmer has been resurrecting the franchise from seemingly yearly underperformance and disappointment to regularly being talked about as a contender, it’s also obvious that he is to Minnesota as Tony Dungy was to Tampa Bay: a fixer. I will be forever grateful for what Zimmer did to fix the franchise, but the way he wants to win is outdated. This is no longer 1995 where drafting a star running back in the first round can change the fortunes of your franchise and defense truly wins championships. This is the NFL in 2020 where what truly matters in team building has passed this franchise by.

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SKOL Search: Overview Of The 2021 Quarterback Class

Alright Vikings fans, its what you’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to start talking quarterbacks. We have come to the conclusion that Kirk Cousins is not the answer for the Minnesota Vikings and fans all across Twitter have been scouring college football for the next starting quarterback. It became the norm for Vikings Twitter…

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SKOL Search: How To Prioritize The Guard Position

Over the last few days, I have heard a lot of fans loud and clear. We need to take a guard in the first round. I don’t think a reasonable argument can be made against upgrading the guard position. Through the first 5 weeks, PFF has 75 guards with enough snaps to have a grade….

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SKOL Search: Marvin Wilson

It’s never too early to start looking at the future. Every year, teams have weaknesses that manifest themselves early and as a massive NFL Draft fan, my brain immediately starts to project players in those spots. When you love the draft, there is no real offseason. With the college season almost in full swing now,…

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Excited About Cameron Dantzler? – CTPN Quick Shots

 In this episode of Climbing The Pocket Network’s Quick Shots, we ask the question are you excited about Cameron Dantzler? Jason Brown of Climbing The Pocket gets together with Matt Fries, one of the network’s premier writers and scout to talk about the young cornerback. Dantzler played at Mississippi State and was nicknamed “the needle”….

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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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Vikings O-Line improvement? Pt 2 – CTPN Quick Shots

In part 2 of the O-Line show, Jayson, Matt, and Tyler talk about the rest of the offensive line players and especially on the rookies taken later in the draft. This is the second part of the episode of Climbing The Pocket Quick Shots, Jayson Brown sits down with two of the Climbing The Pocket…

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Vikings O-Line improvement? – CTPN Quick Shots, Pt 1

In this episode of Climbing The Pocket Quick Shots, Jayson Brown sits down with two of the Climbing The Pocket Network’s film watching experts. Tyler Forness and Matt Fries go over their opinions on what they saw with the Ezra Cleveland all 22 tape, and how they see him being utilized by the Vikings. Will…

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CTPN Quick Shots – Where is Matthew Coller and what is Purple Insider?

In this episode of Climbing The Pocket Quick Shots, Jayson Brown sits down with Matthew Coller to find out what he has been up to. As many of you already know, the company that owns SKOR North has been hit exceptionally hard by tertiary results of the virus. The radio station had to lay off…

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