Defense

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: Azeez Ojulari Scouting Report

Going into the season, there wasn’t a lot of buzz surrounding this EDGE class. It was thought to be Gregory Rousseau and a few other guys who had big question marks. As I type this in January, it has turned out to be a pretty good class overall and the emergence of guys like Azeez…

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SKOL Search: Jaylen Twyman Scouting Report

After a 10.5 sack season in 2019, Jaylen Twyman decided just before the season started that he was planning to opt out of the 2020 season. While I will never fault a man or woman for doing what they think is in their best interest, it was a real shame to not see him on…

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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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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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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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Eric Kendricks is Elite

Over the course of the 2019 season, Eric Kendricks has elevated his play to another level. The former UCLA Bruin is currently PFF’s top-graded LB, and for good reason. He is dominating in all aspects of play. Here’s a look at the tape from the past three weeks to see how. Mental processing One of…

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A Bright Spot Amid The Tension

After last weeks dismal game vs the Chicago Bears, the Vikings are now officially one quarter of the way through the 2019 season. And while it’s very easy to sit and list all the things that are going wrong, there is someone on the defensive side of the ball who is quietly putting together a…

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Trending Upward: Mackensie Alexander

For a player that many Vikings fans were skeptical about coming into the 2018 season, former 2nd round pick Mackensie Alexander, has been a solid contributor this season. This past weekend, in a must-win game, Mac played maybe one of his best games in his career, adding to his quiet good season. I went through…

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