Mike Zimmer

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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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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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: 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: Alex Leatherwood 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: Rashawn Slater 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: Christian Darrisaw 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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