Minnesota Vikings

SKOL Search: D’Wayne Eskridge Scouting Report

Every year there seems to be one smaller school darling at a group of 5 school that steals the hearts of a lot of the draft community. Last year, Antonio Gibson was that guy and early on in this draft cycle, Kenneth Gainwell was as well. For me, it’s Western Michigan wide receiver, D’Wayne Eskridge….

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SKOL Search: DeVonta Smith Scouting Report

In 2019, the Alabama Crimson Tide had a bevy of talent at the wide receiver position. 2020 first round picks in Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs, surefire first rounders in DeVonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle and likely future first rounder in John Metchie. After losing both Ruggs and Jeudy along with Tua prior to this…

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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: Elijah Moore Scouting Report

There are three things certain in life. Death. Taxes. Lane Kiffin is an offensive mastermind. When watching the tape of Elijah Moore, the creativity of Kiffin’s offense is exemplified time and time again and it starts with the aforementioned Moore. Standing at just 5’9″ tall, Moore put up monster numbers in the SEC with 86…

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SKOL Search: Mac Jones Scouting Report

After Tua tragically fractured and dislocated his hip against Mississippi State late last year, a relative unknown quarterback took the field in Mac Jones. Only a 3 star recruit in the 2017 cycle, Jones took the field and was inconsistent initially until the bowl game when he flashed a great deep ball. From then on,…

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SKOL Search: Jaylen Waddle Scouting Report

In a wide receiver room in 2019 that included Henry Ruggs, Jerry Jeudy, and DeVonta Smith, Jaylen Waddle was touted as the fastest of the group. That is quite a feat considering Ruggs ran a 4.27 40-yard dash at the combine last March. Not only does he have lethal speed, Waddle also posesses the necessary…

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SKOL Search: Caleb Farley Scouting Report

When roster construction is talked about amongst Vikings fans, probably the two biggest positions that have the most debate are offensive line and cornerback: we don’t focus enough on the offensive line and have spent too much draft capital on cornerbacks. While I think there are good arguments for and against both points, I am…

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SKOL Search: Kadarius Toney Scouting Report

In today’s NFL, receivers don’t have to be any certain prototype. Long gone are the days are the 6’4″ and 210 lbs. and we have all different body types and styles. While you can still have that prototypical body from yesteryear, it isn’t a necessity. One of the best analogies that I have heard in…

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SKOL Search: Dyami Brown Scouting Report

Dyami Brown can come in early and make a big impact similar to what Darnell Mooney did in Chicago this year. Get him on the outside and have him outrun defensive backs for big plays. As he develops his route running, Brown could end up being an impact player. At the very worst, he will be a deep threat guy and someone you can get the ball in space.

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Fries Football Friday: Justin Jefferson’s Record-Breaking Plays

Going into week 17, Justin Jefferson needed 47 yards to break Randy Moss’ Vikings rookie record and 111 yards to surpass Anquan Boldin’s NFL rookie record for receiving yards. He got both, with 133 yards against the Lions, and did it in style with gains of 38 and 15, respectively, on the two plays. Jefferson…

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