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Vikings’ Player Evaluation: Laquon Treadwell

After releasing Mike Wallace and not finding a good in weak wide receiving free agency class, it was clear the Vikings were going to have to look to the draft for receiving help. With Corey Coleman and Josh Doctson off the board the Vikings were left with Will Fuller and Laquon Treadwell. With their first round pick, and the 23rd overall, the Vikings selected Treadwell. Many believed...
Via cover32
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings draft Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings addressed a glaring need at wide receiver, selecting Mississippi's Laquon Treadwell with 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft on Thursday night. Treadwell, who's listed at 6-foot-2 and 221 pounds, recovered from a gruesome left ankle injury in 2014 to lead the SEC with 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2015. He's the all-time leading...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell With No. 23 Pick

Teddy Bridgewater has a new offensive weapon. The Minnesota Vikings took former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell in the NFL Draft’s first round.  Round: 1 Pick: 23 Selection: Minnesota Vikings select Ole Miss WR Laquon Treadwell.  With the #23 pick in the 2016 #NFLDraft, the @Vikings select WR Laquon Treadwell! pic.twitter.com/DYwjm3sQHw — NFL (@NFL) April 29, 2016...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Minnesota Vikings 1st Round Selection of the 2016 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Laquon Treadwell WR, Ole Miss Initial Reaction: Vikings and Teddy get their big receiver they have needed and at great value. His 40 time hurt his stock but they don’t need a speed demon at this point. Will be the perfect possession receiver they need. Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on, but what fun would that be...
Via DraftSeason
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Top five players in Minnesota Vikings history

The Minnesota Vikings became one of the many new expansion teams to join the NFL in 1960 and almost immediately found a ton of success in the league. They played in four Super Bowls from 1969-1977 and had one of the most dominant defenses in the NFL. They have gone on to have success, but nothing like they did in their first two decades of existence. However, in their 50-plus year...
Via Campus Sports Net
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: First Round Final Take

The 2016 NFL Draft is almost upon us and the Minnesota Vikings have a few options sitting at 23. The consensus pick is a Wide Receiver, but let’s also take a look at a few other options…   Minnesota Vikings pick 23rd in the first round and the night is shaking up to be a big one. WR Josh Doctson (TCU)  is the fan  favorite selection, but I forsee Docston being taken somewhere...

Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft: Final Edition

The day is almost here – the Super Bowl for every NFL team that didn’t make the Super Bowl. Thursday marks the start of the 2016 NFL Draft. Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman held his pre-draft press conference yesterday at Winter Park in Eden Prairie to shed some light on the team’s draft strategy for this weekend. There is a possibility for a trade in the first...
Via EndZoneScore
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings considering Robert Nkemdiche in Round 1

The Minnesota Vikings are considering drafting former Ole Miss defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche with the No. 23 pick in the first round of tomorrow’s NFL Draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline. This is certainly an interesting development, as the Vikings currently have both Sharrif Floyd and Linval Joseph manning defensive tackle, and both have done well enough under coach...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Past Vikings 1st Round Draft Picks | Who I Wanted … Who We Took

It’s Draft Day eve and there is an excitement and buzz in the air.  Most fans have their first round want lists honed down to a few certain names.  I was pondering that this morning, and it got me thinking to past Vikings Drafts and who I wanted at the time, and who we ended up taking. I thought it’d be real fun to look back at some past Drafts and see who I wanted vs. who...
Via DraftSeason
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Spielman says Vikings 'not honed in on' first-round receiver in NFL Draft

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings spent much of free agency shoring up some of the team's biggest weaknesses on the offensive line and at linebacker and safety.The one area of need they didn't address in free agency was at receiver, leading to mock drafts all over predicting that they will grab one with the 23rd overall draft pick in the first round on Thursday night.General...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM says teams are calling about No. 23 pick in the NFL Draft

After the moves that the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles made, things have pretty much calmed down at the top of the draft order. But many expect plenty of movement from the middle to the bottom of the first round on Thursday. One NFL general manager told reporters that he is already fielding calls about their pick. Minnesota Vikings general manger Rick Spielman says...
Via No Guts, No Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings draft rumors: favorite at WR; Trading up/down

The many scenarios of how the 2016 NFL Draft could unfold would fill a book. The Minnesota Vikings can take their approach to the first round in a number of different ways on Thursday. With defensive talent at a premium, do they lean that way? Should they gander at taking a wide receiver? How about an offensive lineman? These questions will be answered as the draft goes along. However...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings GM: We are not honed in on a WR in the 1st round

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman knows that many of the mock drafts predict his team will take a receiver with the 23rd overall pick in the first round on Thursday. Spielman says the Vikings ''are not honed in on a receiver in the first round.'' The Vikings spend much of the spring adding free agents on the offensive line, linebacker and...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 3 round mock draft

The Minnesota Vikings have eight picks as of right now heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, which will take place on Thursday.  This is the place where the Vikings have built most of their team and will look to patch up the few holes that remain. 23rd overall selection: Josh Doctson, WR, TCU The Vikings biggest flaw is probably their passing game, as they are one of the few teams that...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph is ‘back to 100 percent’

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph says he is “almost 100 percent” after missing the final four games of the 2015-16 regular season with a turf toe injury. Turf toe, medically known as a metatarsophalangeal joint sprain, usually takes two to three weeks to heal, though proper treatment can be difficult. Despite tedious treatment, Joseph said this week he is,...
Via EndZoneScore
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prince once recorded ‘Purple and Gold’ fight song for Vikings

The death of music legend Prince at the age of 57 on Thursday threw the entire world for a loop. His tragic passing left a void in the lives of his millions of fans. Prince was the latest in a long line of legendary musicians to have passed away over the past 18 months. This list includes the likes of David Bowie, B.B. King, Scott Weiland, Cory Wells, Percy Sledge, Merle Haggard...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings won’t miss Cordarrelle Patterson in 2017

The Minnesota Vikings have 16 days to decide the future of number 84. Wide receiver and kick return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson is unlikely to have his fifth-year option for 2017 picked up by the team, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. This confirms what we reported last month on the Vikings likely letting Patterson walk if he fails to produce in 2016. A first...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs got a new hobby after he 'almost burned house down'

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs showed plenty of promise in his first NFL season. After riding the bench for the first three games of the 2015 campaign, the Maryland alum made his debut in Week 4 and proceeded to set an NFL record by becoming the first rookie wide receiver in NFL history to record at least 87 yards in each of his first four NFL games.But Diggs' performance...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings 7 Round Mock – April Edition 1.0

Less than 2 weeks away from the big day and Lupagus doesn’t hesitate to throw a wrench in things with a 1st round trade. Minnesota gets their big receiver in round 1 and manage to fill a plethora of holes in the following rounds. Bask it in, as there will only be 2 more before the big day. Viking 7 Round Mocks | January Edition | February Edition | March 1.0 Round 1. TRADE...
Via DraftSeason
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium doesn’t want ‘flea market’ look like Colts have with Lucas Oil Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota is scheduled to be finished around July of this year, in time for the Minnesota Vikings to move in for the 2016 season. With construction about 95% done, the focus on construction is now on the little things and most notably, the inside of the stadium. The Star Tribune is reporting the focus has turned to things such as concessions signs...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen signs one-day contract, retires with the Minnesota Vikings

It was fitting that most of Jared Allen’s success in the NFL came as a member of the Minnesota Vikings. After all, the future Hall of Fame defensive end played like a viking for the vast majority of his career, continually dominating opposing offensive linemen with pure strength that resembled the team’s namesake. After an amazing 12-year career that saw him record 136 sacks...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Allen signs deal to retire with Vikings

Former NFL defensive end Jared Allen announced his retirement just over a month ago and now it looks like he is close to making it official. He just worked out a one-day deal with the Minnesota Vikings, who he played with for majority of his 13-year career, to retire as a member of their organization. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora announced the news Thursday morning. He even mentioned...
Via Campus Sports Net
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson reflects upon his recent past on Instagram

It has almost been one year ago to the day that Adrian Peterson was reinstated by the NFL after his entire 2014 campaign was derailed when child abuse charges were filed against him in September of that year, a development that ultimately and effectively ended his season. Peterson's decision to take to social media to reflect upon things probably is no coincidence. The Minnesota...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

When did the Minnesota Vikings become a WWE talent factory?

Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar both had brief cups of coffee with the Minnesota Vikings before becoming superstars in the wrestling ring, and now another former Viking could be making a name for himself in the square ring rather than on the football field. Babatunde Aiyegbusi was cut during Vikings training camp last season after coming over to the US to pursue an NFL career post...
Via The Comeback
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings DT files suit against police for excessive use of force

Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Tom Johnson has filed a lawsuit in U.S District Court in Minneapolis against two police officers from the city he accused of using excessive force against him in connection with Johnson’s arrest in October of 2014. Johnson accused off-duty officers John LaLuzerne and Patrick McCarver of unreasonable seizure, false arrest and use of excessive...
Via The Comeback
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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