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Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings do due draft diligence to grab Dalvin Cook

Vikings move up to acquire Florida State playmaker

Land of 10

Pat Elflein picked by Minnesota Vikings in 3rd round of 2017 NFL Draft

Ohio State’s first major award winner since 2008 has a new home. On Friday, the Minnesota Vikings selected Pat Elflein in the third round (70th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft. A former 3-star prospect and the lowest-ranked member of Urban Meyer’s first Buckeyes’ class, Elflein arrived at Ohio State in 2012 and redshirted in […] The post Pat Elflein picked by Minnesota Vikings in 3rd round of 2017 NFL Draft appeared first on Land of 10.

FOX Sports

Vikings turn third-round selection into four draft picks

The Minnesota Vikings acquired two fourth-round picks and two seventh-rounders for a third.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings trade up again, draft offensive lineman Pat Elflein in third round

The Vikings traded up again Friday night, leaping nine spots to draft Ohio State offensive lineman Pat Elflein at 70th overall. Elflein was named a second-team All-American right guard for the Buckeyes in 2015 before he was asked to move to center as a senior. He went on to win the Rimington Award for the nation’s most outstanding collegiate center. Elflein joins running back Dalvin Cook (41st overall) as the Vikings’ first two picks on Friday night. Minnesota dealt a fifth-round pick (160th) to the Jets to move up nine spots for Elflein.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Look for Vikings to focus on defense on Day 3 of NFL draft

They lined up seven picks for the final four rounds of the draft.

madison.com

Hub Arkush: Ryan Pace's conviction is admirable, but his start to the NFL Draft is questionable

The beauty of the first couple rounds of the NFL Draft is there are always lots of winners and while some don’t win as big as others, there are almost never any losers.Even the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings,…

Grand Rapids Press

Goodbye Adrian Peterson, hello Dalvin Cook; Vikings with a Day 2 draft 'steal'

Cook fell to Minnesota in the second round. Will he terrorize the NFC North?

Green Bay Press-Gazette

Dalvin Cook gives Vikings 1-2 punch to replace Adrian Peterson

Dalvin Cook’s NFL draft slide is over, and he'll be tasked with aiding the NFL's worst rushing offense.       

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

With 2017 draft underway, don't forget quiet 2016 Vikings' picks

As you frantically research the Vikings’ options in the second round and beyond at this year’s NFL draft — Andrew Krammer gives you a good start with 10 players still available entering Day 2 — it’s also important to keep some perspective and realize a lot of these players won’t be immediate contributors (if they contribute at all). You could argue the player the Vikings get at No. 48 overall should be able to help right away. Beyond that? It’s hit-or-miss. Of at least equal importance (and likely more importance) will be the continued development of the players who were picked...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Ten intriguing prospects still available to Vikings in NFL Draft's second day

Unless the Vikings trade up today, fifteen picks will be made until Minnesota is finally on the clock at the NFL Draft in Philadelphia. Sitting at No. 48, there is a good chance a handful of these 10 intriguing prospects will still be available. One could be the Vikings’ first-overall pick. OG Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky: The draft’s best guard prospect is still on the board after only two offensive linemen — Utah’s Garret Bolles and Wisconsin’s Ryan Ramczyk — were taken in Thursday’s first round. OT Cam Robinson, Alabama: Three-year starter at left tackle for the Crimson...

FOX Sports

Vikings prepare for busy second day of NFL Draft

After staying quiet the first day of the NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings prepare to kick it into high gear

FOX Sports

Potential Vikings Day 2 picks in 2017 NFL Draft

Players left on the board who the Minnesota Vikings could consider taking in Rounds 2-3

Dallas Cowboys Blog | Dallas Morning News

The top 5 players the Cowboys regret passing on in 2015 draft: from a trio of Vikings to a beast of a safety

The Cowboys, like everyone else, live with regret. We take a look at the players they probably wish they hadn't passed on in recent drafts. Here is the 2015 edition of lament:5. Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland / Drafted 146th overall by the Minnesota Vikings / Good receivers can be found in the fifth round, even though the Devin Street Experience may have created the impression that they can't. Diggs offers the latest evidence of that. In his rookie season, he led the Vikings in catches (52) and receiving yards (720). He also had four touchdown receptions. Even without QB Teddy Bridgewater, his...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Takk McKinley to Garrett Bolles, NFL draft moments to remember

(Takkarist McKinley holds up a picture of his grandmother at the NFL draft)The NFL draft has a way of getting football players all choked up with emotion. It’s the realization of hopes and dreams, and quite frankly, even the media enjoys going along for the ride. The 2017 NFL draft in Philadelphia brought a few of those tear-jerk moments. None was better than Takkarist McKinley, drafted 26th overall by the Atlanta Falcons, bursting with pride. Vikings Mock Draft: Pick by pick Standing on stage holding a picture of his late grandmother, Takk put his heart out there for everyone to see and...

Inside The Star

2017 Draft: Recapping First Round for NFC East Rivals

Just below our anticipation of the Cowboys’ draft picks, most Dallas fans are very interested in what happens with our division rivals. Especially in the early rounds, we expect to be facing these players twice a year for several seasons to come. Part of us wishes them well, but a much bigger part hopes they are horrible, horrible busts. Here’s a quick recap of which college standouts joined the NFC East last night: Philadelphia Eagles select Derek Barnett, DE Using the Vikings’ first-round pick that they obtained in the Sam Bradford deal last year, Philadelphia added one of the top...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Coach Mike Zimmer assesses what Vikings could do in draft, free agency

Even though the Vikings don’t have a first-round pick, the coach expects talent to still be available.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Joe Mixon in NFL draft will test sliding scale of morality

Give Vikings general manager Rick Spielman for his honesty. When asked this week about character risks and how the Vikings assess them heading into the start of the NFL draft tonight, he said (in part) this: “Whether it’s fair or not, the less talented [a player is] and the more red flags [he has] probably the more likely [he is] going to get a red dot because is [his] talent worth the headache? The higher [a player goes] up the draft board, you’re really going to do your diligence because you’re saying those guys are potential difference-makers on your team. They can help you win or...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Draft fans in Philadelphia already trolling Vikings for Bradford trade

Philadelphia hasn’t hosted the NFL Draft since 1961, which ended a 13-year run for the draft in that city. New York took over the event on a permanent basis for 50 years shortly thereafter, from 1965-2014, before the event started to rotate. It’s back in Philadelphia this year, for the first time in 56 years. Philadelphia’s beloved Eagles have never won a Super Bowl. Their last NFL title came in 1960, the year before that final draft before this one. The confluence of a fan base known for being salty after enduring 50+ years of frustration and the hosting of the 2017 draft should make...

Lombardi Ave. | FanSided

Green Bay Packers 2017 Draft: Interview with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu

Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, former Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu is fully aware of the heated NFC North rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings. The Packers could use another athletic linebacker on their defense, and the answer to that need could come from across the Mississippi River. Onwualu went to Derham […] Green Bay Packers 2017 Draft: Interview with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings draft quiz: How well do you know Vikings draft history?

As the 2017 NFL Draft approaches, the Vikings are preparing to make picks they hope will bolster their franchise. How well have they done in the past?

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Vikings draft preview: Quality, depth and need will come together at running back

Note: Until the 2017 NFL draft starts April 27, we’ll take a look at where things stand at each Vikings position group. We’ll combine some in order to address as many as possible. Check for a new post each weekday. If this were a Wonderlick question, we’d all pass. The Vikings had three bonafide NFL-ready running backs. They subtracted two (Adrian Peterson and Matt Asiata). Then they added one (Latavius Murray). What’s left? That’s right. A need at running back. Fortunately for the Vikings, this year’s NFL draft has been hyped as one of the best ever at the position. Without a...

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Will Vikings 'red dot' Joe Mixon, a scarlet letter for high-risk draft prospects?

Vikings weigh character concerns of Oklahoma RB, other top draft prospectsON THE NFL MARK CRAIG 

FOX Sports

Vikings among teams searching draft for answers on offensive line

The Minnesota Vikings will try to bolster their depth on the offensive line despite a weak draft class

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Access Vikings: Red dotting draft picks

A look into assigning a draft prospect a red dot, which means he's off the table.

It Is What It Is | WEEI

Veteran OL Brandon Fusco reportedly visits Patriots Wednesday

The Patriots don’t have a pick in the NFL draft until Friday, but they are keeping busy on Wednesday by apparently bringing in a veteran offensive lineman for a workout. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, offensive lineman Brandon Fusco is visiting the Patriots on Wednesday. Fusco was drafted by the Vikings in 2011 and has […]

philly.com

Eagles in good draft shape thanks to Teddy Bridgewater | Paul Domowitch

After a knee injury to the Minnesota quarterback last August, the Eagles traded Sam Bradford to the Vikings for the first-round draft pick they'll use on Thursday.