The newest crop of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings have been harvested. We recap the wild three days of trades, head scratching moves, and where the 8 draft picks (and undrafted free agents) will fit in with the Vikes.
From Europe to a new life in America, we look at the life of Max Winter, one of the original owners of the Minnesota Vikings in this new biographical episode of Purple FTW. Find out about the cleverness, hard work, tenacity, and timing that enabled Winter to eventually bring an NFL franchise to Minnesota.
Slide into the weekend's DMs with one last dose of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings audio goodness. We chatted Brian Robison returning and the status of contact extensions with Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) of The Scoop. Plus Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout), the newest addition to the ELITE Inside the Pylon team, swings in for his weekly spot looking ahead to the 2019 Draft and a closer look at the Vikes' exceedingly deep and talented defensive line.
The Minnesota Fightin' Vikings are primed to have a fantasy relevant offense at all levels in 2018. Adding offensive genius John DeFlippo and perennial 4000 yard thrower of the football Kirk Cousins to a squad with electric wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, the return of dynamic Dalvin Cook, and Kyle Rudolph is also a player. To analyze all the fantasy angles, we brought in Friend of the Program Marcas Grant (@MarcasG) of NFL.com Fantasy to chat about who/where/why some Vikes will be worth grabbing in your leagues this year. Plus Vikes Over Beers with Josh Pelto and Andrew Roth!
To take a closer look at how the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings fared in the NFL Draft and a gander at the rookies, we brought in Thor Nystrom (@thorku) of Rotoworld. We talked about Mike Hughes, Brian O'Neill, and the rest of the picks as well as the phenomenal UDFA crew. Plus why Thor gave Spielman and crew a C+ Draft Grade...
It's May. That means it's the perfect time to talk about the Minnesota Vikings 53-man roster projections! Our resident scout Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) swung in to chat about some of the undrafted free agent rookies that could make some noise at training camp (besides Herc and Holton Hill). Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) calls in to talk about who impressed at rookie mini-camp and takes a gander at my EARLY roster projection.
What does Pro Football Focus think of the Minnesota Fightin' Vikings' draft picks and UDFA class? We ask Friend of the Program Dr. Eric Eager (@PFF_EricEager) what the numbers say about the latest crop of Vikings hopefuls and which pick had the highest perceived value. Plus Josh Pelto and Andrew Roth join in for some Vikes Over Beers action!!
Friend of the Program Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) of ESPN rejoins the show to talk about the NFL Draft fallout, rookie minicamp over the weekend, what the Minnesota Vikings offensive line could end up looking like, and I try to find some confirmation bias for my Chad Beebe mancrush.
Cornerback was a key theme to the 2018 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings Draft haul with first-rounder Mike Hughes and premier undrafted free agent Holton Hill. We brought in Friend of the Program Ian Wharton (@NFLFilmStudy) of Bleacher Report to break down their games and how they fit into an already talented and crowded cornerback room. Plus Darren "Doogie" Wolfson (@DWilfsonKSTP) of The Scoop swings in to chat about the story-lines and scuttlebutt emanating from the Draft.
Offensive tackle Brian O'Neill is the biggest question mark of the 2018 Minnesota Fightin' Vikings draft class. Did the Vikes reach for an athletic bundle of potential that will never pan out? Or is he their future left tackle? We brought in Friend of the Program Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) of NDT Scouting and The Scouting Academy to investigate O'Neill as well as hype up 6th round guard Colby Gossett. Plus Vikes Over Beers!
With the NFL Draft madness (and subsequent UDFA insanity) over, it's time to asses the new crop of Minnesota Fightin' Vikings. To do that, we brought in our resident scout Jordan Reid (@JReidDraftScout) to recap the Vikings' selections, if they'll regret passing on interior line help, what the deal is with so many project players, and why fans should be excited about the UDFA group.