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2015 Vikings Draft Party

College Football And Draft Today, 05:07 PM
Anyone planning on going? Anyone go in the past?    The details haven't been released yet, so I'll refrain from saying what I t...
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Article: Best Draft Values in Vikings History

College Football And Draft Today, 05:04 PM
The best drafts are not only made by getting blue-chip players at the top but also by unearthing value in the latter rounds. Here is one...
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Article: On Risk, Community And The Cup

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:07 PM
What drives this site is the sense of community that can develop around sports, and nothing demonstrates that more than a playoff run. To...
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Article: Trade Values From Adrian's Top-5 Wish List

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 05:07 PM
Four hours...for four hours Wednesday afternoon, Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman met with Adrian Peterson at his home outside of Houston. W...
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Big Boards, Rankings, and Player Profiles

College Football And Draft Today, 12:58 PM
Will post Big Boards, Player Rankings, and Draft Profiles here.   Again, feel free to do the same and/or quote certain players or pa...
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Article: Yet Another NFL Draft Approach--Needs Analysis

College Football And Draft Today, 12:58 PM
It’s mid-April with less than two weeks remaining until the NFL Draft. Here and elsewhere countless hours have been spent analyzing just...
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Latest News


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Is There A Two Sport Pro Athlete On Roster?

An interesting conversation popped up over the last week and change as Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson hinted at the fact that he still has some interest in being a two sport athlete, playing both professional football and professional baseball.

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Best Draft Values in Vikings History

The best drafts are not only made by getting blue-chip players at the top but also by unearthing value in the latter rounds. Here is one guy’s opinion of the Top 10 value picks in Minnesota Vikings draft history – the picks with which the Vikes got the most bang for their buck.

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Yet Another NFL Draft Approach--Needs Analysis

It’s mid-April with less than two weeks remaining until the NFL Draft. Here and elsewhere countless hours have been spent analyzing just what the Vikings might do with the 11th overall pick in the draft—and we are no closer to knowing. But that doesn’t stop us from looking for one more way to predict the future.

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Peterson Reinstated

The NFL announced Thursday that Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated from the commissioner’s exempt list on Friday. So now what?

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It’s in EVERYONE’s Best Interest To Find A Quick Resolution To Peterson Waiting Game

For the better part of the past five months Vikings fans have had the date of April 15th circled on their calendar. But the day came and went yesterday and nothing changed. Adrian Peterson was not reinstated, he was not suspended longer, the day just sort of happened as if nothing was special.

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On Risk, Community And The Cup

What drives this site is the sense of community that can develop around sports, and nothing demonstrates that more than a playoff run. Tonight the Minnesota Wild begins their quest for a Stanley Cup by facing one of the NHL favorites, the St. Louis Blues. More are always welcome in the community, so stop by WildXtra.com and check out:

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VJ Mailbag: Stitt Happens, Starting Rookies and Stewart’s Reputation

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Vikings Journal mailbag, but now’s a good a time as any to revive the tradition we’ve established here. Be sure to follow ArifHasanNFL on Twitter to participate with the hashtag #VJMailbag

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Cobb a Mid-Round Option for Vikings

It’s a deep running back draft class so if, for whatever reason, the Vikings find themselves in need of selecting one in the upcoming draft they can find talent beyond the first round. This has led to the inevitable speculation that former Minnesota Golden Gophers running back David Cobb – who had his Pro Day on Monday -- could be a target on day three of draft weekend.

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If Adrian Peterson is Set for Reinstatement—What's Next?

April 15 is a day of reckoning for U.S. taxpayers. And for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, it could be the final day of his recompense, as well. It is the day where he can be potentially be reinstated to play football, and all of Minnesota may be thinking what happens next.

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Wide Receiver Swap Showcases Shifting Of Philosophy

When a coaching change is made within an organization the most likely outcome is to see drastic changes from the previous regime. In essence, the coaching change occurred because the previous coaches group didn’t get the job done, so a change in leadership and a change in philosophy is expected if not desired to turn the tides.

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Why Vikings Preseason Games Will Be Worth Watching

Stop the presses! The NFL released its preseason schedule, and the Vikings have five preseason games this season. Okay, that is not the most exciting news that you’ll find coming out of Winter Park, but for a team on the rise, even the exhibition games can have some significance and interest.

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2015 Minnesota Vikings: All Red Flags Mock Draft

The Minnesota Vikings have held the steady hand of drafting under general manager Rick Spielman, with wise investments in early rounds for prospects who generally do not have many red flags as far as character, injury and work ethic go. But if the Vikings really want to buy "value," what does that mean?