Found May 08, 2014 on Heff's Sports Blog:
9th Overall Pick: Anthony Barr, DE/OLB, UCLEThis could be where the slide for Johnny Manziel really takes off. The Vikings slid back one spot in exchange for a 5th round selection from the Browns. Like the Browns, the Vikings went defense instead of reaching for a quarterback. I thought for sure they would be going Aaron Donald if they went defense, but Barr isn't a bad option either. His stock has slowly slid over the past few months, as he was once considered a top 10 prospect. He definitely fills the pass rushing need, so this is a solid but unspectacular selection.GRADE: BPlease Comment with your opinions! If you have any questions, please email me at

Who did the Vikings select in the final 2014 cover32 NFL Mock Draft?

Finally, draft day is almost here. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been ready for this day since the Super Bowl ended. So who did the Minnesota Vikings select in the final cover32 mock draft? You can check out our selection and the other 31 teams here You may also be interested in:Who did the Vikings select in the final 2014 cover32 NFL Mock Draft?Why the Vikings should select...

Blake Bortles coach wants to see him in Minnesota

Earlier in the draft process, former UCF head coach George O’Leary made a statement in regards to his junior quarterback leaving early saying he was not sure if he was ready to come in and be a franchise quarterback. Well today O’Leary stood by his guns, but also picked a destination that would make the […] The post Blake Bortles coach wants to see him in Minnesota appeared...

Report: Vikings tried to trade up for Manziel, settled for Bridgewater

ESPN’s Bob Holtzman reported today that the Vikings had Johnny Manziel as their top-rated quarterback, but ended up settling for Teddy Bridgewater. Per ESPN's Bob Holtzman, Manziel was No. 1 QB on #Vikings board. Bridgewater No. 2. Tried trading up for JFF, but "settled" for Teddy at 32. — Evan Silva (@evansilva) May 9, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551'...

WATCH: Brett Favre's mock draft pick video is a gun show

Brett Favre looks like a lumberjack and enjoys taking videos of himself talking about NFL Draft picks.

Vikings trade back into the first round and get Teddy Bridgewater

The Minnesota Vikings took linebacker/defensive end Anthony Barr early in the first round. Then the Vikings made a big move and traded back into the first round with the Seahawks and took quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. BRIDGEWATER IS A VIKING! #Vikings trade back into the first round to select QB Teddy Bridgewater. — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) May...

Should the Minnesota Vikings Draft QB

There is a little uncertainty facing the Minnesota Vikings going into the NFL Draft. After looking to reach the playoffs for a second consecutive season the Vikings suffered through a horrible year. They struggled to a 5-10-1 record, losing seven of their first eight games before eventually righting the ship.... Read More The post Should the Minnesota Vikings Draft QB appeared first...

Get to know the Vikings first round picks

The Minnesota Vikings had two first-round selections on Thursday night. The team selected Anthony Barr, linebacker from UCLA with their number eight pick. The Vikings also traded back into the first round to get quarterback Teddy Bridgewater out of Louisville. In the coming month, there will be plenty of coverage of  the newest Vikings. In the meantime, here are some things to know...

2014 NFL Draft Day: Vikings Draft Promises

The best day of the spring is finally here! After being postponed for some stupid reason in 2014 by the NFL brain trust, the NFL Draft has finally arrived. Baseball takes a back seat, NBA playoffs are pushed back down their rabbit hole as second fiddle, and no one even mentions hockey. Because the NFL RULEZ, even if we’re just talking about boys making millions of dollars. Tonight’s...

Blast From The Past: Brett Favre Draft Day Photo, Then And Now

Does anyone remember this NFL draft day classic when quarterback Brett Favre received his phone call as he was drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Falcons way back in 1991? Day #2 of the draft. The greats to be drafted in day 2 include Brett Favre, Drew Brees, and Thurman Thomas. #NFLDraft — Sports Wonks (@SportsWonks) May 9, 2014 This picture...

Vikings Rumors: GM Rick Spielman reveals no plans on trading Ponder

After declining quarterback Christian Ponder's fifth-year option, rumors began to surface about the possibility that Minnesota would trade the former 12th overall pick. According to around the league writer Marc Sessler, general manager Rick Spielman disputed those rumors and reveals he has no plans to trade Ponder. Sessler writes:"General manager Rick Spielman told...

Vikings reportedly had Johnny Manziel ahead of Teddy Bridgewater

The Minnesota Vikings drafted a coveted quarterback at the end of the first round on Thursday, but that doesn’t mean they got their No. 1 choice on their list. ESPN’s Bob Holtzman reported Friday that an assistant coach who had seen the team’s draft board said the Vikings had Johnny Manziel ahead of Teddy Bridgewater. […]

Freaky Old Brett Favre Surfaces To Give His Mock Draft Picks

  Brett Favre seems to be working with some company called Sqor to give his draft analysis while looking like he just cleared …

Vikings go defensive for Zimmer, take OLB Barr in first round

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Forget Johnny Football, the Minnesota Vikings were focused on defense. With Heisman Trophy-winning Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel still on the clock, Minnesota resisted the urge to draft their next franchise quarterback and instead picked UCLA's Anthony Barr, an edge rusher to add to new coach Mike Zimmer's defense. Barr, 22, is a raw pass...

Teddy Bridgewater to Minnesota Vikings

It seemed forever until fans saw Teddy Bridgewater taken off the board. As the end of the first round of the draft was near, Bridgewater going to the second day was likely. The Seattle Seahawks traded their No. 32 overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings to select Bridgewater before risking him falling to the Houston Texans with their No. 33 overall pick. Bridgewater, the Miami native...

Vikings make the smart pick with Teddy Bridgewater

University of Louisville football fans have witnessed numerous NFL draft sessions over the years, but none of them with the level of emotion tied to the future of an individual player like Teddy Bridgewater in this year’s event.   Always satisfying to see UofL players get drafted but this one was personal for many, knowing just how much Teddy Bridgewater meant to the program...
Vikings News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.