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A lot goes into making a draft pick look good in hindsight, whether it be where the player was drafted and how he produced, his impact on the team through his career, or even as simple as the fact the player produced at the level he was expected to given his status as a high pick.
The Minnesota Vikings, like any team, have had plenty of hits and misses on draft day. Here is my look at the best draft picks in franchise history, with draft position, what has come after them (at their position or for the franchise as a whole) among the biggest considerations.
1. WR Randy Moss-1998, 1st Rd-#21 Overall
Moss may be the most important draft pick in team history, as prior to his rookie season in 1998 games were routinely not sold out and despite some on-field success there was not great buzz around the franchise. Moss helped usher in the term "Purple Pride" with his impact performance during that 1998 season (69 receptions, 1,313 yards, 17 touchdowns) as he won NFL Offensive...
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Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Speilman indicated that they’ll be choosing between three prospects when it comes down to who they’ll draft with the 3rd overall pick in next week’s draft. Those players are USC left tackle Matt Kalil, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State receiver Justin Blackmon.
“What you’re saying (to the staff) is, ‘All these...
ST. PAUL, Minn. For years, Minnesota Vikings owners Mark and Zygi Wilf have tried to be patient and work with state legislators to find a solution for replacing the outdated Metrodome.A process that started under previous owner Red McCombs and continued when the Wilfs bought the team in 2005 has led nowhere. The Vikings still play in the Metrodome, where they rank 31st out of 32...
Minnesota Vikings defensive end/crazy person, Jared Allen, says he was shocked by the Gregg Williams audio clip that was released a few weeks ago. You know, the one where Williams, then defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints, talked to his players about “killing the ******* head,” taking out knees and giving concussions to players, by name. Here’s the clip (NSFW)...
Since he's been a man without a team Donovan McNabb has come off as cocky and bitter in recent interviews. He still thinks he should be on an NFL roster and thinks it's Mike Shanahan's fault that he failed in Washington. Furthermore he thinks if the Redskins draft Robert Griffin III that Griffin also will fail in Washington. He went on to say that Shanahan hasn't...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has warned the state of Minnesota of "serious consequences" if legislators cannot pass a bill this year to fund a new stadium for the Vikings.
According to NFL.com, Goodell relayed his concerns to Governor Mark Dayton Wednesday, and the two are set to speak again Thursday, joined by Steelers president Art Rooney II, chairman of the NFL stadium...
Donovan McNabb recently discussed his Hall of Fame candidacy during an interview and gave his reasons why he deserves a spot.
For a while there was progress being made on the Vikings getting a new stadium and it seemed like the team might actually not relocate to Los Angeles. Then, in true Vikings fashion, everything broke down and now the market might be doomed again. A Minnesota House committee on Monday voted down the proposal for a new stadium. For now, the Vikes will continue to play in the occasionally...
Donovan McNabb spoke up yesterday on his career and stated that he “absolutely believes” he is a Hall of Famer. He defended his comment by saying: “Peyton (Manning) never won the big game until he won the Super Bowl finally. Dan Marino never won the big game. But does that mean his career is a failure? [...]
The 2012 NFL schedule was released Tuesday night and it seems to be a positive slate for the New England Patriots. They are currently 8-1 AFC favorites at Bovada to win Super Bowl XLVII next February in New Orleans. The new projections are a slight rise from the 7-1 odds the Pats were right after this year's Super Bowl. Green Bay remains the favorite to win it all next year at...
Guys, I have some bad news for you; There aren't many people looking forward to the 2012 Minnesota Vikings. After the NFL schedule was released this week, every crappy blog on the internet (including this one! *does jig*) wanted to recap a schedule that had little to no meaning at this point in the year. This includes CBSSports.com's "Eye on the NFL" blog, which...
From potentially the best since Adrian Peterson to mid-round prospects, we break down the strengths, weaknesses and production of the top 10 running backs, as well as the Vikings’ outlook at the position.
In a swift turnaround, a Minnesota Senate committee has green-lighted a proposal that would help subsidize the construction of a new stadium for the Vikings. This comes on the heels of a private meeting between Roger Goodell, Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II, Governor Mark Dayton, and congressional leaders in Minnesota and a day after Goodell met with Los Angeles mayor Antonio...
What makes a Hall of Fame caliber quarterback? Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has some ideas.
In yet another interview that has caused controversy, this time on Barfly on FOX Sports, McNabb was asked if he saw himself as a HOF worthy quarterback.
A good question, but a tricky one to answer. Even if you are one of the very rare players who is a shoe-in for the Hall, is...
Donovan McNabb is probably never going to play in the NFL again, unless he’s willing to take a job as a backup. Even then, he’ll probably still complain about being a backup and demand that he be allowed to compete for the starting job. At least that’s what I assume is the thought process of any GM looking for a competent veteran, because otherwise he’d be a Miami Dolphin...