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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings enjoyed the advantage of picking early in the 2012 NFL draft by selecting what they hope is a longtime starter at left tackle in Matt Kalil and using their early second-round pick as leverage to move back in the first round and grab safety Harrison Smith.
Kalil and Smith started every game and played key roles in their rookie season. Minnesota is thankful it's not at the top of each round again this year, instead pleased with its unexpected playoff run last season. The Vikings pick 23rd in the first round but surprisingly could be sitting in a good spot again this year. The overall depth and lack of any elite, big-name talent at the top has created a different dynamic entering April's draft.
"That's why I wouldn't want a top 10 pick this year," NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said on a conference call before February's Scouting Combine. "I think the fifth pick in the draft and the 25th pick in this d...
BEST OF MAXIM
So we've already seen what the official new Norseman logo for the Minnesota Vikings will look like this year. We spent COUNTLESS hours looking at fan designs and other suggested brand updates and ideas, only to end up with a new logo that was, well, just slightly different. But that's a good thing.
Because holy crap, look at how awful it could have turned out.
Boy, you know it's award season when Christian Ponder shows up on a red carpet with a suit on!
Well, actually this was from a couple of weeks ago, but the point still stands. Christian Ponder and his wife Samantha Ponder hit an ESPN red carpet event recently where they talked about married life, love, football, and POWER COUPLES! The video (seen below) is attached to an article...
Christian Ponder, QB, Minnesota Vikings
School: Florida State
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
There are very few guarantees in life beyond taxes and death, yet when it comes to Christian Ponder there is a guarantee, and that is the Minnesota Vikings offense does not go thru him no matter what position he plays.
Let’s be realistic...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he'll follow up his 2012 MVP award by not only breaking the single-season NFL rushing mark but shattering it with 2,500 yards.
So what does Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson plan to do? Apparently run for more than Peterson, whatever number he puts up.
Appearing on ESPN's "NFL Live,...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe offered his outspoken support of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo as they became two of the more prominent athletes to speak up for same-sex marriage rights. Now the players are joining forces and helping push the cause to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Kluwe's and Ayanbadejo's names were part of an amicus curiae...
Fans may be concerned about the Vikings losing Phil Loadholt, but the numbers don’t add up for them to use the franchise tag on him.
Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo have combined their collective forces once again in support of gay marriage, and this time they’re moving way up the political ladder.
Back in September of 2011, Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns penned a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, basically asking him to quiet his players — namely Ayanbadejo...
Tennessee running back proposed this week that he would A) out rush league MVP Adrian Peterson this season and B) take a run at the all time rushing record held by Eric Dickerson. Maybe, it’s possible but the numbers need bearing out before it can be given any credibility whatsoever. The all time record, held [...]