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Who Should the Vikings Draft in Round One?

View image | The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Six teams ‘in the mix’ for Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson was reinstated last week from an NFL suspension for a child-abuse incident.  He’s under contract with the Minnesota Vikings for the next three years for $43.25 million, but it’s still unknown where the running back will play in 2015. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings plan to keep Peterson if they can’t find a trading...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Vikings' Barr Out Sunday, Possibly for the Rest of the Season

For the second straight week, the Minnesota Vikings have ruled rookie linebacker Anthony Barr out of a game due to injury. An injury Barr sustained to his knee in the Vikings' Week 11 loss to the Chicago Bears is what kept him out last week against the New York Jets and what will also keep him sidelined against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Until his injury, Barr was among the favorites...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: First rounders proving their worth

Following their 19-13 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Mike Zimmer and Minnesota Vikings are surely celebrating their first win in the month of October. The win is much needed after last week’s last second loss to Buffalo, especially considering the manner in which they won. After giving 13 points in the 4th quarter, the Vikings fired back with a last second...
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Update : Anthony Barr, Linval Joseph

The Minnesota Vikings are having one hell of a preseason. Unfortunately, a perfect record doesn't always mean all the wheels are turning properly. Anthony Barr, Minnesota's ninth-overall draft pick, and Linval  Joseph, the Vikings new defensive anchor, have both sustained minor injuries that will keep them both out of the Viking's preseason finale.#453417376 / gettyimages.comAccording...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Defense looks great in 10-6 win against Raiders

Mike Zimmer’s first game as an NFL head coach is officially over, ending in a 10-6 win for the Minnesota Vikings. The defense looked great, and didn’t allow the Raiders past the 50 yard line for the first 20 minutes of the game. The Vikings’ first team offense was efficient, especially with Matt Cassel at quarterback. Overall, the team played physical football, and has shown...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Barr finally able to accelerate learning curve with Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Almost everywhere linebackers coach Adam Zimmer goes, Anthony Barr isn't too far behind. The Minnesota Vikings' linebacker coach and the first-round pick are nearly inseparable out on the practice field for the team's three-day mandatory minicamp. It's quite the contrast from the coaching Barr's seen since being selected in May's NFL Draft. Barr was left to...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading Each Vikings Pick From the 2014 NFL Draft Class

Round 1, Pick 9 | Anthony Barr LB, UCLA Analysis: Not going to lie, this pick dropped my jaw a bit. Not because I didn’t like it, just that it was a bit of a shock to the ole system. The name was tossed around early in the draftseason but Barr had little to zero steam to the Vikings leading up to draft day. Some think he was a reach at 9, but his freakish ability wouldn’t have...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

How Athletic is Anthony Barr? Sports Science Takes a Look

We’ll do lots to cover this weekend’s draft throughout the next week, but the biggest head scratcher for some people is that the Vikings took UCLA LB Anthony Barr with their first of two first round picks. Some people were telling me they had never even heard of the guy, which leads me to believe they are just stupid and don’t watch college football. Regardless, if you need...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: Minnesota Vikings take Anthony Barr

The Minnesota Vikings came into the 2014 NFL Draft looking for some help on the defensive side of the football, and that is exactly what they believe they got in UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr is a very talented linebacker, and the Vikings could have gotten their defensive playmaker for years to come. There are quite a few concerns surrounding Barr, but for the most part the...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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