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Past Vikings 1st Round Draft Picks | Who I Wanted … Who We Took

It’s Draft Day eve and there is an excitement and buzz in the air.  Most fans have their first round want lists honed down to a few certain names.  I was pondering that this morning, and it got me thinking to past Vikings Drafts and who I wanted at the time, and who we ended up taking. I thought it’d be real fun to look back at some past Drafts and see who I wanted vs. who...
Via DraftSeason
5 days ago  |  Discuss

It's wide receiver time again: Vikings need playmaker in NFL Draft

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Every few years, the Minnesota Vikings have returned to the well in the first round of the NFL draft, seeking the type of game-breaking wide receiver that Randy Moss once was.Next weekend, they could be back."If there's a good one there when we're ready to pick, then I have no problem taking a wide receiver," coach Mike Zimmer said. "The more playmakers you...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL DRAFT: Vikings, again, searching for wide receivers

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Every few years, the Minnesota Vikings have returned to the well in the first round of the NFL draft, seeking the type of game-breaking wide receiver that Randy Moss once was. Next weekend, they could be back. ''If there's a good one there when we're ready to pick, then I have no problem taking a wide receiver,'' coach Mike Zimmer said. ''The more playmakers...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings March Madness | Vote to Crown the Best 1st Round Selection of the Past 32 1st Round Picks

Vote below in the to get who you believe deserves to make it to round 2. In honor of March Madness AND the upcoming NFL Draft, why not throw together a “Minnesota Vikings March Madness”!?! Vote below for each match-up and come back to continue to help get your favorite pick of the past 32 Vikings 1st round selections into the championship. ROUND 1 1st Round Matchup Randall...
Via DraftSeason
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

1st Round Receivers of Vikings Past … and How They Panned Out

Wide receiver will be a top need heading into the 2016 NFL Draft, and with guys like Doctson, Coleman, Thomas, and Fuller all projected to go anywhere from the early teens to early 2nd round … any of them could be a possibility for the Vikings at pick #23. The receiver position hasn’t been a very popular choice for the Vikings in round 1 since they entered the NFL in 1961, but...
Via DraftSeason
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical leap. Even if their game tape isn’t that impressive, these...
Via Patriots Extra
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical leap. Even if their game tape isn’t that impressive, these...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical leap. Even if their game tape isn’t that impressive, these...
Via Phins Phocus
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

10 biggest NFL Combine busts of all-time

Watching the stocks of 2016 NFL draft prospects rise and fall this week will be like watching a ticker on Wall Street. The NFL Scouting Combine begins Tuesday at Indianapolis, and it’s a safe bet that a player or two will climb up draft boards because of his 40-yard dash time, number of bench-press reps or vertical leap. Even if their game tape isn’t that impressive, these...
Via Ravens Football Machine
February 22, 2016  |  Discuss

USA Knockouts vs. British Lionhearts tonight in Miami to open WSB Season VI

Miami is the venue for the hotly anticipated WSB Season VI Group B opener between USA Knockouts and British Lionhearts on Thursday evening, as the two World Series of Boxing stalwarts look to get their seasons off to a winning start in what is set to be an electric encounter at the Miccosukee Sports & Entertainment Dome. USA Knockouts won their opening three matches of Season...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Who is the Jacksonville Jaguars Next 1,000-yard Receiver?

Could it finally happen? Could the Jacksonville Jaguars finally find a receiver who can top 1,000 yards in receptions this season? Should it happen, some Jaguars fans might view it as a miracle of sorts. Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell are the last two wide receivers to top the mark, which tells you how long ago that happened. Jacksonville has been searching for that true No. 1...
Via Football Nation
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Nugget about the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers and the ’05 draft is depressing

The Minnesota Vikings / Daunte Culpepper relationship came to a rough end after the 2005 season. Other than a magical season under Brett Favre, Vikings QBs in the last 10 years have been brutally underwhelming. The “what if?” game is always tough to play, but this is depressing. Reviewing the 2005 draft & remembering that the Vikings had TWO picks before Aaron Rodgers was...
Via cover32
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Previous 7th Overall Picks Urge Chicago Bears To Trade It

Every year is different when it comes to the NFL draft but like any other event, there are always trends that seem to appear.  So what can be discovered regarding the 7th overall pick, which the Chicago Bears currently hold? Being the top 10 is a definite plus but like any pick it guarantees nothing.  Still, does recent history offer any hope or optimism for fans?  The results...
Via Sports Mockery
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuba Domadores finish WSB regular season undefeated

In front of a large crowd at London’s Copper Box Arena, Cuba Domadores defeated British Lionhearts 5-0 and achieved their 13th consecutive victory in Season V of the World Series of Boxing (WSB). The Cuban team entered this fixture after the historic news was revealed that the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has become the exclusive partner for all Cuban boxers from the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cuban boxers will only fight in AIBA tournaments

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) made history today by becoming the exclusive partner for all Cuban boxers from the Cuban Boxing Federation whenever they compete in international boxing competitions. A memorandum signed today between AIBA and the Cuban Boxing Federation (FCB) commits that all FCB boxers will only compete in AIBA-approved competitions, including the World...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2005 Draft Was Horrifically Bad for the Minnesota Vikings

In April of 2005, the Minnesota Vikings were heading into an important draft class. The team had just finished an 8-8 campaign, but had some positives after winning their first playoff game since 2000. That progress may have been offset by the offseason trade of Randy Moss to the Oakland Raiders, but the Vikings were able to get the seventh overall pick in return.With two first-round...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back at Some Vikings First-Round Busts

The NFL Draft is now less than two months away. It is an exciting time for fans and also very mysterious because you just don’t always know what you will be getting. We have seen many first-round busts like Ryan Leaf, Lawrence Phillips, Jamarcus Russell and others. We have also seen many late-round steals like Cris Carter, Joe Montana, Tom Brady, etc. Here is a look back at the...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Biggest Draft Day Regret In Franchise History

Dimitrius Underwood will go down in football history as one of the biggest mysteries to ever not play football in Minnesota. This wasn’t about talent as much as it was about the mental fortitude a prospect has to have to play in the NFL. Despite the mental issues Underwood was reported to have when he was selected in the 1999 NFL Draft, he was also one strange dude.According to...
Via Football Nation
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 First Round Picks Up

The 2014 playoff standings, this may give you some hope. We list the average weighted career AV of a player picked at that spot as of the 2007 draft (so that it's not brought down by recent draft picks who haven't had time to amass career numbers). For instance the #7 overall pick has an average weighted career AV of 39, which is about equivalent to LeRoy Hill. You'll also find a...
Via Sports-Reference
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five draft picks why the Vikings won’t make the playoffs

This has been a disaster season for the Vikings and the primary reason why has to be the suspension (of sorts) for Adrian Peterson. Not that the Vikings were a shoe in by any means with him, but without him it was clear they wouldn’t amount to much. That, and Teddy Bridgewater just isn’t ready to produce on the level needed to win games consistently just yet. That said, some...
Via This Given Sunday
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars’ draft history shows that there are no guarantees whatsoever

Nothing in the NFL is a perfect fit. The Jacksonville Jaguars can tell you that just as much as any team in the league. While this is the 20th Draft for this franchise, the Jaguars have had their share of hits and misses when it comes to first round talent. The 1995 Draft, its inaugural one, proved to be solid but not spectacular. The 1998 Draft gave the team two cornerstones of...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Top five biggest Vikings draft bust

The Minnesota Vikings have drafted a number of great players during their 54 year history. They have also drafted a number of disappointed players as well. Before we get to the five biggest draft bust in Vikings history, here are some names that narrowly missed the top five. Honorable Mentions Erasmus James Leo Hayden Tarvaris Jackson Darrin Nelson Michael Bennett   5. Christian...
Via cover32 - Vikings
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Is it worth it to trade proven players for draft picks?

The biggest topic of discussion for Kansas City Chiefs fans right now is whether the team should trade Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, as first brought up by Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger. The idea got me to thinking – what’s the history of players that were traded for draft picks? Who typically wins the trade; is it the team that ends up with the draft pick(s), or the...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Ranking Their No. 1 Draft Picks Since 2000

The first pick in a draft is always a high pressure one. The expectation is that any player chosen in the first round will be able to come into their new team and make an instant impact in the NFL. Some rise to the challenge, immediately looking like veterans and as if they were born to strut their stuff on the highest stage. For others the pressure becomes too much and they fall...
Via Football Nation
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Team History

The Purple People Eaters. Fran Tarkenton. Chuck Foreman. Names that will forever live in Minnesota Vikings lore. The years have either been very good to the franchise – with four Super Bowl appearances with nothing to show for it. A great run in the late 1980s and a team that has teetered back and forth as a playoff contender and a high drafting franchise. For all the players that...
Via Football Nation
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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