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I have been a proud Viking fan for nearly 30 years. Now as a proud father of 2 wonderful boys I can say that the tradition of cheering for the Vikings in Northern New Mexico will live on!

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Team Needs, addressed?

NFL Draft Needs: Vikings It really is tough to compete with Mark’s quest for 40 mocks in 40 days. But I stumbled upon an article from Rotoworld’s Senior Football Editor Evan Silva, via...


NMVike's 2014 Mock Draft

What's up gang? It's been awhile. The month of March has been a blur. As I mentioned Saturday in the comments section of the Mock Draft Database, my wife and I welcomed a baby girl to the world...


Draft order set

With the compensatory picks announced here is the full 2013 NFL Draft order, according to Mocking the Draft : Round 1 1. Chiefs2. Jaguars3. Raiders4. Eagles5. Lions6. Browns7. Cardinals8. Bills9....


Offseason Plan: yep, another one

With free agency underway, I better get this latest version up and running before, I don't know, the Vikings actually sign someone. End sarcasm. Positions of need: LB—Erin Henderson was...


Off-season Plan: Combine Edition

Whats up gang. With the Combine in full swing I thought that I would take another stab at an off-season plan. I've made a few updates and changes since my last plan. I kept the formatting the...


Offseason Plan: post Super Bowl edition

Offseason plan 2.4 Hey guys, my first offseason plan for the 2013 Minnesota Vikings is finally complete (I think). I had finished it several days ago, then low and behold Mark puts out his...


Chris Cook returns to practice

As reported over at PFT, Chris Cook returned to practice yesterday, December 6. It was the earliest date that he was allowed under the NFL's new rule which allows players to return to play despite...


Potential Roster Moves

As MarkSP18 has pointed out several times, GM Rick Spielman has shown a willingness to begin making roster moves for an upcoming season by signing players off of other team's practice squads prior...


Christian Ponder assuming role of weightroom leader

With the 2012 NFL draft and stadium drama behind us, I have been looking feverishly for "real" Vikings football news. I stumbled upon this article today from the Pioneer Press which discusses the...

MOAR Tight End


Minnesota Vikings have reached out to former Saint Mary's star basketball player Rob Jones. Jones, who is the grandson of 70's cult leader Jim Jones, turned down the invitation.

2012 NFL Draft Individual Grades: *** Rick Spielman says the No. 3 pick will come down to Matt...


2012 NFL Draft Individual Grades: *** Rick Spielman says the No. 3 pick will come down to Matt Kalil, Justin Blackmon and Morris Claiborne. I'd like to issue grades for all three scenarios. *** 3. Matt Kalil, OT, USC: A+ Grade The Vikings made a big investment in Christian Ponder, and they're doing the right thing by protecting him. Ponder suffered a hip injury last year, thanks in part to his offensive line's ineptness. Kalil, considered by most to be the top prospect in this class outside of the two quarterbacks and Trent Richardson, will be a huge upgrade over Charlie Johnson at left tackle. Some may argue that teams don't need an elite blind-side protector to win in the NFL. This is true, but only if you have a perennial Pro Bowl quarterback. Ponder is not that (at least not yet), so he needs all the help he can get. Bravo, Rick Spielman. You made the correct decision. Update: Great job by Spielman. Not only did he get Kalil; he traded down and got some picks too. Awesome. 29. Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame: A- Grade The Vikings had a bunch of picks from the Matt Kalil trade, so they gave up a fourth-rounder to move up six spots. This was a good move; Harrison Smith fits the range and offers a huge upgrade at safety. He'll really improve Minnesota's secondary.

NMVike's 2011-2012 mock draft compilation

Well with the draft set to begin in less than 3 hours, I figured it would be too late to pump out a last minute mock. So I thought I would be fun to go back and review all the mocks that I did this...


Mike Mayock's top 100

So yesterday I posted a little ditty from our friends over at which stated several reasons why the Vikings MUST draft USC left tackle Matt Kalil with the 3rd overall pick in...


"Vikings Must Take Matt Kalil," walterfootball's take

I'm a fan of I enjoy the site, especially all the emphasis on the NFL draft that they provide. I stumbled upon this article today so I thought I'd share it here on the DN....


And then there were 3...

According to this article from the Pioneer Press, Viking's GM Rick Spielman has cut the list of potential draft choices at #3 to three candidates. To no one's surprise those 3 are: USC offensive...

Wow, That's Rich


Apparently Walt from was not alone in his criticism of the John Carlson signing. Rotoworld's Josh Norris weighs in on the amount of cash thrown at the oft-injured tight end.


Vikes will pass on Kalil, according to Adam Schefter

The name Adam Schefter tends to make Vikings fans groan as a result of his "Schismgate" non-story back in 2009. Now he has stuck his neck out again and made another bold statement involving the...


Vikings sign ex-Dolphins and ex-Saints linebacker Marvin Mitchell

According to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings have signed another player this offseason. And like most of the other signings, it isn't a big name. This time the Vikings...

Scout's Notebook: Zack Bowman


Sorry this is a few days late. I hadn't checked my VikingUpdate account in a week or so. This is a pretty good write up on Bowman. Seems to have a lot of potential. But there has been one major drawback in his career thus far...


Mid Free Agency Mock draft

Well the Vikings haven't exactly made a splash in free agency thus far. You might even argue that they haven't really addressed their biggest needs. Re-signing Erin Henderson caused me to tear up...

NFL Draft: Claiborne is the smart play for Vikings


I'm not saying that I am for this. But I did say several months ago that if for some reason the Vikings stay at #3 and don't take Kalil, Claiborne would be the pick for me. This article does make sense.

Vikings GM Rick Spielman appears to like Mo Claiborne over Matt Kalil


Hopefully it's just a smokescreen. Hopefully Spielman comes to his senses. But it is becoming more and more obvious that Spielman will either take Claiborne or Blackmon if he has to stay at #3. But I think he wants to trade down, add picks and select Dre Kirkpatrick in the first round.


Vikings urgency in free agency continues

According to Jeremy Fowler of the pioneer press: The Minnesota Vikings agreed to a one-year contract with former Miami Dolphins running back Lex Hilliard, providing depth and capable blocking...


Your 2012 guide to Free Agency. And a mock too!

Hey everyone! I had planned on getting this out on Sunday or Monday at the latest to beat the Free Agency craze, but I got busy doing some stuff around the house so I had to put my free agency plan...

T.O. gets tackled over wall in IFL game


I normally would't share anything from Shutdown Corner if it didn't come from Doug Farrar. But I was at this game so I decided to throw it up over here for your viewing pleasure.

The Complete list of 2012 franchise tags


I'm amazed at all the kickers that were tagged.

Vikings Mock Draft: Senior Bowl/Combine Edition

Here is my latest Vikings mock draft. The reason I put such an emphasis on the Senior Bowl is because last year the Vikings drafted 5 players who participated in the All-Star game. This year the...


NM Vike's Offseason plan: Senior Bowl/Combine Edition

With the NFL Scouting Combine wrapping up and Free Agency set to begin, I though I would share my thoughts on how I would go about righting the ship for 2012 and beyond. I will begin by offering...

Childress hiring could benefit Vikings' draft


Interesting take from's John Holler. Far-fetched, but interesting.

Riley Reiff a potential 1st round pick; McShay mocks Reiff to Vikings


I shared McShay's mock last week. Here is an article about Reiff and more than once a connection to the Vikings is made.

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