Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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VT Roundtable Episode 8

Opening night of the 2017 NFL draft is officially in the books. As expected, the Minnesota Vikings were inactive during the first round, electing to forgo what proved to be a truly unpredictable and chaotic night in Philadelphia, Penn.

The guys return to discuss everything from the Chicago Bears’ interesting selection of North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to Minnesota’s Day 2 approach on Episode 8 of the VT Roundtable.

Be sure to check out Episode 8 after the jump AND subscribe to the Vikings Territory YouTube channel to keep up with ALL our video content!

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Silent But Deadly

Image courtesy of Vikings.com

Thirty-two picks down, 221 to go.

Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings began the 2017 NFL draft with eight selections — Nos. 48, 79, 86, 121, 129, 160, 199 and 232. Whether by choice or as a result of a failed trade attempt, the Vikings general manager will open the second round with the same eight-pick collection.

Draft selections are no ordinary resource, however. Each pick is assigned a numeric value (chart below) based on how close it is to the top of the list and the round in which it falls. While these figures establish a base point for trade negotiations, they do not account for situational influence.

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25 Hidden Gems

Lamar CB Brendan Langley — Screen Shot courtesy of NFL Network (NFL Combine Coverage)
NFL DRAFT DAY IS FINALLY HERE!

But… for Minnesota Vikings fans, however, the excitement likely won’t begin until Friday — which inherently makes Thursday’s Round 1 show a bit underwhelming BUT also aids in helping Day 2 and Day 3 become as thrilling as ever in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

The following is a list of 2017 NFL draft prospects have not received the hype or overall media attention — good or bad — of a Myles Garrett or Jabrill Peppers, but each of them represent realistic options for the Vikings during Rounds 4 through 7 due to a variety of reasons. Check out our list of hidden gems after the jump!

DRAFT DAY — About the Labor Podcast Episode 60 feat. Jordan Reid

BJ Reidell — Version 3.0

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald welcome Jordan Reid (The Viking Age) on to the show to give a final review of defensive prospects as it pertains to the Minnesota Vikings.

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Intro (0:00-0:46)
  • Prospect Review: Defensive Tackles (0:47-11:36)
  • Prospect Review: Linebackers (11:37-28:03)
  • Prospect Review: Edge-Rushers [43 Defensive End/34 OLB] (28:04-42:02)
  • Prospect Review: Cornerback [Outside/Nickel] (42:03-52:51)
  • Prospect Review: Safety (52:52-1:00:08)
  • Twitter Questions: “Nickel CB is the most difficult position on defense” (1:00:09-1:08:58)
  • Bold Draft Predictions: “Deshaun Watson goes No. 4 overall” (1:08:59-01:14:48)
  • Sign Out (01:14:49-01:16:07)

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VT Roundtable Episode 6

NFL Draft Week has finally arrived, and to celebrate, the Vikings Territory team got together for a special mock draft edition of the VT Roundtable. The group uses the VT consensus big board to debate what the Vikings should do with ever pick from No. 48 to 232 with Fan Speak’s mock draft function while an absent Drew Mahowald grades each selection from afar.

Be sure to check out Episode 6 after the jump AND subscribe to the Vikings Territory YouTube channel to keep up with ALL our video content!