Thursday, May 26, 2016

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There is no offseason in the NFL. Which means there’s no offseason for Purple FTW! Tom Shefchik (@Shefonomics), co-editor of Sporting Sota, joins us to talk Vikings and what’s new and different at SS. No shortage of Vikings news: Rookie Mini Camp happened over the weekend, Teddy took a high school girl to prom, and Jerry Jones refuses to let his Adrian dream die.

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Anytime you talk about adding weapons around Teddy Bridgewater, my ears perk up. That’s exactly what GM Rick Spielman accomplished by selecting TE MyCole Pruitt with the 143rd overall pick in the 5th round of the 2015 NFL draft.


Height: 6’2”
Weight: 251 pounds
Arm Length: 33 1/2
Hands: 10 1/4


40-Yard Dash: 4.58
Bench Press: 17 reps of 225 pounds
Vertical Jump: 38.0
Broad Jump: 118.0
20 Yard Shuttle: 4.37
60 Yard Shuttle: 11.85

Pruitt was a top performer at the combine running the fastest 40-yard dash among tight ends, the best vertical jump, and ranked fourth in the broad jump. Along with his obvious athleticism, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound Pruitt showed soft hands in the positional drills.

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Shortly after announcing the release of WR Kain Colter and G Jesse Somsel, the Minnesota Vikings signed Isaac Fruechte, an ex-Golden Gopher and native of Minnesota. The signing brings the Vikings’ roster to 89, just one short of the NFL’s 90-man limit. Fruechte attended the Vikings’ rookie minicamp over the weekend.

While at the University of Minnesota, Fruechte played in 38 total games, starting 18 of those. In an offense that relied heavily on the legs of running back David Cobb, Fruechte was far from one of the nation’s more productive receivers. However, he hauled in 18 catches for 292 yards and a touchdown in 2014, earning the Gophers’ Wide Receiver of the Year award as a senior.

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The NFL Draft has concluded and draft picks are already under contract, already in the house, and already starting to practice in their new uniforms.

Before I go through this week’s best links, I want to draw special attention to one you should all be clicking on, if you haven’t already. CLICK HERE to listen to Tom Moore’s exclusive interview on Vike Fans with Vikings general manager Rick Spielman. It is a post-draft interview geared towards addressing everything Vikings fans want to know, and it really is a great listen.

Okay, onto the all the other fine content that can be found around the web:

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