The following is news applicable to the Minnesota Vikings on April 17, 2021 — via tweet. This is updated throughout the day.
Another dude with quasi-history Vikings history might get the Jeopardy gig.
NEWS: Joe Buck will be a guest host on "Jeopardy!" trying out for the permanent job, The Post has learned.https://t.co/d0QohnaBO8
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) April 17, 2021
Rick Sosa will be at the draft for your Vikings needs.
— Rick Sosa (@sosarick) April 17, 2021
Derrick Alexander and Al Noga at training camp. Noga was a key cog in the Viking front 4 and too often forgotten. pic.twitter.com/0CmVZ4SwQQ
— VikeFans (@VikeFans) April 17, 2021
A mini-2017 reunion picture.
this just made my day 🥰 pic.twitter.com/eRDLZULooN
— 🦋 (@skoltanishka) April 17, 2021
The Vikings defensive line, on paper, is going to be ferocious in stopping the run. Need more emphasis like this satisfy the pass-rushing need.
.@mikepierce_97 has always been known as a great run stopper.
But he's looking to expand and elevate his game in Minnesota.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) April 16, 2021
Watch Teven Jenkins’ name during the draft.
if you want a first round o-line prospect that crosses the Vikings' thresholds, is likely to be available after a reasonable trade down and yes, he can pass block pic.twitter.com/nhzmyaea1s
— Luke Braun (@LukeBraunNFL) April 16, 2021
Vikings Germany doesn’t bother with the 1st Round at all.
The 2nd round is the sweet spot in this Draft. And the round Rick is really successful. Missed out on LB and TE but the value just wasn’t there. A Vikings Draft to make the Trenches way better and deeper, give Kirk additional weapons and Zimmer 2 good DBs. #skol #vikings pic.twitter.com/jLyLOAIEVA
— Vikings Germany 🇩🇪🇺🇸 (@Vikings_GER) April 17, 2021
Olson speaks on a Sheldon Richardson reunion.
Would make some sense to reunite with Zimmer and Patterson given the #Vikings' lack of interior pass rush, but I imagine Richardson will instead wind up on a team who can pay and play him as a full-fledged starter https://t.co/XAtLWY1L4E
— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) April 16, 2021
Ragatz would have rather had Richardson over Tomlinson.
— Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) April 16, 2021
CC dropping scripture.
“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
1 Timothy 6:12
— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) April 17, 2021
Advice from Jordan Reid’s show is basically who cares about the helmet.
“Scout the player, not the helmet.”
It’s a scouting term that I often use when talking about prospects. How is Justin Fields different from previous Ohio State QBs? There’s two clear answers to me. pic.twitter.com/sY04YkkQVG
— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) April 16, 2021
The case for notable DT depth.
The smartest aspect about potentially adding a depth DT like Geno Atkins or Sheldon Richardson?
If something injury-wise happened to Tomlinson or Pierce, the defensive line wouldn't really miss a beat because of Tomlinson's flexibility.
— Dustin Baker (@DustBaker) April 17, 2021
The Bears got speedster Goodwin, but the Seahawks wanted him, too.
Speedy WR Marquise Goodwin, who signed with the Bears on Friday, also had interest from Seattle, though Seahawks are high on Freddie Swain as a complementary piece to D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) April 17, 2021
— Ali Siddiqui (@asiddiqui15) April 17, 2021
This cannot be stressed enough — and it wholly affects the Vikings — how many teams spring for quarterback just because it is perceived as the most important position on the field. The more QBs that are “reached for,” the better news for the Vikings at #14.
With QBs virtually locked in at the top three picks, the NFL Draft really starts at No. 4 with the #Falcons, who will have their full allotment of three personnel at Trey Lance’s second pro day Monday at North Dakota State, per source. 🤔
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) April 17, 2021
Tanishka laying down the law about Danielle Hunter comparables.
there is no “the next danielle hunter.” he was an exception to the rule.
it’s not fair to except prospects with crazy measurables and minimal production to do what hunter did. sure, it’s possible to a smaller degree, but not realistic.
— 🦋 (@skoltanishka) April 17, 2021
Chatter heats up for DE instead of OL.
vikings need another pass rusher like nobody's business. It's so bad rn
— Luke Braun (@LukeBraunNFL) April 17, 2021
More for Paul Allen and Jordan Reid’s talks.
If Rick Spielman decides to trade back from No. 14 overall in order to recoup a second round pick, keep an eye on this name.
— Jordan Reid (@Jordan_Reid) April 17, 2021
Round 1 WRs in 2020
1/12 Henry Ruggs, Raiders, 26-452-17.4-2
1/15 Jerry Jeudy, Broncos, 52-856-16.5-3
1/17 CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys, 74-935-12.6-5
1/21 Jalen Reagor, Eagles, 31-396-12.8-1
1/22 Justin Jefferson, Vikings, 88-1,400-15.9-7
1/25 Brandon Aiyuk, 49ers, 60-748-12.5-5
— Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) April 17, 2021