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Christopher Gates

Prepare yourselves for The Daily Norseman’s LIVE Draft Night Extravaganza!

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The whole first round, baby!

We’re now a little less than three weeks away from the 2020 NFL Draft, and it promises to be a draft like none we’ve ever seen before. For such an unconventional draft, fans of the Minnesota Vikings deserve some unconventional coverage, and that’s exactly what we’re going to bring you.

For the second consecutive year, the folks from the Good Morning, Gjallarhorn podcast. . .one of our many fine Vikings-centric shows. . .will be live...

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Climbing The Pocket: Episode 183 [Replacing Stefon Diggs]

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Jordan Reid, Myles Gorham, and Yinka Ayinde join Jayson Brown to discuss the departure of Stefon Diggs and who the Vikings might draft to replace him.

The Daily Norseman and the Climbing The Pocket Network have joined forces to create a one-stop shop for Vikings podcasts delivered to your eardrums daily. This collection of shows promises to deliver the top independent voices covering the Vikings from every angle.

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2020 NFL Draft: Predicting where the top WRs will land

The 2020 NFL Draft is stacked at the wide receiver position. Where will the top wideouts land? 

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Arif Hasan

Norse Code Podcast Episode 322: I Saw Tiger

Arif and James return to discuss mock drafts with PFF data scientist Eric Eager. We also talk about trading up for QBs, short corners, locker room speculation, and Tiger King!

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Episode Notes:

My most recent mock at the Athletic How pass blocking actually works — not via pressures, but by increasing your range of options Pass blocking matters more than pass rushing, per ESPN Pass block win rate can tell us a lot about a prospect’s NFL potential Denzel Mims...

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 3rd, 2020

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Weekend Eve Open Thread

Good Morning, It’s Friday!

How’s everyone’s social distancing and sheltering at home going? I talked to mrs_rob yesterday and since the local governor announced a 30 day stay at home unless your essential order starting today she said everyone went bananas trying to buy out the local liquor store. I wanted to tell all of them it’s going to remain open, but why spoil the fun? Meanwhile we’ll carry on with our news and...

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Vikings Next Man Up: OL Oli Udoh

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What role does the big man have for the Vikings’ o-line in 2020?

The Vikings selection of offensive tackle Olisaemeka (Oli) Udoh last year in the 6th round (#193 overall), was a classic traits-based project pick. At 6’5”, 325 pounds, 35 3/8” arms, and the top 40 speed among offensive tackles in the 2019 draft, Udoh is a prototypical offensive tackle. Big, strong, athletic, and with an iron grip, once he gets his hands on...

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Vikings Mock v4.2

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Free agency is done dried up. May as well mock.

Free agency is seemingly all but finished although I believe the Vikings have some moves they will make prior to the draft. There could be a minor signing or two of veterans at certain positions like cornerback and safety. There could be extensions for Cook and Harris (apparently). There could be a trade or two (of Harris and for Trent Williams).

In this mock/plan, I am going to...

Bleacher Report - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' Adam Thielen's Foundation to Donate $100K, Host Virtual Radioathon

Adam Thielen is a receiver by trade, but the Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowler is giving during the COVID-19 crisis...

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Dalvin Cook, Danielle Hunter donating ‘Madden’ royalties to Minn. hospital

Professional athletes have been admirably using their status, wealth and influence to help support first responders and those hit worst by the coronavirus pandemic. Add Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook and defensive end Danielle Hunter to that ever-expanding roster of athletes who are serving an integral role amid the outbreak. Cook announced on Twitter Wednesday that he is donating his royalty earnings from Electronic Arts’ “Madden” video game series to North Memorial...

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Trevon Diggs embarks on NFL path paved by brother, father figure Stefon

Trevon Diggs lost his father when he was 10. But his brother Stefon, a receiver for the Bills, has supported him all the way to the NFL.

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Trevon Diggs embarks on NFL path paved by brother, father figure Stefon

Trevon Diggs lost his father when he was 10. But his brother Stefon, a receiver for the Bills, has supported him all the way to the NFL.

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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 2nd, 2020

Thorsday Open Thread

Good Morning, It’s Thorsday!

I’m back on service for the next seven days so links and stuff up here might get limited depending on what time I get home and how exposed I am....that’s a joke son. I’ve enjoyed the last seven days off with mrs_rob, huge bummer her business had to close due to social distancing restrictions mandated by the government because of Covid 19, but she’s resilient and has time to figure out what else she wants to do. Meanwhile we’ll...

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Vikings Next Man Up: WR Bisi Johnson

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Second in a series on promising young players on the Vikings roster

Olabisi Johnson is what became of one of Rick Spielman’s treasured 7th round picks last season. The #247 pick overall, Johnson competed for a roster spot with a handful of other Day 3 picks, veteran free agent pick-ups, and former first-round pick Laquon Treadwell. But when the final cuts were made, those guys came up short and it was Johnson who emerged with a coveted roster spot. ...

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Christopher Gates

Dalvin Cook, Danielle Hunter to donate “Madden” checks to North Memorial Hospital

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The money will go towards protective equipment

A pair of Minnesota Vikings stars are making some big donations for a very worthy cause.

Just a short time ago, running back Dalvin Cook announced that he was taking his check that he will be getting from Electronic Arts for the Madden NFL series of games and donating it to North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale to help them purchase protective gear for the men and women that work there.

I want to say THANK...

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Christopher Gates

The Minnesota Vikings 2020 NFL Draft hats have officially dropped!


And they’re pretty sweet!

Every year, one of the highlights of the NFL Draft is Roger Goodell calling a draftee’s name and seeing them walk up on stage to get a sweet new hat depicting their new team. With the situation we’re currently in with social distancing and everything else, we won’t get to see that this year, unfortunately.

However, you can get one of the 2020 NFL Draft hats for yourself, and I must say that the model for the Minnesota Vikings looks pretty sweet....

Bleacher Report - Minnesota Vikings

Vikings' Dalvin Cook to Donate Madden Paycheck to Minnesota Hospital

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook announced Wednesday he is donating the check he receives from the NFLPA for his likeness being in the Madden video games to North Memorial Hospital in Minnesota...

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Vikings' Dalvin Cook donating 'Madden' check to help fight COVID-19

We’ve seen athletes get creative when it comes to helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic around the United States. Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook is just the latest example of that. Cook announced on Wednesday that he’s donating his “Madden” check from the NFLPA to help provide PPE gear to first responders at the Minnesota-based North Memorial Hospital. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport notes the donation will come in at $17,000-plus. This is cool way to make the money work as the...

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Christopher Gates

NFl planning on full 2020 season, schedule to be released around May 9

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Optimistic? Maybe, but that’s okay.

While nobody knows anything for certain given the current state of affairs, it certainly sounds like the National Football League is pretty optimistic about how things are going to be in about five months.

In a conference call on Tuesday, league officials stated that they were planning on a full 2020 NFL season, that the season would start on time, and that all of the currently planned...

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Christopher Gates

Skolcial Distancing: What’s everybody reading?

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Break out the books!

Hey, everyone! I apologize for letting this series drop off a bit, but since it looks like we’re in for a bit more Skolcial Distancing in the midst of the coronavirus situation, it looks like I’d better pick it back up again. We’ve already looked at the worlds of television and video games for what we’re doing while we’re sheltering in place, but now it’s time to move on to a different realm.

If you’re a...

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Eric J. Thompson

Daily Norseman on The Chase Thomas Podcast

DN writer Eric Thompson joined Chase to discuss a wide range of NFL offseason topics.

With the rest of the sports world in an indefinite holding pattern, the NFL has kept churning along with their offseason leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft. Chase Thomas was kind enough to have me on as a guest of his podcast to discuss a vast array of football topics, including but not limited to:

The free agency adventures the Vikings have had thus far, including the Stefon Diggs trade, the exodus of many...

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