Comparisons are the lazy man’s scouting. Which is probably why Andy likes them so much. He goes a step further and farms out the comparisons this week to Luke and not Arif (because Arif has the sniffles) as they make their best NFL equivalents to draft prospects and then draft prospects to current Vikings players. Plus the 2016 Vikes were injured (natch), the 2017 preseason schedule is out, and how Desmond Trufant getting paid affects Xavier Rhodes.
All that and more action on this edition of the Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine.
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The Andy Luke & Arif Football Machine is a weekly conversation between two cerebral football minds…. and Andy Carlson. We’ll be bringing you an hour of Minnesota Vikings talk as well as an hour of general pro and college football chatter every week as part of the Cold Omaha Podcast Network. We talk NFL Draft, fantasy football, college football playoffs, and everything else that involves a pigskin and 4 downs. Arif Hasan breaks down the game through an analytic approach and has had his work featured in the Star Tribune, LA Times, Forbes, SB Nation, International Business Times, the Bleacher Report and MSNBC. He’s currently a staff writer for the Daily Norseman and Cold Omaha. Arif’s also made radio appearances on 1500 ESPN, KFAN and 105 The Ticket, and also stars on the Norse Code Podcast. Luke Inman is the resident NFL Draft guru and has been breaking down prospects and tape for eDraft and Cold Omaha. His Prospect a Day series on YouTube is the toast of #DraftTwitter. Andy Carlson hosts a lot of podcasts (Purple FTW! – Dedicated to the Pain AND Pleasure That Is The Minnesota Vikings) and tries to be funny. #DreamTeam