Patrick Jones II Needs To Find His Pass-Rushing Identity
By Luke Braun - May 13, 2021
On draft weekend, the Vikings took two offensive linemen before selecting a defensive lineman, which is great news for Stephen Weatherly and D.J. Wonnum. Now Patrick Jones […]
What Kellen Mond Has To Do To Supplant Kirk Cousins
By Luke Braun - May 11, 2021
For the next two years or more, the central question surrounding the Minnesota Vikings will be whether Kellen Mond can supplant Kirk Cousins. After all, Cousins is […]
No, Christian Darrisaw Isn’t a Poor Scheme Fit
By Luke Braun - Apr 30, 2021
On Thursday night, the Minnesota Vikings traded down to pick 23 and selected an offensive lineman. This was somewhat expected, although the Vikings have had some bad […]
Forget Arm Length, Alijah Vera-Tucker Is A Tackle
By Luke Braun - Apr 27, 2021
You’ve probably heard a lot about arm length in this draft cycle. On average, offensive tackles have about 34″ arms, guards have about 33″ arms, and centers […]
Don’t Overthink Kwity Paye
By Luke Braun - Apr 22, 2021
In the Audacy Ultimate Mock Draft, I was tasked with picking 14th for the Minnesota Vikings. The draft board fell unfavorably from an offensive line perspective. I […]
Developmental QB Options to Replace Sean Mannion
By Luke Braun - Apr 20, 2021
On most NFL teams, the backup quarterback is the fanbase’s favorite player. I have fond memories as a child of chanting Tarvaris Jackson‘s name in 2006 as […]
Is It Safe to Draft Jaelan Phillips?
By Luke Braun - Apr 15, 2021
Jaelan Phillips is an exciting edge rusher prospect. He would fix the direst problem facing their roster. The offensive line gets the headlines, but their pass rush […]
What Can the Vikings Learn From Their Previous Draft Misses?
By Luke Braun - Apr 13, 2021
The draft is a crapshoot. That’s not a controversial statement. Any attempt to predict the draft will always be an exercise rooted in futility. Whether mock drafts […]
What If Rashod Hill Is Viable?
By Luke Braun - Apr 8, 2021
When you’re a Minnesota Vikings fan, you get to participate in the annual spring tradition of talking yourself into middling-to-bad offensive linemen. They struck out on some […]
The Vikings Can’t Afford to Ignore Defensive End
By Luke Braun - Apr 6, 2021
Every offseason, the offensive line will be the focus of the Minnesota Vikings’ roster improvement discussions. Rightfully so, as that unit has been a problem since Mike […]
Mackensie Alexander Is More Than Just A Slot Corner
By Luke Braun - Apr 1, 2021
The “nickel” corner is a frequently misunderstood position, especially in the modern NFL. Blame Madden, blame fantasy, or blame the general idea of “the third-best guy,” but […]
Xavier Woods is Right About Effort, and the Science Proves It
By Luke Braun - Mar 29, 2021
During a losing season, tensions run high both inside organizations and out. During the Dallas Cowboys’ 6-10 campaign, things were no different. In early October, they were […]