Edlund is a lifelong Vikings fan who oozes purple. He was born and raised on the Northeastern shores of the Gitchi Gami and resides there to this very day. Nik has been covering the Vikings and the NFL since 2002 as a lead contributor to Draftseason.com. He also has his writing featured on The Viking Age and is co-host of the Onebar & Lupagus Show podcast.
Which Minnesota Vikings Safety Prospect Could be the Next Anthony Harris?
By Nik Edlund - Aug 5, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings have two of the best safeties in the league in Harrison Smith and Anthony Harris. The big question about this unit as the season […]
Who Should the Minnesota Vikings Turn to in Free Agency to Replace Michael Pierce?
By Nik Edlund - Aug 3, 2020
In a bit of bad news for the organization, big-name free agent defensive tackle Michael Pierce informed the team he would be opting out of the 2020 […]
What Does it Mean for the Minnesota Vikings Offense if Justin Jefferson Struggles in Year 1?
By Nik Edlund - Jul 29, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings took LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson with their first pick of the 2020 NFL Draft, and the talented young pass-catcher comes into a situation […]
What the Minnesota Vikings Need to See Early in Camp
By Nik Edlund - Jul 27, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings have officially kicked off Training Camp 2020 with the rookies reporting on July 23 and the full roster reporting on the 28th. This is […]
Why the Minnesota Vikings’ Linebackers Will be the Strength of Their Defense in 2020
By Nik Edlund - Jul 22, 2020
While the Minnesota Vikings will be relying on young cornerbacks and saw the departure of Everson Griffen in the offseason, the linebackers are a very talented group […]
What if the Minnesota Vikings End Up Regretting Releasing Xavier Rhodes?
By Nik Edlund - Jul 20, 2020
There’s no question Xavier Rhodes‘ play on the field was pretty awful the last couple of seasons. However, is it possible the Minnesota Vikings could actually regret […]
Using Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mike Hughes’ Rookie Production to Predict Jeff Gladney’s Numbers in Year 1
By Nik Edlund - Jul 15, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings addressed one of the biggest needs on their team with their second pick of the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft when they […]
The Most Disappointing Players on the 2020 Minnesota Vikings
By Nik Edlund - Jul 13, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings have plenty of great players on their roster. They have some of the best in the league at safety, defensive end, running back and […]
Will Mike Boone Have an Increased Role with the Minnesota Vikings in 2020?
By Nik Edlund - Jul 8, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings are going to be a team committed to running the football in 2020. Gary Kubiak takes over as the offensive coordinator and primary play-caller, […]
Should the Minnesota Vikings Keep Ben Gedeon or Cameron Smith as Their Fifth Linebacker?
By Nik Edlund - Jul 6, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings’ linebacker corps will likely only have one spot up for grabs this preseason. The team only kept five linebackers a season ago, and with […]
Should the Minnesota Vikings Have Signed Cam Newton?
By Nik Edlund - Jul 1, 2020
Cam Newton finally found a new team this week when he agreed to a one-year, $1.05 million contract with the New England Patriots that can earn him […]
Reiff, Conklin and Other Minnesota Vikings Who Could be Traded at the End of the Preseason
By Nik Edlund - Jun 29, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings have a pretty deep roster overall. They are thin at some positions, but at others there will be talented football players who will be […]