Rob Searles was born and raised in Minnesota, with a lifetime of covering his eyes to the inevitable shortcomings courtesy of our favorite local sports teams. He currently serves as a featured writer for FantasyPros, providing expertise on fantasy football, varying from redraft, dynasty, and superflex formats, and he coaches the wide receivers and serves as the passing game coordinator for Simley High School's varsity football program. Before coaching at Simley, he spent five years in the same role for Mounds View's varsity football program. He also covers the NBA, first serving as a staff writer for Daily Thunder, covering the Oklahoma City Thunder as a credentialed media member for the 2018-19 season. Rob also covered the Houston Rockets for SB Nation during the 2019-20 season. While attending the University of Nebraska, Rob was a featured columnist for Bleacher Report covering the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.
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Ndamukong Suh Would Raise Expectations for the Vikings
By Rob Searles - Jun 24, 2022
On Tuesday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings unexpectedly found themselves fully entrenched in the Ndamukong Suh sweepstakes. After spending the past three seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers […]
What’s Irv Smith’s Ceiling In O’Connell’s Offense?
By Rob Searles - May 31, 2022
Armed with skill-position players that would rival (if not exceed) what Kevin O’Connell had with the Los Angeles Rams over the past two years, the Minnesota Vikings […]
Will the Vikings Have the NFL’s Best Vertical Passing Game?
By Rob Searles - May 27, 2022
For as much grief as former Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Klint Kubiak received, it’s tough to argue with his impact on the passing game last season. With […]
Is This the Year Justin Jefferson Becomes the Best Receiver On the Planet?
By Rob Searles - May 24, 2022
Justin Jefferson is the first player in NFL history to combine for over 3,000 receiving yards across his first two seasons. He’s undoubtedly in the conversation as […]
Do the Vikings Have One More Free-Agent Splash Left In Them?
By Rob Searles - May 20, 2022
In less than two weeks, NFL front offices will have the opportunity to add extra flexibility to their salary-cap situations by cutting and/or trading players and spreading […]
Are the Vikings’ Priorities Out Of Order Defensively?
By Rob Searles - May 17, 2022
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah inherited a dumpster fire on defense when he took the Minnesota Vikings’ general manager job back in January. Over the past two seasons, the Vikings […]
The Vikings Will Deeply Regret Passing On Jordan Davis After Week 2
By Rob Searles - May 13, 2022
Following the NFL schedule release on Thursday evening, Minnesota Vikings fans can’t help fixating on Kevin O’Connell ringing in his era at home against the dreaded Green […]
Were the Vikings Right To Pass On Receiver Early In the Draft?
By Rob Searles - May 10, 2022
Instead of standing pat and selecting the electrifying Jameson Williams out of Alabama in this year’s draft, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and the Minnesota Vikings had other ideas. As […]
Are We Sure Cameron Dantzler Needs To Be Replaced?
By Rob Searles - May 6, 2022
With the 42nd-overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah went to work on retooling a secondary that ranked 28th in pass […]
It’s Okay To Be Critical of Kwesi’s Draft
By Rob Searles - May 3, 2022
Armed with the 12th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah located the conveniently placed Post-It note that former GM Rick Spielman […]
What Could the Vikings Draft Look Like If They De-Prioritize Corner?
By Rob Searles - Apr 26, 2022
Luckily for the football world, the mock draft overload will soon be in the rearview mirror. And as someone who has speculated about the upcoming draft for […]
How Early Is Too Early For Wide Receiver In the Draft?
By Rob Searles - Apr 22, 2022
Minnesota Vikings fans will soon be able to get a clearer picture of the vision that Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O’Connell have for this franchise. One week […]