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Sam Ekstrom is a Zone Coverage staff writer covering the Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers basketball. He is a high school play-by-play voice, primarily at BCTV and Prep Spotlight, and a former sports radio host at 105 The Ticket. Follow Sam on Twitter @SamEkstrom.

Kyle Rudolph on His Future: “I Have a Lot of Football...

Kyle Rudolph believes he is still squarely in his prime. The Vikings tight end, entering the final year of his five-year extension, has three consecutive...

Vikings Schedule: Two Vantage Points on All 16 Games

We've reached the time of year for record predictions. Never mind that drafts, trades and injuries will continue to radically reshape teams before the first...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 2 – Wins, Losses and Bye Weeks… The...

How will this season play out? We dissect the newly released schedule and with only two weeks left, we talk more draft scenarios. In This...

FOOTBALL MACHINE: Hour 1 – A Defense That Stays Together Wins...

We discuss the tight knit Vikings defense, Adam Thielen's contract extension, and the 2019 Zone Coverage Draft Guide is out. In This Episode: The Hitman gets...

Vikings Defense Grateful, Emotional at the Return of Its Two Anchors

Harrison Smith's lip quivered talking about Anthony Barr, his teammate for the last five seasons. Both are former first-round picks and cornerstones at their respective...

PLAYER PROFILE: Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State

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PLAYER PROFILE: Hakeem Butler, WR, Iowa State

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PLAYER PROFILE: Jerry Tillery, DT, Notre Dame

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PLAYER PROFILE: Deandre Baker, CB, Georgia

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PLAYER PROFILE: Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State

Browse the rest of the Zone Coverage Draft Guide. TOP 40 PLAYERS MINNESOTA VIKINGS NEEDS & TARGETS POSITIONAL TOP 5 RANKINGS & VIDEO BREAKDOWNS MINNESOTA VIKINGS DRAFT TRENDS INMAN:...