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Thursday Open Thread: April 20, 2017

One. More. Week.

Tommy Kramer

Merry Thursday, everyone!

We’re exactly one week away from draft day (although it’s likely a week and a day until the good guys get a pick).

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Arif posted Norse Code Podcast Episode 180: Wide(r) Left Draft Preview with guest Ben Natan.

Mel Kiper projects the Vikings’ first three picks.

Curious about who we’ll pick next week? Check out Supa’s 2017 Vikings Mock Draft V 3.0.

Vikings news from other sources:

CBS Sports looks at the Vikings’ top five needs.

Mark Craig at the Strib speculates on who the Vikings will choose to replace Chad Greenway.

At, Eric Smith has 10 takes on WRs in the 2017 draft, and 10 takes on RBs in this year’s draft. Zimmer and Thielen are going to play in a Lake Tahoe celebrity golf tourney, per Craig Peters. Lindsey Young shares Conor Orr’s take on the NFC North teams’ biggest draft needs. Craig Peters has a prospect profile on FSU T Roderick Johnson.

Around the rest of the league:

From, the Browns expect Osweiler to compete for their starting QB spot. I have a few Osweiler and Browns jokes that I’d like to share here, but I’ll resist the urge.

Well, he’s not going away. Phil Simms is staying at CBS and will be a studio show analyst, per

We come to today’s media selection.

Okay, I got spoken to by some of you for not playing an applicable song on 4/20 in years past, so here’s one for you.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:

-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-This isn't a male version of The View, so leave the gender hatred at the door
-Speaking of which, if discussing a newer show or movie, please use spoiler tags
-No pictures that could get someone fired or in serious trouble with their employer
-If you can't disagree in a civil manner, feel free to go away
-While navigating the open thread, just assume it's sarcasm

With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don't forget to tip your waitress, & try the tiger meat.