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Monday Open Thread: May 1, 2017

What’d you think of the draft?

Scott Studwell

Merry May Day, everyone!

Alright, the 2017 NFL Draft is in the books. I’ll save my comments on the draft for....well....the comments. I’d like to get your reaction first, so I’ve attached a poll. Cast your vote below!


How do you think the Vikings’ draft went?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Awesome, couldn’t have gone better!
    (96 votes)
  • 47%
    Great, but not perfect
    (505 votes)
  • 35%
    (376 votes)
  • 6%
    (72 votes)
  • 0%
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Horrible, I didn’t like it
    (4 votes)
  • 0%
    Dumpster fire, fire everyone
    (9 votes)
1068 votes total Vote Now

Around the DN since our last open thread:

I’m not going to post every link to every pick, you can access everything from the home page. Chris did a bang-up job as always keeping us updated. He has Twitter draft handles for all the Vikings draftees, the Vikings announcement of the rookie jersey numbers, showed how Spielman’s trades held true to the draft chart, recapped all the Vikings’ trades, posted a roundup of all the Vikings’ draft grades, and also has a tracker where you can keep up with all the undrafted free agent signings and rumors.

Dreitan grades the Vikings draft picks.

CCNorseman also has the Vikings draft grades.

Ted looks at how the Vikings’ draftees will impact the team.

Ted also has a Stock Market Report for the draft.

Vikings news from other sources:

ESPN’s Mel Kiper graded the Vikings draft. Who the #%^@ is Mel Kiper?

From, there are some cool videos of draft room calls: Saturday’s final 7 picks, and the calls to Jaleel Johnson & Ben Gideon.

Rick Spielman addressed the media after the draft, Mike Zimmer talked to the media following the first four draft picks, Spielman talked to Wobby and offered evaluation on all eleven draft picks, and finally, here are highlights of the full 2017 Vikings draft class.

Around the rest of the NFL:

From CBS Sports, NFL execs aren’t impressed with the Bears draft.

Cowboys DE Randy Gregory allegedly failed another drug test, which would be his seventh, but Jerry Jones isn’t buying it.

Wow, the Lions new QB’s mother was Felicia in the movie “Friday”, per ESPN.

From, the Bills fired their GM.......the day after the draft. The timing seems strange to me.

Here is today’s media selection.

I can’t think of a better selection than a 2017 Vikings Pump Up video.

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.