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Thursday Open Thread: March 8th, 2018

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It’s Thorsday!

2010 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Good Morning and hello Thursday!

We’re in full off-season form with QB debates, mock drafts, smoker tips and crockpot recipes the rage on the daily thread. Only a few more days and we won’t have the “who’s the Vikings QB going to be this year” debate, instead we can have the “why did they pick that guy debate.” I’m ready for the draft and the start of OTA’s.

Around the DN since our last thread:

The NFL has officially set the draft order per Chris with the Vikings currently having seven selections in the upcoming draft.
Chris bring us new from behind the ESPN paywall with Todd McShay’s most recent mock draft projecting the Vikings selecting OSU’s Billy Price in the 1st round despite his recent torn pectoral muscle and surgery.
Also from Chris via Over the Cap they have a list of the worst free agent signings from last year, unfortunately they did not demand excellence and neglected to put Matt Kalil on that list.

Vikings news from other sources:

At 1500espn they have a comparison of Case Keenum and Kirk Cousins since no one is talking about QB’s, they updated their story on who is most likely to become the Vikings QB, and have a story on strong defensive line performers at the combine that could be on the Vikings radar.
From Vikings.com Wobby talked to a lot of people at the combine to figure out the Vikings QB situation, the answers were mixed, also from Wobby his pick 6 mailbag.
NFL.com’s Tom Pelissero on the Vikings plans for Murray and McKinnon and what the Vikings are likely to do with the RB position this year.
There is more there, give it a listen or a read.

Media selection: Smashing Pumpkins, 1979

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
-Keep the bad language to a minimum (using the spoiler tags, if you must)
-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 and tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waitress, try the venison chili and as always, Welcome Aboard and Skol Vikings!