Hope your Easter weekend is off to a great start with food, family and fun. The draft is coming to paraphrase from Game of Thrones and speaking of Game of Thrones I will be posting the thread late Sunday night or Monday morning as a replacement for theartistformerlyknownasfil for this week only. If you’re watching, the trial of Jaime Lannister is going to be interesting to say the least, if you’re not watching....start now, you have time to catch up with the rest of us. If you’re wondering, the lead photo for the weekend thread is Ifeadi Odenigbo and was posted by request. Meanwhile we’ll catch up on our NFC North opponents and then carry on with our news and links thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and try a Cigar City / 3 Sons - Across The Alley.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris ponders, does Rick Spielman have a conference bias?
How the Vikings built one of the best rosters in the NFL - Part II by Wludford.
(Part one is here in case you missed it)
Finally, Matt Birk to open new school in Burnsville.
Vikings news from other sources:
NFL Network’s Dave Dameshek, host of ‘The Dave Dameshek Football Program,” joined Vikings.com’s Mike Wobschall to give his take on the NFC heading into 2019 and where the Vikings fit in, and more.
From their lunch break series: Inside the journey of the creation of the Vikings schedule.
At Vikings.com, they’ll keep you up to the minute with their Vikings free agency tracker.
Courtney Cronin at the ESPN NFC North blog notes Minnesota Vikings schedule: Must buck prime-time woes for playoff run.
NFC North Roundup:
At Pride of Detroit Way-too-early predictions for the Lions’ 2019 schedule.
NFL Network to have war room footage of Detroit Lions.
Drafting from Disaster: 10 years of Lions draft classes.
Come join us at the Pride of Detroit Draft Party!
2019 Detroit Lions free agency tracker: Latest signings, trades, more.
At Windy City Gridiron 10 thoughts on the Chicago Bears 2019 schedule.
Matchmaker, matchmaker: Analyzing which running backs Bears should target in 2019 NFL Draft.
Bears 2019 free agency tracker: News, signings, cuts, and more.
Over at Acme Packing Company Packers held pre-draft visit for Princeton utility player John Lovett.
Thursday Cheese Curds: Packers have opportunity for early success.
NFL Draft 2019 Rumors: Is Montez Sweat’s heart condition scaring teams away?
Consistent with the weekend news and links I’ll post league news in the comments
We come to today’s media selection: AC/DC - TNT
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 & tie one on. Don’t forget to tip your waiter, try not to annoy him and and as always, Winter is Coming.
What trade scenarios would you prefer the Vikings do to acquire more pick and talent in the 2019 draft?
This poll is closed
Trade one of the three starting CB’s for a high draft pick.
Trade Griffen or Rudolph for a mid round draft pick.
Trade down from the number 18 pick to get more talent in the top 100.
Trade up to get enough starters on the OL or DL even if it meant giving up future picks.
Trade down from round 3 or 4 to acquire more OL who could solidify the line for many years.
Trade any player eligible on the roster if the value is right to get a suitable 1st round draft pick this year.
Something else, put your answer in the comments.