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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: April 25th, 2019

Thorsday and Draft Day Open Thread

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

Good Morning!

It’s the start of one of the greatest weekends of the year! The draft starts tonight and goes through the weekend, Avengers Endgame opens tonight and Game of Thrones continues the final season with episode 3 on Sunday. If you can’t find something to entertain you this weekend, I can’t help you. I’ll guess that MarkSP18 will have his usual draft day threads throughout the weekend; if you have the opportunity login and follow all the action. After a one week hiatus, the artistformerlyknownasfil returns with his Fanpost edition of the Game of Thrones thread, look for it Monday morning and I’ll get it moved to the front page as soon as I see it. Meanwhile let’s carry on with our news and links open thread full of beer recommendations, nap strategies, crock pot and smoker recipes. Fire up the mock drafts one last time and drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and have another cup of coffee.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

The Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Draft: All the picks, all the trades all in one place by Chris and Wludford.

Best offensive line bets for the Vikings by Wludford.

2019 NFL Draft, Day 1: Start time, channel, streaming, and when the Vikings will pick by Chris.

Brian Robison signs a one day contract and retires as a member of the Vikings by Ted.
(seemed like a classy guy and he likes to fish).

Ted has a place where you can make your draft predictions.

Vikings news from other sources:’s Mike Wobschall made the rounds in Nashville to get the final predictions from draft experts on who the Vikings will take with the 18th pick in this week’s NFL Draft.

Brian Robison officially announces retirement in true B-Rob fashion.

GM Rick Spielman: Vikings aren’t locked in on offensive line in 1st Round.

From Matthew Collar at the Vikings may have an offensive line conundrum on draft day.

League news:

From Daniel Jeremiah 2019 NFL mock draft 4.0: Redskins land Haskins.

Ben Roethlisberger agrees to two-year extension.

NFL Draft buzz: Redskins exploring trading into top 5.

From the full league schedule.

We come to today’s media selection:
All-Time Best of 96 Questions with Brian Robison

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 annoy your waiter, try the Mojito and as always, Welcome Aboard!


With their first selection in the 2019 NFL draft, which position are the Vikings going to pick?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Offensive line
    (104 votes)
  • 26%
    Defensive line
    (55 votes)
  • 2%
    (6 votes)
  • 6%
    Defensive backfield
    (13 votes)
  • 7%
    TE or WR
    (15 votes)
  • 0%
    (1 vote)
  • 8%
    Punter, Kicker or Long Snapper
    (17 votes)
211 votes total Vote Now