Summer has sprung here, we’re getting temperatures over 90 already, but I see some of you have been affected by the heat already. I’d like the Vikings to move up for a QB just like some of you, but without this year’s 1st round pick, next year’s and probably Danielle Hunter getting traded along with some other draft picks it is incredibly unlikely to happen based on yesterday’s trades. The good part that came out of yesterday, besides Mackenzie Alexander returning was right now it looks like the first three picks in the draft will be QB’s which might end up pushing some really good players down closer to the 14th pick in the draft, unless of course the Vikings trade up or down. Meanwhile, we’ll carry on with our news and links open thread full of crockpot recipes, nap strategies and beer recommendations; drop by for some fan wisdom, snark and it’s the weekend, time to fire up that mock draft simulator, bonus: we’re getting closer to the draft with every passing day.
Around the DN since our last open thread:
Chris notes the Vikings sign CB Mackensie Alexander; Re-TURN of the Mack!
Vikings news from other sources:
From Vikings.com: Lunchbreak: CBS Sports Gives Vikings Highest Free Agency Grade Among NFC North Teams.
Kendricks, Wonnum & Richardson Pass Lessons to Project Success Students.
49ers acquire No. 3 overall pick from Dolphins; Miami gets No. 12 pick, two future firsts.
Dolphins acquire No. 6 pick in 2021 draft from Eagles for No. 12 pick, 2022 first-rounder.
2021 NFL Draft order for all seven rounds.
Four-round 2021 NFL mock draft 2.0: 49ers pounce on Trey Lance at No. 3
We come to today’s media selection: The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze
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With that, the beer light is on and the bar is open. Belly up & tie one on. Don’t forget to wash your hands, tip your waiter from a safe distance, try the brisket, and Welcome Aboard!