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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday April 2nd, 2021

Friday Open Thread

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Good Morning!

I check the poll last night when I got home regarding the live mock draft, there were a depressingly low number of “Phyre Rob” votes, although I was one of them. In any case it looks like there is enough interest for us to do a first round mock draft starting next week; look for it in the Fanposts. In addition, I’ll be soliciting questions for the mailbag, look for a front page article Tuesday morning. 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 weekend eve, time to plan the beer and meat menu for the weekend.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Minnesota Vikings 2021 Offseason Activity Tracker. All the moves the Vikings are making in one place.

A reminder that your April Fool’s joke isn’t funny; regardless of who you are.

Wludford has Mike Zimmer’s Press Conference Transcript, comments on new players and the off-season so far.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: Former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich breaks down the tape on new Vikings CB Patrick Peterson and what he can bring to the table in 2021.

Mike Zimmer Says Vikings Still Have Time to Address Offensive Line.

Presser Points: Zimmer on Hunter’s Status, Replacing Reiff & the 17th Game.

League News:

2021 NFL mock draft ... with a twist! What every team SHOULD do.

2021 Competition Committee and Club Playing Rules Proposals.

2021 NFL Draft: First-round order, top five needs for all 32 teams.

Bucky Brooks’ top five 2021 NFL Draft prospects by position 2.0

We come to today’s media selection:
OFFICIAL TRAILER: Rick and Morty Season 5 | adult swim

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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, and Welcome Aboard!