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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Friday April 30th, 2021

Friday Open Thread

2021 NFL Draft Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Good Morning!

This is going to go down as the “what could have been” draft; trading down to the 23rd spot and still getting Christian Darrisaw was a gutsy move, you’d have to think Rick had more than one player in mind at that draft slot but it worked out the Vikings get a very good prospect at LT. Justin Fields-what could have he was within draft capital range of the Vikings, congrats to the Bears for having the stones to move up and get their man. The Vikings don’t currently have a 2nd round selection, but with four 3rd round picks they can move back up today fairly easily. 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 NFL Draft Tracker by the Daily Norseman staff.

2021 NFL Draft Results: Minnesota Vikings select Christian Darrisaw.

Vikings news from other sources:

From T Christian Darrisaw talked with’s Gabe Henderson after being selected by the Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft.

League News:

2021 NFL Draft Day 1 winners, losers: 49ers up, Justin Fields down.

Aaron Rodgers unhappy with Packers as negotiations on extension drag on.

Best remaining prospects available in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
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-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 wash your hands, tip your waiter from a safe distance, and Welcome Aboard!

I’m putting the Rich Hill trade chart up here with link for reference, you know Rick is going to be trading up today.

NFL Trade Value Chart developed by Rich Hill available at