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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: Thursday April 8th, 2021

Thursday Open Thread

Minnesota Vikings Vs Washington Redskins Gameplay Photo by George Long / Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Good Morning!

The mailbag will post mid-morning today, I got some really good questions I’m looking up the answers for so I sound like I know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t notice “we” did a mock draft in the Fanpost section, I have no idea why it didn’t post to the front page (should have) I clicked all the right buttons, but I posted a link to the first round and second round below. The draft will continue with MarkSP18 and GA Skol as the commish as I have bowed out due to having to get stuff done around the house with three days off left. 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 Thursday, one more day until it’s weekend eve and 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.

Chris notes: LB Eric Wilson to sign with Philadelphia Eagles.

Dalvin Tomlinson talks with Jim Rome about signing with the Vikings.

Fanpost: (by me) The First Annual Open Thread Live Draft 1st Round.

MarkSP18 hosted: 2nd Round Open Thread Live Draft.

Vikings news from other sources:

From’s Gabe Henderson is joined by former Vikings player and coach Pete Bercich to break down some defensive linemen that might make sense for the Vikings in this month’s NFL Draft.

Best of the Vikings Best Draft Picks: Round 1.

Lunchbreak: Zierlein Tabs WR, O-Line as Top Position Groups in 2021 NFL Draft.

League News:

2021 NFL Draft: Best team fits for top wide receivers? Five analytics-based pairings.

Mac Jones among first group of prospects to accept 2021 NFL Draft invitations.

2021 NFL Draft: Seven potential Day 1 trades that make sense.

We come to today’s media selection: Slayer - South of Heaven

Again, we all know the rules, but in case someone is new:
-No discussion of politics or religion
-No feeding of the trolls
-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 wash your hands, tip your waiter from a safe distance, and Welcome Aboard!