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Minnesota Vikings News and Links: May 1st, 2021

Weekend Open Thread, Saturday Edition

NFL Pro Bowl Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

Good Morning!

A quarterback, guord, linebacker and edge were the haul yesterday; I saw some stuff online about new Vikings QB Kellen Mond that he was either “a steal” or “needs mechanical help and can’t make certain throws.” I’m sure the truth is somewhere in the middle, but based on Kirk’s history of health he won’t see the field for meaningful play for a long time. I was excited the see the addition of guord Wyatt Davis though. He’s a bigger guy and considering the Darrisaw pick I wonder if the Vikings decided to make the offensive line bigger this year to counter the defensive lineman that have been living rent free in the backfield the last couple of years. 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, last day of the draft then we can get back to the full time arguing about who’s going to be good or a bust.

Around the DN since our last open thread:

Minnesota Vikings2021 NFL Draft Tracker by the Daily Norseman staff.

Vikings news from other sources:

From Vikings.com: QB Kellen Mond addressed the media via a video conference call after being selected by the Vikings in the 2021 NFL Draft.

League News:

2021 NFL Draft: Day 2 quick-snap grades for all 32 teams.

Three things to love and question from first two days of 2021 NFL Draft.

Best remaining prospects available in the 2021 NFL Draft.

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