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Scoggins: Top offensive draft picks should help Zimmer's defense

Offensive lineman Pat Elflein (65) of Ohio State

The Vikings were the worst rushing team in the NFL last season, and by fixing that with running back Dalvin Cook and lineman Pat Elflein the defense shouldn't be as taxed this season.

Jaleel Johnson ready to hit the mat for the Vikings

At 6-3, 316 pounds, Iowa’s Jaleel Johnson brings the size the Vikings desire at defensive tackle.

Iowa's Jaleel Johnson brings a wrestler's pedigree to the Vikings' defensive line


The two luxury suites controlled by the Minnesota Sports Facilities chair became the focus of attention when the Star Tribune reported that family and friends of the panel were guests at stadium events.

Senate votes to tighten access to public suites at U.S. Bank Stadium

Leaky walls, loose panels still plague U.S. Bank Stadium, with no clear fix
Super Bowl Host Committee will pay back Minneapolis $5 million for services
Kathleen Blatz selected as interim chief of U.S. Bank Stadium panel

'A lot of pacing.' Myrick's NFL draft wait lasted a little too long

Gophers cornerback Jalen Myrick is grateful for the chance after being drafted in the seventh round by Jacksonville but felt he would be earlier pick.


Vikings GM Spielman keeps on wheeling, dealing in draft

Rick Spielman ended this NFL draft having made seven trades for the Vikings, by far the most draft deals since he became general manager in 2012.


Hartman: Draft picks must step up to solidify Vikings roster

The Vikings will be looking to see who from this weekend's crop of draft picks, and rookie free agents, will be able to help them this season.


Craig: Draft shows contenders still chasing the Patriots

As other teams made their moves over the three-day NFL draft process, Patriots' coach Bill Belichick and Co. already were a step ahead


Access Vikings: Recap of 2017 draft

The Vikings used six of their 11 picks on offense, including their first two and five of their first seven.


A glance at the Vikings' 2017 NFL draft picks

A closer look at the new guys in purple.


Vikings draft picks by the numbers: One notable stat for every player

Fast facts from all the picks.


Reusse: Don't count on TV for true NFL draft analysis

The NFL has become so vital to cable television that criticism is couched and the TV analysts are cheerleaders for most every choice.


2017 Minnesota Vikings NFL draft picks and trades

After lots of draft trades, the Vikings made 11 selections in the NFL draft.


Newest Vikings: Video highlights and social media (Rounds 6 and 7)

Video highlights and social media information on the players drafted by the Vikings in the sixth and seventh rounds.


Vikings bulk up with four picks in final round, including Northwestern defensive end

Ifeadi Odenigbo of Northwestern is the son of Nigerian immigrants and didn’t start playing football until 10th grade in Ohio. He's one of four Vikings seventh-round picks.


Poll: Grade the Vikings draft


Jacksonville drafts Gophers cornerback Jalen Myrick

Myrick had five interceptions for the Gophers in 47 career games over four years, including 21 starts.


Getting offensive: Vikings draft wide receiver, tight end, guard in fifth and sixth rounds

Rodney Adams, the 170th-overall pick in the fifth round, could immediately help the Vikings replace Cordarrelle Patterson at kick returner. The Vikings have four picks in the seventh and final round of the draft.


'He likes to deal.' Vikings GM Spielman racking up the draft trades

Coach Mike Zimmer is no stranger to the NFL draft trade game now that he's in his fourth draft with general manager Rick Spielman, who has made 22 draft trades since 2012.