The Minnesota Vikings hired defensive coordinator Brian Flores on Monday afternoon and that has changed a lot of things for the defense. They need to prioritize man-coverage cornerbacks with the scheme change and the NFL draft is the place to do so. Draft Wire’s Luke Easterling agrees as he sent the Vikings South Carolina cornerback Cam Smith. Here is what Easterling had to say … [Read more...] about Cam Smith to the Vikings in another 2023 NFL Mock Draft
Welcome to SKOL Search! This series will be your guide to the 2023 draft class. From scouting reports to mock drafts and exploring different scenarios, we will be covering the NFL draft and the future of the Minnesota Vikings from all angles. The focus of the draft class in this space will be on the Vikings’ major needs at wide receiver, running back, cornerback and both … [Read more...] about Vikings 2023 NFL draft scouting report: South Carolina CB Darius Rush
Throughout the early portion of the NFL season, many mock drafts have had the Minnesota Vikings taking cornerback with their first selection in the NFL Draft. When the Vikings announced Monday that they had hired Brian Flores to be their defensive coordinator, it meant that cornerback was likely going to be a continued theme this offseason. Diante Lee of the Athletic continued … [Read more...] about The Athletic suggests two players the Vikings could draft in it’s latest mock draft.
There will be plenty to speculate on this offseason when it comes to what Brian Flores will bring to the Vikings as their new defensive coordinator. Flores and his predecessor, Ed Donatell, might both run 3-4 defenses, but that’s where the similarities end. Flores loves to send pressure at opposing quarterbacks and provide pre-snap looks that cause confusion. Donatell was … [Read more...] about Zulgad: Five Vikings who stand to benefit the most from the hiring of Brian Flores
There have been many players mocked by the Minnesota Vikings early this offseason, but there is one player in particular who seems to be the popular pick. On Tuesday, 247 Sports continued that trend in their latest mock draft, when they had the Vikings drafting South Carolina cornerback Cam Smith. “Smith has put together a nice resume as a versatile defender who can shadow the … [Read more...] about 247 Sports has the Vikings taking a cornerback in the first round
The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of different ways they can go in the NFL draft. There will be some discussion on what needs are most important but the Vikings can address most of them through both free agency and the NFL draft. In the first mock draft that we did, the Vikings took a cornerback at 23rd overall and took a wide receiver in the second with a trade down. This one, … [Read more...] about Vikings 2023 7 Round NFL Mock Draft 3.0: Man coverage cornerback
The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that they had signed Brian Flores as their defensive coordinator for the upcoming season. This was just step one in revamping one of the worst defenses in the NFL last season under Ed Donatell. Another step to rebuilding this defense is adding new players. On Tuesday, Lance Zierlinen released his latest mock draft on NFL.com, in which he … [Read more...] about In the wake of Brian Flores’ hire, the Vikings nab a physical corner in the latest mock draft.
Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports We have a new DC! As we gear up for the Super Bowl, we also can look forward to the moves the team must make to get under the cap and even create cap space. There are a lot of good ideas already offered here and there is not one way to skin this cat. It really is going to be interesting. Since our last Open Thread ... Vikings to hire Brian … [Read more...] about Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 7 February 2023
Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images This is relevant to our interests We’ve reached the part of the offseason where teams are going to have to decide whether or not to pick up the fifth-year options on players that were drafted in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. And while the Minnesota Vikings haven’t formally announced that they’re picking up the fifth-year … [Read more...] about NFL sets fifth year option amounts