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Krammer%3A+%27Guru%27+got+the+picks The Vikings are getting defensive under Mike Zimmer, writes Andrew Krammer, as 10 of the first 13 draft picks used went toward defense since he was hired. Brass has trusted him with valuable picks on D, now it's up to him to put the puzzle together. [Full Story]

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Purple Podcast: Draft bulks up defense
Purple Podcast: Draft bulks up defense On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 NFL Draft. What did the draft selections tell us about the team's direction under coach Mike Zimmer? What team does Judd say they're emulating? [More]
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Krammer: Mike Zimmer got the top picks, now time for the 'guru' work Posted by Andrew Krammer | 14 hours ago The Vikings are getting defensive under Zimmer, writes Andrew Krammer, as 10 of the first 13 draft picks used went toward defense since he was hired. Brass has trusted him with valuable picks on D, now it's up to him to put the puzzle together. [Full Story]
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Purple Podcast, ep 62: Vikings' draft gets defensive again for Mike Zimmer Posted by 1500ESPN | 17 hours ago On this episode of the Purple Podcast, Andrew Krammer and Judd Zulgad discuss the Vikings' 2015 NFL Draft. What did the draft selections tell us about the team's direction under coach Mike Zimmer? What team does Judd say they're emulating? Who can we expect to contribute right away? Is this defense primed for a top-10 unit in 2015? Why two positions are the guys worried most about on offense? Why does Krammer think the Vikings finally got it when it comes to an undervalued swing tackle position? Finally, we end by reacting to fifth-year options for Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith. [Click to listen]
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Vikings pick up 2016 options for Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith Posted by Andrew Krammer | 20 hours ago The Vikings exercised the fifth-year contract options for both left tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith. [Full Story]
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Vikings rookies pick their jersey numbers Posted by Andrew Krammer | 20 hours ago The Vikings drafted 10 players over the weekend and now they have jerseys. Here's the list of numbers and famous Vikings of old to wear them. [Full Story]
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S Anthony Harris, QB Taylor Heinicke lead off Vikings' undrafted crop Posted by Andrew Krammer | 21 hours ago The Vikings confirmed the signings of five undrafted free agents and will invite even more college players who didn't hear their name called last weekend for tryouts this weekend. [Full Story]
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Vikings wrap up NFL Draft with three OL prospects Posted by 1500ESPN | 2 days ago The Vikings capped the 2015 NFL Draft with three offensive linemen with their final six picks. #Vikings #1500espn #sportswire [Watch Video]
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Guard Austin Shepherd, linebacker Edmond Robinson drafted in seventh Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago The Vikings wrapped up the 2015 NFL Draft with two seventh-round picks on guard Austin Shepherd and linebacker Edmond Robinson. [Full Story]
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Defensive lineman B.J. Dubose taken by Vikings in the sixth round Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago The Vikings didn't add one of Teddy Bridgewater's receivers from Louisville in the 2015 NFL Draft, but they got one of his former teammates from the defensive line. [Full Story]
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Vikings draft another offensive lineman in Tyrus Thompson Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago In the sixth round (185th overall), the Vikings selected Oklahoma tackle Tyrus Thompson with their fourth pick of Saturday's final rounds of the NFL Draft. [Full Story]
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Vikings address offense in fifth round with TE Pruitt, WR Diggs Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago Tight end MyCole Pruitt and receiver Stefon Diggs were taken four picks apart by the Vikings in the fifth round on Saturday. [Full Story]
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Vikings draft OL T.J. Clemmings, stress fracture an 'old injury' Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago The Vikings drafted offensive lineman T.J. Clemmings with their first pick of Saturday's final rounds of the NFL Draft. [Full Story]
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Vikings trade back, draft 'project' defensive end Danielle Hunter Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago The Minnesota Vikings made two trades to move back to 88th overall in the third round and selected defensive end Danielle Hunter out of LSU. [Full Story]
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A joke turned reality: UCLA's Kendricks joins former roommate Barr Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago Kendricks got the word he was being drafted by the Minnesota Vikings at No. 45 overall and informed his former collegiate roommate and teammate, Barr, who didn't believe him. [Full Story]
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'Surprised he fell,' Vikings draft LB Eric Kendricks in second round Posted by Andrew Krammer | 3 days ago Eric Kendricks joins former college teammate Anthony Barr as he was selected with the 45th overall pick on Friday -- the Vikings' first second-round selection since 2011, when they drafted tight end Kyle Rudolph. [Full Story]
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Zulgad: Zimmer deserves benefit of the doubt when it comes to Waynes Posted by Judd Zulgad | 3 days ago There were some who expressed concern about the Vikings' decision to pick Trae Waynes 11th overall in the NFL draft Thursday. But where the critics see weaknesses, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer sees the opportunity to mold another defensive back. [Full Story]
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Receptions G. Jennings 59
Rec Yds G. Jennings 742
Rush Att M. Asiata 164
Rush Yds M. Asiata 570
Points M. Asiata 60
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# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
0 Anunoby, Chigbo 6-4 324 DT
44 Asiata, Matt 6-0 234 RB
23 Banyard, Joe 5-11 205 RB
55 Barr, Anthony 23 6-5 255 LB
61 Berger, Joe 6-5 305 C
36 Blanton, Robert 6-1 200 S
81 Bostick, Brandon 6-3 250 TE
5 Bridgewater, Teddy 22 6-2 210 QB
0 Carter, Jalil 6-1 205 CB
57 Cole, Audie 6-5 239 LB
95 Crichton, Scott 6-3 273 DE
85 Ellison, Rhett 6-5 250 TE
32 Exum, Antone 24 6-0 219 S
73 Floyd, Sharrif 6-3 305 DT
86 Ford, Chase 6-6 255 TE
63 Fusco, Brandon 6-4 306 C
52 Greenway, Chad 32 6-2 242 LB
97 Griffen, Everson 27 6-3 273 DE
0 Harris, DuJuan 28 5-9 203 RB
79 Harris, Mike 31 6-5 318 OT
13 Hill, Shaun 6-3 220 QB
50 Hodges, Gerald 24 6-2 243 LB
12 Johnson, Charles 6-2 215 WR
92 Johnson, Tom 30 6-3 288 DT
98 Joseph, Linval 6-4 323 DT
4 Kafka, Mike 6-3 225 QB
75 Kalil, Matt - - LT
48 Line, Zach 6-1 233 FB
71 Loadholt, Phil 29 6-8 343 OT
18 Locke, Jeff 25 6-0 203 P
46 Loeffler, Cullen 34 6-5 241 LS
56 Mauti, Michael 25 6-2 243 LB
31 McKinnon, Jerick 5-9 208 RB
24 Munnerlyn, Captain 27 5-9 195 CB
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle 6-3 205 WR
28 Peterson, Adrian 30 6-1 217 RB
27 Prater, Shaun 25 5-10 190 CB
25 Price, Jabari 5-11 200 CB
29 Rhodes, Xavier 6-1 215 CB
78 Richardson, Antonio 29 6-6 330 OT
21 Robinson, Josh - - CB
96 Robison, Brian 32 6-3 259 DE
82 Rudolph, Kyle 25 6-6 259 TE
34 Sendejo, Andrew - - S
35 Sherels, Marcus 5-10 175 CB
22 Smith, Harrison - - S
93 Stephen, Shamar 6-5 310 DT
65 Sullivan, John 29 6-4 301 C
19 Thielen, Adam 6-2 195 WR
94 Trattou, Justin 30 6-4 250 DE
0 Van Dyke, DeMarcus 27 6-1 187 CB
11 Wallace, Mike 28 6-0 199 WR
3 Walsh, Blair - - PK
58 Watts, Brandon 6-2 231 LB
72 Wentworth, Austin 6-5 303 OL
17 Wright, Jarius - - WR
66 Yankey, David 6-6 315 OG