The Vikings selected 6 players in this past weekend's NFL draft including 5th round quarterback Jaren Hall from BYU. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He described Hall has not being real big, he doesn't have a real strong arm but will have the ability to run around and make plays.
The Vikings hold the 23rd overall pick in the first round of the 2023 draft which will take place April 27-29. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He suggested the Vikings could consider a quarterback as early as the first round.
The NFL Scouting Combine took place last week and over the weekend in Indianapolis. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON. He says quarterback Anthony Richardson from Florida stood out with how he performed.
The Vikings ranked 31st in total yards allowed among 32 NFL teams this past season. Because of this Defensive Coordinator Ed Donatell was let go following the season. The Vikings hired former Miami Dolphins Head Coach and former Pittsburgh Steelers Assistant coach/Linebacker coach Brian Flores.
The Vikings' season ended Sunday with a 31-24 loss at home to the New York Giants in the wildcard round of the playoffs. The Giants moved the ball at will against the Minnesota defense but that isn't unusual because the Vikings have the 31st ranked defense out of 32 teams in the NFL.
The Vikings have clinched a playoff spot in the NFC and will be either the #3 seed or #2 seed. The Vikings will be the #3 seed and play the Giants at home in the first round unless they win Sunday at Chicago and the 49ers lose to the Cardinals.