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Vikings end round three with USC cornerback Mekhi Blackmon

The Vikings are creating a pipeline to L.A.Both picks made this year by Minnesota come from USC. Following the selection of receiver Jordan Addison with pick No. 23 on Thursday, the Vikings selected cornerback Mekhi Blackmon with the last pick of round three.Blackmon and Addison were teammates and opponents at practice last season. They’ll get [more]

Kevin O’Connell: We felt like Jordan Addison was one of the premier players at receiver

The Vikings brought in another first-round receiver by selecting Jordan Addison with the 23rd overall pick on Thursday night.Addison was part of a string of receivers to come off the board at that point in the first round. While he clearly fills a need for Minnesota after longtime receiver Adam Thielen‘s departure, Addison was also [more]

At No. 23, the Vikings select Jordan Addison

The run on receivers continues.After no receivers were taken in the first 19 selections of the 2023 draft, receivers have now gone four in a row, with USC receiver Jordan Addison joining the Vikings.Addison was the Biletnikoff award winner for 2021. He transferred from Pitt to USC in 2022.The six-foot, 175-pounder becomes the instant No. [more]

How high will Anthony Richardson go?

Our mock draft has him at No. 5. He surely won’t go No. 1, not at this point. But how high will Florida quarterback Anthony Richardson go tonight?For some reason, Caesars has pushed his odds for being the second overall pick from +10000 to +650. (Others have yet to follow suit.) At a time when [more]

How many quarterbacks will be drafted tonight? The over/under is 4.5

Two years ago, five quarterbacks went in the first 15 picks. There’s a chance, albeit slim, that this could happen again. Whenever they go, the thinking is that five quarterbacks eventually will be drafted in round one.The over/under for quarterbacks taken in round one currently is 4.5, with the over being the favorite.The candidates are [more]

Vikings exercise fifth-year option on Justin Jefferson

The Vikings have officially exercised the fifth-year option on wide receiver Justin Jefferson‘s rookie contract.There was never any doubt that the Vikings would do it, but today it became official, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.That means Jefferson is guaranteed a salary of $19.7 million for the 2024 season. In 2023 he’ll make a [more]

Packers have the longest odds to win the NFC North; should they?

The Packers will move on from Aaron Rodgers to Jordan Love. They’ll also move on from being the presumptive annual favorite to win the NFC North.Via BetMGM, they’re currently +450 to capture the division crown, the longest of the odds for the four teams.The Lions are +130 favorites. The Vikings have the second-best odds at [more]

Hendon Hooker makes the case to be the first quarterback drafted

In five days, Bryce Young will be the first quarterback — and first player — taken in the draft. Quarterback Hendon Hooker isn’t ready to concede that point.Via Tyler Dragon of USA Today, Hooker recently made the case for the 25-year-old former Tennessee quarterback to be the first quarterback taken in the 2023 draft.“Of course, [more]

Vikings, 49ers talked Trey Lance at the Scouting Combine

At this year’s Scouting Combine, there were rumors of a potential Kirk Cousins trade from Minnesota to San Francisco. Those rumors may have come from the reality that the 49ers and Vikings had discussions about another quarterback.Per a league source, the two teams talked about Trey Lance.The source doesn’t know whether that’s currently happening. The [more]

Stefon Diggs not at start of Bills’ offseason program

The lasting image of Stefon Diggs from the 2022 season, along with his cryptic tweets this offseason, have left plenty of questions about the star receiver’s future.Will he or won’t he? Does he or doesn’t he?Diggs, who has admitted he became a “bad teammate” in Minnesota after he decided he wanted out, showed his frustration [more]

Nick Caserio says Texans have gotten calls for second pick in draft

The Texans would have had the first pick in the draft, but for a meaningless late-game win in the final weekend of the 2022 season. The now have the second pick, and they’re willing to at least explore the possibility of trading down.“Are we open for business?” G.M. Nick Caserio said during Monday’s pre-draft press [more]

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