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2017 NFL DRAFT: Pre-Combine Production Profiles (Linebackers)

Last week, I discussed the importance of incorporating production metrics when scouting players. The biggest reason mentioned -- aside from the predictive history for...

2017 NFL DRAFT: Pre-Combine Production Profiles (Offensive Linemen)

A big component of draft evaluation is production. It’s not the biggest part and it’s not determinative—but it is helpful. Spending a first-round pick...

SENIOR BOWL: Winners, Losers At (Nearly) Every Position

The conclusion of Senior Bowl practices and game is pretty exciting for those starving for draft coverage. The game may catch one's eyes, but for...

2017 Senior Bowl: Desmond King

Iowa cornerback Desmond King has dominated the Big Ten for long enough. After deciding to return for his senior year despite receiving first-round buzz,...

Vikings Mock Draft: Senior Bowl Roster

2nd Round (Luke): Haason Reddick, Outside Linebacker, Temple Offensive line help remains the Vikings' biggest need by a land slide but after spending a week...

2017 Senior Bowl: Tanoh Kpassagnon

From the moment Tanoh Kpassagnon stepped onto the stage at the early morning weigh-in, all eyes were glued to him. The 6-foot-7 defensive end...

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2017 NFL DRAFT: Production Profiles—Cornerbacks

There’s an interesting distinction in categories of football positions that better categorizes roles than offense and defense: protector vs. creator. It’s something that’s been...

2017 NFL DRAFT: Production Profiles—Defensive Tackles

We can use production in college to help project NFL success. Anyone can list statistically successful college players who failed in the NFL, but...

2017 NFL DRAFT: Pre-Combine Production Profiles (Edge Defenders—”3-4″ projection)

Yesterday, we looked at the production profiles of edge defenders that seemed best fit for a 4-3 system, based on the consensus of draft...

2017 NFL DRAFT: Pre-Combine Production Profiles (Edge Defenders—”4-3″ projection)

We've been looking at ways to improve draft predictions by incorporating college production into our analysis. First, we looked at offensive linemen, which was...

2017 NFL DRAFT: Pre-Combine Production Profiles (Linebackers)

Last week, I discussed the importance of incorporating production metrics when scouting players. The biggest reason mentioned -- aside from the predictive history for...

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LOCKED ON VIKINGS: Spielman Nuggets, LB Options & NFL Revenue

Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels address Thursday's Rick Spielman press conference, evaluate some internal replacements for Chad Greenway and discuss some pressing league issues...

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If Sam Bradford was a free agent, would he still be the Minnesota Vikings choice to lead the team with Teddy Bridgewater injured? The...

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Ah yes, free agency is upon us. The time of the year when the Minnesota Vikings flirt with a jabroni nickel corner to try...

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Sam Ekstrom is joined by Luke Inman, host of The Draft Rap, for insights on the upcoming draft and what strategy the Vikings should...

LOCKED ON VIKINGS: Coaching Turnover & RB FAs

Sam Ekstrom and Sage Rosenfels discuss the Vikings' changing coaching demographic, some free agent running back possibilities and the importance of second contracts. Tune in...