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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Latest Pre-Super Bowl Predictions for Top Prospects

The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots are set to face off in Super Bowl XLIX. The other 30 teams around the NFL are already looking forward to the offseason. Of course, one of the biggest aspects of that will be the 2015 NFL draft.<p>Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston are likely going to …

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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Full Order and Post-Super Bowl Outlook

That's it. Football is over. Games that count won't be coming back for seven months. Even ones that don't won't be around for six. We are entering the strange netherworld of society where niche sports suddenly get front-page attention and everyone has to pretend to be excited about spring …

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Updated First-Round Projections After the Super Bowl

I feel your pain, folks.<p>Football is over. The world is a bit more gray. Now we are stuck watching basketball and hockey (or in my case, European soccer), which is fine, of course, but there's just something special about settling in on Sunday for a full day of the NFL.<p>But fear not, friends, for we …

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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Latest Post-Super Bowl Predictions for First Round

With Super Bowl XLIX and the 2014 NFL season officially in the books, all 32 teams and their fans can now shift their focus toward the offseason and the 2015 NFL draft.<p>Since the 31 franchises other than the New England Patriots fell short of their ultimate goal, there is an immeasurable amount of …

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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Predictions for Entire 1st Round Heading into Super Bowl

Because I feel it merits mentioning, let's begin with a statement: Your favorite team's roster may not be the same in April as it is now. In fact, I'd be willing to bet <i>none</i> of the 32 rosters in the NFL will be the same in a few months. Crazy notion, I know.<p>It merits mentioning because mock drafts …

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Super Bowl Week Projections

The National Football League’s offseason is less than a week away. Following Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, the sights of all 32 NFL teams will be turned toward improving their rosters this offseason through free agency and the 2015 NFL draft.<p>The draft …

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NFL Draft 2015: 1st-Round Mock Draft Following Super Bowl Media Day

Leading up to the biggest sporting event of the year, just two teams still have an actual game plan to worry about. The other 30 franchises are already looking ahead to their offseason plans, including the 2015 NFL draft.<p>In order to catch up with the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks, …

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NFL Mock Draft 2015: Latest 1st-Round Predictions for Nation's Top Prospects

With the week of Super Bowl XLIX finally here, the 2014 season will soon be in the rearview mirror, and the focus will shift completely toward the 2015 NFL draft.<p>OK, let's be honest—the focus has been right there for every organization not named the Seattle Seahawks or New England Patriots for …

Football (U.S.)

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Predictions for Every Team and Analysis for Elite Prospects

After Sunday's Super Bowl, many football fans will shift their attention to the NFL draft. Unless they choose to trade the top pick, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will select first for the fifth time in franchise history. Only the Indianapolis Colts (7) and St. Louis Rams (6) organizations have picked …

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2015 Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft: Early Offseason 7-Round Predictions

The Minnesota Vikings are already deep into their evaluations of collegiate prospects in preparation for another draft in May.<p>If fans have come to expect anything from the Vikings, it's an aggressive mentality on draft day. Minnesota may make its moves come May, but going through the current picks …

Football (U.S.)

Re-Grading the Minnesota Vikings' 2014 Draft

The 2014 draft class looks like a successful one for the Minnesota Vikings one year in. It featured both immediate impact and promise for the future.<p>One season is hardly enough to put final grades on a majority of these picks, but contextualizing the rookie performances after one season gives a …

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6 Prospects the Minnesota Vikings Should Target in 2015 NFL Draft

The NLF draft moves away from New York this year and heads to Chicago, where things will kick off on Thursday, April 30.<p>We'll quote one of Minnesota's own as we try to figure out whom the Vikings may take in the first round: The answer is blowin' in the wind.<p>Offense? Defense? Trade up? Trade back? …

Football (U.S.)

Vikings Draft Needs: Where Does Minnesota Need Help Most?

The Minnesota Vikings will continue to build their roster through the draft in the coming offseason, addressing needs by the addition of young talent.<p>Offensively, building around Teddy Bridgewater should be the team's primary focus. He put the skills of a franchise quarterback on display late in …

Minnesota Vikings' Initial 2015 Round-by-Round Draft Big Board

With the 2014 season in the rearview mirror, the Minnesota Vikings will throw the switch into draft mode and start compiling massive lists of prospects to hammer out a final big board before April 30 arrives.<p>Minnesota has needs to address across the board. Mike Zimmer and his defensive coaching …

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Minnesota Vikings: What Positions Offer the Most Value in 2015 Draft?

The Minnesota Vikings were an improved football team in 2014, but they're still a few players short of being a legitimate contender.<p>Minnesota scored two huge pieces to its puzzle in last spring's draft, getting both outside linebacker Anthony Barr and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater in the first …

Football (U.S.)

Minnesota Vikings: Ideal Draft Picks for Each Position of Need

As it stands today, the Minnesota Vikings hold the 11th overall draft selection in the 2015 NFL draft. Due to the number of holes on the Vikings' roster, general manager Rick Spielman and his staff could elect to utilize this pick in multiple ways.<p>If Minnesota does end up making a selection at the …

Minnesota Vikings Draft Scouting Guide for the 2015 Senior Bowl

Senior Bowl week opens on Tuesday, with three days of important practices and a game to cap it all off on Saturday. The Minnesota Vikings and every other NFL team will be in Mobile, Alabama, hoping to find the next top prospects.<p>Minnesota has brought in a pair of Senior Bowl alums in each of the …

Football (U.S.)

How Vikings Can Make the Most of Each 2015 Draft Pick

The Minnesota Vikings currently own one pick in each round of the 2015 NFL draft, beginning with the 11th overall selection in the first round. With multiple holes on their roster, it will be critical for the Vikings to make the most of each of their draft selections.<p>Now that Minnesota has found …

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Minnesota Vikings: Why They Must Draft Cornerback Quinten Rollins

Wait, the Minnesota Vikings must draft who?<p>OK, relax and take a deep breath. We're not talking about the first round here. What we're going to do is make the case that Vikings should draft cornerback Quinten Rollins out of Miami (Ohio) with their second-round pick, the 45th overall choice.<p>The …

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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Best Landing Places for Every 1st-Round Prospect

With the college football bowl season in the books , the only questions surrounding the best players were about who 's headed toward Sundays and who was staying put . A majority of the major questions were answered early via information coming via anonymous leaks or official statements from the …

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2015 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Senior Bowl Projections for Top Prospects

There are no surprises when it comes to the NFL draft these days.<p>Think about it. In the past, an event such as the Senior Bowl would have unearthed a few gems for teams around the league. Now, thanks to technology and ever-increasing access to information, it is more difficult than ever for a …

5 Late-Round Sleepers Who Would Be Perfect for Minnesota Vikings

Late-round picks in the 2015 NFL draft will help the Minnesota Vikings fill out the depths of their roster in order to continue building a complete team from top to bottom. Finding the sleepers is the trick.<p>Minnesota has found success in late picks recently. The team's two best offensive linemen, …

Football (U.S.)

Why Minnesota Vikings Must Retain Free Agent Tom Johnson

On the Minnesota Vikings' to-do list this offseason, re-signing free agents is a pretty low priority. The future of star running back Adrian Peterson will be the biggest story, and what happens with him will have a big impact on what the Vikings do in both free agency and in the draft.<p>As far as …

5 Mistakes the Minnesota Vikings Can't Afford to Make This Offseason

Offseason mistakes can make or break NFL teams that are constantly searching for a successful formula in building their rosters. The Minnesota Vikings are certainly no exception.<p>Opportunities for blunders exist on many fronts for the Vikings. The team has a number of important decisions on its …

Why the Vikings Should Target DeVante Parker in 1st Round of 2015 NFL Draft

The process leading up to the 2015 NFL draft is just getting underway. From now until May, the Minnesota Vikings will put countless prospects through the paces to determine their best course of action.<p>Ultimately, Louisville receiver DeVante Parker should stand out as a quality candidate in the …