NFL News, Notes, Numbers and Nuggets – 2/17/19

NFL News, Notes, Nuggets and Numbers
Welcome back to the Full Press Coverage NFL News, Notes, Numbers and Nuggets. Each week the goal is to catch-up on everything important in the NFL. With Super Bowl 53 in the rear-view mirror, a very busy NFL offseason is already in process as significant...

Vikings Draft Prospect: LB Devin Bush

Devin Bush has all the tools to be a great NFL linebacker, but his lack of size may ultimately drop him into round two. Still, thanks to the current era of NFL offense, Bush may be entering the league at exactly the right time to be an immediate difference-maker.

Vikings Draft Prospect: iOL Elgton Jenkins

Elgton Jenkins has been a mostly under-the-radar mid-round interior line prospect. However, thanks to an excellent week at the Senior Bowl, some have Jenkins climbing as high as round two. With his good size, athleticism and intelligence, it is easy to see why.

My 5-Step Plan to Fix the Minnesota Vikings

With the 2018 NFL season officially over, the league now shifts to reshaping rosters.If the Minnesota Vikings expect to be the team to unseat the Patriots in Super Bowl LIV, these are key steps they will have to take. Here is my plan as...

Vikings Draft Prospect: DT Daylon Mack

Nov 17, 2018; College Station, TX, USA; UAB Blazers quarterback Tyler Johnston III (17) is sacked by Texas A&M Aggies defensive lineman Daylon Mack (34) during the second quarter at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports
Mack is one of the top mid-round prospects in this draft, thanks to his elite physical features. He combines elite quickness and a low-center of gravity, and could be a diamond in the rough as a future starter at the next level. 

John Douglas Vogel’s Three Round Mock Draft

Considering that I am leaving for Boot Camp on February 11th to begin my service in the Army National Guard, I won't have any opportunity outside of now, before I leave, to write a mock draft. I know that it's incredibly early in the process...

NFL News, Notes, Numbers and Nuggets

NFL News, Notes, Nuggets and Numbers
Welcome to the inaugural Full Press Coverage NFL News, Notes, Numbers and Nuggets. Each week the goal is to catch-up on everything important in the NFL. With Super Bowl 53 in the rear-view mirror, a very busy NFL offseason is upcoming as there has already...

Five Games that Defined the Vikings’ 2018 Season

Dec 30, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) talks to quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
In a 16-game season, it may seem unreasonable to whittle down a team's essence to five games. However, each game represents a piece of an over-arching story, and each piece spells out a pattern that leads to the final product. The Vikings were the ultimate roller coaster of NFL teams this year. The highs were high, the lows impossibly low. These five games represented what made the 2018 Vikings the disappointment they ultimately proved to be.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Importance of a Head Coach

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finally have a proven, multiple ring wearing, multiple Coach of the Year receiving, head coach. Is it finally time they turn it around? Let's take a look at the rest of the league and why the head coach is so...

2018 Vikings Predictions: Where We Were Right and Wrong

Dec 30, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) looks to pass during the second quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Prior to 2018 training camp, Full Press Vikings released two prediction pieces called "What Will Go Right" and "What Will Go Wrong." Now that the 2018 season is officially in the books, let us take a look back at how those predictions fared.

Vikings Draft Prospect: G Chris Lindstrom

Lindstrom's name is not as sexy as other top-tier linemen in this year's draft. That said, he presents a versatile, plug-and-play interior presence who should be able to fit into virtually any NFL offense.

2019 Vikings Mock Draft 1.0: Combine Build-Up

The NFL Draft Combine is approaching quickly. Day one is mere weeks away, even though the end of the Vikings' season does not seem that long ago. That means draft season is upon us, and it is ripe time to begin predicting the route the Vikings take when they go on the clock.

Vikings Draft Prospect: Edge Jaylon Ferguson

Dec 22, 2018; Honolulu, HI, USA; Louisiana Tech Bulldogs defensive end Jaylon Ferguson (45) attempts to rush past Hawaii Warriors offensive lineman Ilm Manning (75) during the first quarter of the SoFi Hawaii Bowl at Aloha Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Erler-USA TODAY Sports
One of the most productive players at any position in all of college football, Ferguson uses elite hands and strength to make play after play. How well his college production translates is to be seen, but Ferguson presents one of the more intriguing prospects in this year's draft.

Biggest Offseason Needs for The Bears

With the season in the rearview mirror, FPC Bears examines some needs and fixes for the Bears this offseason.

2019 Not a Last Stand for Vikings Brass (But 2020 Might Be)

Oct 18, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer (L) speaks with general manager Rick Spielman (R) prior to their game against the Kansas City Chiefs at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Mediocrity is not a place Vikings fans thought they would be miring in come this time of year. Even more surprising are the calls from some sectors for the jobs of Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer.

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