Center Tyler Linderbaum is the latest pro-ready prospect from Iowa, which has turned out plenty of offensive linemen.

Draft preview: New leaders take on Vikings' ongoing offensive line situation

GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and coach Kevin O'Connell get to try their hand at the problem that plagued Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer as much as any other.

Vikings draft preview: Pickett, Willis lead unheralded quarterback class

April 20
Quarterback Kenny Pickett at Pittsburgh’s pro day in March.
Kenny Pickett, after a breakout season at Pittsburgh, and Malik Willis, a rare and raw talent from Liberty, could rise to the top of what's considered a lackluster group.
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Who will Vikings pick at No. 12? Is Kirk Cousins here forever?

April 14
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Almost everyone is projecting them to take a cornerback — which is a smart and logical move — but other options are in play.
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June 9
Less physicality is more for Kevin O'Connell's Vikings this offseason

Less physicality is more for Kevin O'Connell's Vikings this offseason

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss the new regime taking a less is more approach to spring practices, what we learned from assistant coaches and the recent Cooper Kupp extension through Justin Jefferson's lens.
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June 3
Safeties like rookie Lewis Cine are expected to be a big part of the Vikings’ transition to Ed Donatell’s defense.

Vikings mailbag: Another free agent? Secondary depth? No. 1 weakness to fix?

The current outlook at cornerback and receiver, some interesting available free agents, last year's weaknesses and the defensive transition are among your questions.
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June 3
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray tackled by Chicago Bears free safety Eddie Jackson (39) and Chicago Bears defensive end Jonathan Bullar

Vikings release Willekes, sign veteran defensive end Bullard

Jonathan Bullard, 28, reunites with two Vikings assistant coaches from his past. He's played with five teams over his seven-season career.
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June 2
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Vikings wrap OTAs with receiver outlook in flux, 'player ownership' underway

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss what one play in OTAs says about rookie coach Kevin O'Connell's approach on offense and much more.
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May 20
Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (43) could get more work in the nickel defense in his second season in the NFL.

Vikings mailbag: Which rookies and second-year players will step up?

The defensive shift from Mike Zimmer's 4-3 defensive front to 3-4 schemes and need for depth on offense will open up roles for younger players.
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May 19
Tasks ahead for O'Connell, Vikings led by retooling the defense

Tasks ahead for O'Connell, Vikings led by retooling the defense

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the defensive changes, O'Connell's approach, the 2021 and 2022 draft classes and more in this episode of the Access Vikings podcast.
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May 1
Notre Dame ‘s Josh Adams tries to evade Miami ‘s Zach McCloud.

Vikings guarantee $250,000 to land undrafted edge rusher McCloud

Zach McCloud, 24, played off-ball linebacker and edge rusher for the Hurricanes, and the Vikings ponied up to sign the athletic defender as another pass-rushing option.
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April 30
Podcast: Vikings load up on DBs and pass receivers to division rivals

Podcast: Vikings load up on DBs and pass receivers to division rivals

Ben Goessling and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings' additions in the secondary in the NFL draft, as well as the passing of receivers to the Lions and Packers in the latest Access Vikings podcast.
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April 27
Cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. works out at LSU’s Pro Day for NFL coaches and scouts on April 6.

Draft preview: Heard this before? Vikings need to invest in cornerbacks

The team has taken four cornerbacks in the first round since 2013 — and it won't be a surprise if they select yet another one on Thursday night.
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April 26
Podcast: Reading tea leaves on GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first Vikings draft

Podcast: Reading tea leaves on GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah's first Vikings draft

Ben Goessling, Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss Adofo-Mensa's pre-draft press conference, including their options at pick No. 12, whether they stay there and what positions they might value.
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April 26
Oregon defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux has compared himself to former No. 1-overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.

Draft preview: Deep edge rusher class could benefit Vikings' defense

The Vikings defensive line could use depth on both the edge and interior in the new 3-4 front under coordinator Ed Donatell.
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April 24
Drake London’s size and route-running ability make him one of the top prospects in this draft class.

Draft preview: Adding receiver may be tempting to Vikings

The Vikings may consider using one of their first three picks on a receiver who could develop alongside Justin Jefferson.
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April 23
Iowa State running back Breece Hall finished last year with 1,472 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Draft preview: Vikings set at RB, but there's another Cook in the pipeline

Few, if any, running backs are expected to be taken in the first round. Iowa State's Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook's brother James are among the top prospects.
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April 22
Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd runs a drill at the scouting combine last month. He could be someone the Vikings draft.

Draft preview: New defensive plan alters Vikings' needs at linebacker

Injury concerns and question marks about depth across the board make this a position the Vikings can't ignore despite adding linebackers in free agency.
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April 22
New Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah at a news conference last month.

Vikings mailbag: Trade scenarios, positions of need and a draft strategy

How will new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah approach his first NFL draft for the Vikings? How will the Vikings use the 12th pick in the first round?
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April 21
Ohio State tight end Jeremy Ruckert (being lifted) celebrates a fourth-quarter touchdown against Penn State in October 2020.

Draft preview: Vikings could find depth in this year's tight end class

While there isn't a tight end likely to be drafted in the first round — as there's been in four of the past five years — the Vikings should have options for finding a back-up to Irv Smith Jr.
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March 25
Vikings linebacker Za’Darius Smith at his introductory news conference this week.

Smith's deal gives Vikings pay-as-they-go salary cap flexibility

Za'Darius Smith can earn up to $47 million in his three-year deal. But if things don't work out, the Vikings will be on the hook for only a small fracture of that amount.
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March 25
Vikings new general manger Kwesi Adofo-Mensah with team co-owner Mark Wilf in January.

Vikings mailbag: On rebuilding, NFC race, draft strategy and more

Will the Wilfs ever embrace a rebuild? Has the NFC become more wide open amid offseason moves? Which Vikings free agents could still re-sign? You had questions, we had some answers.
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March 24
Podcast: Vikings keep band together, will try to 'win in margins'

Podcast: Vikings keep band together, will try to 'win in margins'

Andrew Krammer and Michael Rand discuss this "competitive rebuild" and how the Vikings might be able to, as Adofo-Mensah says, "win in the margins."
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March 18
Bills offensive lineman Ryan Bates (71)

Source: Vikings hosted Bills guard Ryan Bates, a restricted free agent

Bates, 25, started Buffalo's final five games last season at guard. He's a restricted free agent, meaning the Bills have the right to match offers from other teams.