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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, South Carolina defensive lineman D J Wonnum runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Minnesota Vikings selected Wonnum in the fourth round of the NFL football draft on Saturday, April 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Vikings prioritize defensive line on final day of draft

Apr. 25, 2020 9:49 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With a 6-foot-5, 260-pound frame, coming out of an SEC school in the middle rounds of the draft, the Minnesota Vikings had an ideal model in mind for South Carolina defensive end D.J. Wonnum. That's Danielle Hunter, who became last year the youngest player in NFL history to reach 50...

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2019, file photo, LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (2) runs against Oklahoma cornerback Woodi Washington (5) during the second half of the Peach Bowl NCAA semifinal college football playoff game in Atlanta. This year’s NFL draft features a superb group of wide receivers, including Jefferson, who are expected to make immediate impacts in the NFL.(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Vikings draft LSU WR Jefferson 22nd and TCU CB Gladney 31st

Apr. 24, 2020 1:45 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Jefferson was a late-blooming wide receiver who claimed the last scholarship for LSU's freshman class in 2017 before finishing his college career as a national champion with the school record for receptions. The Minnesota Vikings will be counting on more of that swift progress....

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 1983, file photo, Washington Redskins' Darrell Green (28) reacts during an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Raiders in Washington. The Redskins have drafted nine Pro Football Hall of Famers and made plenty of big-time mistakes throughout franchise history. Cornerback Green became a building block for two Super Bowl-winning teams after being taken with the last pick in the first round in 1983. (AP Photo/Pete Wright, File)

Redskins draft history has Hall of Famers, big-time busts

Apr. 21, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

BEST FIRST-ROUND DRAFT PICK: Darrell Green. Washington celebrated its first Super Bowl victory by taking a building block for its next two with the final first-round pick in 1983. Selected immediately after Miami got Dan Marino, Green started right away and was a mainstay in the Redskins secondary for almost two...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer speaks at a news conference after the Vikings lost to the San Francisco 49ers in an NFL divisional playoff football game in Santa Clara, Calif. The  Vikings built a dominant defense under Zimmer on the strength of their first and second-day draft picks, but the time has come to restock after the departure of five starters this offseason. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Backed into a corner: Vikings must restock defense in draft

Apr. 16, 2020 12:09 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings deftly used the draft to build a sturdy defense under head coach Mike Zimmer, a smart, proud, cohesive unit that could control games as effectively as any in the league. Now the foundation needs to be shored up. Five starters and three key backups have departed from...

With pair of 1st-round picks, Vikings face pressing CB need

Apr. 15, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

22 and 25. MINNESOTA (11-7) LAST SEASON: Behind career-best season from QB Kirk Cousins, breakout year by RB Dalvin Cook, strong pass rush and top-five turnover margin in league, Vikings earned wild-card spot and won playoff game at New Orleans. Fell at San Francisco while being overwhelmed by NFC champ's...

Minnesota Vikings NFL football quarterback Kirk Cousins speaks about his contract extension on a video conference call Tuesday, April 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Campbell)

Wishing Diggs well, Cousins not worried by Vikes' departures

Apr. 14, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins has taken a new contract into this increasingly uncertain 2020 season, keeping his place as Minnesota's quarterback for what will likely be at least another three years. Whenever he takes the field next with the Vikings, he'll have a lot of new teammates around him, too. An...