Crimson rumor mill: Reason to do business with Britain, Vikings as draft winners, Malik Willis

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Adam Thielen

VikingsTerritoryit is purple rumor mill is a chronicle of two days each week. All of the week’s rumors are lassoed and filed in two places – the Saturday and Sunday articles – for review. Today is the April 30 edition.

Remember – rumors are rumors. What you read over the weekend in these articles is what the world is talking about regarding the Vikings, not necessarily things that will come to fruition.

Rumor: The Vikings were crazy to trade the pick that landed Christian Watson in Green Bay.

February 5, 2022; Mobile, AL, USA; North Dakota State National Team wide receiver Christian Watson (1) runs with the ball in the first half against Team USA at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck – USA TODAY Sports

If you have a crystal ball illuminating Watson as a Pro Bowler in years to come, yes, the Vikings were crazy to give Green Bay the 34th pick for Watson..

It’s the only ox with trade – because the Vikings “won” based on the value of the calculator.

It’s incredibly tricky to do business with enemies of the Division, mainly because the seller – the Vikings in this case – has to hold the asset drafted twice a year. The burden of proof is on the Vikings.

In the end, Kwesi Adofo-Mensah received the most value from the Packers and he pulled the trigger. It took a long time, well, punch to do it.

Rumor: The Vikings are the draft winners through three rounds of the event.

Georgian defensive back Lewis Cine. News Joshua L Jones

Declaring the draft winners – at all – until years later is stupid. All one can do is applaud the pomp of names and draft forecasts to arrive at draft “winners and losers”.

Nevertheless, experts appreciate the relationship with the Vikings so far:

Also Chris Simms:

Rumor: Minnesota wanted Malik Willis at some point during the draft process.

December 18, 2021; Mobile, Alabama, USA; Liberty Flames quarterback Malik Willis (7) shows off the 2021 LendingTree Bowl Most Valuable Player award after defeating the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Hancock Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert McDuffie – USA TODAY Sports

This rumor comes from Ian Rapaportit seems.

Well, if the Vikings wanted Willis, Adofo-Mensah – and about 30 other general managers – had plenty of chances to make the call.

They do not have.

If Kirk Cousins ​​and Kevin O’Connell’s experience falls flat in 2022, Minnesota will consider the 2023 NFL Draft for the next quarterback. Willis didn’t excite them.

But it was fun to speculate for 24 hours.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube channel, VikesNow. He host a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, airing every Wednesday with Raun Saw and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Guilty pleasures listed: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, “The Sopranos” and The Doors (the band).

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