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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson was born on March 21, 1985. The 6-1 217 pound Peterson played his college football at Oklahoma. After a stellar college career he entered the 2007 NFL Draft with extremely high draft grades. Perhaps his only negative was whether or not he would be durable in the NFL. Peterson, also known as A.D. for “All Day,” a nickname given to him because he seemed to be able to carry the load all day long and torture opposing defenses, was drafted with the 7th pick of the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.


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Minnesota Vikings 2008 NFL Draft Grade
If you factor in the acquisition of Jared Allen to the mix, then the Minnesota Vikings hit draft day out of the park; but I'm not doing that. I focus on the players they actually drafted and that wasn't half bad. They started with Tyrell Johnson from Arkansas State who many had as the top safety in the draft going in. He adds to a very good defense in Minnesota and if he transitions well could be a steal in mid-round two.
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Do the Vikings Have a Defense or Just a Good Line?
No discussion of the Vikings' defense occurs without the mention of the line.  Kevin Williams and Pat Williams create one heck of a moving wall on the Vikings’ defense, creating quite the challenge for opposing offenses when it comes to moving the ball on the ground.  Do the Vikings have anything else though?
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Is Childress Doing His Job?
As Minnesota fans watch the Vikings' season dwindle further and further every week, one question keeps coming up--is Brad Childress the right guy for the job? Hopes were high when Childress took over for the disenfranchised Mike Tice at the beginning of the 2006 season.  After spending six years as the offensive coordinator for the successful Philadelphia Eagles, a short and heavily scrutinized selection process resulted in Childress getting the job with the Vikings after a relatively easy hiring process.
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Should Stadiums Be for Winners?
As groundbreaking ceremonies for the brand new Vikings stadium wrap up in Minnesota, people have been talking about the Vikings with increased concern.  Should the citizens of Minnesota really have to subsidize a new stadium for a losing team? We’re lining millionaires’ and billionaires’ pockets by purchasing tickets to the games and buying the jerseys, is that not enough?
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Is One Weapon Enough for the Vikings?
In 2006, a Vikings' running back set a team record for the longest run from scrimmage on a 95-yard touchdown in the third quarter against the Seattle Seahawks. He broke 1000 rushing yards for the first time in his NFL career, and his break-away speed earned him the nickname “The Cheetah” amongst his teammates. With that in mind, Minnesota fans and players were incredibly excited when the Minnesota Vikings drafted Adrian Peterson out of Oklahoma in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
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