Data Scout Notes: **2016: RimingtonTrophyWinner/OutlandTrophyFinalist/OLOYCM/1stC...PRim/POutland-OG...2015: 1stC/1stM...PLombardi/POutland...2014: 1stC...2013: NA...2012: NA
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Draft Scout Pat Elflein News
10/12/17 - C Pat Elflein (toe) returned to full participation in practice after being limited on Wednesday. He'll be fine and will start.
09/21/17 - C Pat Elflein is on the injury report with an ankle injury. But he has had full participation in practice this week.
09/12/17 - C Pat Elflein, a third-round pick, became the first rookie to start at center in a season opener since Hall of Famer Mike Tingelhoff in 1962. The Vikings also started two rookies on offense for the first time since 1963. Dalvin Cook was the other one. On defense, rookie outside linebacker Ben Gedeon started.
09/06/17 - C Pat Elflein, a third-round draft pick out of Ohio State, will become the first rookie to start at center in Week 1 for the Vikings since Mick Tingelhoff in 1962. Now, all Elflein has to do to match Tingelhoff's exit from the NFL is to play every single game through the 2033 season.
07/27/17 - C Pat Elflein, a rookie third-round draft pick out of Ohio State, is getting rave reviews from the coaching staff. Don't be surprised if he moves ahead of young veteran Nick Easton by the midpoint of the preseason. Elflein has the perfect center's body and appears to be strong enough to handle the physical nature of the position. Coaches also believe he has the mental capabilities to learn the offense fast enough to be able to make all the line calls by the start of the regular season.