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Lunchbreak: Mike Zimmer Foundation Announces 2nd Annual Youth Camp

Posted Mar 14, 2018

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer will be holding his second annual, free youth camp this spring.

The Mike Zimmer Foundation announced earlier this week that the free camp for first-eighth graders will include two separate one-day camps this year rather than one. The camp will be held at TCO Performance Center on May 19-20, but registration is opening soon.

Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and will open for sign-ups at 10 a.m. (CT) on March 20.

Last year’s inaugural camp welcomed 350 boys and girls who enjoyed a day full of football.

According to the camp website, Zimmer and the camp coaches will again offer tips and hands-on instruction alongside current Vikings players. Youth will also learn about health, nutrition and the importance of taking care of one’s body.

Each attendee will receive a souvenir autograph from Coach Zimmer (item provided; outside items not permitted), a camp team photo with Zimmer and a limited-edition Mike Zimmer Foundation Football ProCamp T-Shirt.

Diggs mentioned among league’s best deep-threat options

A number of receivers across the NFL have established themselves as deep-threat options for their respective teams.

Matt Harmon of opined the top 10, using Next Gen stats to determine the rankings. He wrote:

Creating plays in the deep game goes beyond pure speed. The league's best deep threats don't just run past defender – they use deception in their route-running to elude defenders and the ability to track the ball in the air to win down the field. With the help of the Next Gen Stats data collected via the chips in every player's shoulder pads, we can now quantify some of those skills to learn who is the most dangerous wide receiver on downfield passes.

Harmon placed Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs right outside the list.

Stefon Diggs checked in at 11th, just missing the cut. The Vikings receiver was also the top player on the rankings of the top-10 wide receivers at winning the ball in tight coverage. It's clear by multiple measures that Diggs is one of the most talented wide receivers in the league.

Using Next Gen Stats, Harmon identified Tyreek Hill (Chiefs), Marvin Jones (Lions) and Ted Ginn (Saints) as the current top three deep-threats in the league.