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 Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St. 
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Post Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.
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Have you heard something, Jim?


I've heard a few unsubstantiated rumors but he tossed out the idea of retirement a couple of years ago and I think he said early this offseason that he had some thinking to do. He missed time with a concussion last year and he turns 35 next month so I'm thinking it's a possibility.

Interesting.

Here's something that Zimmer has said in the past day or so.

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The Vikings chose to address the interior offensive line in the draft, selecting Ohio State’s Pat Elflein in the third round. Speaking with the media on Saturday, head coach Mike Zimmer said Elflein will begin his career at center, which means that starter Joe Berger could move to the open right guard position.

Link to 1500espen.com.

Guess that answers the question. Sort of. Things can change, of course.

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Post Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.
J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Mothman wrote:
J. Kapp 11 wrote:
Have you heard something, Jim?


I've heard a few unsubstantiated rumors but he tossed out the idea of retirement a couple of years ago and I think he said early this offseason that he had some thinking to do. He missed time with a concussion last year and he turns 35 next month so I'm thinking it's a possibility.

Interesting.

Here's something that Zimmer has said in the past day or so.

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The Vikings chose to address the interior offensive line in the draft, selecting Ohio State’s Pat Elflein in the third round. Speaking with the media on Saturday, head coach Mike Zimmer said Elflein will begin his career at center, which means that starter Joe Berger could move to the open right guard position.

Link to 1500espen.com.

Guess that answers the question. Sort of. Things can change, of course.


Yes, but it's definitely interesting. Thanks for the info.


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Post Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.
Supposedly Elf's one year as Center was pretty darn good. I would love to have us set with a center for the future.


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Post Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.
The draft commentary on him was that he is more of technique guy, which is probably good for him in the pros. Not sure where stands in the strength department. If he can come in start at a competitive level this will be the pick of the draft for the Vikings. Just hard to think that will happen right now due to the general challenges NFL teams are having transitioning college linemen to the pro game. Maybe Elf can an exception?

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Post Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.
mansquatch wrote:
The draft commentary on him was that he is more of technique guy, which is probably good for him in the pros. Not sure where stands in the strength department. If he can come in start at a competitive level this will be the pick of the draft for the Vikings. Just hard to think that will happen right now due to the general challenges NFL teams are having transitioning college linemen to the pro game. Maybe Elf can an exception?


That would be outstanding if he can contribute from day 1. Also hoping 1 or more of the crew can step up their game (pulling for Hill but sample size was so small).


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Post Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.
Nice, detailed report. I'm excited about him.

http://insidethepylon.com/nfl/teams-nfl ... t-elflein/

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