Re: 2017 Vikings Free Agency Signings Thread
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 12:16 pm
Vikings sign former Bears DT Will Sutton....To make room for Sutton, the Vikings released defensive tackle Toby Johnson
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Dam you. At first glance I thought you said the Bears' Josh Sitton.autobon7 wrote:Vikings sign former Bears DT Will Sutton....To make room for Sutton, the Vikings released defensive tackle Toby Johnson
Sorry Pete.....lol. I don't think Sutton will have the same impact that Sitton would but could be nice depth signing.SidestreamFB Pete wrote: Dam you. At first glance I thought you said the Bears' Josh Sitton.
2014 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Will Suttonautobon7 wrote:Vikings sign former Bears DT Will Sutton....To make room for Sutton, the Vikings released defensive tackle Toby Johnson
Summary: Sutton was in the running as one of the best defensive linemen in college football in 2012. He was right up there with Jadeveon Clowney, Star Lotulelei, Sheldon Richardson and Sharrif Floyd. In fact, Sutton had a better 2012 season than Aaron Donald as he was one of the nation's best pass rushers.
Sutton enjoyed a breakout season for the Sun Devils in 2012, recording 13 sacks. He also had 63 tackles, 23.5 tackles for a loss, five passes broken up and three forced fumbles. Sutton presented a real speed mismatch against guards with the ability to fire by them to collapse the pocket.
Entering his senior year, Sutton was asked to gain weight, and he went from the 280s to around 315 pounds. Sutton still retained some explosion playing at a heavier weight, but clearly wasn't the dynamic player he was in 2012. Sutton was still awarded the 2013 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year award over arguably more deserving players like Stanford's Trent Murphy or UCLA's Anthony Barr. He totaled 48 tackles with 13.5 tackles for a loss and four sacks. Sutton also saw a lot of double teams after his 2012 success.
At the Senior Bowl, Sutton was slow and out of shape at 315 pounds. That extra weight caused him to not have the same explosion, and he was easily winded. He was down to 303 pounds at the Combine, however, and looked much better. Currently Sutton is said to be in the mid 290s.
Sutton would be best as a three-technique defensive tackle. He is an excellent interior pass-rusher. Sutton beats guards with quickness and has nice hands to fight off blocks and close on the quarterback. His speed can set up a bull rush, and he is tenacious when it comes to getting heat on the quarterback.
Interesting pickup by the Vikings with Will Sutton. He was never a fit in the Bears 3-4 defense.
Still, rock solid rotational/depth player. Don't hate it. Loading up on divisional secrets with Datone Jones and Sutton. Not that those defenses are all that hard to crack without the secrets.autobon7 wrote: Sorry Pete.....lol. I don't think Sutton will have the same impact that Sitton would but could be nice depth signing.
Early indication is he will try out at safety. (That is not a typo)Former University of Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong, who was rumored to be signing with the Minnesota Vikings before not signing with the Minnesota Vikings, has officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings. The team just made the announcement via their website and Twitter accounts.
In order to make room for Armstrong on the roster, the Vikings waived wide receiver Mitch Mathews.
Nothing yet. I'd assume they would have done it already. Probably will keep him at this point in case injuries hit. He won't count against the 53 while suspended. This is all very Jerome Simpson-y.jackal wrote:Does anyone no if the Vikings are going to drop the tea
drinker or not?