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Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:12 pm

Great pick. Wanted him or Feeney. Pretty sure I did say I was confident Spielman and Zim would assess the OL in the offseason. Reiff, Remmers and now Elflein....just sayin :tongue:
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Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.

Post by S197 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:17 pm

Seems like he has great work ethic and leadership. Wouldn't mind a Matt Birk 2.0.

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Post by fiestavike » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:20 pm

He's a good solid player for sure.

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Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.

Post by VikingPaul73 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:25 pm

love the pick and the versatility

but did we need to trade up for him???

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Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.

Post by VikingPaul73 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:28 pm

who do you guys think will start this year at C/RG??

1. Berger/Sirles
2. Berger/Elflein
3. Elflein/Berger
4. Elflein/Sirles


I should start a poll :v):

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:31 pm

VikingPaul73 wrote:who do you guys think will start this year at C/RG??

1. Berger/Sirles
2. Berger/Elflein
3. Elflein/Berger
4. Elflein/Sirles


I should start a poll :v):
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Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.

Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:34 pm

S197 wrote:Seems like he has great work ethic and leadership. Wouldn't mind a Matt Birk 2.0.
But he didn't go to Harvard.

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:36 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: But he didn't go to Harvard.

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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:40 pm

I like this pick. I was equally happy with Elflein or Feeny. I think Rick is moving up on Cook and Elfrein cause he knew teams close to our picks wanted the same guys. Cinci would have loved Cook too, so Rick didnt want to have to make the choice of taking Mixon.

With Ellfein, they figured he was worth the move because his potential is slightly better then Feeney. I cant believe I like the way Rick played this draft so far, LOVE the players were got, think they were BPA at the times, and it wouldnt surprise me if rick makes a few more good picks. Probably mostly D players now.

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Post by VikingPaul73 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:53 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote:I like this pick. I was equally happy with Elflein or Feeny. I think Rick is moving up on Cook and Elfrein cause he knew teams close to our picks wanted the same guys. Cinci would have loved Cook too, so Rick didnt want to have to make the choice of taking Mixon.

With Ellfein, they figured he was worth the move because his potential is slightly better then Feeney. I cant believe I like the way Rick played this draft so far, LOVE the players were got, think they were BPA at the times, and it wouldnt surprise me if rick makes a few more good picks. Probably mostly D players now.
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VikingPaul73 wrote: who are you and what did you do with our beloved PurpleK :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:
:lol: hey for not having a first, this has been an excellent draft so far
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Post by Maelstrom88 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:41 pm

Don't know much about him but hopefully he can come in and help this line. Seems solid if not spectacular. Pretty much what you could expect from this year's crop of oline men.
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Post by HardcoreVikesFan » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:13 am

Glad we got a starting type offensive lineman. Not so sure about passing on Dan Feeney however. Time will tell, but I don't hate this pick.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:24 am

Elflein was a center at OSU.

Wonder if he'll play center or RG for the Vikings.
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Post by fiestavike » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:33 am

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Elflein was a center at OSU.

Wonder if he'll play center or RG for the Vikings.
He played G and C there. I bet they start with the veteran at C and Elflein at G, if he wins the job.

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Post by MikethePurple » Sat Apr 29, 2017 9:39 am

From what I read, Elflein had more success in his moves from G and C where Feeney struggled in positions outside of RG. Spielman has said how much they value versatility in position especially given all the injuries from last year. I'm guessing that played a large role in taking Elflein over Feeney.

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Post by fiestavike » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:21 am

MikethePurple wrote:From what I read, Elflein had more success in his moves from G and C where Feeney struggled in positions outside of RG. Spielman has said how much they value versatility in position especially given all the injuries from last year. I'm guessing that played a large role in taking Elflein over Feeney.
Lieber lit up Feeney before the draft. He said he really gets no push, stands up out of his stance and wrestles with the defender. That's all fine in the right scheme, but doesn't sound like what Sparano was seeking last year anyway. Add in the concussions and Elfilein is much the better fit.

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Re: Vikings select C/G Pat Elflein, Ohio St.

Post by Mothman » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:32 am

HardcoreVikesFan wrote:Glad we got a starting type offensive lineman. Not so sure about passing on Dan Feeney however. Time will tell, but I don't hate this pick.
If they really are transitioning to a zone blocking scheme, as you were wondering in another thread, Feeney might have been an ideal choice to play guard in that scheme. I'm happy with the Elflein pick though. He has the potential to excel in the middle of their line and I think he was a good value in R3 (Feeney would have been too).

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Post by Mothman » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:34 am

fiestavike wrote: He played G and C there. I bet they start with the veteran at C and Elflein at G, if he wins the job.
It's also possible Berger is planning on retiring and Elflein and Easton will be competing to start at center.

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Post by fiestavike » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:37 am

Mothman wrote: It's also possible Berger is planning on retiring and Elflein and Easton will be competing to start at center.
True. I'm hoping Berger would've decided already if he was going to retire, but you never know. One more year would be nice to help bridge the gap.

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Post by 720pete » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:11 am

So we drafted the second Center of the draft, in the third round. Is this guy a week 1 starter or no?

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Post by fiestavike » Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:13 am

720pete wrote:So we drafted the second Center of the draft, in the third round. Is this guy a week 1 starter or no?
Yes, I think so.

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Post by Texas Vike » Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:31 pm

Liked this pick. I wish we'd have followed it up with another OL soon after instad of Gedeon.
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Post by Pseudo Everything » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:45 pm

Glad we moved up to take Elflein (who Zimmer thought would be more of a center due to lack of size).

How bad was this year's OL class:

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Post by Maelstrom88 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:17 pm

From what I read about him he is smart and has a great work ethic and he started 40 consecutive games after a foot injury his first year. Sounds promising to me. I'm not thrilled with the state of the line but with how quick the ball comes out under Shurmur I feel they will be good enough.
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Post by halfgiz » Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:12 pm

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Mike Zimmer: Pat Elflein will begin at center. Played guard before, but he's a really good center.

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Post by Rock45 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:58 pm

Great pick. Best pick they made.

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Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:08 am

Rock45 wrote:Great pick. Best pick they made.
I think you might be right about this. Vikings finally get an anchor for this OL. Reminds me of when the Vikings picked up Linval on the other side.
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:18 pm

Mothman wrote: It's also possible Berger is planning on retiring and Elflein and Easton will be competing to start at center.
Have you heard something, Jim?
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Post by Mothman » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:44 pm

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.

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