4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

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4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by 808vikingsfan » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:29 pm

Think this was the one pick I really didn't like but what's done is done.


Maybe his instincts and other intangibles will make up for whatever physical shortcomings he may have. Also, if we really do believe ST are just as important as the other phases, then maybe this pick was worth it.

On a side note, listening to Zimmer, it seems like this was his pick and not Ricks.

IMO, he looks really good in his highlight tape. Seems to be able to read plays well.

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Re: 4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by S197 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 5:05 pm

He shoots the gaps pretty well but looks like a high tackler. Tends to hit guys up around the shoulders, may lead to a lot of broken tackles at the next level.
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Re: 4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:17 pm

Not a fan of this pick.

He's Audie Cole II, only with no experience. Good instincts against the run, not fast, doesn't cover well. I guess at some point a veteran costs too much to keep around, even if he's not a starter. But this is one of those cases where it looks like we're drafting a marginal depth player to replace another marginal depth player.

I'd be very surprised if Ben Gedeon ever starts for the Vikings unless someone is injured. Depth and special teams only. Just like Cole.
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Re: 4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:24 pm

Worst pick Rick has made in years. Esp. since there were a few good LBs we could have gotten. But we never would have had all those 7ths then lol.
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Re: 4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by halfgiz » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:26 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Not a fan of this pick.

He's Audie Cole II, only with no experience. Good instincts against the run, not fast, doesn't cover well. I guess at some point a veteran costs too much to keep around, even if he's not a starter. But this is one of those cases where it looks like we're drafting a marginal depth player to replace another marginal depth player.

I'd be very surprised if Ben Gedeon ever starts for the Vikings unless someone is injured. Depth and special teams only. Just like Cole.
More like a special teams player ...I agree with you, the pick was a head scratcher .
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Re: 4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by PurpleMustReign » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:37 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Not a fan of this pick.

He's Audie Cole II, only with no experience. Good instincts against the run, not fast, doesn't cover well. I guess at some point a veteran costs too much to keep around, even if he's not a starter. But this is one of those cases where it looks like we're drafting a marginal depth player to replace another marginal depth player.

I'd be very surprised if Ben Gedeon ever starts for the Vikings unless someone is injured. Depth and special teams only. Just like Cole.
Agreed. I don't understand why this pick was made.

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Re: 4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by Mothman » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:45 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote:Not a fan of this pick.

He's Audie Cole II, only with no experience. Good instincts against the run, not fast, doesn't cover well. I guess at some point a veteran costs too much to keep around, even if he's not a starter. But this is one of those cases where it looks like we're drafting a marginal depth player to replace another marginal depth player.

I'd be very surprised if Ben Gedeon ever starts for the Vikings unless someone is injured. Depth and special teams only. Just like Cole.

I didn't like that pick either.

That means he'll probably be a star! :)
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Re: 4th round - Vikings select : Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Post by halfgiz » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:50 pm

Mothman wrote:
I didn't like that pick either.

That means he'll probably be a star! :)
True :lol:
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