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Who will be cut!

Post by YikesVikes » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:55 pm

Given that rosters have to be down to 80, this seems like the worst year possible for Vikings to have drafted 15 guys. I was initially stoked about all those draft picks but after the draft I was concerned given the pandemic. Zimmer went on record to say that some 2nd year guys will be let go. Should we have traded up a bunch with our picks?
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Re: Who will be cut!

Post by RandyMoss84 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:37 pm

YikesVikes wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Given that rosters have to be down to 80, this seems like the worst year possible for Vikings to have drafted 15 guys. I was initially stoked about all those draft picks but after the draft I was concerned given the pandemic. Zimmer went on record to say that some 2nd year guys will be let go. Should we have traded up a bunch with our picks?
I hope Chad Beebe will be cut, I will never understand the love for him, he ran horrible routes and he sucks and no since the players that Vikings wanted fell to them without trading up, Vikings were very fortunate
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Re: Who will be cut!

Post by VikingsVictorious » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:27 pm

YikesVikes wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Given that rosters have to be down to 80, this seems like the worst year possible for Vikings to have drafted 15 guys. I was initially stoked about all those draft picks but after the draft I was concerned given the pandemic. Zimmer went on record to say that some 2nd year guys will be let go. Should we have traded up a bunch with our picks?
The 80 thing is irrelevant to the draft picks. It might mean a UDFA or two will be let go. That's all. Great year to have 15 draft picks as teams will be cutting more expensive Vets like crazy with a reduction in the cap.
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Re: Who will be cut!

Post by S197 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:29 pm

YikesVikes wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Given that rosters have to be down to 80, this seems like the worst year possible for Vikings to have drafted 15 guys. I was initially stoked about all those draft picks but after the draft I was concerned given the pandemic. Zimmer went on record to say that some 2nd year guys will be let go. Should we have traded up a bunch with our picks?
This was my concern after the draft. You lose so much this year, rookie mini camp and OTAs were a guarantee to be scrapped. Who knows how training camp goes, people already testing positive. So your evaluation time is greatly diminished. I don't know how smart it is to have a huge draft class under those circumstances.

On the other hand, the point about the cap going down makes sense. And maybe because you have less evaluation time you try more of a shotgun approach and just take the guys who flash in their limited amount of time.

It's definitely an interesting strategy that no other team really followed. To me, having 4-5 blue chips may be better in a year like this than 15 limited eval guys but it will certainly be interesting to watch.
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Re: Who will be cut!

Post by YikesVikes » Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:59 pm

VikingsVictorious wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:27 pm
YikesVikes wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:55 pm
Given that rosters have to be down to 80, this seems like the worst year possible for Vikings to have drafted 15 guys. I was initially stoked about all those draft picks but after the draft I was concerned given the pandemic. Zimmer went on record to say that some 2nd year guys will be let go. Should we have traded up a bunch with our picks?
The 80 thing is irrelevant to the draft picks. It might mean a UDFA or two will be let go. That's all. Great year to have 15 draft picks as teams will be cutting more expensive Vets like crazy with a reduction in the cap.
You think so?
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Re: Who will be cut!

Post by VikingsVictorious » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:07 am

YikesVikes wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:59 pm
VikingsVictorious wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:27 pm

The 80 thing is irrelevant to the draft picks. It might mean a UDFA or two will be let go. That's all. Great year to have 15 draft picks as teams will be cutting more expensive Vets like crazy with a reduction in the cap.
You think so?
Yep.
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