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Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by Rhodes Closed » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:32 pm

https://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2021/0 ... eanu-neal/
S Anthony Harris is arguably the best player in the Vikings’ 2021 free agency class.

Harris had a 2019 where he tallied six interceptions in the regular season and one in the playoffs. That year, he earned a PFF grade of 90.5.

In 2020, Harris regressed. He had no interceptions and a PFF grade of 66.2. However, based on his body of work, Harris should still command a decent price in free agency.

So it makes sense that Minnesota is reportedly looking for other safeties in free agency. Per multiple reports, the Vikings have expressed interest in Falcons S Keanu Neal, who is a free agent this offseason. Although, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press added the caveat that it is “early interest” at this time.

Neal had one interception and a PFF grade of 68.2 in 2020. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 when he had one interception and a PFF grade of 78.1. He suffered back-to-back season-ending injuries in 2018 and 2019.

So Neal has been good in the past and the Vikings probably don’t need a stellar safety paired with someone as good as S Harrison Smith. That said, this move would likely be a downgrade from the Smith-Harris pairing back deep.
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by RandyMoss84 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:02 pm

Rhodes Closed wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:32 pm
https://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2021/0 ... eanu-neal/
S Anthony Harris is arguably the best player in the Vikings’ 2021 free agency class.

Harris had a 2019 where he tallied six interceptions in the regular season and one in the playoffs. That year, he earned a PFF grade of 90.5.

In 2020, Harris regressed. He had no interceptions and a PFF grade of 66.2. However, based on his body of work, Harris should still command a decent price in free agency.

So it makes sense that Minnesota is reportedly looking for other safeties in free agency. Per multiple reports, the Vikings have expressed interest in Falcons S Keanu Neal, who is a free agent this offseason. Although, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press added the caveat that it is “early interest” at this time.

Neal had one interception and a PFF grade of 68.2 in 2020. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017 when he had one interception and a PFF grade of 78.1. He suffered back-to-back season-ending injuries in 2018 and 2019.

So Neal has been good in the past and the Vikings probably don’t need a stellar safety paired with someone as good as S Harrison Smith. That said, this move would likely be a downgrade from the Smith-Harris pairing back deep.
Meh, I honestly rather draft a safety to replace Harris
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by CharVike » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:11 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
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Meh, I honestly rather draft a safety to replace Harris
Is there a guy that can come in and start and play at least average? That's the last line of defense. Smith isn't no kid anymore. He's at the age were it can be over quickly. How did Harris fall off the cliff? I don't think teams are looking at him.
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:20 am

On the surface, this sounds exciting. Neal is a Bob Sanders type, a guy who can cover, tackle, and blitz. Huge hitter.

But he's also a Bob Sanders type in that he's hurt a lot. Missed most of 2018 and 2019 with injuries. Stayed healthy last year.

Not sure about this one. Guy can certainly play. He's a Pro Bowler. But we've said it over and over on this board — the best ability is availability. Can this guy stay healthy?
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by Maelstrom88 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:17 pm

Purple Podcast FTW on YouTube made a good point about how Neal could allow Smith to be a true center fielder and save his body a little. I'd take Neal on a cheap deal.

Side note: Is Jayron Kearse done in the NFL? I thought he'd be a starter a few years back.
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by RandyMoss84 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:44 am

Maelstrom88 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:17 pm
Purple Podcast FTW on YouTube made a good point about how Neal could allow Smith to be a true center fielder and save his body a little. I'd take Neal on a cheap deal.

Side note: Is Jayron Kearse done in the NFL? I thought he'd be a starter a few years back.
Yeah, Jayron is done, Jayron has not played since 2018
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by Maelstrom88 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:56 am

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:44 am
Maelstrom88 wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:17 pm
Purple Podcast FTW on YouTube made a good point about how Neal could allow Smith to be a true center fielder and save his body a little. I'd take Neal on a cheap deal.

Side note: Is Jayron Kearse done in the NFL? I thought he'd be a starter a few years back.
Yeah, Jayron is done, Jayron has not played since 2018
Wow I thought he was a lion last year. Guess I lost track of him.
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by RandyMoss84 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:02 pm

Maelstrom88 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:56 am
RandyMoss84 wrote:
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Yeah, Jayron is done, Jayron has not played since 2018
Wow I thought he was a lion last year. Guess I lost track of him.
He was a Lion last year then Lions waived him then Ravens signed Jayron on the practice squad and Jayron's contract expired and he has not been on any team since, it is sad because I thought Jayron was going to be a good player but I was wrong
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by StumpHunter » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:36 pm

RandyMoss84 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:02 pm
Maelstrom88 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:56 am


Wow I thought he was a lion last year. Guess I lost track of him.
He was a Lion last year then Lions waived him then Ravens signed Jayron on the practice squad and Jayron's contract expired and he has not been on any team since, it is sad because I thought Jayron was going to be a good player but I was wrong
He is a solid backup who can't stay out of trouble.

If he were a starter some team might keep him around, but he just isn't worth the headache as a backup.
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by RandyMoss84 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:50 pm

StumpHunter wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:36 pm
RandyMoss84 wrote:
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:02 pm


He was a Lion last year then Lions waived him then Ravens signed Jayron on the practice squad and Jayron's contract expired and he has not been on any team since, it is sad because I thought Jayron was going to be a good player but I was wrong
He is a solid backup who can't stay out of trouble.

If he were a starter some team might keep him around, but he just isn't worth the headache as a backup.
You are right, I forgot about his trouble with the law
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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

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Re: Vikings Interested in S Keanu Neal

Post by RandyMoss84 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:00 pm

Maelstrom88 wrote:
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He's a Cowboy.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RapSheet/sta ... 5091661827
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