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I figured I would do a mock draft now that free agency has been on-going for a few days.


http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/10828


I would appreciate any feedback! Thanks everyone.


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http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/10828


Nice work. This looks pretty accurate to me as things stand. Interesting how far Manziel fell, but I could see it.

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Nice work Saint. I like what you have for the most part. I am not sure if Cyril Richardson will fall that far, but it could happen.

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Nice work. This looks pretty accurate to me as things stand. Interesting how far Manziel fell, but I could see it.


Thanks for reading. I am sure the QBs' stock will be in flux until the night leading up to the draft in May. As much as I want to say they will all be top ten picks, I just feel that one of the them is going to fall out of the top ten (and possibly out of round one all together). It is hard to say. I just think that Minnesota should take one of them if they fall and there isn't a better player on the board when they pick (i.e. Sammy Watkins, Khalil Mack, Greg Robinson).

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Looks like Johnny Manziel's stock is falling everywhere.


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I decided to do another installment of my mock draft. I used walterfootball again to make it. Let me know what you guys think!

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/14338

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1 Texans- Jadeveon Clowney DE
2 Rams- (Traded to Buccaneers) Sammie Watkins WR
3 Jaguars- Blake Bortles QB
4 Browns- Khalil Mack OLB
5 Raiders- Johnny Manziel QB
6 Falcons- Greg Robinson LT
7 Buccaneers- (Traded to Rams) Jake Matthews LT
8 Vikings- (Traded to Titans) Anthony Barr OLB
9 Bills- Mike Evans WR
10 Lions- Justin Gilbert CB
11 Titans- (Traded to Vikings) Teddy Bridgewater QB
12 Giants- Aaron Donald DT
13 Rams- HaHa Clinton-Dix FS
14 Bears- Louis Nix III DT
15 Steelers- Darqueze Dennard CB
16 Cowboys- Timmy Jernigan DT
17 Ravens- Calvin Pryor FS
18 Jets- Kelvin Benjamin WR
19 Dolphins- Taylor Lewan LT
20 Cardinals- Kony Ealy DE
21 Packers- CJ Mosely ILB
22 Eagles- Kyle Fuller CB
23 Chiefs- Brandin Cooks WR
24 Bengals- Jason Verrett CB
25 Chargers- Dee Ford DE
26 Browns- Derek Carr QB
27 Saints- Marquise Lee WR
28 Panthers- Odell Beckham Jr WR
29 Patriots- Eric Ebron TE
30 49ers- Bradley Roby CB
31 Broncos- Ra’Shede Hageman DT
32 Seahawks- Xavier Su'a-Filo G


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1 Texans- Jadeveon Clowney DE
2 Rams- (Traded to Buccaneers) Sammie Watkins WR
3 Jaguars- Blake Bortles QB
4 Browns- Khalil Mack OLB
5 Raiders- Johnny Manziel QB
6 Falcons- Greg Robinson LT
7 Buccaneers- (Traded to Rams) Jake Matthews LT
8 Vikings- (Traded to Titans) Anthony Barr OLB
9 Bills- Mike Evans WR
10 Lions- Justin Gilbert CB
11 Titans- (Traded to Vikings) Teddy Bridgewater QB
12 Giants- Aaron Donald DT
13 Rams- HaHa Clinton-Dix FS
14 Bears- Louis Nix III DT
15 Steelers- Darqueze Dennard CB
16 Cowboys- Timmy Jernigan DT
17 Ravens- Calvin Pryor FS
18 Jets- Kelvin Benjamin WR
19 Dolphins- Taylor Lewan LT
20 Cardinals- Kony Ealy DE
21 Packers- CJ Mosely ILB
22 Eagles- Kyle Fuller CB
23 Chiefs- Brandin Cooks WR
24 Bengals- Jason Verrett CB
25 Chargers- Dee Ford DE
26 Browns- Derek Carr QB
27 Saints- Marquise Lee WR
28 Panthers- Odell Beckham Jr WR
29 Patriots- Eric Ebron TE
30 49ers- Bradley Roby CB
31 Broncos- Ra’Shede Hageman DT
32 Seahawks- Xavier Su'a-Filo G


Ebron falling to the Patriots would give them a nasty TE duo again. I would be pretty happy with the board shaking out this way if I were the Vikings with Yankey, Shazier, and Van Noy all still available.


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Ebron falling to the Patriots would give them a nasty TE duo again. I would be pretty happy with the board shaking out this way if I were the Vikings with Yankey, Shazier, and Van Noy all still available.


Fat chance Ebron falls that far, but i dont think its out of the question (Giants/Packers could give him a look). And the only reason I want the Vikings to go QB in round 1 is if Van Noy falls to them in the 2nd. Thanks for the feedback!


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http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/15039

Here is the sixth edition of my mock draft. Let me know what you guys think - I appreciate any feedback.

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http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/15039

Here is the sixth edition of my mock draft. Let me know what you guys think - I appreciate any feedback.


I'm still doing my own draft research (way behind this year other than at a few positions) so I can't offer anything terribly constructive but overall, the reasons you provided for your choices made sense to me. I kind of like the idea that Bridgewater would go from being a Louisville Cardinal to being an Arizona Cardinal.


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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/15039

Here is the sixth edition of my mock draft. Let me know what you guys think - I appreciate any feedback.


I'm still doing my own draft research (way behind this year other than at a few positions) so I can't offer anything terribly constructive but overall, the reasons you provided for your choices made sense to me. I kind of like the idea that Bridgewater would go from being a Louisville Cardinal to being an Arizona Cardinal.


Thank you for the feedback Jim. I appreciate it.


Honestly, I am not really sure how this draft is going to turn out. This has been one of the most difficult drafts to predict. It is harder than last year's draft. What makes it so unique is that there are so many first round QBs, but yet, none of them could be selected first overall. Throw in the fact that St. Louis will trade their second overall selection and you have one big cluster to predict.

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http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/15039

Here is the sixth edition of my mock draft. Let me know what you guys think - I appreciate any feedback.



Looks to be as good a guess as any I've seen. I agree that Clowney and Watkins SHOULD be the top 2 off the board. Mack at 3 is a solid take too.


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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/15039

Here is the sixth edition of my mock draft. Let me know what you guys think - I appreciate any feedback.



Looks to be as good a guess as any I've seen. I agree that Clowney and Watkins SHOULD be the top 2 off the board. Mack at 3 is a solid take too.


Appreciate it Texas Vike.


I think Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley wants to mimic what he built in Seattle. That is why I think Khalil Mack could very well be their pick at number three. If Mack is off the board, I could see them maybe taking Sammy Watkins, but I would think they would target Blake Bortles if Mack is not available.

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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammy Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles


Scenario 2

1. Atlanta trade with Houston- jadaveon clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammie Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Houston from Atlanta - Blake Bortles
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - ha ha Clinton Dix


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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Khalil Mack
4 Cleveland - Sammie Watkins
5 Oakland - Jake Matthews
6 Atlanta - Taylor Lewan
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles
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26 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel

Scenario 2

1. Houston - Blake Bortles
2. Atlanta trade with ST Louis - Jadaveon Clowney
3. Jax - Khalil Mack
4 Cleveland - Sammie Watkins
5 Oakland - Greg Robinson
6 St Louis from Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 New York Giants Trade with Vikings - Taylor Lewan Vikings receive Giants 1, 3rd and 6th round pick
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12 Vikings - Teddy Bridgewater
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26 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel


Both of your scenarios are realistic and that would leave Minnesota in an interesting spot of either occurred.

Given scenario two, I am not sure if New York would trade up for Lewan. The only other team that could potentially take Lewan would be Detriot, but I doubt they are ready to give up on Riley already. I think New York could safely wait it out for Lewan if they really wanted.

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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Khalil Mack
4 Cleveland - Sammie Watkins
5 Oakland - Jake Matthews
6 Atlanta - Taylor Lewan
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles
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26 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel

Scenario 2

1. Houston - Blake Bortles
2. Atlanta trade with ST Louis - Jadaveon Clowney
3. Jax - Khalil Mack
4 Cleveland - Sammie Watkins
5 Oakland - Greg Robinson
6 St Louis from Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 New York Giants Trade with Vikings - Taylor Lewan Vikings receive Giants 1, 3rd and 6th round pick
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12 Vikings - Teddy Bridgewater
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26 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel


Both of your scenarios are realistic and that would leave Minnesota in an interesting spot of either occurred.

Given scenario two, I am not sure if New York would trade up for Lewan. The only other team that could potentially take Lewan would be Detriot, but I doubt they are ready to give up on Riley already. I think New York could safely wait it out for Lewan if they really wanted.


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As we highlighted earlier, Pears is currently the starter at right tackle but, with a decent sized cap hit, the team might feel they can do better by going elsewhere. Just our 55th highest graded offensive tackle last year, Pears struggled as a run blocker, where only Michael Oher and Bradley Sowell had a lower grade.


I think other teams could be looking at Buffalo taking a tackle if this situation occurred. There's going to be more value in a OT than there will be in a TE. I don't think the Bills would go TE at #9 when they have a need at tackle as well. If both Evans and Watkins are off the board, teams could be thinking Detroit needs a tackle as well and the Vikings would be a good spot for teams to move up to. The Giants desperately need O-Line help and I think for a 1st, 3rd and 6th the Vikings would be willing to make that call. The Vikings would then have 3-3rd round picks which would give them plenty ammunition to move back into the 1st round if someone like a Kyle Fuller fell towards the bottom of the first round


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MrPurplenGold wrote:
HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Khalil Mack
4 Cleveland - Sammie Watkins
5 Oakland - Jake Matthews
6 Atlanta - Taylor Lewan
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles
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26 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel

Scenario 2

1. Houston - Blake Bortles
2. Atlanta trade with ST Louis - Jadaveon Clowney
3. Jax - Khalil Mack
4 Cleveland - Sammie Watkins
5 Oakland - Greg Robinson
6 St Louis from Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 New York Giants Trade with Vikings - Taylor Lewan Vikings receive Giants 1, 3rd and 6th round pick
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12 Vikings - Teddy Bridgewater
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26 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel


Both of your scenarios are realistic and that would leave Minnesota in an interesting spot of either occurred.

Given scenario two, I am not sure if New York would trade up for Lewan. The only other team that could potentially take Lewan would be Detriot, but I doubt they are ready to give up on Riley already. I think New York could safely wait it out for Lewan if they really wanted.


https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/02/28/2014-team-needs-buffalo-bills/

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As we highlighted earlier, Pears is currently the starter at right tackle but, with a decent sized cap hit, the team might feel they can do better by going elsewhere. Just our 55th highest graded offensive tackle last year, Pears struggled as a run blocker, where only Michael Oher and Bradley Sowell had a lower grade.


I think other teams could be looking at Buffalo taking a tackle if this situation occurred. There's going to be more value in a OT than there will be in a TE. I don't think the Bills would go TE at #9 when they have a need at tackle as well. If both Evans and Watkins are off the board, teams could be thinking Detroit needs a tackle as well and the Vikings would be a good spot for teams to move up to. The Giants desperately need O-Line help and I think for a 1st, 3rd and 6th the Vikings would be willing to make that call. The Vikings would then have 3-3rd round picks which would give them plenty ammunition to move back into the 1st round if someone like a Kyle Fuller fell towards the bottom of the first round



You are correct about the Bills and needing tackle help. I have had Jake Matthews/Greg Robinson being selected by them in previous mock drafts I did.

I am still not sure how Lewan is truly valued by the league. Last year, when he was considering coming out, many experts had him ranked behind Joeckel, but ahead of Fisher and Johnson. Coming into this past college football season, Lewan was essentially the number one tackle, and was neck in neck with Jake Matthews. Now Lewan is considered the third best tackle. Lewan is more of finesse tackle and would be better suited for the left side. This is not to say he could excel at right tackle, but seeing the struggles of both Joeckel and Fisher at right tackle, it would be fair to wonder if teams are hesitant to draft left tackle players that are high draft picks only to play them at right tackle.

Anyway, my point is that Lewan's stock is anywhere from being a top ten pick to being a top 20 pick. Given the quality of this draft, I am not sure if teams would be willing to trade up for Lewan. Then again, all it takes is one team to fall in love with a player to want to move up. One has to believe that if Lewan is available with the 12th pick that New York will strongly consider drafting him. Does that mean New York will trade up for him? I am not sure.

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http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/16714/1

This is version eight of my mock draft (I skipped posting the seventh version of my mock here).


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http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/16714/1

This is version eight of my mock draft (I skipped posting the seventh version of my mock here).


I appreciate all and any feedback. Thank you.


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Okay, only because you have the two guys I want going to the Seahawks and 49ers. :wink: At least Verrett and Van Noy are still available. If you extended it out a little, who would you mock to the Vikings in the 2nd?


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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/16714/1

This is version eight of my mock draft (I skipped posting the seventh version of my mock here).


I appreciate all and any feedback. Thank you.


HATE IT

Okay, only because you have the two guys I want going to the Seahawks and 49ers. :wink: At least Verrett and Van Noy are still available. If you extended it out a little, who would you mock to the Vikings in the 2nd?


Man, in the second it gets tough.

One would hope that guys like Jason Verrett, Van Noy, Trent Murphy, Marcus Smith, Jimmie Ward, and Keith McGil are around. I fully expect that at least one potential first round fringe player will fall to us in the second round.

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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammy Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles


Scenario 2

1. Atlanta trade with Houston- jadaveon clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammie Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Houston from Atlanta - Blake Bortles
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - ha ha Clinton Dix


I think these scenarios are quite realistic. However, I just don't see St. Louis drafting an offensive tackle with the second overall pick. I believe that Sammy Watkins is just too great of a talent for St. Louis to pass. I have also been reading that St. Louis may take Khalil Mack. A linebacking corps of Mack, James Laurinaitis, and Alec Olgetree would be very, very scary.

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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammy Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles


Scenario 2

1. Atlanta trade with Houston- jadaveon clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammie Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Houston from Atlanta - Blake Bortles
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - ha ha Clinton Dix


I think these scenarios are quite realistic. However, I just don't see St. Louis drafting an offensive tackle with the second overall pick. I believe that Sammy Watkins is just too great of a talent for St. Louis to pass. I have also been reading that St. Louis may take Khalil Mack. A linebacking corps of Mack, James Laurinaitis, and Alec Olgetree would be very, very scary.


I would be stunned and not very happy, if the Vikings spent their 1st round pick on Dix.

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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammy Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles


Scenario 2

1. Atlanta trade with Houston- jadaveon clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammie Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Houston from Atlanta - Blake Bortles
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - ha ha Clinton Dix


I think these scenarios are quite realistic. However, I just don't see St. Louis drafting an offensive tackle with the second overall pick. I believe that Sammy Watkins is just too great of a talent for St. Louis to pass. I have also been reading that St. Louis may take Khalil Mack. A linebacking corps of Mack, James Laurinaitis, and Alec Olgetree would be very, very scary.


I would be stunned and not very happy, if the Vikings spent their 1st round pick on Dix.


The weakest area on the Vikings defense last year was their pass defense. Zimmers defense is a stop the run first type of defense. The MLB position in his defense is a downhill run defender. I don't think schematically it's necessary to fill that role with the 8th overall pick. They could always draft Gilbert or Dennard and set up the CB position for years to come. I just look at how 2 impact safeties on the Seahawks defense affected how effective teams could be in the passing game and can imagine a situation like this with the Vikings. 2 impact safeties could allow the Vikings to work out of their base defense more frequently giving them tons of flexibility.


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Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammy Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Atlanta - Jake Matthews
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles


Scenario 2

1. Atlanta trade with Houston- jadaveon clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammie Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel
5 Oakland - khalil mack
6 Houston from Atlanta - Blake Bortles
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - ha ha Clinton Dix


I think these scenarios are quite realistic. However, I just don't see St. Louis drafting an offensive tackle with the second overall pick. I believe that Sammy Watkins is just too great of a talent for St. Louis to pass. I have also been reading that St. Louis may take Khalil Mack. A linebacking corps of Mack, James Laurinaitis, and Alec Olgetree would be very, very scary.


Protecting Sam Bradford has been their publicized number 1 priority. Jake Long is coming off ACL surgery and Saffold failed a physical with the raiders which is why he is back with the Rams. Analysts are suggesting Saffold could move to guard and you'd have 2 bookend tackles or you could trade jake long and let Robinson man the left side.


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Here is the ninth (and second to last version) of my 2014 mock draft.

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/17957


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Here is the ninth (and second to last version) of my 2014 mock draft.

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/17957


I appreciate all feed-back. Thanks everyone.


Interesting. Seems like in both rounds the Vikings may have missed out on "their guy" by one pick. Certainly a possibility.

That's the hard part about not taking a QB in the 1st. Everyone knows the Vikings need a QB so passing on one in the 1st round almost assures they will take one in the 2nd leaving them with little leverage.


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HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
Here is the ninth (and second to last version) of my 2014 mock draft.

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/17957


I appreciate all feed-back. Thanks everyone.


Interesting. Seems like in both rounds the Vikings may have missed out on "their guy" by one pick. Certainly a possibility.

That's the hard part about not taking a QB in the 1st. Everyone knows the Vikings need a QB so passing on one in the 1st round almost assures they will take one in the 2nd leaving them with little leverage.


Personally, if I was drafting, I would have taken Bridgewater at eight over Anthony Barr. However, when one makes a mock draft, they cannot necessarily use personal bias. I truly believe Minnesota is too scared to draft a quarterback at eight. That line of thinking could comeback to bite them come draft day.

Also, if the draft played out this way (which, let's be honest, it won't) I would MUCH rather have Jimmy Garpollo over Zach Mettenberger seven days out of the week.

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Here is the ninth (and second to last version) of my 2014 mock draft.

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/17957


I appreciate all feed-back. Thanks everyone.



I just can't see the Rams taking Watkins after they drafted Tavon Austin last year plus their offensive line struggles and their poor secondary at both the CB and safety position


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Post Re: Vikings Message Board User Mock Drafts
Scenario 1

1. Houston - Jadaveon Clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammy Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny manziel
5 Oakland - Jake Matthews
6 Atlanta - khalil mack
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - Blake Bortles


Scenario 2

1. Atlanta trade with Houston- jadaveon clowney
2. ST Louis - Greg Robinson
3. Jax - Sammy Watkins
4 Cleveland - Johnny Manziel
5 Oakland - Jake Matthews
6 Houston from Atlanta - Blake Bortles
7 Tampa - Mike Evans
8 Vikings - khalil mack


Other Vikings picks
2nd Mettenberger QB/Kyle van Noy OLB if pick is Bortles
3rd Stanley jean baptiste CB
3rd trai Turner OG
4th ethan Westbrook DE
5th max bullough MLB
6th de'anthony Thomas RB
7th garret Gilbert QB


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Post Re: Vikings Message Board User Mock Drafts
MrPurplenGold wrote:
HardcoreVikesFan wrote:
Here is the ninth (and second to last version) of my 2014 mock draft.

http://walterfootball.com/Mocks/Mock/17957


I appreciate all feed-back. Thanks everyone.



I just can't see the Rams taking Watkins after they drafted Tavon Austin last year plus their offensive line struggles and their poor secondary at both the CB and safety position

You are absolutely right, as great as Watkins could be/is, Tavon Austin fills that same position and might even be better. They need to and probably will shore up their O-line.

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