I think I wrote this same thing in another thread. I suspect there will be a run on WR's in the 8-15 range of the second round (maybe earlier), so I kind of hope we trade down into that range, unless we have some guy targeted that we know will be there into the early third.losperros wrote:However, that said, while I once wanted the Vikings to pick a receiver in R1 (and I'm fine with them still doing that), I now think it would be a good idea if they got their WR in R2. And I believe some good ones will still be available to them at that time. Go with MLB and maybe CB or DT in R1.
As for some other posts here: We really can't expect much production this year from any single WR draft choice. Rookie WR's are exceedingly unlikely to produce much in their first year. A good result is something like the rookie year of Michael Crabtree in 2009: 48 receptions, 625 yds, 2 TD's, 27 FD. He went #15 and he probably would be the #1 prospect this year. Let these two numbers sink in - 2 TD's all season, and less than 2 first down catches per game. Context is everything of course (Greg Lewis had one of the most consequential catches in Vikings history), but I think I think moving the sticks once or twice per game is Michael Jenkins territory. Of course, grabbing two or three such prospects increases the odds that one provides significant production, and increases the odds that the aggregate production of our rookie WRs is significant.
As for taking Allen completely off our draft boards - he may be too risky for the first round pick, but I'd think he'd be the steal of the draft in the 3rd round (where there's no way he'll be - some one will grab him in the mid-second).