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Re: 2014 Mock drafts/Big boards

Post by thatoneguy » Thu May 01, 2014 10:34 pm

http://fantasyknuckleheads.com/minnesot ... ock-draft/

Here's a Vikings only 7 round mock draft. Agree with most picks on here.
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Post by Funkytown » Fri May 02, 2014 10:19 pm

Bucky Brooks' First Four Rounds:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... projection

And a quick team-by-team look:

Minnesota Vikings

Round 1 (8): Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
Round 2 (40): Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
Round 3 (72): Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
Round 3 (96): Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman
Round 4 (108): Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... rojections
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Re: 2014 Mock drafts/Big boards

Post by S197 » Fri May 02, 2014 10:45 pm

Funkytown wrote:Bucky Brooks' First Four Rounds:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... projection

And a quick team-by-team look:

Minnesota Vikings

Round 1 (8): Khalil Mack, OLB, Buffalo
Round 2 (40): Carlos Hyde, RB, Ohio State
Round 3 (72): Zach Mettenberger, QB, LSU
Round 3 (96): Dakota Dozier, OG, Furman
Round 4 (108): Kevin Norwood, WR, Alabama


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... rojections
It would be great if Mack fell to 8 and Mett in the 3rd is good value. Hyde doesn't make any sense to me, not with Bucannon, Ward, Jean-Baptise, Desir on the board. Tons of value in the secondary to be had. It would suck if Van Noy goes one pick ahead like that. Heck even Kelvin Benjamin on the board in the 2nd round is tempting.
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Post by oldskoolvikingfan » Sun May 04, 2014 4:14 pm

S197 wrote: It would be great if Mack fell to 8 and Mett in the 3rd is good value. Hyde doesn't make any sense to me, not with Bucannon, Ward, Jean-Baptise, Desir on the board. Tons of value in the secondary to be had. It would suck if Van Noy goes one pick ahead like that. Heck even Kelvin Benjamin on the board in the 2nd round is tempting.
I saw this mock draft too and I agree that Hyde doesn't make any sense this early in the draft. I think that if we switched G or a defensive back in Bucannon or Jean-Baptise to the 2nd round and then took a RB in the 4-5th range it would make much more sense. Also a WR in the 4th makes no sense.. We have Jennings, Patterson, Wright, Rodney Smith, and I almost forgot Simpson.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed May 07, 2014 9:25 am

Who's being linked to the Vikings in last-minute mock drafts?

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikin ... 87331.html

Bortles is overwhelming pick (6 of 10). 2 Mosley. 2 Donald.
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Post by Texas Vike » Wed May 07, 2014 3:07 pm

fiestavike wrote: I am a fan of Donald, but the pick seems a bit forced for the Vikes, and Spielman's defense of the possibility of selecting Donald, though viable, seems to indicate to me that the rumor of the Vikings interest in him was put out there by the team in hopes of getting a trade-up from another club. If they really wanted Donald would Rick Spielman be explaining to the media why he would be a perfect fit for the Vikings 3 days before the draft?

I hope we can trade back and pick up Mosley then trade up to the end of the first for another impact player, probably a QB such as Garapollo.
That's exactly my take. Spielman is getting a little too easy to read, I'm afraid. Then again, if they DO take Donald, then it marks an even more advanced level of subterfuge on his part… THE RICKER.
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Re: 2014 Mock drafts/Big boards

Post by Mothman » Wed May 07, 2014 6:39 pm

Texas Vike wrote:That's exactly my take. Spielman is getting a little too easy to read, I'm afraid. Then again, if they DO take Donald, then it marks an even more advanced level of subterfuge on his part… THE RICKER.
I don't think he's easy to read or at least that remains to be seen. :) After all, at this moment, just over 24 hours before the draft, do we really have any idea what the Vikings will do? We don't know what position or player they're targeting at #8 or even if they want an offensive or defensive player. We don't know if they want trade up to the Rams spot or down to the Cowboys #16 pick. It seems to me like Spielman has done a great job of creating a murky picture of the Vikes plans this year.
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Post by Demi » Wed May 07, 2014 6:56 pm

Bortles is overwhelming pick
If we end up with Bortles or Carr...it's going to be Ponder all over again!
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Post by dead_poet » Wed May 07, 2014 8:08 pm

NFL.com folks (Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Charley Casserly, Bucky Brooks): http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/mock-drafts

Three Mosley's and a Mack.
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Post by dead_poet » Wed May 07, 2014 8:10 pm

Mayock's top-15: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... ayock-mock

Has us going with Gilbert.
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Post by S197 » Wed May 07, 2014 8:15 pm

dead_poet wrote:Mayock's top-15: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap200000 ... ayock-mock

Has us going with Gilbert.
I don't get his thought process, says we've never been the same since Winfield yet passes on the best tackling corner in the draft. Plus Dennard is physical and can play press. Maybe he's thinking with Gilbert having such high upside, fits in well with a guy like Zimmer. I still like Dennard over all the other corners.
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Re: 2014 Mock drafts/Big boards

Post by dead_poet » Wed May 07, 2014 8:19 pm

S197 wrote: I don't get his thought process, says we've never been the same since Winfield yet passes on the best tackling corner in the draft. Plus Dennard is physical and can play press. Maybe he's thinking with Gilbert having such high upside, fits in well with a guy like Zimmer. I still like Dennard over all the other corners.
I should clarify that the comments/analysis under the pick are not those by Mayock.
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Re: 2014 Mock drafts/Big boards

Post by Funkytown » Wed May 07, 2014 9:18 pm

dead_poet wrote:NFL.com folks (Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis, Charley Casserly, Bucky Brooks): http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/mock-drafts

Three Mosley's and a Mack.
I can deal with that. I didn't realize Jean-Baptiste is expected to creep into round one. I think I must have missed that somewhere. I think I'm thinking of all the little mock drafts done on here. I thought I saw him going a lot in the third or so? Who knows? I've read so much draft stuff lately that I could be losing it. :D
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Re: 2014 Mock drafts/Big boards

Post by dead_poet » Wed May 07, 2014 10:18 pm

One of the most "different" top-50s I've seen: http://presnapreads.com/2014/05/07/rank ... -to-watch/

Manziel, Bortles, Dennard, Gilbert way down. Some surprises take their place at the top.
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Re: 2014 Mock drafts/Big boards

Post by Texas Vike » Wed May 07, 2014 10:21 pm

Mothman wrote: I don't think he's easy to read or at least that remains to be seen. :) After all, at this moment, just over 24 hours before the draft, do we really have any idea what the Vikings will do? We don't know what position or player they're targeting at #8 or even if they want an offensive or defensive player. We don't know if they want trade up to the Rams spot or down to the Cowboys #16 pick. It seems to me like Spielman has done a great job of creating a murky picture of the Vikes plans this year.
Do you seriously think that Spielman is going to pick the guy that he explicitly mentions in interviews leading up to the draft as being a great fit? It isn't like the reporter asked him point blank--What do think of Donald. The Ricker offered it up. I'll be very surprised if that's truly our pick at 8.
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