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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by fiestavike » Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:46 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote: Myles Jack is very similar to Anthony Barr. Very rangy and has great speed which Zimmer loves on the outside but I'm not sure if we need another guy like that. It's not a huge need because we will have Barr and Hodges on the outsides. As for LB, it's more about finding that sure tackler/thumper in the middle IMO. That's Perryman through and through. Check out the highlights I posted on Perryman above. He's a beast in the middle

It's always a possibility for us to draft Jack but after taking Barr last year, I can't see it if you know what I mean
Thanks for the feedback. I viewed Barr as more of a DE/LB hybrid and have been surprised with his range and coverage ability. Jack looked almost like a LB/S hybrid in the little I saw of him. Do you think that's a fair observation? He spent a lot of time out wide on the slot and in coverage. You make a good point about our most pressing need being in the middle of our linebacking corps. I suppose it remains to be seen what we have in hodges, so if he pans out you are probably right.
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Beo » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:39 am

fiestavike wrote: Thanks for the feedback. I viewed Barr as more of a DE/LB hybrid and have been surprised with his range and coverage ability. Jack looked almost like a LB/S hybrid in the little I saw of him. Do you think that's a fair observation? He spent a lot of time out wide on the slot and in coverage. You make a good point about our most pressing need being in the middle of our linebacking corps. I suppose it remains to be seen what we have in hodges, so if he pans out you are probably right.
Myles Jack is also a true sophomore I believe so if we were to draft him it wouldnt be until 2016 at the earliest. He is a great player though.
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:40 am

fiestavike wrote: Thanks for the feedback. I viewed Barr as more of a DE/LB hybrid and have been surprised with his range and coverage ability. Jack looked almost like a LB/S hybrid in the little I saw of him. Do you think that's a fair observation? He spent a lot of time out wide on the slot and in coverage. You make a good point about our most pressing need being in the middle of our linebacking corps. I suppose it remains to be seen what we have in hodges, so if he pans out you are probably right.
Yeah that's definitely a fair observation. Jack is one to watch for sure
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by S197 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:55 pm

This might be the first time in years that I'm not concerned about who the Vikings sign and who they don't this offseason. Well, Tom Johnson is looking pretty promising so hopefully they can keep him but there's no real huge need signings for once. It's a little early to be looking at the draft for me but Gurley does seem like the type of back that would thrive in Minnesota.
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:03 pm

He was doing it just for fun, but his research is always nice to see.

With all the injuries this team has gotten already, by the end of season, his mock will be completely different im sure.

And if AD does happen to play for us next year, I don't see them going after Gurley. Who right now, I would bet, but don't know for sure, most fans want as our #1 pick.
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:43 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote:He was doing it just for fun, but his research is always nice to see.
Thanks PK!

PurpleKoolaid wrote:With all the injuries this team has gotten already, by the end of season, his mock will be completely different im sure.
Yes no doubt. There will be some I keep (probably Collins and Perryman) but it will definitely change.

PurpleKoolaid wrote:And if AD does happen to play for us next year, I don't see them going after Gurley. Who right now, I would bet, but don't know for sure, most fans want as our #1 pick.
Yeah I don't either. It's so hard to tell what they are going to do with AP.
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Beo » Mon Sep 29, 2014 12:27 am

Give me Randall Cobb, Mike Iupati, and Kareem Jackson in free agency with all the money we will have and then give me PHP's first 3 picks of Collins, Gurley, and Perryman and we will be locked and loaded for a Super Bowl appearance within 2-3 years. Our offense would be sick and Collins, Perryman, and Jackson would fill in what I think are the 3 weak spots on Defense.
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Post by 84BreaksAnkles » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:30 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote:....Hope you guys enjoyed the read!!! :govikes:
Terrific take. Although, I really would like to let the CFB season mature a bit more, before I start salivating over who I want in the draft.
I think you hit our FA situation on the head, and the AD situation would be a pleasant surprise if what you're suggesting came to fruition.

Although at THIS POINT, I would be overcome with joy and be overwhelmed by good vibes, probably shedding a few tears if Our draft looked exactly like that next year. I would be weeping (Happily of course)

We should be able to make a VICIOUS (MULTIPLE STARS/SUPERSTARS) splash in FA or the trade market once we get rid of Adrian's contract.

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Post by Texas Vike » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:06 pm

I always enjoy these threads.

I think we may need some help on the Defensive Line, heck the OL too.
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:33 pm

Beo wrote:Give me Randall Cobb, Mike Iupati, and Kareem Jackson in free agency with all the money we will have and then give me PHP's first 3 picks of Collins, Gurley, and Perryman and we will be locked and loaded for a Super Bowl appearance within 2-3 years. Our offense would be sick and Collins, Perryman, and Jackson would fill in what I think are the 3 weak spots on Defense.
I would like that too!
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:35 pm

84BreaksAnkles wrote: Terrific take. Although, I really would like to let the CFB season mature a bit more, before I start salivating over who I want in the draft.
I think you hit our FA situation on the head, and the AD situation would be a pleasant surprise if what you're suggesting came to fruition.

Although at THIS POINT, I would be overcome with joy and be overwhelmed by good vibes, probably shedding a few tears if Our draft looked exactly like that next year. I would be weeping (Happily of course)

We should be able to make a VICIOUS (MULTIPLE STARS/SUPERSTARS) splash in FA or the trade market once we get rid of Adrian's contract.

Thanks PHP
I appreciate the feedback. Yeah my picks will probably change in a few months as the college season goes on :lol:
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by BGM » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:56 am

WIth Gurley in the running (see what I did there?) for the Heisman, I am not sure I would draft him if he wins it. The success rates of Heisman winners is not exactly awe-inspiring, to say the least. There are plenty of productive RBs who can't make the jump to the NFL. Does Gurley have the ability to do it? I would not be horrified by a trade up into the late first round to take him, but I see so many other huge holes on the Vikings talent-wise, that I have to wonder if that would be a mistake.

The two things I look for in a game changing RB is his ability to make something from nothing which usually involves lateral agility coupled with a quick burst of speed when changing direction. And then the speed to outrun pursuers. Three, THREE things I look for.

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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Crax » Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:05 am

I agree with BGM. Don't need to pay a high price for someone like Gurley. There is other viable backs out there. You local guys see him more than I have, what do you think of Badgers RB Melvin Gordon?
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by Crax » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:41 pm

Well, I guess Gurley isn't going to be winning the heisman now. Suspended indefinitely is what is being said now.
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Re: PHP's "Never Too Early" Mock Offseason

Post by frosted » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:56 pm

Crax wrote:Well, I guess Gurley isn't going to be winning the heisman now. Suspended indefinitely is what is being said now. http://espn.go.com/college-football/sto ... definitely
Woah.
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