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Who do we draft?

Post by Anderson22 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:07 pm

With the season almost halfway through. Who do we pick? My take is Bo Wallace and get some OL help. I also wouldn't mind getting a wr that can get some separation. Can't wait till the draft!!
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Post by fiestavike » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:05 pm

Anderson22 wrote:With the season almost halfway through. Who do we pick? My take is Bo Wallace and get some OL help. I also wouldn't mind getting a wr that can get some separation. Can't wait till the draft!!
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:51 pm

Why would they draft a qb early?

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Re: Who do we draft?

Post by Demi » Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Would love a middle linebacker. Or safety. An actual receiver would be nice. A left guard. Need a running back now too!
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Post by fiestavike » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:46 am

PurpleMustReign wrote:Why would they draft a qb early?

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Post by fiestavike » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:49 am

Demi wrote:Would love a middle linebacker. Or safety. An actual receiver would be nice. A left guard. Need a running back now too!
I think LT is clearly the big need, followed by L guard and RT. I doubt they will draft a MLB early with Barr and Hodges both playing well, and the middle linebacker not likely to be in on the field more than 35-40% of snaps. MLB has become like Nickel Back used to be, but a 3rd corner is more important than a MLB now just given how much more often they are on the field!
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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:14 pm

fiestavike wrote: I think LT is clearly the big need, followed by L guard and RT. I doubt they will draft a MLB early with Barr and Hodges both playing well, and the middle linebacker not likely to be in on the field more than 35-40% of snaps. MLB has become like Nickel Back used to be, but a 3rd corner is more important than a MLB now just given how much more often they are on the field!
I don't see RT as a need. As I said in a previous thread, Phil is a top 5 run blocker in the NFL and having Fusco back next to him next year, I think he will be fine. LG is our most immediate need on the OL.

To be honest, I would love to move Greenway to the middle and have Hodges and Barr on the outside. I think Greenway would be an absolute stud in the middle. He's already a tackling machine, a leader, and a heady LB.

I still believe our first pick will be SS and if it is, I imagine it would be Collins which would be huge.
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Post by 720pete » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:14 pm

OG, CB, RB.

Vikings have totally under valued CB position in the draft considering that we play against Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, and Matt Stafford 6 games per year.

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Post by fiestavike » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:06 am

720pete wrote:OG, CB, RB.

Vikings have totally under valued CB position in the draft considering that we play against Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, and Matt Stafford 6 games per year.

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Post by 720pete » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:03 pm

fiestavike wrote:
are you banking on Kalil turning it around?
I got to be positive about at least one thing! :p

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Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:06 pm

720pete wrote:OG, CB, RB.

Vikings have totally under valued CB position in the draft considering that we play against Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler, and Matt Stafford 6 games per year.

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Is RB really THAT big of a need right now though?? McKinnon has been running great the past few games. I would rather grab a somewhat younger back in FA that would be a solid backup behind McKinnon.

LG and CB I agree with. I would like another CB with Rhodes' build that can play the outside. Put Cap in the slot and have Robinson as a #4 CB. It provides solid depth.

Landon Collins (SS from Alabama) and Denzel Perryman (MLB from the U) are my big "man crushes" in this draft.
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Post by fiestavike » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:27 am

Pondering Her Percy wrote: Is RB really THAT big of a need right now though?? McKinnon has been running great the past few games. I would rather grab a somewhat younger back in FA that would be a solid backup behind McKinnon.

LG and CB I agree with. I would like another CB with Rhodes' build that can play the outside. Put Cap in the slot and have Robinson as a #4 CB. It provides solid depth.

Landon Collins (SS from Alabama) and Denzel Perryman (MLB from the U) are my big "man crushes" in this draft.
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Re: Who do we draft?

Post by kurtkeoki » Thu Dec 11, 2014 4:52 pm

Not sure if this is the appropriate place for this question, but it seemed reasonable to post it here instead of starting a new thread. Is it likely that Kalil can play Guard? What about Greenway at MLB. Are either of things likely to happen? I think our draft strategy would be affected quite of bit by those questions. If Chad can move to MLB, then we should have a solid LB corps of Barr, Greenway, and Hodges. If Kalil can move to guard, we get to replace Johnson and draft a new starter at LT. A lot of tackles that have been busts have had productive, sometimes even great, careers as guards.

I actually have no idea if either of those scenarios are realistic, since I'm much more of a stats/fantasy guy than an Xs and Os guy.
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Post by PurpleKoolaid » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:32 pm

Cooper, if at all possible. If not, then Parker. Those 2 WR's really stand out, and would make the biggest impact right away. If you haven't, you should watch Cooper, from Bama, highlights on youtube. He's a buddy of Teddy, just like Parker. But Cooper has everything you want in a WR. He is so sure handed and runs routes like no one ive seen since Sammy. Just like last year, when we got teddy, I was so happy. If we get Cooper, he is that big of a deal.

Then a CB.

Then Oline

Let our current LB's fight it out, or go FA.

But theres no doubt in my mind the 1 single best player we could get, immediate impact on this team, to at least an 8-8 record, and a good shot at a wild card even, is Cooper.
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Post by frosted » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:38 pm

PurpleKoolaid wrote:Cooper, if at all possible. If not, then Parker. Those 2 WR's really stand out, and would make the biggest impact right away. If you haven't, you should watch Cooper, from Bama, highlights on youtube. He's a buddy of Teddy, just like Parker. But Cooper has everything you want in a WR. He is so sure handed and runs routes like no one ive seen since Sammy. Just like last year, when we got teddy, I was so happy. If we get Cooper, he is that big of a deal.

Then a CB.

Then Oline

Let our current LB's fight it out, or go FA.

But theres no doubt in my mind the 1 single best player we could get, immediate impact on this team, to at least an 8-8 record, and a good shot at a wild card even, is Cooper.
Not only are they buddies, but Cooper and Bridgewater were teammates in high school. So Teddy has played with him.
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