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Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:48 pm ]
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4-round mock:

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap300000 ... 22123384=1

Vikes

R1: Doctson
R2: Darian Thompson
R3: Joshua Perry
R4: Christian Westerman

Author:  dead_poet [ Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:50 am ]
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Darron Lee - LB - Buckeyes

Ohio State LB Darron Lee is "more of a finesse guy than anything," an NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"Has to be covered up," he said. "He goes out and plays on the slot a lot. First-round talent." Lee can play in the slot -- no easy task for any linebacker -- because he runs a ridiculous 4.43 second 40-yard dash, a mark that was faster than all but six wide receivers. "Run, see, hit type guy," another scout said. "Little bit like Myles Jack. Very athletic. Little undersized. 4-3 'will' or 3-4 inside backer. Immediate nickel backer."
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mar 10 - 10:44 PM

Author:  dead_poet [ Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:05 pm ]
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7-Round Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft

http://coldomaha.com/2016/vikings/7-rou ... ock-draft/

R1: DT Andrew Billings
R2: S Karl Joseph
R3: WR Rashad Higgins
R4: OLB Deion Jones
R5: RB Kenyan Drake
R6: OT Joe Haeg
R7: FB/TE Glenn Gronkowski

Author:  allday1991 [ Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:16 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
Darron Lee - LB - Buckeyes

Ohio State LB Darron Lee is "more of a finesse guy than anything," an NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"Has to be covered up," he said. "He goes out and plays on the slot a lot. First-round talent." Lee can play in the slot -- no easy task for any linebacker -- because he runs a ridiculous 4.43 second 40-yard dash, a mark that was faster than all but six wide receivers. "Run, see, hit type guy," another scout said. "Little bit like Myles Jack. Very athletic. Little undersized. 4-3 'will' or 3-4 inside backer. Immediate nickel backer."
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Mar 10 - 10:44 PM


I really really want us to get him, however I seriously doubt he will fall to us.

Author:  PurpleKoolaid [ Tue Mar 15, 2016 11:45 pm ]
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He not a real safety or LB. IM a bit tired of that type of guy. He honestly is fast enough to just concentrate on safety imo.

Author:  S197 [ Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:08 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
7-Round Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft

http://coldomaha.com/2016/vikings/7-rou ... ock-draft/

R1: DT Andrew Billings
R2: S Karl Joseph
R3: WR Rashad Higgins
R4: OLB Deion Jones
R5: RB Kenyan Drake
R6: OT Joe Haeg
R7: FB/TE Glenn Gronkowski


Didn't realize Gronk had a brother in the draft. Somehow I think that connection alone will make his draft stock rise. Someone will take a flier on "baby Gronk" before the 7th I bet.

Author:  dead_poet [ Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:46 am ]
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John Ledyard mock 5.0: http://thedraftwire.usatoday.com/2016/0 ... y-edition/

Quote:
23. Minnesota Vikings: WR Michael Thomas, Ohio State

Overview: I’m not as sold on Josh Doctson’s fit in Minnesota like everyone else seems to be. A vertical, deep ball receiver doesn’t seem to mesh with Teddy Bridgewater and the Vikings offense, and although Doctson is certainly capable of adapting his style at the next level, I think Thomas is the more nuanced, NFL-ready of the two pass catchers. He’ll give Bridgewater quick throwing windows with his advanced separation tactics, while adding a little juice after the catch.

Author:  dead_poet [ Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:48 pm ]
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03/29:

Quote:
27/30 mainstream draft writers have #Vikings going WR:
Doctson 10
Treadwell 5
Thomas 4
Fuller 4
Coleman 3
Boyd 1
Other: Rankins/Decker/Floyd

Author:  dead_poet [ Wed Mar 30, 2016 12:39 pm ]
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Quote:
LB @ReggieRagland: More upcoming visits I have include the #Ravens, #Jaguars, #Vikings, #Rams, and the #Bills.

Author:  dead_poet [ Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:48 am ]
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@darronlee:

Quote:
Ahh yes Minneapolis again...I will be sure to purify myself in Lake Minnetonka this time

Author:  dead_poet [ Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:32 pm ]
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Luke Inman's 7-Round Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft 5.0 (poet approved):

http://coldomaha.com/2016/vikings/7-rou ... draft-5-0/

1: WR Josh Doctson
2: C Ryan Kelly
3. FS Jalen Mills
4. OLB Deion Jones
5. RB Jonathan Williams
6. OT Joe Haeg
7. FB/TE Glenn Gronkowski
7. DT/DE Anthony Zettel

Author:  S197 [ Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:35 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
Luke Inman's 7-Round Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft 5.0 (poet approved):

http://coldomaha.com/2016/vikings/7-rou ... draft-5-0/

1: WR Josh Doctson
2: C Ryan Kelly
3. FS Jalen Mills
4. OLB Deion Jones
5. RB Jonathan Williams
6. OT Joe Haeg
7. FB/TE Glenn Gronkowski
7. DT/DE Anthony Zettel


I like the mock as well, although I don't think Doctson or Kelly will be available at those respective draft selections. Hope I'm wrong!

Author:  dead_poet [ Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:01 pm ]
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I don't know what to do with this.

http://kfan.iheart.com/onair/allens-pag ... -14596162/

Author:  S197 [ Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:41 pm ]
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I was on board until they threw in the camel. Are they crazy?!?! You can't give up the camel, talk about mortgaging your future away! I didn't think the Walker trade could be beaten but you did it Rick, you did it...

Author:  Texas Vike [ Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:54 am ]
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S197 wrote:
I was on board until they threw in the camel. Are they crazy?!?! You can't give up the camel, talk about mortgaging your future away! I didn't think the Walker trade could be beaten but you did it Rick, you did it...



Yeah, I didn't think Wobby had that much pull. Maybe his daughter is just THAT charming?

Author:  dead_poet [ Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:35 pm ]
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Quote:
Mr @JoshNorris & I teamed up to examine #Vikings Team Needs & create a Mock Draft for all of MIN's picks:

http://www.rotoworld.com/articles/nfl/6 ... o:nfl:gnav

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:55 am ]
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Brugler new 7-round mock:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/nfl- ... team-picks

23: Treadwell (with Doctson available)

54: Garnett

86: DT Sheldon Day

121: DB DeAndre Houston-Carson

160: LB Dominique Alexander

...rest at the link

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:43 pm ]
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Eek.

Quote:
Jaylon Smith - LB - Player
The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports Notre Dame LB Jaylon Smith's (ACL, LCL) medical recheck revealed he is still dealing with a "drop-foot problem."
Foot drop is the inability to lift the front part of the foot causing the toes to drag along the ground while walking. The issue suggests Smith is still dealing with nerve damage after tearing his ACL and LCL in the Fiesta Bowl. Already not expected to play in 2016, the problem at the very least casts doubt on Smith's ability to make a full recovery. It would be surprising if he came off the board in the first round.

Source: Les Bowen on Twitter Apr 18 - 12:10 PM

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:46 pm ]
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Per Schefter:

Quote:
After medical rechecks, Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith is not expected to play in 2016 and teams are unsure when he will play again, per sources.


I don't see how you take him in the first two days.

Author:  Jordysghost [ Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:59 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
Per Schefter:

Quote:
After medical rechecks, Notre Dame's Jaylon Smith is not expected to play in 2016 and teams are unsure when he will play again, per sources.


I don't see how you take him in the first two days.


Only fans would suggest such a thing, I can't imagine a single team taking him beyond the last two rounds.

Nerve damage..

Author:  dead_poet [ Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:25 pm ]
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Mid-round OLB to keep an eye on: Washington's Travis Feeney.

Long, athletic, fast.

4.50 40 (2nd amongst OLB)
40" Vert (1st amongst OLB)
130" Broad Jump (2nd amongst OLB)

Author:  dead_poet [ Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:11 pm ]
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Per Albert Breer:

Quote:
Dug a little -- Per sources, issue for UCLA LB Myles Jack is a chondral defect in his right knee. Problem it'll be for him is up for debate.

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:47 pm ]
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Great (depressing) read on injury guys, including Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack: http://shar.es/1eaS4x

Based on this I don't draft Smith before the fifth round and probably not until the sixth or seventh. He may never see the field.

Jack may fall (in fact he may go outside the top-10). Where he lands is one of the night's biggest storylines (for me anyway).

It's almost here!

Author:  dead_poet [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 12:57 pm ]
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Jason La Confora's mock: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jas ... haking-out

23: Will Fuller

Author:  Texas Vike [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:37 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
Jason La Confora's mock: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jas ... haking-out

23: Will Fuller



I was not fond of this mock. For one, If Doctson and Treadwell go before we pick, as he mocks, I hope we go for another position altogether. But what annoyed me most about this mock was the combination of presumption and ignorance.

La Canfora states that he went over his mock with a "highly qualified college scout." As he puts it,
Quote:
This is someone who has an exceedingly keen eye for talent that I have seen borne out over many years, and someone who isn't trying to steer or sway me. I come up with the skeleton of a mock draft and we go through each pick together and I end up re-shaping it as he recommends, factoring in the needs and strengths of teams and also his read on their tendencies and how their front office tends to operate.


This mysterious and highly competent scout reasons that,
Quote:
"They need more speed."


???

I guess he thinks because we lost Wallace we need a speedy WR, but that smells to me like someone who simply doesn't know this team very well.

Author:  S197 [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:19 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:
Jason La Confora's mock: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jas ... haking-out

23: Will Fuller


Kiper had the Vikings taking Fuller is his mock but when he did a back and forth draft with McShay, he changed it to Treadwell.

Author:  HardcoreVikesFan [ Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:10 pm ]
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Texas Vike wrote:
dead_poet wrote:
Jason La Confora's mock: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jas ... haking-out

23: Will Fuller



I was not fond of this mock. For one, If Doctson and Treadwell go before we pick, as he mocks, I hope we go for another position altogether. But what annoyed me most about this mock was the combination of presumption and ignorance.

La Canfora states that he went over his mock with a "highly qualified college scout." As he puts it,
Quote:
This is someone who has an exceedingly keen eye for talent that I have seen borne out over many years, and someone who isn't trying to steer or sway me. I come up with the skeleton of a mock draft and we go through each pick together and I end up re-shaping it as he recommends, factoring in the needs and strengths of teams and also his read on their tendencies and how their front office tends to operate.


This mysterious and highly competent scout reasons that,
Quote:
"They need more speed."


???

I guess he thinks because we lost Wallace we need a speedy WR, but that smells to me like someone who simply doesn't know this team very well.


Damn, I didn't see this earlier. I posted about this same draft in a topic in the Vikings Section of the board.

I couldn't help but shake my head at that analysis. This team doesn't need speed. They need a playmaker who they can pair with Stefon.

Author:  dead_poet [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:34 am ]
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Ed Bouchette's mock:

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/stee ... 1604260045

Author:  S197 [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:08 pm ]
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dead_poet wrote:


Doctson not even a 1st round pick.

Author:  Texas Vike [ Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:55 pm ]
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S197 wrote:
dead_poet wrote:


Doctson not even a 1st round pick.



He's a Pittsburgh Gazette "Beat writer" :wink:

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