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Hey guys,

It's time for the draft talk to be heating up. A couple of my guys have been working on some draft-related content, so I thought I'd share here:

[OC] Danchat's Draft Board 2018

[OC] With The 30th Pick

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I agree, seems like the draft talk has been pretty quiet. One question I have is that I didn't see Wynn's name on the list of official 30 visits on Walterfootball. Maybe I just missed it but it seems odd they wouldn't bring him in. Seems like one of our top realistic prospects.


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I agree, seems like the draft talk has been pretty quiet. One question I have is that I didn't see Wynn's name on the list of official 30 visits on Walterfootball. Maybe I just missed it but it seems odd they wouldn't bring him in. Seems like one of our top realistic prospects.


That could actually be a sign that he is our number one target and we don't want to provide any clues. Maybe we like him so much that we would forfeit a late pick to move up a few spots in round one if he falls near us. It's the off season, so things are rarely what they seem. Sometimes there's a connection. A coach on his college team is connected to Zim, Rick or another trusted Viking staff member. The coach tells our guys that Wynn is high character, can't miss guy. I think this happens a lot.


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This was recently updated. Give it a look!

Here are some position rankings, as well:

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Ragnow ahead of Wynn/Hernandez/Price?!


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Vikefan60 wrote:
Ragnow ahead of Wynn/Hernandez/Price?!


He explains his reasoning in the link. 8)

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Hernadez and Price both in the first two rounds.

Hernadez reminds me of Richie I.
so strong inside.

Price is hurt so will drop a little ..

With Elflin and those two ...my godness

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Hernadez and Price both in the first two rounds.

Hernadez reminds me of Richie I.
so strong inside.

Price is hurt so will drop a little ..

With Elflin and those two ...my godness


I would love for that to happen! Ragnow might be a nice consolation prize, but there is no way he is picked higher than Wynn or Hernandez. That's just crazy talk.


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Man with that OL we could dominate the
run and have Theilen and Diggs punish
teams... We would kill teams and finally
win a championship.. SKOL !!!

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I didn't read the link but Ragnow is all about how concerned you are about his injury.


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Some more pieces:

Alternatives at Pick 30 (if we don't go OL)

http://www.purplepainforums.com/thread/ ... es-pick-30

WR Rankings

http://www.purplepainforums.com/thread/ ... s-wr-board

RB Rankings

http://www.purplepainforums.com/thread/ ... s-rb-ranks

Mock Drafts

http://www.purplepainforums.com/thread/ ... mock-draft

http://www.purplepainforums.com/thread/ ... mock-draft

http://www.purplepainforums.com/thread/1111/ocampo-mock

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I read on ESPN today that some teams are a little concerned about durability issues with Wynn. Curious to see if he falls. Also, still seems awfully quiet on the board with the draft being this Thursday!!!


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Just my opinion, but when drafting this late, it is really more about their player eval AND what scenario plays out as teams make their picks. Does somebody they rate highly drop? Do they feel like the guys in the 2nd round are just as good as their choices at 30 and trade back? It can go in a lot of different ways.

To me this is a year where it is more about the day of the draft than all the hype leading up to it. right now there is just so much that is unknown it is hard to really latch on to something.

On top of all that, how many of these prospects actually pan out? OL has been far from a sure thing the past 3-5 years. NFL teams know that. Thus it is possible that the 1st round goes entirely different than people are expecting.

I plan to just wait and see.

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Dakotavike wrote:
I read on ESPN today that some teams are a little concerned about durability issues with Wynn. Curious to see if he falls. Also, still seems awfully quiet on the board with the draft being this Thursday!!!


Agreed, it’s quiet around here. Makes me nostalgic for the old days when the board had more activity.

I think this is a decent take, despite coming from ESPN
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The Vikings will take advantage of QB-needy teams late in the first round and trade down

Minnesota is slated to pick at No. 30, which is essentially a second-round pick, so it can capitalize on teams wanting a quarterback and still get the player it wants early on Day 2. Outside of the top two to three offensive linemen, most of the guards the Vikings have their eyes on will be available from Nos. 33-40, so they're in a favorable position to get the player they want there and pick again at 62. GM Rick Spielman is a master of movement on draft night, so the Vikings could get considerable compensation for their first-rounder and end up with more draft capital than they had coming in. -- Courtney Cronin]


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Texas, that is my hope. With a strong QB class and our QB need handled there is a good chance that better talent might drop to us. This is a great draft to be picking 6-12 in. If there is a run on QBs, you can grab elite talent lower than usual or trade down and collect a handful of picks. (I hope we are not a team that is trading up...)

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Texas, that is my hope. With a strong QB class and our QB need handled there is a good chance that better talent might drop to us. This is a great draft to be picking 6-12 in. If there is a run on QBs, you can grab elite talent lower than usual or trade down and collect a handful of picks. (I hope we are not a team that is trading up...)


I'm imagining myself staying up until our pick on Thursday, only to see them trade out of the first. Even if it turns out right, that's always a frustrating draft night development.

My gut tells me we get Ragnow, but with Trader Rick, one never knows.

Happy draft week, y'all! :thumbsup:


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I really think the only way we don't trade out of the 1st is if someone falls that we REALLY like. Moving back 5-7 spots will get us some nice extra picks. So if we end up keeping our pick, they must be really high on whoever they take (or just really high).

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Ugh.

WR Antonio Callaway tested positive for marijuana at the combine.

Enjoy you're undrafted status you incredibly talented idiot.

Edit: apparently the test was "diluted" which caused the test to be deemed a failure. He says he was "over hydrated"

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