Arm strength is only part of the deal. In the end players can be find in every round. Of course the depth is depleted as you move through. I'm just tired of reading about one position/player. It's not even entertaining anymore watching some youtube post that I would check out frequently. This should be a bigger concern about Brian O'NeillVikingLord wrote: ↑Mon Jan 29, 2024 11:50 amThanks for the link to the source. I think there is a difference between a truly weak arm and an average arm, but let's face it, the arm is just the gun - if a guy can't aim or time shots, the gun he's firing with won't compensate for that. A good arm on a good QB is worth it's weight in gold, but an average arm on a good QB is good too. If a QB can't process the field post-snap, can't see guys coming open or can't time his throws when guys do come open, it really doesn't matter much if he can throw it fast and hard.CharVike wrote: ↑Sun Jan 28, 2024 1:14 pm We need to get this OL to a top flight level as Detroit has done. The Pack have done that also but not to the Lions level. That will improve us more than a rookie QB who more than likely will struggle for several seasons and then be a bust or flame out. I've seen that enough in my lifetime.
I like what you wrote about focusing on the interior OL, and I do think this is a good draft to do that. The value at OL will be there in the 2nd-3rd rounds (assuming KAM gets back into the 3rd somehow). The Vikings could pick up a quality center and should be looking for a RG to replace Ingram.
In the 1st, the value that will likely be on the board at 11 will be at DE and CB. If KAM stays there, and barring an unforeseen slide by one of the top QBs, he's going to get a shot at a difference-maker at those positions.
O'Neill, a 2021 Pro Bowler who is among the game's highest-paid and highest-graded right tackles, missed the final two games of the 2022 regular season and the Vikings' first-round playoff loss with an Achilles injury. He had been playing at his usual high level this season before struggling against the Bears a couple weeks ago and struggling against Crosby in this first half.
Nobody even mentions O'Neil. This could be a big problem. Is he losing it? Crosby is a dam good player but supposedly O'Neil is also. If both are true it should be a stalemate. Crosby kicked his a$$. You can't let that happen. Kick his a$$ since your paid like the best in the game. Big money and so so play is never mentioned for this guy. Or even Bradberry who had zero interest during FA. Teams weren't begging for him and offering tons of money. The Eagles need a center get a 2nd or 3rd round pick for him. That will never happen but he's paid very well. That's enough #### from me.