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I'm still trying to find any evidence of the "medical flag" issue that supposedly led to Turner's drop on draft day and for which Charlie Campbell excoriated the Vikings for their move up to get him. Yes, no pads are on yet but as Cliff noted, Turner is getting rave reviews so far and appears extremely motivated to make his presence felt and improve his game.

It will be very interesting to see how the year goes for Turner. The Vikings paid a lot to acquire him relatively-speaking, but if he has the impact it is increasingly looking like he can have, he'll be more than worth it. And I also wonder if the naysayers who piled on the Vikings after they picked him will own up to their criticism of the move.
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He was a top 30 visit for us and medical checks are allowed. He should be good if the check was done.
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VikingLord wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 2:17 pm I'm still trying to find any evidence of the "medical flag" issue that supposedly led to Turner's drop on draft day and for which Charlie Campbell excoriated the Vikings for their move up to get him. Yes, no pads are on yet but as Cliff noted, Turner is getting rave reviews so far and appears extremely motivated to make his presence felt and improve his game.

It will be very interesting to see how the year goes for Turner. The Vikings paid a lot to acquire him relatively-speaking, but if he has the impact it is increasingly looking like he can have, he'll be more than worth it. And I also wonder if the naysayers who piled on the Vikings after they picked him will own up to their criticism of the move.
Saying that Turner had a medical red flag was an extreme exaggeration. There is NOTHING to see there. He's the betting favorite to be RotY. These are not the droids they are looking for. Move along.
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ESPN did a short paragraph on all 32 first round picks, the word seems to be good on Turner. Here is what they said, plus the link. Nothing earth shaking about McCarthy by the way - looks good at times, needs work.

How he has fared so far: Turner has looked the part of an edge rusher, and all-field playmaker, that pre-draft evaluations suggested -- at least as much as anyone can before pads come on. The most notable moment came in a practice that was closed to reporters but was recounted by left tackle Christian Darrisaw. As Darrisaw described it, Turner put a spin move on another offensive lineman that was quicker than any of them had seen from four-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher Danielle Hunter, who recorded 87.5 sacks in eight seasons with the Vikings before signing a free agent contract with the Texans this spring.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/403 ... raft-picks
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cogitator wrote: Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:12 pm ESPN did a short paragraph on all 32 first round picks, the word seems to be good on Turner. Here is what they said, plus the link. Nothing earth shaking about McCarthy by the way - looks good at times, needs work.

How he has fared so far: Turner has looked the part of an edge rusher, and all-field playmaker, that pre-draft evaluations suggested -- at least as much as anyone can before pads come on. The most notable moment came in a practice that was closed to reporters but was recounted by left tackle Christian Darrisaw. As Darrisaw described it, Turner put a spin move on another offensive lineman that was quicker than any of them had seen from four-time Pro Bowl pass-rusher Danielle Hunter, who recorded 87.5 sacks in eight seasons with the Vikings before signing a free agent contract with the Texans this spring.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/403 ... raft-picks
I'm interested to see how Flores decides to use Turner. He can certainly play the classic edge rusher in a 3-4, but his athleticism and awareness should allow Flores to deploy him in other ways as well. When Flores had Hunter drop back into coverage or seal the edge I always felt like that wasn't natural for him. He did OK in those roles, but his main impact was always rushing the passer, which he was exceptional at.

But Hunter strikes me as a player who could be as natural in coverage or sealing the edge against the run as he is rushing the passer. He's just incredibly strong for his size, while at the same time he's fluid, fast and aware in coverage. Some have compared him to Micah Parsons in that regard - just the total package as a defender. Since the Vikings have more classic edge defenders in addition to Hunter, I wonder if Flores will find ways to get Hunter involved at other positions, ones where offensive coordinators will find it much more challenging to deal with.
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Dallas Turner is signed. Defensive Rookie of the Year. All rookies signed and ready to go.
www.vikings.com/news/2024-nfl-draft-pic ... ts-rookies