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    Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/2333142

    I thought this was interesting. Kinda makes you think...who should we've drafted?

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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    The Packers gettting Sanders :shock:

    That would be really scary



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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    1993
    21. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Robert Smith, RB Ohio State (in this re-do, Smith went #4 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: LB Greg Biekert, Colorado
    The Vikings had an amazing nucleus with Rich Gannon at quarterback, Terry Allen and an aging Roger Craig at running back and Cris Carter, Jake Reed and Anthony Carter at receiver. The defense needed some work and Biekert would be a great fill in for ten years.

    1994
    18. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Dewayne Washington, CB NC State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: QB Trent Dilfer, Fresno State
    Not believing in Jim McMahon or Sean Salisbury, the Vikings should've taken Dilfer here and hope they'd get the Baltimore/Seattle version.

    19. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Todd Steussie, OT California (in this re-do, Steussie went #8 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: C Kevin Mawae, LSU
    The Vikings were putting together a great offensive line and after not getting Steussie, they could've used the steady pro Mawae who'd be a Pro Bowl performer more than a decade later.

    1995
    11. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Derrick Alexander, DE Florida State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: WR Joey Galloway (1st), Ohio State
    Minnesota passed on Warren Sapp because of drug rumors ... OOOOOOOOOPPS. Had the Vikings taken Sapp, they would've gone to at least two Super Bowls. Forget defense. Imagine the eventual possibilities the Vikings would have with Galloway and Cris Carter (and eventually Randy Moss).

    24. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Korey Stringer, OT Ohio State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: OT Korey Stringer, Ohio State
    The Vikings were in the midst of putting together one of the league's best offensive lines. On the field, they'll take the great years Stringer gave them, tragedy and all.

    1996
    16. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Duane Clemons, DE California
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DT La'Roi Glover, San Diego State
    With John Randle eating up most of the attention on the Viking defensive line, Glover would've racked up even more than the 71.5 sacks he had by 2004.

    1997
    20. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Dwayne Rudd, LB Alabama
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: CB Shawn Springs, Ohio State
    Was Rudd not good enough or could Dennis Green and his staff not handle talent on defense? Shawn Springs might have been a huge disappointment considering he was taken at the three, but he would've given the struggling Viking D a few good years.

    1998
    21. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Randy Moss, WR Marshall (in this re-do, Moss went #2 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: WR Az-Zahir Hakim, San Diego State
    With his speed and return ability, Hakim would've fit in nicely as a number three receiver next to Cris Carter and Jake Reed.

    1999
    11. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Daunte Culpepper, QB UCF (in this re-do, Culpepper went #2 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: CB Dre Bly, North Carolina
    Many experts fired on the Vikings for taking Culpepper instead of a much needed defensive player. Many experts are pinheads. Yeah, the Viking brain trust blew any chance of looking smart by taking Dimitrius Underwood later, but Culpepper has turned out to be a franchise quarterback. Always needing defense, Bly wouldn't have been a bad pick.

    29. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Dimitrius Underwood, DE Michigan State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DE Mike Rucker, Nebraska
    Underwood might go down as one of the league's all-time busts and a tribute to the lack of homework the Viking front office did. Rucker became a decent pass rusher for the Panthers.

    2000
    25. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Chris Hovan, DT Boston College
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: RB Mike Anderson, Utah
    Hovan hasn't been all that bad, but Anderson would've been a power runner the Vikings could've plugged in for several years.

    2001
    27. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Michael Bennett, RB Wisconsin
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DT Marcus Stroud, Georgia
    With no great defensive backs available, Robinson would be a solid pick when he wasn't being a flake. O.K., so the combination of Randy Moss and Robinson would be a nightmare.

    2002
    7. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Bryant McKinnie, OT Miami
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DE Charles Grant, Georgia
    McKinnie isn't a bad selection, but Minnesota has needed defense and Grant would've been the star of the Viking D line.

    2003
    9. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Kevin Williams, DE Oklahoma State (in this re-do, Williams went #3 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: LB Terrell Suggs, Arizona State
    It took the Vikings too long to get the pick in, but it worked out well getting the Pro Bowl tackle it wanted. Needing defense, Suggs would be the best player left on the board.

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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    Az-Zahir Hakim instead of Randy Moss? Dre Bly instead of Daunte? Charles Grant instead of McKinnie?
    No thank you.
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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    "V-Unit" wrote:
    Az-Zahir Hakim instead of Randy Moss? Dre Bly instead of Daunte? Charles Grant instead of McKinnie?
    No thank you.
    You're not paying attention. Because they re-drafted ALL of the picks, not just the Vikes' picks, those players were not available (well, except for McKinnie) when the Vikes drafted.

    It's fantasy, of course, but it's interesting. Lots of wasted picks in there (Demetrius Underwood?? Derrick Alexander????) for Minnesota.

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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    Interesting and fun read.

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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    But......

    1995
    11. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Derrick Alexander, DE Florida State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: WR Joey Galloway (1st), Ohio State
    Minnesota passed on Warren Sapp because of drug rumors ... OOOOOOOOOPPS. Had the Vikings taken Sapp, they would've gone to at least two Super Bowls. Forget defense. Imagine the eventual possibilities the Vikings would have with Galloway and Cris Carter (and eventually Randy Moss).


    Would we have drafted Moss if we had Galloway and Carter????



    1996
    16. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Duane Clemons, DE California
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DT La'Roi Glover, San Diego State
    With John Randle eating up most of the attention on the Viking defensive line,
    Glover would've racked up even more than the 71.5 sacks he had by 2004.

    Maybe we should have taken Warren Sapp instead??

    It was an interesting read, FUN to think about.

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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    "AWZeus" wrote:
    "V-Unit" wrote:
    Az-Zahir Hakim instead of Randy Moss? Dre Bly instead of Daunte? Charles Grant instead of McKinnie?
    No thank you.
    You're not paying attention. Because they re-drafted ALL of the picks, not just the Vikes' picks, those players were not available (well, except for McKinnie) when the Vikes drafted.

    It's fantasy, of course, but it's interesting. Lots of wasted picks in there (Demetrius Underwood?? Derrick Alexander????) for Minnesota.

    =Z=
    I am paying attention, just saying I'm glad it turned out the way it did in those years rather than losing out on Moss and Daunte to other teams. I agree it is a good article, a lot of thought and work went into it.
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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    "V-Unit" wrote:
    I am paying attention, just saying I'm glad it turned out the way it did in those years rather than losing out on Moss and Daunte to other teams. I agree it is a good article, a lot of thought and work went into it.
    Absolutely - very interesting. Ya gotta wonder how the Vikes would have done with some of those other players vs. the ones we had. Maybe the '98 team would have been carried by the defense instead of the offense?

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    Re: Re-do'ing the drafts from the past

    "brbitker" wrote:
    1993
    21. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Robert Smith, RB Ohio State (in this re-do, Smith went #4 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: LB Greg Biekert, Colorado
    The Vikings had an amazing nucleus with Rich Gannon at quarterback, Terry Allen and an aging Roger Craig at running back and Cris Carter, Jake Reed and Anthony Carter at receiver. The defense needed some work and Biekert would be a great fill in for ten years.

    1994
    18. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Dewayne Washington, CB NC State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: QB Trent Dilfer, Fresno State
    Not believing in Jim McMahon or Sean Salisbury, the Vikings should've taken Dilfer here and hope they'd get the Baltimore/Seattle version.

    19. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Todd Steussie, OT California (in this re-do, Steussie went #8 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: C Kevin Mawae, LSU
    The Vikings were putting together a great offensive line and after not getting Steussie, they could've used the steady pro Mawae who'd be a Pro Bowl performer more than a decade later.

    1995
    11. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Derrick Alexander, DE Florida State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: WR Joey Galloway (1st), Ohio State
    Minnesota passed on Warren Sapp because of drug rumors ... OOOOOOOOOPPS. Had the Vikings taken Sapp, they would've gone to at least two Super Bowls. Forget defense. Imagine the eventual possibilities the Vikings would have with Galloway and Cris Carter (and eventually Randy Moss).

    24. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Korey Stringer, OT Ohio State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: OT Korey Stringer, Ohio State
    The Vikings were in the midst of putting together one of the league's best offensive lines. On the field, they'll take the great years Stringer gave them, tragedy and all.

    1996
    16. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Duane Clemons, DE California
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DT La'Roi Glover, San Diego State
    With John Randle eating up most of the attention on the Viking defensive line, Glover would've racked up even more than the 71.5 sacks he had by 2004.

    1997
    20. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Dwayne Rudd, LB Alabama
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: CB Shawn Springs, Ohio State
    Was Rudd not good enough or could Dennis Green and his staff not handle talent on defense? Shawn Springs might have been a huge disappointment considering he was taken at the three, but he would've given the struggling Viking D a few good years.

    1998
    21. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Randy Moss, WR Marshall (in this re-do, Moss went #2 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: WR Az-Zahir Hakim, San Diego State
    With his speed and return ability, Hakim would've fit in nicely as a number three receiver next to Cris Carter and Jake Reed.

    1999
    11. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Daunte Culpepper, QB UCF (in this re-do, Culpepper went #2 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: CB Dre Bly, North Carolina
    Many experts fired on the Vikings for taking Culpepper instead of a much needed defensive player. Many experts are pinheads. Yeah, the Viking brain trust blew any chance of looking smart by taking Dimitrius Underwood later, but Culpepper has turned out to be a franchise quarterback. Always needing defense, Bly wouldn't have been a bad pick.

    29. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Dimitrius Underwood, DE Michigan State
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DE Mike Rucker, Nebraska
    Underwood might go down as one of the league's all-time busts and a tribute to the lack of homework the Viking front office did. Rucker became a decent pass rusher for the Panthers.

    2000
    25. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Chris Hovan, DT Boston College
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: RB Mike Anderson, Utah
    Hovan hasn't been all that bad, but Anderson would've been a power runner the Vikings could've plugged in for several years.

    2001
    27. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Michael Bennett, RB Wisconsin
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DT Marcus Stroud, Georgia
    With no great defensive backs available, Robinson would be a solid pick when he wasn't being a flake. O.K., so the combination of Randy Moss and Robinson would be a nightmare.

    2002
    7. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Bryant McKinnie, OT Miami
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: DE Charles Grant, Georgia
    McKinnie isn't a bad selection, but Minnesota has needed defense and Grant would've been the star of the Viking D line.

    2003
    9. Minnesota Vikings
    WE TOOK: Kevin Williams, DE Oklahoma State (in this re-do, Williams went #3 overall)
    WE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN: LB Terrell Suggs, Arizona State
    It took the Vikings too long to get the pick in, but it worked out well getting the Pro Bowl tackle it wanted. Needing defense, Suggs would be the best player left on the board.
    I agrree with most of these

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