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    An unofficial guide to the draft

    An unofficial guide to the draft
    By Pat Kirwan

    (April 10, 2007) -- No matter how your favorite team stacks its own draft board, no matter what the team needs are and regardless of the free-agent activities surrounding your squad, there are a few unofficial guidelines that I might keep next to me come Draft Weekend...
    Normally I think Kirwan talks out of his ass, but I actually liked this article.
    Particularly point #11: Listen to the one scout in the draft room who's opinion is contrary to the group.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    An unofficial guide to the draft
    By Pat Kirwan

    (April 10, 2007) -- No matter how your favorite team stacks its own draft board, no matter what the team needs are and regardless of the free-agent activities surrounding your squad, there are a few unofficial guidelines that I might keep next to me come Draft Weekend...
    Normally I think Kirwan talks out of his ass, but I actually liked this article.
    Particularly point #11: Listen to the one scout in the draft room who's opinion is contrary to the group.
    Link to the actual article?

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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    yeah wheres the link

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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    http://www.nfl.com/draft/story/10119139

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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    Doh!
    Sorry guys.
    I forgot.
    Thanks lakehubertviking for including it.
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    Almost like this thing was written with the Vikes in mind:

    1. Don't take one guy with a character alert: (any names come to mind)
    3. Don't pass on a franchise quarterback: (Especially if they fall to 7)
    6. Always let the game tapes trump the workout in shorts: (T-will)
    8. Sign the two biggest offensive linemen not drafted: (Duh)
    12. Draft a basketball forward who was a very good high school football player: (Aren't we already looking at a guy. Whats his name)
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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    I'm printing that article out...I really like his suggestions!
    Especially the one about having the balls to trade up for a special player!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    I'm printing that article out...I really like his suggestions!
    Especially the one about having the balls to trade up for a special player!
    You would probably do backflips if they go up and get CJ wouldn't you?
    ;D

    I would like it, but just have to put alot of value on lots of picks as this staff continues down the whole "Build Through The Draft" thought process.
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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    I really believe that the Vikings did most of this stuff last year and it got Fran Foley fired. I don't know that he was a good GM but I think that sometimes you have to go with the best available player or trade down to where you think that your specific need should be drafted. I like the idea of the Vikings trading down to get Dewayne Jarrett. I believe that you really DO have to look at the highlight reels and not the combine. Larry Fritzgerald wasn't the fastest wideout, that even stopped him from going to a premiere college, but he is considered in the top 15 at wideout in the NFL. So in general I think that the Vikings need to make a move to draft Jarrett late in the 1st round and possibly Ginn of Michael Bush in the second. Just My opinion take it as is.
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    Re: An unofficial guide to the draft

    "ballhog27" wrote:
    I really believe that the Vikings did most of this stuff last year and it got Fran Foley fired.
    Fran Foley got fired for being a complete donkey and lying on his resume.

    The "After One Season" judgement on the draft he led is pretty good, which might help him find a job in the future if he can stop offending everyone he ever meets.

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