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    2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    I know it's probably early for this.
    Assuming TJack is our QB of the future, our biggest needs are probably Offensive Line and Wide Receiver, then CB (replace Smoot) and possibly a pass rushing DE (still hoping Erasmus comes back strong).

    Is anyone intrigued by this list of prospects?
    Do we draft a WR high, which would go against traditional thinking?

    Incidentally, I'm surprised Troy Smith was rated so low (31).
    I wish I knew more about the guys ranked above him.
    This was from fftoolbox.com:

    Rank Last Name, Pos., School Comments
    1 1 Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame Finished the season with only five INTs in 432 attempts; has shown he has good feet, too
    2 2 Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin

    3 3 Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech

    4 4 Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson

    5 6 Leon Hall, CB, Michigan

    6 5 Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State

    7 17 Alan Branch, DT, Michigan Didn't post standout numbers, but size and athleticism make him a great prospect
    8 8 Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

    9 11 Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State

    10 14 LaRon Landry, S, LSU

    11 10 Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC

    12 7 Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

    13 19 Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State Finished season at Nittany Lions' top tackler
    14 18 Michael Griffin, S, Texas

    15 13 Quentin Moses, DE, Georgia

    16 9 Sam Baker, OT, USC

    17 15 Levi Brown, OT, Penn State

    18 16 Marshawn Lynch, RB, California

    19 23 Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss Finished fifth in the nation with 137 tackles, averaging 11-plus per game
    20 22 Lamarr Woodley, DE, Michigan

    21 27 Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame

    22 28 Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh Offenses afraid to go his way after pair of early INTs retured for TDs
    23 24 Justin Blalock, OG, Texas

    24 20 Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State

    25 34 DeMarcus Tyler, DT, N.C. State

    26 29 Buster Davis, ILB, Florida State

    27 55 Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville

    28 25 Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina

    29 21 Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn TD production dropped from 13 last season to four this season
    30 30 Daymeion Hughes, CB, California

    31 31 Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State

    32 40 Tim Crowder, DE, Texas

    33 26 Jake Long, OT, Michigan


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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    Best possible athlete at either RG, RT, WR, DB, or DE.

    We've got depth at RB, we've got our QB of the future, our left OL is solid, our LB's are actually a lot better than I thought they'd be, and we'll have Greenway next year to add to Harris, Henderson, and Leber.
    We have a ton of potential at DE, but no good pash rushers.
    We're more than solid with the Pat and Kevin in the middle, but we fail to get pressure on the QB.
    We all know of the problems at WR.
    As far as DB's I really like Griffin and Dovonte Edwards, but that's a position that you can never have too many solid guys playing.
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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    TJ is no doubt our future at QB.. I think very strongly that both Greenway, and James are going to come back strong next season..

    Our main concern is O-Line, and WR.. We already know that T-Jack has the guns to throw downfield, so we need a WR to accomidate him..

    For reason unknown to me, our secondary absolutely sucks.. We have all the talent in the world on defense, but just don't use it.. With the lineup we have in our secondary, it should be just as good as our defensive line..

    So it is pretty obvious what we need, now will we get that is the question..

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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    "SKOL" wrote:
    I know it's probably early for this.
    Assuming TJack is our QB of the future, our biggest needs are probably Offensive Line and Wide Receiver, then CB (replace Smoot) and possibly a pass rushing DE (still hoping Erasmus comes back strong).

    Is anyone intrigued by this list of prospects?
    Do we draft a WR high, which would go against traditional thinking?

    Incidentally, I'm surprised Troy Smith was rated so low (31).
    I wish I knew more about the guys ranked above him.
    This was from fftoolbox.com:

    Rank Last Name, Pos., School Comments
    1 1 Brady Quinn, QB, Notre Dame Finished the season with only five INTs in 432 attempts; has shown he has good feet, too
    2 2 Joe Thomas, OT, Wisconsin

    3 3 Calvin Johnson, WR, Georgia Tech

    4 4 Gaines Adams, DE, Clemson

    5 6 Leon Hall, CB, Michigan

    6 5 Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Ohio State

    7 17 Alan Branch, DT, Michigan Didn't post standout numbers, but size and athleticism make him a great prospect
    8 8 Adrian Peterson, RB, Oklahoma

    9 11 Quinn Pitcock, DT, Ohio State

    10 14 LaRon Landry, S, LSU

    11 10 Dwayne Jarrett, WR, USC

    12 7 Brian Brohm, QB, Louisville

    13 19 Paul Posluszny, OLB, Penn State Finished season at Nittany Lions' top tackler
    14 18 Michael Griffin, S, Texas

    15 13 Quentin Moses, DE, Georgia

    16 9 Sam Baker, OT, USC

    17 15 Levi Brown, OT, Penn State

    18 16 Marshawn Lynch, RB, California

    19 23 Patrick Willis, ILB, Ole Miss Finished fifth in the nation with 137 tackles, averaging 11-plus per game
    20 22 Lamarr Woodley, DE, Michigan

    21 27 Jeff Samardzija, WR, Notre Dame

    22 28 Darrelle Revis, CB, Pittsburgh Offenses afraid to go his way after pair of early INTs retured for TDs
    23 24 Justin Blalock, OG, Texas

    24 20 Marcus McCauley, CB, Fresno State

    25 34 DeMarcus Tyler, DT, N.C. State

    26 29 Buster Davis, ILB, Florida State

    27 55 Amobi Okoye, DT, Louisville

    28 25 Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina

    29 21 Kenny Irons, RB, Auburn TD production dropped from 13 last season to four this season
    30 30 Daymeion Hughes, CB, California

    31 31 Troy Smith, QB, Ohio State

    32 40 Tim Crowder, DE, Texas

    33 26 Jake Long, OT, Michigan

    All with bold is staying for another year..

    I want Ted Ginn Jr.. A Steve Smith widereciever with Devin Hester returnskills

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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    best player availible
    i belive a WR if we draft out
    of need

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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    Definetly a BPA draft for the Vikes. We should be able to fix most of our holes in FA before the draft. How about drafting a WR/KR/PR?
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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    Far and away, WR is our biggest need. I think we should get two. After that, we can look at OL, CB and DE in no particular order, just the BPA of those three spots.

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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    With the exception of Calvin Johnson, there is no WR on that list who would make an impact in his first year anyway.
    We will need to address the WR position in the offseason through Free Agency.
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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    I checked the bio for Calvin Johnson.., he's a beast.
    6-5, 235 lbs, runs a 4.3-40, and has a 43 inch vertical leap.
    Sounds a lot like (sigh) Randy Moss, except without the attitude.

    http://ramblinwreck.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/johnson_calvin00.html


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    Re: 2007 Draft Prospects And Our Needs

    We need depth at corner, a guard and (obviously) a wide receiver. I'd love to see Calvin Johnson become a Vike, but unless we're going to trade up (and we lose our next two games) it's not going to happen. Dwayne Jarrett is another guy I'd like to see in purple. Samaradjiza is another one.

    Thankfully, this year's draft class is pretty good at the top as far as receivers go, and we're like to have a top 15 pick, so I think our odds of getting a good wide out in the first round is pretty good.

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