I thought it was draft day 101have your pick ready to go in on time incase the trade falls through or the team ahead of you is delayed 2002 or 2003
Originally Posted by singersp
And by botched the selections, I don't mean the players they ultimately picked, but HOW those picks came to be. It was a combination of buffoonery, jackassery, and ridiculousness that just epitomized the off the field escapades of the Mike Tice Vikings.
In 2002, Dallas was picking 6th, Minnesota 7th, and Kansas City 8th. Dallas knew Minnesota wanted a defensive tackle, Ryan Sims, and were working a trade with Kansas City to move back two spots, because KC wanted to jump ahead of Minnesota and take Sims. While they were working out the trade details, the clock expired, but Minnesota couldn't get to the podium in time to grab Sims. The trade went through, Kansas City nabbed SIms, and the Vikings selected Bryant McKinnie...who held out until November of that year
Oh, 2003 draft. Yeah...
That year, it was the Vikings who were picking 7th, and they were on the clock. They were working the phones, and thought they had a deal with Baltimore, but the trade was not turned in on time, and time expired on the Vikings. As ESPN commentator Chris Berman...and all of Vikings nation...were literally flipping out that the Vikings had indeed passed, Jacksonville and Carolina, the two teams immediately after the Vikings, did what the Vikings didn't do in 2002: they rushed to the podium, pick in hand, and selected their guy.