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    Best draft ever

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    Some of you will have to bookmark this thread for later reference but I am going to declare this the best Vikings draft ever.
    Three players in the top 30 picks and three of the best players available at their positions and all with the skills we needed to fit our schemes.
    Not sure if Patterson is better than hunter but he has the body type to fill any void we may have in the WR position.

    Floyd- well, I am very surprised he fell this far and to have a Purple Floyd on the team just plain rocks. The defense just got a lot better with that move.

    Rhodes was what we have been missing at CB for probably 15 years and I love what he can bring to the defense. With Cook and Smith our secondary is going to be a whole lot better.

    Saddle up boys and girls the next few years just got a lot more fun to watch and youth is going to be served.

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    I like the optimism and I agree. Just looking at the pure values this is the Vikings' best draft of all-time.

    Best DT and top 5 player at #23
    Top 3 CB and top 20 player at #25
    Best WR and top 20 player at #29

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    You're high.

    Minnesota Vikings All-Time Draft History - Pro-Football-Reference.com

    1967 - Drafted Alan Page (HoF), Gene Washington and Bobby Bryant.
    1977 - Drafted Tommy Kramer and Scott Studwell.
    1983 - Drafted Joey Browner and Carl Lee.
    1986 - Drafted Chris Doleman, Kirk Lowdermilk and Issaic Holt.
    1988 - Drafted Randall McDaniel (HoF), Al Noga, Todd Kalis and Brian Habib.
    1998 - Drafted Randy Moss and Matt Birk.
    2007 - Drafted Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice and Brian Robison.
    2012 - Drafted Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith and Blair Walsh.

    Any of those is rated higher (IMHO) than this draft - simply because we haven't seen any of these three play a down. I can look back through the draft list and remember being excited the day after a draft (SWEET - We got Derrick Alexander!!!) only to realize it was crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    You're high.

    Minnesota Vikings All-Time Draft History - Pro-Football-Reference.com

    1967 - Drafted Alan Page (HoF), Gene Washington and Bobby Bryant.
    1977 - Drafted Tommy Kramer and Scott Studwell.
    1983 - Drafted Joey Browner and Carl Lee.
    1986 - Drafted Chris Doleman, Kirk Lowdermilk and Issaic Holt.
    1988 - Drafted Randall McDaniel (HoF), Al Noga, Todd Kalis and Brian Habib.
    1998 - Drafted Randy Moss and Matt Birk.
    2007 - Drafted Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice and Brian Robison.
    2012 - Drafted Matt Kalil, Harrison Smith and Blair Walsh.

    Any of those is rated higher (IMHO) than this draft - simply because we haven't seen any of these three play a down. I can look back through the draft list and remember being excited the day after a draft (SWEET - We got Derrick Alexander!!!) only to realize it was crap.

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    Go lay by your dish negative Nancy.

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    I can only speak for myself, but what I think Purple Floyd also means is that this is the best draft in Vikings history when purely looking at who we got WITHOUT seeing them play first. I'm not sure, but I don't think the Vikings have ever landed three players that each have been ranked either at the top or top 3 at their respective position. And especially when all of them has been relatively big needs.

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    Happy Happy Happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Go lay by your dish negative Nancy.
    It's called "being realistic".

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    Crappy attitude and the past is fogging your memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Crappy attitude and the past is fogging your memory.
    That's some ballz there for you to try and flag someone else for a crappy attitude, LOL!

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    Thanks to Josdin for the awesome sig!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    1983 - Drafted Joey Browner and Carl Lee.
    Were is that GIANT smiley emoticon at?
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

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