Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 21
  1. #1
    LunchBox is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    86

    Draft - why we're struggling

    If you want a reason why this team is struggling, it's because we just haven't gotten enough from our high draft picks the last two years.
    Injuries have played a part, and some guys are projects, but in the NFL your top picks have got to contribute.
    Look at the 6 1st/2nd rounders from the last two drafts:

    2005
    Rd 1 - #7 overall
    Troy Williamson.
    Not exactly giving us much right now.
    Struggling to catch anything.
    Benched on Sunday in favor of Billy McMullin.

    Rd 1 - #18 overall
    Erasmus James.
    The bad: On IR.
    The good: Has as many sacks as 2004's #1 pick (Udeze)

    Rd 2 - #49 overall
    Marcus Johnson.
    Has stuggled at LG, RG, LT and RT.
    Makes the T-E stunt look as hard to solve as the Rubik's cube.

    2006
    Rd 1 - #17 overall
    Chad Greenway.
    Blew out knee covering kick-off in preseason game.

    Rd 2 - #48
    Cedric Griffin.
    Already beat out Fred Smoot.
    Looks really good.

    Rd 2 - #51
    Ryan Cook.
    Makes Johnson look like a steal.
    Possibly the first ever 2nd round pick offensive lineman to be inactive for the first 5 games of the season.
    Third sting behind (shudders) Marcus "I suck" Johnson and Mike "I really suck" Rosenthal.
    Unbelievablly horrible pick.

    Rd 2 - #64
    Tavaris Jackson.
    Obviously not contributing, he's the 3rd sting QB.
    QB of the future for better or worse.

  2. #2
    marstc09's Avatar
    marstc09 is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Posts
    23,180

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    I think you might have a point here.
    I am starting to feel like the lions.
    Injuries have hurt though.

  3. #3
    C Mac D's Avatar
    C Mac D is offline Posting to P'own
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    13,532

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    Damn dude, you're depressing me.

    Although you do have a good point, I have a lot of faith in both Greenway and Jackson.

    All those draft picks that suck were under the "roll the tice" era, and shouldn't even count.

    All the pickups that Childress has made have been really good. Ex- Chester Taylor, Cedric Griffin, and hopefully Greenway and Jackson.

    Keep the faith my brother.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

  4. #4
    C Mac D's Avatar
    C Mac D is offline Posting to P'own
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    13,532

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    Because someone will try to correct me...

    Yes, I know
    Chestor Taylor was a free agent signing.

    Just making a point. Its a new era.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

  5. #5
    vikes2456's Avatar
    vikes2456 is offline Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    1,656

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    You forgot the time where we missed our entire draft pick a few years back

  6. #6
    LunchBox is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    86

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    Believe me, i didn't forget.
    I was living in Wisconsin (still am) with 5 packer fans watching the draft all together.

  7. #7
    C Mac D's Avatar
    C Mac D is offline Posting to P'own
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    13,532

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    "LunchBox" wrote:
    Believe me, i didn't forget.
    I was living in Wisconsin (still am) with 5 packer fans watching the draft all together.
    You watched the draft with Packer fans?

    Sounds like a scene from Diliverance.
    Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.

  8. #8
    ItalianStallion's Avatar
    ItalianStallion is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    6,615

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    It kinda sucks that 3 of the past 4 1st round picks have all missed at almost a complete season due to injury.


    I m like a Ja Rule poster, cause I'm off the wall.

  9. #9
    Marrdro's Avatar
    Marrdro is offline Beware My Spreadsheet, Bitches!
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    43,935

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    Great Post, have to agree that the past drafts picks aren't worth poo.

    I, however, have wiped the slate clean for B-chill and am only looking at the future.
    couple of injuries this year, as you noted and a QB that wasn't expected to contribute kindof cloud the picture.

    Additionally, not every pick works out.
    Saw somewhere a stat for pics and percentage that actually make the team contribute.
    Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/josdin00/Vikings/Marrdro_sig.jpg

  10. #10
    Aberration's Avatar
    Aberration is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    85

    Re: Draft - why we're struggling

    you should have expanded it to the 3rd round in 2005...

    where we picked Fox and then decided to cut him this year

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Struggling towns printing their own cash
    By BadlandsVikings in forum The Clubhouse
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-15-2010, 01:59 PM
  2. Vikings' offense struggling out of the gate
    By singersp in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-25-2007, 06:30 AM
  3. Kentucky struggling and fans blame Tubby
    By COJOMAY in forum College Ball
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-20-2007, 06:32 PM
  4. D sucks, O struggling--Hell, Let's go to the playoffs!
    By PAvikesfan in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-03-2005, 02:33 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •