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    I wish de and cb were set. Those are two positions of need. Basically any position should be considered

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    I voted WR because I think it is clearly our No. 1 need. But we definitely could upgrade in a ton of spots ... included up and down the defensive line.

    It is tough ... we are close to being really solid I think ... so you draft for need now ... but BPA might be the way to go ... because even if it is a DE or a CB or something that is not killing us right now ... those spots are definitely getting up there by way of age.

    As of now though ... I would like to see us address WR and keep Harvin. That addresses the biggest need right now.

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    Voted WR... Personally, I like the kid from Clemson, Hopkins, he reminds me of a faster Hakeem Nicks (but, 23 might be just a bit high), or, Keenan Allen from Cal. Not sure about Patterson...raw, JC, huge upside, but, I'm afraid he might be a bust for some reason.

    I wonder where the Vikes have these three WRs rated...all three of these guys certainly played against solid opponents and, may be able to help right away.

    But, if Warmack drops, don't blink...put him in Purple.

    I like Ogletree, but, not sure how far the Vikes will drop him with the DUI.

    Also like about five DTs, maybe more...looks like a strong position in this draft.

    At the end of the day, I think the Vikes will go BPA with 23...BPA at the WR, DT, or OL that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVike View Post
    Voted WR... Personally, I like the kid from Clemson, Hopkins, he reminds me of a faster Hakeem Nicks (but, 23 might be just a bit high), or, Keenan Allen from Cal. Not sure about Patterson...raw, JC, huge upside, but, I'm afraid he might be a bust for some reason.

    I wonder where the Vikes have these three WRs rated...all three of these guys certainly played against solid opponents and, may be able to help right away.

    But, if Warmack drops, don't blink...put him in Purple.

    I like Ogletree, but, not sure how far the Vikes will drop him with the DUI.

    Also like about five DTs, maybe more...looks like a strong position in this draft.

    At the end of the day, I think the Vikes will go BPA with 23...BPA at the WR, DT, or OL that is.
    Hopkins seemed to have a serious case of the dropsies at some point last season.
    Good numbers but I'm worried about if he is a true nfl talent. 3rd rounder in my eyes.
    Patterson simply moves faster than everyone on the field. His route running is with faults but he's damn good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    Hopkins seemed to have a serious case of the dropsies at some point last season.
    Good numbers but I'm worried about if he is a true nfl talent. 3rd rounder in my eyes.
    Patterson simply moves faster than everyone on the field. His route running is with faults but he's damn good.
    I will defer to you re: Patterson, because my comments are admittedly based on watching highlights, reading, and some games briefly. However, every time I saw Hopkins play (which was quite a few games), he was scoring touchdowns...maybe it was the Clemson offense more than him performing well, but, personally, I like touchdowns, and, 3rd Rd, I doubt it. But, lets say you are right, then, I'd be thrilled with a DT at 23 and Hopkins in the second Rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVike View Post
    I will defer to you re: Patterson, because my comments are admittedly based on watching highlights, reading, and some games briefly. However, every time I saw Hopkins play (which was quite a few games), he was scoring touchdowns...maybe it was the Clemson offense more than him performing well, but, personally, I like touchdowns, and, 3rd Rd, I doubt it. But, lets say you are right, then, I'd be thrilled with a DT at 23 and Hopkins in the second Rd.
    The guy scored a lot... but I also so a lot of drops.
    I like him and I love production. Its what I go gaga over.

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    I have changed my dream Scenario
    Trade Percy for a 2014 #1 w/ Miami or Skins

    1) Draft SS Eric Reid with the 23rd pick
    Not a sexy pick but tying him with Smith would give us possibly the best safety tandems in the league. We have already seen what an infusion of talent can do for a defense. Adding Reid would give us the double wammy. Two guys that can impact their will on passing plays.

    2) WR Woods - May not last this long but I have him here as a lot of the other speedsters will fly up the charts. All this guy does is run perfect routes and have amazing hands. Not sure the hate but the guy is polished.

    3) WR Da'Rick Rogers - Don't recognize the name? He was a bit of a troubled athlete but most consider him Julio Jones 2.0. He is that talented. Not a burner but has plenty of speed and is a great possession WR. Too strong for Cbs and too fast for safeties he is a mismatch.

    4) Landry Jones QB - Ponder loses his starting job in 2014.

    4) Tyrann Mathieu - 5'9 - 190... Screams undersized but this guy plays bigger than can be imagined. We are getting a Heisman candidate in the 4th round. At the very least, he is a punt return upgrade for Sherels and will give us a great Nickel CB. With Winfield on the way out the combo of Cook - Robinson - Mathieu could be as good as any in football...when you add Reid and Harrison...DB is not our area of strength.

    5) Marquess Wilson WR

    7) James Wilson OG

    7) Ray-Ray Armstrong FS/WLB 6'4 - 230 Ray Ray is a prime candidate to move to OLB. He is incredible Quick but has problems with his back pedal. Move him to the Will where his hitting ability will be put to use. Might be a specialized player for us on 2nd and long or 3rd and long but a player that can work his may into the mix. Was compared to Sean Taylor early in his college career.



    With this draft we would have completely overhauled our our WR corps.

    Simpson, Wright, Woods, Rodgers, Wilson, Jenkins

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    I have changed my dream Scenario
    Trade Percy for a 2014 #1 w/ Miami or Skins

    1) Draft SS Eric Reid with the 23rd pick
    Not a sexy pick but tying him with Smith would give us possibly the best safety tandems in the league. We have already seen what an infusion of talent can do for a defense. Adding Reid would give us the double wammy. Two guys that can impact their will on passing plays.

    2) WR Woods - May not last this long but I have him here as a lot of the other speedsters will fly up the charts. All this guy does is run perfect routes and have amazing hands. Not sure the hate but the guy is polished.

    3) WR Da'Rick Rogers - Don't recognize the name? He was a bit of a troubled athlete but most consider him Julio Jones 2.0. He is that talented. Not a burner but has plenty of speed and is a great possession WR. Too strong for Cbs and too fast for safeties he is a mismatch.

    4) Landry Jones QB - Ponder loses his starting job in 2014.

    4) Tyrann Mathieu - 5'9 - 190... Screams undersized but this guy plays bigger than can be imagined. We are getting a Heisman candidate in the 4th round. At the very least, he is a punt return upgrade for Sherels and will give us a great Nickel CB. With Winfield on the way out the combo of Cook - Robinson - Mathieu could be as good as any in football...when you add Reid and Harrison...DB is not our area of strength.

    5) Marquess Wilson WR

    7) James Wilson OG

    7) Ray-Ray Armstrong FS/WLB 6'4 - 230 Ray Ray is a prime candidate to move to OLB. He is incredible Quick but has problems with his back pedal. Move him to the Will where his hitting ability will be put to use. Might be a specialized player for us on 2nd and long or 3rd and long but a player that can work his may into the mix. Was compared to Sean Taylor early in his college career.



    With this draft we would have completely overhauled our our WR corps.

    Simpson, Wright, Woods, Rodgers, Wilson, Jenkins
    I am skeptical that the BPA at #23 is Reid, I think the Vikes will not get Reid, at least not with our first pick. He is a second or third round pick on most boards. So we probably could get him with our second pick, even if we moved up in the second round it would be better for us to try to get him in the second round.

    2. Woods isn't a bad pick, it just depends who is there when we pick or if we drafted a WR in the first round. Others that I would like are Patterson, Hunter & Hopkins.

    3. Rogers, a great pick, he is an excellent WR but his off field decisions are questionable. Can we get him in the fourth, some might not even have him on their board.

    4. I like the Landry Jones pick, great prospect in case Ponder doesn't start to come around.

    4. Mathieu, another great pick but another off field problem, I don't know if any team will take that many players with problems, no matter how much talent they have. In other words, I don't think Minnesota will draft both problem players.

    5. Wilson, there is no way they touch this guy. He alleged abuse by coaches at Wash. St. they are not going to want that headache.

    5. Wilson, he is a very athletic guard but injuries are a concern but taking a flyer on him isn't the worst idea.

    7. Ray Ray, is not a good idea with all the misfits you have in the draft. Alomost everyone of them had off the field issues and now Ray Ray to boot. I will bet anything that the team will not take all these head cases, they may take a flyer on one of them but not all of them way too much risk.

    I am puzzled by your draft, why alll the drama queens in your draft. Great players but knowing how teams treat any off field issues what makes you think Minnesota would take all those head cases?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarkenton10 View Post
    I am skeptical that the BPA at #23 is Reid, I think the Vikes will not get Reid, at least not with our first pick. He is a second or third round pick on most boards. So we probably could get him with our second pick, even if we moved up in the second round it would be better for us to try to get him in the second round.

    2. Woods isn't a bad pick, it just depends who is there when we pick or if we drafted a WR in the first round. Others that I would like are Patterson, Hunter & Hopkins.

    3. Rogers, a great pick, he is an excellent WR but his off field decisions are questionable. Can we get him in the fourth, some might not even have him on their board.

    4. I like the Landry Jones pick, great prospect in case Ponder doesn't start to come around.

    4. Mathieu, another great pick but another off field problem, I don't know if any team will take that many players with problems, no matter how much talent they have. In other words, I don't think Minnesota will draft both problem players.

    5. Wilson, there is no way they touch this guy. He alleged abuse by coaches at Wash. St. they are not going to want that headache.

    5. Wilson, he is a very athletic guard but injuries are a concern but taking a flyer on him isn't the worst idea.

    7. Ray Ray, is not a good idea with all the misfits you have in the draft. Alomost everyone of them had off the field issues and now Ray Ray to boot. I will bet anything that the team will not take all these head cases, they may take a flyer on one of them but not all of them way too much risk.

    I am puzzled by your draft, why alll the drama queens in your draft. Great players but knowing how teams treat any off field issues what makes you think Minnesota would take all those head cases?
    I'm a believer that kids make mistakes and I rather a kid that makes mistakes in college than an adult that makes mistakes in the pros. I really think we need an injection of talent. In today's society, a lot of people are quick to label the slightest thing as off the field issues.

    1) Ray Ray lied about taking booster money
    Not something that should wipe him off boards IMHO. I don't care about college kids taking money/perks from boosters or him lying about it to protect his eligibility. I wouldn't label him a menace because of it.

    2) Wilson could easily be a first round pick at OG. Injuries have slowed his progress but he has been pretty healthy so far. Why not take a flyer on a top talent that seems to be recovering from injury issues. It's the 7th round after all.

    2b) Wilson (wr) was considered a team leader, a hard worker, and everything you want in a WR the previous year. His coach got fired and replaced by Leach, the same coach that was proven to abuse players in the past. All of a sudden, your all american, team player turns into a malcontent and is not productive.....this screams of more to the story than meets the eye. Did he recant his story? Yes! Does that mean nothing happened? No! There is more to this story than this good kid simply going bad.




    3) Honeybadger - Smoked weed, got kicked off team. I feel bad for the guy. I have never smoked weed before but just because I player did it doesn't mean they will do it again in the pros. Hell Percy was a known weed smoker and even got caught at the combine. However, we haven't had an issue with him yet. I'll dance with the devil to get this team to the championship.

    5) Jones is underrated but has a cannon for an arm that is only getting stronger. He can also move pretty well. He needs to be coached up and 2 years on the bench will do that for him.


    2) Too good a talent to pass up in the 2nd. Great prospect and might be the best wr in this draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevoncox View Post
    I'm a believer that kids make mistakes and I rather a kid that makes mistakes in college than an adult that makes mistakes in the pros. I really think we need an injection of talent. In today's society, a lot of people are quick to label the slightest thing as off the field issues.

    1) Ray Ray lied about taking booster money
    Not something that should wipe him off boards IMHO. I don't care about college kids taking money/perks from boosters or him lying about it to protect his eligibility. I wouldn't label him a menace because of it.

    That is a character flaw and whne teams ar epaying big money, it will definitely hurt his stock. Regardless what you think about it whather taking money is not a big deal or not.

    2) Wilson could easily be a first round pick at OG. Injuries have slowed his progress but he has been pretty healthy so far. Why not take a flyer on a top talent that seems to be recovering from injury issues. It's the 7th round after all.

    I pretty much said the exact same thing.

    2b) Wilson (wr) was considered a team leader, a hard worker, and everything you want in a WR the previous year. His coach got fired and replaced by Leach, the same coach that was proven to abuse players in the past. All of a sudden, your all american, team player turns into a malcontent and is not productive.....this screams of more to the story than meets the eye. Did he recant his story? Yes! Does that mean nothing happened? No! There is more to this story than this good kid simply going bad.

    He cries abuse and gets kicked off the team. Again, I like his talent but it does hurt his draft value, no doubt. Teams will lower him on their boards if you follow the draft and its philosophy.



    3) Honeybadger - Smoked weed, got kicked off team. I feel bad for the guy. I have never smoked weed before but just because I player did it doesn't mean they will do it again in the pros. Hell Percy was a known weed smoker and even got caught at the combine. However, we haven't had an issue with him yet. I'll dance with the devil to get this team to the championship.

    I like this pick, again, I am not saying they are n't good choices just way too many for one team to take in one draft IMO.

    5) Jones is underrated but has a cannon for an arm that is only getting stronger. He can also move pretty well. He needs to be coached up and 2 years on the bench will do that for him.

    AGAIN, I agreed with you if you read my post, this is a good pick IMO.


    2) Too good a talent to pass up in the 2nd. Great prospect and might be the best wr in this draft.
    Might be, and I don't mind this pick but there are about 6 or 7 WRs in this draft that can make that claim (they are the best WR in the draft). If he is there and Hunter, Hopkins or Patterson are there will Minnesota choose him, that is a bet I wouldn't make is all I am saying.

    You sound like you are very intelligent and know alot about the draft, do you really believe a team will draft four players with the off field issues that these four have? I will bet alot of money if those players are there when we draft that we will not draft all four of them. Way too much drama and when you have one you may be able to control him but whneyou have four that is going to be a huge headache if they decide to act as they have done in the past.

    Lastly, do you really believe Minnesota will draft all four of those players if they are on the board when we pick?

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