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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    Ab-so-freaking-lutely. Luck, barring injury, is as close to a lock as anyone has been since Peyton.

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    I respectfully disagree Zeus, unless we play Ponder this season and he looks absolutely horrible. We have so many holes, I would rather see us trade back and get multiple picks. Of course, on the flip side, someone has to be willing to step forward and offer up those picks for us to trade back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NDVikingFan66 View Post
    I respectfully disagree Zeus, unless we play Ponder this season and he looks absolutely horrible. We have so many holes, I would rather see us trade back and get multiple picks. Of course, on the flip side, someone has to be willing to step forward and offer up those picks for us to trade back.
    You pick Luck, you trade Ponder, and you use the 33rd pick in the draft on a LT for the future.

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    If the Vikes have the first pick they will absolutely draft Luck. If they have the first pick it is likely the staff will be cleaned out again. At that point, the new staff will want their guy.
    Ponder is nice and all, but Luck is the first pick of the draft NO MATTER WHO is picking there. I think there is a small chance that the Panthers would pass on him, but that would be it.

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    Come on, his name is Luck, how can you go wrong? I think it's a no brainer. We need some luck on our side for a change. 51 seasons without luck hasn't gotten us anywhere. Not that I think we have a shot considering the Chiefs, Dolphins, Colts, Rams, and Seahags are all going to be key players in the Luck sweepstakes this year. I think the Chiefs have a shot at going 0-16, but wouldn't that be something if the Colts got the #1 pick and let Luck learn from Manning for a couple of seasons? Yeah that would be something alright.

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    You gotta draft Luck, no option.
    I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveling_Vike View Post
    We won't have that shot, we won't be bad enough. But even if we are, I still don't take Luck. I'd trade down and get more picks, which we need way more than another rookie QB.

    Taking Luck would completely invalidate the pick we used on Ponder after only one year. Then we would be stuck with one Rookie, one second-year guy, and (assuming we keep Webb) one third year guy. Ouch.
    The move would be to draft Luck and trade Ponder away. That would get you the extra picks, and you get the best quarterback to come out in a long time.

    All of the draft folks say Luck is as close to a lock as you can get. I saw him play this year at Duke, and he didn't have a great game and still stood out as a man amongst boys.

    We won't be bad enough for the #1 pick, but in the long shot that we do, he's a player you CANNOT pass on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    Ab-so-freaking-lutely. Luck, barring injury, is as close to a lock as anyone has been since Peyton.

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    Lol.

    So was Brian Brohm before he played his senior year.

    Brian Brohm Scouting Report

    Brohm is a coach's dream. He could've been the #1 pick last season before electing to return to college, so he's definitely pro-ready. What he's gained from being in a family of quarterbacks and by learning more under Bobby Petrino, Brohm has developed into the top quarterback prospect in the 2008 class. Some think he is a product of a pass-happy offense, but check him out on tape and you'll eat those words quickly. Brohm has all of the tools to be a franchise quarterback. He has the size and the big arm to go with it. More importantly, he knows how to use it. Whether it is to throw a bullet over the middle, a fade route to the corner, or the home run ball. He won't scramble for twenty yards, but he can move well enough and can get you a rushing touchdown or two. On top of his physical skills are his football knowledge and his headiness, so he makes few mistakes and he's willing to learn and get better.




    I believe he is playing for the Las Vegas Locomotives right now.

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    ffs, I'm going to slap the next person who says we should draft luck.

    We won't be in position, and we're not trading up, live with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_purple View Post
    ffs, I'm going to slap the next person who says we should draft luck.

    We won't be in position, and we're not trading up, live with it.
    Try and slap me, shorty. And, the question of the thread was if the Vikings do get the 1st pick, do you draft Luck. Whether or not we think that will happen is the subject for other threads here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ltrey33 View Post
    The move would be to draft Luck and trade Ponder away. That would get you the extra picks, and you get the best quarterback to come out in a long time.

    All of the draft folks say Luck is as close to a lock as you can get. I saw him play this year at Duke, and he didn't have a great game and still stood out as a man amongst boys.

    We won't be bad enough for the #1 pick, but in the long shot that we do, he's a player you CANNOT pass on.
    I respectfully disagree. Strongly.

    Fist, if Ponder is bad enough that we'd want to draft another QB, then we wouldn't get anything for him.

    Second, I don't care how "close to a lock" he may be, there are no guarantees in this game. He could just as easily flop as well. Then how would we look, drafting a QB three straight years and getting nothing?

    Third, if he really is expected to be that good, then we should be able to get a lot in trade for that pick.

    Fourth, QB is not our most glaring need. Hell, it isn't even in the top three, IMO. WR, OL and big DT all come in ahead, and maybe a cover LB as well. Some might even say defensive secondary. If we could trade that #1 pick for two lower firsts and a second (perhaps in different years) we'd be in excellent shape to fill those holes.

    At the very least, you have to entertain offers. You never know, someone night offer us a Herschel Walker type deal.
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