09-28-2011, 06:06 PM #11
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09-28-2011, 06:40 PM #13
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.
09-28-2011, 06:50 PM #14Asst. Coach
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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.
09-28-2011, 08:21 PM #15
You gotta draft Luck, no option.I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...
09-28-2011, 08:27 PM #16Jersey Retired
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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.
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.
09-28-2011, 09:42 PM #18
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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.
09-28-2011, 10:04 PM #19
09-28-2011, 10:59 PM #20Coordinator
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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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