Minnesota Vikings: Travis Lewis, OLB, Oklahoma
Weakside linebacker is not a need for the Vikings, but Travis Lewis, a possible top-15 prospect, is the best player available here. Ben Leber will be 31 in December and he'll be entering the final year of his contract next season. A dynamic talent like Lewis could push Leber for playing time right away and become a force on Minnesota's defense as a mere rookie.
Pick change; previously Ryan Mallett, QB
Ht/Wt: 6-3/210 lbs
WR Arrelious Benn, Illinois (JR)
Fearless catching in traffic and excellent speed and quickness with nice size (6' 2" 220 lbs).
27. Minnesota Vikings: Terrence Cody, DT, Ã¢â‚¬ËœBama
Cody fits in perfectly with the Vikings defense. He is a HUGE run stopper and will be a great player for the Vikings defense. Cody is the top Run Stopper in any position in this 2010 NFL Draft and worth a late first round pick.
COLT MCCOY, QB, TEXAS
Colt McCoy | Texas Longhorns
After months and months of speculation the Vikings finally signed Brett Favre but he is merely a stop-gap solution, at best. MinnesotaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s relentless pursuit of the future Hall of Famer was a clear sign that they didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have much faith in either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels so they will likely be in the market for a new signal caller in the near future. TexasÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Colt McCoy is a controversial player and while you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t question his college resume there are still some legitimate concerns about him as a pro prospect. On the plus side he has adequate size, is an above-average athlete, extremely accurate and earns rave reviews when it comes to his leadership ability and work ethic. Colt McCoy | Texas Longhorns On the other hand he does not have a great arm and doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t exactly play in a pro style offense for the Longhorns. McCoy may not be the Top 10 pick that some have made him out to be but there is a chance he will come off the board late in round one. The Vikings could also be on the lookout for another defensive tackle to eventually replace 37-year-old Pat Williams and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t rule out a versatile running back who can be a receiving threat if they lose Chester Taylor in free agency.
30. Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Arthur Jones DT 6'4" 296 Syracuse