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
Don't know enough about any of the players, however, looking at the positions they project as possible selections (QB, S, LB, DT, RB etc) can't argue with those.
Judging by the little I can find out there, Spielmans history (albeit short) and our needs, we will go BPA with our first pick and move in the second for a QB we can develop over a year or two.
Serves two things......
Gives us depth at a position that we will soon need to fill (DT, LB, RB, etc)
Gives us leverage when discussing contract with TJ.