Thread: Sammy Watkins
02-24-2014, 08:55 AM #1
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Watching the highlights I can't help but get excited at the thought of him and Patterson forming a duo with Jennings/Wright in the slot. Unfortunately we have too many holes all over our team, but if we did take Watkins I wouldn't complain. I would love for us to get Mallet for a 3rd or 4th if possible, resign Cassel and Freeman, and draft Watkins at 8 then focus on defense for the rest of the draft.I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.
02-24-2014, 11:34 AM #2
Sammy was an AP first-team All-American, becoming only the fourth ever true freshman to do so, joining Herschel Walker, Marshall Faulk and Adrian Peterson.
Umm, WOW. That is some pretty good company there, and he went on to big production in 2 other years as well, and with a guy who looks to be an average QB throwing him the ball. As somebody else said, sometimes there are players who are just too good to pass up, despite other needs/fits...Sammy might be one of those guys. I would not be disappointed in picking him at 8 either.
Yes, we need a QB desperately, but if you look at the great QBs, they nearly always have had an incredible group of weapons to work with, and adding a dynamic player like Watkins to an already strong group of Peterson, Patterson, Jennings, Rudolf and Wright would go a long way toward helping whoever the QB is look pretty good. Besides, there really isn't a can't miss, true top ten QB prospect available in the whole draft, and the position could be pretty picked over by our pick anyway.
On the other hand, the plethora of talented WRs available this draft is crazy and might push their value down a bit, with teams thinking, I can get so and so a round or two later and he looks good too...Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
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02-24-2014, 11:57 AM #3
The other WR stand out? Brandin Cooks, OSU. I watched him in 3 games where OSU blew the lead, the team had lost the momentum, and I was SURE the Beavers had lost the game... and them Cooks and Mannion took over the game and put it away. He changed those games as only a true game-changer COULD.
I would love to have Watkins on our team, but I think we could easily trade down and still get Cooks, plus an extra 2nd and 3rd round pick with him.Men are moved by two levers only: fear and self interest.
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02-24-2014, 12:36 PM #4Rookie
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If Watkins is the BPA (and a QB worth that pick isn't there) we should take him. I just don't think you pass up he opportunity to add a weapon like that and make WR a huge matchup issue for the other team to deal with.
... but if somebody knocks our socks off with a trade down offer, which is entirely possible, all the better.
02-24-2014, 01:04 PM #5
If Watkins falls to #8 then the Vikings need to use him to trade back & get extra picks. We have so many holes to fill plus WR's are deep this year. I doubt he will fall but if he does we can really load up on picks by trading back.
vikings have some talent free agents on their radar...zims guys SS TAYLOR MAYS ..AND DE MICHAEL JOHNSON 6'7" 266...both can fill a need on defence ..PLAYED FOR ZIM IN CINN...ALL OUR NEEDS CANT BE FILLED VIA DRAFT OR IN ONE YEAR ...FA SIGNING WILL HELP
02-24-2014, 07:04 PM #7
Sammy Watkins is going to be a Grade A superstar wide receiver in the league. He has all the talent and ability as an AJ Green (who alone has kept Andy Dalton employed as a starting QB).
I would have no problem at all with us nabbing Watkins if he was there at No. 8. It is a weapons league and with Weapons like Watkins/Patterson/Jennings/Peterson/Rudolph ... Cassel would be just fine.
02-24-2014, 07:25 PM #8Coordinator
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Barr, Mack, and all top 3 QB's are gone then I wouldn't be mad wit drafting him and especially if we can't trade back
02-24-2014, 08:33 PM #10
I would love to see him there at number eight. I would spring wood if Spielman and Company actually pulled the trigger and drafted Sammy.