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    sammy is a game changer ....he is an elite talent i would not trade away 8th if he is there ....i sure he will be gone by 8th pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by purpleblood32 View Post
    sammy is a game changer ....he is an elite talent i would not trade away 8th if he is there ....i sure he will be gone by 8th pick
    Agree, I would not pass up on a potential game changer. The other holes will still be filled, and I believe we now have a coach that is going to demand performance out of the players we have. I am excited about Zimmer and think he will bring out the best in the D.

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    Watkins and Patterson outside, Jennings in the slot. Wright is still (imo, at least) a dangerous slot guy, too. That is the makings of a lethal receiving corps. Pick up one of the million good quarterbacks that should be available in the 2nd round (Carr, Mettenberger, Garrapolo, etc) and see if we can't get Cassell or some vet to be a place-holder, and that offense of ours looks ridiculous. I'm pretty sure that with our new coaching staff, our defense will improve. We could sign Verner to help out the secondary, and see big improvement on both sides of the ball.

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    Sammy Watkins reminds me a bit of Cordarrelle Patterson. They have very similar size, build, athleticism, speed, and running abilities. Watkins has more experience and more reliable hands at this point. However, Patterson is even more explosive, slightly bigger (which helps make him better on jump-balls), and is an even bigger running threat.

    Honestly, (I'm probably gonna get some flack for this) I don't see anything REALLY special about Watkins and to me he's a bit overrated to be considered a lock in the top 10. I think I'd take Patterson before Watkins if he was in this draft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minniman View Post
    A potential gold chip WR at number 8?

    That would be like drafting a potential All Pro MVP type running back at 7 when the team already had picked up a good free agent running back the year before.

    What team would do that?

    BPA man ... BPA.
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    I still remember all the whiners who wanted Brady Quinn because we had Chester Taylor. Yeah, Chester Taylor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
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    I still remember all the whiners who wanted Brady Quinn because we had Chester Taylor. Yeah, Chester Taylor.
    Chester Taylor was a good three down back. I remember Cajun and Jargo saying you had to take Peterson if he was there, but not you!
    I do agree with taking Watkins if he falls to the 8th pick. The Vikings could have one of the top offenses in the NFL once a decent QB and another guard are acquired.
    The defense will probably take another year or so.

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    If we DO take Watkins (assuming, of course, he is still there at #8), expect a project-QB/Casselesque-veteran QB situation. Zimmer WILL invest heavily into defense, so I really think we can expect no more than 2 picks going towards the offensive side of the ball: Watkins at #8 and a project QB much much deeper in the draft.

    Well, unless the Seahawks defense inspires a lot of other teams to screw the draft all to hell by running hard for any/all defense for their picks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smegmavike View Post
    Chester Taylor was a good three down back. I remember Cajun and Jargo saying you had to take Peterson if he was there, but not you!
    I do agree with taking Watkins if he falls to the 8th pick. The Vikings could have one of the top offenses in the NFL once a decent QB and another guard are acquired.
    The defense will probably take another year or so.
    Taylor was a very good running back. The Peterson pick was definitely a good choice, but staying content with Chester wouldn't have been considered a foolish move (at the time).

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