View Poll Results: What do you think of the Vikings drafting Sharrif Floyd at 23?
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Thread: Shariff Floyd
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Welcom to Minnesota, Sherrif Floyd!
Anyone foresaw the Vikings drafting Sharrif with their #23 draft selection? I sure as hell didn't. Sharrif was so far of my radar that I barely did any research on him before the draft. I have done some research now however and I really like what I've learned. I can easily understand why he was projected to go as high as in the top 3 in many mock drafts. He has an interesting background story by the way. I recommend reading about it.
What jumps at me the most about Floyd is his impressive quickness for a man his size and his versatility. I believe he's a 4th down player as he's good against both the run and the pass, and can also block kicks on special teams.
How Will The Vikings Use Sherrif Floyd?
Floyd can play all over the line, but I think his strongest position is definitely as a 3-technique defensive tackle in our 4-3 scheme and that's how the Vikings will want to use him. Unfortunately, the Vikings already have a good 3-technique player in Kevin Williams and is more in need of a nose tackle.
However, I think it's fully possible to play both Kevin Williams and Sherrif Floyd on the inside together. Both Kevin and Sherrif are versatile lineman and the coaches could switch them around on the inside and as a bonus causing confusion for the offense.
I believe Floyd will eventually replace Kevin in one or two years and by then we have found a true nose tackle, but as for the moment I like the idea of Kevin and Floyd switching it up in the middle.
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If he is the SOD I just hope Onterrio Smith doesn't hand him the Whizzinator torch.
Hey hey! Jesse Williams is still available after day 2. Perhaps we might get a chance to draft our nose tackle afterall. Crossing my fingers...
04-27-2013, 09:03 AM #4
04-27-2013, 06:30 PM #5
Link to video about growing up and becoming a football player:
Finding Sharrif Floyd
NFL Network: Finding Sharrif Floyd
Hmm.. wondering why the Cowboys doesn't like Sharrif as a DT in a 4-3 scheme.
"Would you have liked the right 3-technique if he would have been there? Would we maybe have used that pick on one, if one was there? But he wasn't there. The 3-technique wasn't there at 18."
Dallas Cowboys considered drafting defensive tackle
05-02-2013, 10:33 AM #7
......especially with their first 3 picks. I don't think Shariff came into play for them at all, nor do I think that any of the other top DT's drew interest for them.
31 Dallas Cowboys Travis Frederick C 47 Dallas Cowboys Gavin Escobar TE 74 Dallas Cowboys Terrance Williams WR 80 Dallas Cowboys J. J. Wilcox S 114 Dallas Cowboys B.W. Webb CB 151 Dallas Cowboys Joseph Randle RB 185 Dallas Cowboys DeVonte Holloman LB
They clearly wanted to help make Romo look like he was worth the signing....defense be damned.Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
05-02-2013, 10:35 AM #8
05-02-2013, 10:53 AM #10