It has been mentioned, but no matter what we would have done, some would be happy, some would be upset with Spielman picks. There is no way the Vikings (I don't care who is in charge) could satisfy all the members of this site with our diverse opionions.
I personally don't like all the picks (I wanted us to go more offense heavy early), but it is too early for me to call it a complete bust. I just feel that our team philosophy does not quite match up with the NFL as a whole. Games are not necessarily won in the trenches anymore, they are won by flooding the field with receivers and making plays.
As I said earlier, I do not hate the Kalil pick, but I would have been happier with Blackmon. Can we make our line better by flooding the field with receivers, taking guys out of the box, and making teams pay for the blitz? I say, yes, we can.
I want to see what our coaching staff is planning on doing as a whole to make plays on both sides of the balls. We had 8 interceptions last year. Teams threw 538 passes against us and completed 68% of those. We gave up 34 touchdown passes.
So, is addressing our D a need? Certainly. Can't complain to much about that.
I just want to see some plays this years. Something to change the momentum of a game, or give is the W. I don't remember the game, but I remember the pass that hit Tyrell Johnson in the hands that would have sealed a win for us. With a marginal team, we cannot have things like that happen. We can improve our offense by making defensive plays, so if we went defense heavy in the draft, we better make some plays.
My main problem with the draft was that we had the chance, and picks, to be aggressive and get back into the 2nd round and get a 3rd player who would be starting neat year for us.. we didnt though, we sat tight, did nothing.
that's why everyone hated the draft....
I'd also like to note that we used a 6th round pick on a kicker... and not a particularly good kicker either. Walsh only connected on 21-of-35 field goals as a senior at Georgia, and went 17-for-31 from beyond 30 yards (54.8 percent).
How this guy got drafted at all is pretty mind boggling.
Yeah just horrible in coverage....