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    Vikings find success in the top 10

    [size=13pt]VIKINGS FIND SUCCESS IN THE TOP TEN[/size]

    APRIL 10, 2007

    Author: Mike Wobschall, vikings.com


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    Re: Vikings find success in the top 10

    Williamson was a success? Who knew...

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    Re: Vikings find success in the top 10

    "UndisputedVike" wrote:
    Williamson was a success? Who knew...
    I think that he was listed because he was a top-10 pick.

    As to the rest of it, it doesn't matter, since none of the people involved with any of those picks (except for Studwell, he was involved with the TWill pick) are with the team any more.

    I wish the Vikings could draft someone like Chris Doleman.
    That's for sure.

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    Re: Vikings find success in the top 10

    Troy Williamson (2005) - WR - South Carolina

    The Vikings had two first-round picks in the 2005 draft and used the first of the two on speedy wide receiver Troy Williamson. His first season in the NFL saw him record a respectable 24 receptions for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Last season, however, Williamson's performance fell below expectations. In 2006 he'll have a chance to silence his critics, as he'll be a primary target in the passing attack. His first-class speed allows him the ability to stretch the field vertically.

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    That doesn't make sense does it? Isn't that saying hell be a primary target next season. I know it says in 06 but thats what threw me off maybe hes from wisconson.

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    Re: Vikings find success in the top 10

    He's from South Carolina, and that is an old write-up on him.

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    Re: Vikings find success in the top 10

    "jdmoroz" wrote:
    He's from South Carolina, and that is an old write-up on him.
    But it does say in year 1 he had a respectable 24 rec and 372 yards. Then it goes onto say last season his performance fell below expectations, i think the 2006 is a msisirpnt.
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    Re: Vikings find success in the top 10

    All I know is that if he has another season like the last one it WILL be his last in the Purple. Hope he recovers in 2007.

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    Re: Vikings find success in the top 10

    Consideration: during the first 9 years of it's existence, the Vikings were an NFL team.
    The number of teams in the league (NFL) went from 12 to 14 when Minnesota and Dallas joined the NFL in 1961 and 1963?.
    Having only 14 teams in the league meant most teams would pick in the top ten.

    When the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the total number of NFL teams went from 14 to 26(?), meaning there would be less chance for any NFL team to draft in the top ten simply because of the higher number of teams.

    Further, when there are only 14 teams in the NFL, before 1970, it was easier for a team to have several representatives in the Pro Bowl.

    I don't have any easy way to adjust the numbers of top ten draft picks for the change in the size of the league due to the merger and expansion teams added in the late 60's and mid 70's.
    Similarly, I don't have any easy way to adjust for the dilution of talent in the league and the implications on the Pro Bowl squad representation by team after the merger and expansion teams were added.

    So, unlike in my normal job routine, above I offered problems but no solutions.
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