Thread: What position now.
03-17-2014, 10:48 AM #21So, I have been thinking. We drafted a CB, DT and WR in the first round last year. We went out and got a DT and CB in Free Agency. What does that say about the guys we drafted last year at CB and DT?
Other than the obvious, QB, I see the 3 main positions of need remaining as CB, LB, and LG...not necessarily in that order, and we do have fall back plans in place in case we miss out with Robinson at CB, who was better outside, Cole flashing potential at MLB, and resigning Charlie.
IF Bridgewater or Bortles is available at 8 I'm pretty sure we'll go QB, and maybe for Manziel too. IF those 3 are gone, moving back a few spots would be great for us to add improved depth to multiple positions. I'd love to see us trade back with NYG or STL at 12 or 13 so they can secure whoever the best remaining OT is. That should put us in position to land one of the top 2 CBs, Gilbert or Dennard, or Mosley at ILB, all top-end pass D upgrades, and, net us an extra 3rd round pick, and quite possibly an extra 5 or 6 on top of that.
I love the Captain addition, but he is best suited for the slot/nickelback position, and with all of the huge WRs in our division (Calvin, Brandon, Alshon, Jordy, etc,) we might need a bit more size to cover those guys outside. On the other hand, our LBs have been terrible in coverage for years, and that is something Mosley is known for.
But LG is very important to both our running and passing games, and Charlie should be moved to backup...and his contract level suggests that is the plan. I think we will spend a pretty early pick on Guard, perhaps even no.8 if Mathews falls that far and nobody wants to trade with us...he has played OG before, and his dad played multiple OL spots too. A bit of a luxury pick? Definitely, but it should set up our OL for long term success and continuity.Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
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03-17-2014, 10:58 AM #22
Defensive tackles? Floyd is a 3-technique guy, and Joseph is a hoss. Different skill sets, different responsibilities, different positions.
I actually think that our D-line is good to go right now (sans depth), and we're a corner away from looking decent in the secondary. I think with Zims coaching, we'll have a true strong safety that attacks the box, which seems to play into Sanford's skill set much more than cover-2 ever did.
03-17-2014, 11:27 AM #23
Scout.com: 2014 NFL Draft Top Rankings
Here's my last Mock…which, I think is a more likely path illustratively.
QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER
CB LAMARCUS JOYNER
DE KAREEM MARTIN
S DEONE BUCANNON
LB CHRISTIAN JONES
RB DE'ANTHONY THOMAS
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03-18-2014, 12:58 PM #24Ring of Fame
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We need all those positions... LB, CB, S, DT, QB and LG, but we also need a back up runningback.... Huge hole there.... you guys really wanna roll with MIke Asiata??? Doubtful!
03-18-2014, 01:17 PM #25
Gamble on AD being healthy. RB late round or next year.
Were Rhodes and Floyd really first round talent.? Rhodes did well and Floyd did well. This year they will both be relied upon and they will either pass or fail. I hate to think about them being somewhere in the middle because somewhere in the misdle turns into a project. I hope they continue to grow with the OTAs and camp.
At number eight this year you can't not take a franchise type player. Hard to say who falls where until draft day. Whoever can contribute from day one should be chosen.
03-18-2014, 02:55 PM #26Rookie
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I agree with Snowinapril. gotta be someone who makes a huge impact right away. Hopin Mack falls to 8 but not lookin that way as of late.
03-18-2014, 10:26 PM #27
Bridgewater has been throwing up a lot of red flags as of late. He has had some big problems with accuracy, Mayock said he was mediocre at best at his pro day, and draft experts have him falling now.
With that being said, it now makes perfect sense for the Vikings to draft him and label him the franchise QB.
03-18-2014, 11:34 PM #28
03-19-2014, 07:37 AM #29
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