Alright, I think It's About Time to Talk 2012 Draft/Offseason
Wow...what a crappy, piece of garbage season we're having :irked:
Our offensive line is mediocre at best, no real playmaker at receiver that could catch a ball if they had stickum on their fingers, and a embarrassingly bad secondary with a subpar linebacker core. Pathetic; we need some serious help this offseason.
The bad news is there are way more issues to fill than draft picks we have available. The good news is that there are a ton of excellent free agent prospects we should maybe take a look at to fill some major holes on this team.
As is the case of having both lots of talent in both free agency and in the NFL Draft I think it's safe to say there are a plethora of different directions the Vikings can (and should) take. The first option I was thinking of, and probably the most popular and conservative draft strategies, is to simply load up on offensive line talent to protect Peterson and Ponder. Where we will be drafting, likely between 4-8, someone like Matt Kalil or Jonathan Martin at tackle. That leaves us at Round 2, where I see us taking a guard. Kevin Zeitler from Wisconsin is a name I've seen pop up. Round three could be a tossup between wide receiver or cornerback. Dwight Jones is a guy I think could be a big target at 6'4" 215 lbs. who could be a beast for an offense that lacks a decent receiver threat other than Harvin. At corner, Jayron Hosley and Janoris Jenkins from North Alabama are top guys who can make plays who could be available Round 3.
Conversely, The Vikings possibly go receiver round one and give Ponder a good playmaker and address the o-line, perhaps with someone along the likes of Carl Nicks or Ben Grubbs, in free agency. Justin Blackmon is honestly the only receiver I'd take round one. Jefferey is good and a big target, but I think for round one he's a bit of a stretch. If Blackmon is available Round 1, I think it's hard for us to pass on him. That leaves Round 2 to address the o-line.
Being that we're now 2-8 I'm sadly in Draft/Free Agency mode here. Let me know what you guys think needs to be addressed this offseason.