Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28

Thread: Maroney at 17

  1. #1
    jellovike's Avatar
    jellovike is offline Starter
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    155

    Maroney at 17

    In trying to pull some of the attention away from all of the Pep stuff, I found a mock draft that had us taking Maroney at 17. Personally, i like this pick because he his a hometown guy and could finally give us the running back we have been lacking since my boy Robert Smith.

    "It is easy to blame the teams extreme drop-off in offensive production on the loss of Randy Moss and while that was a factor you'd be remiss not to note the lack of a running game as well. Basically the team doesn't have a runner who they can give the ball to 20-25 times a game and have carry the load. Michael Bennett will be a free agent who is not likely to return, Mewelde Moore is injury-prone and best suited for a 3rd down or situational role, Moe Williams is only a short yardage runner at this point and the jury is still out on Ciatrick Fason. An extremely productive and explosive runner who is a threat to take it the distance every time he touches the ball, Maroney would be a nice choice here and his addition would give this franchise the top threat in the running game that they have been lacking since Robert Smith retired. Also, you certainly can't discount the public relations value of bringing in the hometown hero for a franchise that has taken more than its share of lumps off the field in recent years. Linebacker is also a pressing concern for the Vikings and someone like Chad Greenway here would make a ton of sense as well if he were somehow still available, but adding a premier runner would be just what the doctor ordered to restore the luster to what was once an extremely dangerous offense."

    Here's a link the the whole mock draft.
    http://www.nfldraftcountdown.com/sub/mockdraft.html
    Zygi Zagi Zygi Zagi Oy Oy Oy!!!


  2. #2
    V4L's Avatar
    V4L
    V4L is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    20,612

    Re: Maroney at 17

    I agree.. Maroney is a stud

  3. #3
    i_bleed_purple's Avatar
    i_bleed_purple is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Canadialand
    Posts
    16,777
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Maroney at 17

    If Maroney is there i would love to take him, but if not Otackle should be next on the list.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    936

    Re: Maroney at 17

    Yep I agree....if him williams or white is there....ya gotta take em!

    But maroney's good all around! :lol:

  5. #5
    NordicNed is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    9,512

    Re: Maroney at 17

    I've seen more than one mock draft that has us taking this guy....

    I really can't comment myself, because I didn't see Maroney play this year......

    But he must be a solid player if people have him in the middle of the first round......

    Only draft day will tell....


    I LOVE THE SMELL OF VICTORY IN THE MORNING AIR.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    114

    Re: Maroney at 17

    maroney wont solve our problems, he will be a bust

    lendale or williams should be our pick

  7. #7
    VikingsTw is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    6,144

    Re: Maroney at 17

    No RB in first round. Offensive Lineman and Defensive players in the first round. RB come by the dozens, they come and go, if we have everything in place as far as an offensive line is concerned we should have no problem plugging one our RB's in and having sucess.

    We just got done drafting 3 RB's three years in a row, NO MORE. We gotta give those guys a chance.

    I don't think we need a RB at all, we got Onterrio, Mewlede, Fason and Echumade off the practice squad who has alot of talent. If it wasn't for the offensive line being in shambles all year nobody would think we need a RB, but since we couldn't run because defenders where strifing through our line we couldn't get a running game going so everyone tries to blame the RB's. Along with the WR's.

  8. #8
    ultravikingfan's Avatar
    ultravikingfan is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Posts
    24,514

    Re: Maroney at 17

    I would love to have him. If he is the best out there at 17 I say get him.

    But, I am not sold on the idea that we really need him.

  9. #9
    mnjamie's Avatar
    mnjamie is offline Ring of Fame
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    3,536

    Re: Maroney at 17

    "smootbythefoot" wrote:
    maroney wont solve our problems, he will be a bust

    lendale or williams should be our pick

    Agreed. I love Maroney and watching him during his college years, but he's not tough enough to translate to the pro's. IF, and a BIG IF, we take a rb @ #17, it had to be lendale white. Truely, IMHO, I dont see us taking a rb there, I see OT or LB ... bigger needs and easy to replace rb in f/a.

  10. #10
    gregair13's Avatar
    gregair13 is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Edmonton, AB
    Posts
    14,578

    Re: Maroney at 17

    he is a great palyer, but i do not want to draft a runningback. i want to stick with OS and MeMo or sign a guy with FA
    We're bringing purple back.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Maroney and more
    By Vikes_King in forum General NFL Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-01-2006, 06:51 PM
  2. Maroney completes Pro Day
    By ultravikingfan in forum Vikings Offseason/Draft/FA Forum
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 03-25-2006, 09:58 PM
  3. Maroney sig?
    By DogPound in forum Help / Suggestion Box
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-09-2006, 09:18 PM
  4. Maroney in the 1st Round?
    By LAVike in forum Vikings Offseason/Draft/FA Forum
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-17-2006, 05:12 PM
  5. Draft Maroney NOW
    By COJOMAY in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: 09-03-2005, 10:58 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •