First let me say that I don't see the Vikes drafting a WR at all in this draft.
I know, shock, suprise.
Seeings how we only carry 5 WR's, and already have two young prospects then throw in the fact that the will probably sign at least one FA to replace T-will who goes if they draft a guy.
84 Aundrae Allison WR 21 6-0 198 R East Carolina
89 Robert Ferguson WR 28 6-1 209 7 Texas A&M
18 Sidney Rice WR 21 6-4 202 R South Carolina
19 Bobby Wade WR 26 5-10 190 5 Arizona
82 Troy Williamson WR 24 6-1 203 3 South Carolina
Look, I'm all for upgrading the position but it just doesn't make sense to me why everyone keeps talking about this staff wasting a first day (or second day pick for that matter) on a guy who won't stand a chance
at making the roster without cutting someone else.
Realistically, when you guys start pooh poohing about drafting a WR get ready to answer this question......... Who goes?
To try to slam a guy like Limas Sweed cause he doesn't get separation is a bit off the mark.
As you stated, he has sure hands and can adjust to the ball and you are talking about a guy that goes across the middle or on out routes (short to intermediate).
Why would you worry about a guy getting separation when his role is to catch the ball in traffic.
What am I missing here.
As to James Hardy and Jordy Nelson.
Hardy is an interesting prospect who is currently slotted to go in the 2nd round.
Nelson isn't even ranked or slated to go in any round and is currently ranked as the 111th player in the top 100.
Maybe the Vikes will look at him as a Undrafted FA.