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    Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    Minnesota Vikings Get Steal With Big Wide Receiver Marko Mitchell



    Last Monday, the Super Bowl contending Minnesota Vikings, lacking depth at wide receiver, quietly improved the team even more by claiming an obscure free agent, to many in the media and most fans, off waivers.

    Marko Mitchell excelled at flanker at the University of Nevada-Reno. He caught 51 balls for 1,129 yards (21.3 average) and eight TDs in 2007, and 61 balls for 1,141 yards (18.7 average) and 10 TDs in 2008.
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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    Kid looks solid, the author is kind of an idiot if he thinks we have any lack of depth at WR though

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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    right... because Reynaud and Lewis are all-pro's waiting to happen.

    We've got a good top three, but the dropoff is significant after that.

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    i_bleed_purple wrote:
    right... because Reynaud and Lewis are all-pro's waiting to happen.

    We've got a good top three, but the dropoff is significant after that.
    Not that it matters much but it Lewis and Johnson. Reynaud is now considered a RB.

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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    ejmat wrote:
    i_bleed_purple wrote:
    right... because Reynaud and Lewis are all-pro's waiting to happen.

    We've got a good top three, but the dropoff is significant after that.
    Not that it matters much but it Lewis and Johnson. Reynaud is now considered a RB.
    forgot about that, but the point still stands. neither scream reliable player. They're both bubble players who could be cut at any time. Reynaud probably has the edge just because he does well on punts.

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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    There already is a thread for this from last week


    http://purplepride.org/index.php/community/discussion/55-vikings-2010-faoffseasondraft-thread/1057659-marko-it-dude
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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    kspurplepride wrote:
    Kid looks solid, the author is kind of an idiot if he thinks we have any lack of depth at WR though

    I have to agree with the author. The lack of depth is more strategic.

    With another good WR we could take even better advantage of Percy. Nothing overkill, but, 3 or 4 touches out of the backfield a game would be nice.

    It would also be nice to have a 4th good WR to let us show more 3 and 4 WR sets. We were darn effective last year in 3 and 4 wr sets.

    Not to mention Percy's Migranes. A 4th quality WR would be one of the best things that could happen to this team IMO.
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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    Good point about Percy's migranes. If he's out, it would be nice to have a reliable guy to fill in. I'm hoping maybe Reynaud might become that guy, he's got a similar build/skillset to harvin, just on a lesser scale. Lewis isn't anything special and Johnson hasn't really had a shot.

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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    Well if were looking for another slot guy for our 4 wide sets this guy isn't the right choice. He's an outside receiver.

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    Re:Vikings Claim WR Marko Mitchell

    VikingMike wrote:
    Minnesota Vikings Get Steal With Big Wide Receiver Marko Mitchell



    Last Monday, the Super Bowl contending Minnesota Vikings, lacking depth at wide receiver, quietly improved the team even more by claiming an obscure free agent, to many in the media and most fans, off waivers.

    Marko Mitchell excelled at flanker at the University of Nevada-Reno. He caught 51 balls for 1,129 yards (21.3 average) and eight TDs in 2007, and 61 balls for 1,141 yards (18.7 average) and 10 TDs in 2008.
    funny...the article didn't mention anything about him playing in philly. why did we pick him up?
    Why must you defend everything this FO does....to the point of making your self look like a yes man.

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