In the most recent version of my mock draft, I have the Vikings taking quarterback Colin Kaepernick of Nevada in the second round. The pistol quarterback continues to impress, and a radar gun was used at the Combine to determine he had the strongest arm of the group.
While draft boards are still fluid, the Vikings are believed to potentially prepared to consider Alabama receiver Julio Jones at the #12 spot. Jones was impressive throughout the Combine, especially when considering he was performing with a broken bone in his foot.
Most of the negative stuff on him is that he doesn't rush the passer well. Who the hell cares. We need someone to beef up the middle, not rush the passer.
Freakishly strong. Could be one of the strongest players in the nation. His size give him a natural leverage advantage. Possesses a violent punch that shocks offensive linemen off the snap. Has the strength to lock linemen out, find the ball, and make a play on the ball carrier. Has enough quickness to penetrate into the backfield and disrupt. Plays with a non-stop motor. Always working toward the ball and after the quarterback as a pass rusher. Because of his strength, he's constantly is double-teamed, allowing linebackers to be freed up to make plays on the ball carrier. Shows promise as a pass rusher. When he uses his hands, he has a nice rip and arm over moves. Gives great effort on every play, which leads him to getting sacks. When he wants to, he can be a dominating player.
A raw prospect who only has played football for five years. Doesn't possess an explosive burst as a pass rusher. Has such great strength, but doesn't use it to his advantage enough as a pass rusher. Needs to develop counter moves to become a more effective pass rusher. Plays with inconsistent technique. Has trouble playing with his hands and shedding blocks consistently. Struggles to locate the ball at times. Lacks the athleticism to make plays in space and in pursuit.
Late First Round-Early Second Round. One of the top DT prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft, but because of his size, he will be limited to playing in a 4-3 scheme.