Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 60
  1. #1
    skum's Avatar
    skum is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    2,884
    Blog Entries
    7

    Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    Fell way to far, underachiever, high talent - played at USC, needs some grooming

    What about Ray Edwards?..

    Well i like it, add good players for a good price


    ----
    PUT IN JACKSON!

  2. #2
    skum's Avatar
    skum is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    2,884
    Blog Entries
    7

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    Analysis

    Pass rush: Flashes a quick burst off the snap. Can pressure the outside shoulder of the offensive tackle and has good flexibility to get under his reach and turn the corner. Has a quick counter move to spin back inside. Must use his hands more consistently to break free from blockers once engaged. Uses rip and swim moves, but neither is effective enough to be a go-to move in the NFL. Good use of strength for the bull rush. Has a good closing burst when he has an open lane. Struggles locating the football. Is so concerned with getting upfield that he will run right by the action on inside running plays.

    Run defense: Appears to have the bulk and strength to hold up at the point of attack, but too often is engulfed and pushed back. Quick enough laterally to extend the edge. Rides the tackle outside and keeps contain. Good enough lateral agility to play in space and handle the pitch against the option. Good balance and straight-line speed to pursue, but is inconsistent in his effort.

    Explosion: Flashes an explosive first step, but is largely inconsistent in his initial quickness off the snap. Good weight-room strength, but doesn't rock the tackle back on his heels with his hands.

    Strength: Good weight-room strength, but it doesn't necessarily translate to the field. Plays with leverage, but is inconsistent in his ability to hold up at the point.

    Tackling: One of his more intriguing assets. Has good balance and agility to break down in space and make the secure stop against elusive athletes. Brings his hips through the tackle, leading to some impressive hits. Good strength for the drag-down tackle.

    Intangibles: Some around the USC program question Griffen's work ethic and willingness to do the little things necessary to become great. Runs hot and cold. Was arrested and charged with breach of the peace after a Fourth of July party in Nantucket, Massachusetts in 2009. The charges were ultimately dropped, though Griffen (and teammate Jordan Campbell) was asked to write letters of apology to the Nantucket Police Department and his teammates.
    From CBS
    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1244469?tag=DraftTrackerTableData;DraftTrackerTabl e100

    4.7 40 time and 32 reps, strong and quick


    ----
    PUT IN JACKSON!

  3. #3
    MulletMullitia's Avatar
    MulletMullitia is offline PP.O Ambassador
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Indianapolis
    Posts
    943
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    Although I love getting first round talent in the fourth round, we just added another player we don't need. I'm happy with this as long as we draft a QB and soon...Hoping for LeFevour, Snead, or Pike.

    Sorry Rick! Keep up the good work.

  4. #4
    SoDakfan is offline Training Camp
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    32

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    Love it ... everything I've read classified him as a 1st rounder, and we snag him in the 4th round. Excellent 4th round value, and perhaps gives us the ability to move Edwards and his attitude out the door. Now if we can just grab Bruce Campbell and ship McKinnie out the door, we'll have a team I can root for at every position.

  5. #5
    SoDakfan is offline Training Camp
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    32

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    With the QB slide, I'm confident a good one will be available in the 5th, where we have two picks. I'm more concerned about our O-line ... to my thinking that was our weakest link and we've done nothing with it. Wish they'd get out there and get Faneca a.s.a.p. ... that would be a great move.

  6. #6
    midgensa's Avatar
    midgensa is offline Jersey Retired Free Kick Specialist 3 Champion
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    6,310

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    I think Campbell might have been a nice pick here ... but Campbell might not be able to play on the right side that well and I don't think we are planning on moving McKinnie.
    I definitely love the value of this pick and think our depth at DE and CB is quite nice heading into next season. It will give us a lot of chances to maneuver for better match-ups and get personnel on the field to give offenses problems.
    I would like to see us nail down one of the project QBs and think we will. I also think we obviously need to grab a G/C at some point.

  7. #7
    ejmat is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    8,849

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    Absolutely love this pick. We need to address the RG talent and QB now. If we do that I will be very happy with the draft. I want a QB to groom as much as anyone but there are still good prospects available (Skelton, Lefevour). If we can snag Faneca when he gets cut that would be awesome. At least we're going after Jet rejects instead of Eagel rejects now

  8. #8
    Tad7's Avatar
    Tad7 is offline Team Alumni
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,448

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    Looks like Jared Allen is on his way out
    Skol Vikings! Go Cubs!

    X MARKS THE SPOT

  9. #9
    SharperImage's Avatar
    SharperImage is offline Hall of Famer
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,727

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    more like edwards.

  10. #10
    oaklandzoo24's Avatar
    oaklandzoo24 is offline Star Spokesman
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    1,897

    Re:Vikings select USC DE Everson Griffen

    More like Freeney...check out the spin move at like the 50 sec. mark in this video. That is too high of praise but that move has me pretty excited.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoJGs-W0iXg
    "There are 3 things that sell in America:
    Violence, sex, and drugs.
    The only way you are going to make this game more appealing to the public than it was before is if there are on field orgies at halftime and the domes become massive opium dens."

    [img width=450 height=55]http://img216.imageshac

Page 1 of 6 123 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. The Minnesota Vikings Select....
    By b_sandhar_29 in forum Vikings Offseason/Draft/FA Forum
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 02-06-2013, 02:19 PM
  2. Everson Griffen moving to LB
    By MulletMullitia in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 08-31-2011, 04:49 PM
  3. Everson Griffen changing his ways
    By b_sandhar_29 in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-29-2011, 01:25 PM
  4. Vikings' Everson Griffen arrested
    By Culpepper_4717 in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 02-06-2011, 12:29 PM
  5. and the Vikings select ...
    By NeoVikesTX in forum Vikings Fan Forum
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 04-05-2004, 12:51 AM

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
  •