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    Vikings unlikely to draft RB - Today’s topic: Running backs (or lack thereof)

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    The Vikings are well-rounded enough at running back that they likely won't use a draft pick on that position this year, say beat writers Kevin Seifert and Judd Zulgad.....


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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    Fucking brilliant.
    Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    Really???
    I guess they feel we're set with AD, Chester, and Hicks.
    Interesting.
    Now that the Allen trade is done with, they have nothing to do but make a few segments stating the obvious.

    I have a few ideas for them:


    How about a peice on how Zygi will not be hiring a new head coach this year
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    How MN will not start construction of a new stadium in May 2008

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    I doubt it. i think we will take 1 if the right player is available late in the draft.

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    I doubt it. i think we will take 1 if the right player is available late in the draft.
    Ok, which position would you recommend we not get in favor of a Runningback.


    IMO, these are our most important needs

    OT
    s
    LDE
    C
    DT
    QB
    WR
    TE
    LB
    depth at guard, but the Centre we pick could also provide that

    Might I remind you we now only have 6 picks in the draft,

    2nd
    4th
    5th
    6th
    6th
    7th

    I don't think we can afford to waste one on a RB.
    I'm sure we'll bring in some undrafted FA backs however.

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    I doubt it. i think we will take 1 if the right player is available late in the draft.
    Ok, which position would you recommend we not get in favor of a Runningback.


    IMO, these are our most important needs

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE
    depth at guard, but the Centre we pick could also provide that

    Might I remind you we now only have 6 picks in the draft,

    2nd
    4th
    5th
    6th
    6th
    7th

    I don't think we can afford to waste one on a RB.
    I'm sure we'll bring in some undrafted FA backs however.
    We don't need a DT. We signed 2 this year. We don't appear to be the team that signs players and cut them the same year. We also won't sign a LB as we already have 6, I think that's how much we generally carry. We also won't draft a LE.

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE

    This leaves it like this. Teams ypically like to go with 4 Running backs.

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    I doubt it. i think we will take 1 if the right player is available late in the draft.
    Ok, which position would you recommend we not get in favor of a Runningback.


    IMO, these are our most important needs

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE
    depth at guard, but the Centre we pick could also provide that

    Might I remind you we now only have 6 picks in the draft,

    2nd
    4th
    5th
    6th
    6th
    7th

    I don't think we can afford to waste one on a RB.
    I'm sure we'll bring in some undrafted FA backs however.
    We don't need a DT. We signed 2 this year. We don't appear to be the team that signs players and cut them the same year. We also won't sign a LB as we already have 6, I think that's how much we generally carry. We also won't draft a LE.

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE

    This leaves it like this. Teams ypically like to go with 4 Running backs.
    How can you be so sure we won't draft a LE?
    Its not like we have anyone who actually had any significant time playing LE.
    True, we have 6 LB's but at least 3 of them will almost exclusively play Special Teams.
    for actual defense we have Leber, Greenway, EJ and Rufus.
    We lost DT, who could play any position.
    If there is a well rounded player available late in the draft who is capable of playing all 3 LB positions, i'm sure he'll get a look.

    DT may or may not be taken, but you can't ignore that it will become an issue in a few years.

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    I doubt it. i think we will take 1 if the right player is available late in the draft.
    Ok, which position would you recommend we not get in favor of a Runningback.


    IMO, these are our most important needs

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE
    depth at guard, but the Centre we pick could also provide that

    Might I remind you we now only have 6 picks in the draft,

    2nd
    4th
    5th
    6th
    6th
    7th

    I don't think we can afford to waste one on a RB.
    I'm sure we'll bring in some undrafted FA backs however.
    We don't need a DT. We signed 2 this year. We don't appear to be the team that signs players and cut them the same year. We also won't sign a LB as we already have 6, I think that's how much we generally carry. We also won't draft a LE.

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE

    This leaves it like this. Teams ypically like to go with 4 Running backs.
    How can you be so sure we won't draft a LE?
    Its not like we have anyone who actually had any significant time playing LE.
    True, we have 6 LB's but at least 3 of them will almost exclusively play Special Teams.
    for actual defense we have Leber, Greenway, EJ and Rufus.
    We lost DT, who could play any position.
    If there is a well rounded player available late in the draft who is capable of playing all 3 LB positions, i'm sure he'll get a look.

    DT may or may not be taken, but you can't ignore that it will become an issue in a few years.
    DT may become an issue depending on how Evans plays. I think the FO and coaching staff are the only ones that knows. I just don't think that DT will be address and LB in a weak draft class like this is unlikely as well.

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    The title of the article is spot on.. I would be shocked if they do.. and if they do, CT is going someplace.

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    Re: Vikings unlikely to draft running back

    "kevoncox" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    "i_bleed_purple" wrote:
    "kevoncox" wrote:
    I doubt it. i think we will take 1 if the right player is available late in the draft.
    Ok, which position would you recommend we not get in favor of a Runningback.


    IMO, these are our most important needs

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE
    depth at guard, but the Centre we pick could also provide that

    Might I remind you we now only have 6 picks in the draft,

    2nd
    4th
    5th
    6th
    6th
    7th

    I don't think we can afford to waste one on a RB.
    I'm sure we'll bring in some undrafted FA backs however.
    We don't need a DT. We signed 2 this year. We don't appear to be the team that signs players and cut them the same year. We also won't sign a LB as we already have 6, I think that's how much we generally carry. We also won't draft a LE.

    OT
    s
    C
    QB
    WR
    TE

    This leaves it like this. Teams ypically like to go with 4 Running backs.
    How can you be so sure we won't draft a LE?
    Its not like we have anyone who actually had any significant time playing LE.
    True, we have 6 LB's but at least 3 of them will almost exclusively play Special Teams.
    for actual defense we have Leber, Greenway, EJ and Rufus.
    We lost DT, who could play any position.
    If there is a well rounded player available late in the draft who is capable of playing all 3 LB positions, i'm sure he'll get a look.

    DT may or may not be taken, but you can't ignore that it will become an issue in a few years.
    DT may become an issue depending on how Evans plays. I think the FO and coaching staff are the only ones that knows. I just don't think that DT will be address and LB in a weak draft class like this is unlikely as well.
    you might also notice, i had LB as the teams #9 need.
    since we no longer have 9 picks, i don't think one will be drafted unless there is very good value pick, like Rufus Alexander last year in the 6th.

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