04-09-2012, 04:11 PM #1
Swinging for the Fences in the 6th7th round.
There are several players that suffered injuries in during the 2011 season that I would love to see us take a stab at in the 6th and 7th rounds. Rarely do we find a player in these rounds that makes the team so why not draft a 2nd rounder that is schedule to miss most of the 2012 season and simply place them on IR. Here are my candidates.
Josh Chapman, Alabama DT
Tore his ACL in Oct. and played thru the season on a bad knee. He is the Prototypical runstuffer. I would love to have him a bit taller(6'3 or 6'4) but he is expected to be available in the 6th and 7th rounds. When healthy he is easily a 2nd or 3rd rounder. Possible late 1st rounder.
WR Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
I love this kid. All time leading WR in NCAA div 1 history (I still call it that). Has the quickness I wish I dreamed about. Stock should raise as he is getting healthier.
04-09-2012, 04:19 PM #2
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I'm actually for this. In the late 'throw away' rounds, why not pick guys who either got hurt, or have exceptional talent in one area? (speed, quickness). Even if they lack football skill, we can teach them that, and you never know, one might turn into a great player. I'd call that a success. I'm just sick of drafting corners who run 4.6 40's and are under 5'9" and end up starting
04-09-2012, 04:22 PM #3
Short and slow...Leave offense baffled. Wrs drop key 3rd downs when left wide open.
04-09-2012, 05:48 PM #4
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Broyles is pretty good but has had both ACL and Collarbone injuries.. But surely can't argue with the production.. His stats might be inflated a bit from playing with really good QB's also.. But his hands is pretty good.. Don't know if he will last to the 6th round, same goes for Chapman - right now they seem to be ranked higher by most "experts".
Guys i like who are possible in 6th-7th
Asa Jackson, CB - Cal Poly
Donnie Flecther, CB - Boston College
DeAngelo Tyson, DT - Georgia
Chris Owusu, WR - Stanford
Nate Potter, OT - Boise St
Andrew Datko, OT - FSU
Ryan Miller, OG - Colorado
PUT IN JACKSON!
04-10-2012, 06:13 AM #5
If they are going to rely only on the first few rounds of the draft to "rebuild" with, then we should be a competitive team by perhaps 2018.
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04-10-2012, 10:20 AM #6
I keep seeing Broyles going in the third round. Kid was a potential 1st rounder til he got hurt...pretty sure he's long gone by the 6th or 7th. IF he's still there at the top of the 4th, I'd definitely consider him.
I look at those late, 6-7 picks as our UDFAs, cuz, chances are, most UDFAs aren't looking at the Vikings as their first choice at this point in time!
Gotta think what Frazier brought up about DeGeare applies to a lot of Vikings...there was no offseason program last year, so all our young guys came in late and behind the ball in their training. Should help several of our young players.
NFL.com news: What will Vikings do with third overall pick in 2012 draft?
Lombardi's breakdown on where the Vikes are at, and how we got there seems pretty spot on to me...Kalil if we stay where we are, but definitley considering Claiborne, Blackmon, Floyd etc if we move back a lil.Control the line, control the time, and give your D a chance to shine!!
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04-10-2012, 03:10 PM #7Rookie
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As a Sooners fan, I want the Vikings to draft Ryan in the 2nd round, keep Ryan away from the Cowboys, Bears, Packers, Lions, Giants and Jets!
04-10-2012, 08:25 PM #8
With the roster stacked as it is I had heard we might not even bother drafting past the 3rd round because it wouldn't be fair to those guys to not have any chance to compete.
04-12-2012, 07:52 AM #10