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    Minnesota Vikings: 7 Top Players to Target in Free Agency and the Draft | Bleacher Report

    I expect us to Draft Ryan Khalil, sign Finnegan, V.Jackson. Draft Tommy Streeter. That right there is a big boost to our team

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    Damn man ... who is Ryan Khalil?



    Just busting your balls there.

    If we did all this (which is all affordable and doable) we would be very interesting and competitive next season. We could easily draft Minnfield, Streeter and Kalil. We could also bring in Finnegan, Jackson and Lofton without breaking the bank.

    I have a hard time believing that all those free agents would WANT to come here. But if we convinced them to and drafted that well ... we would immediately be an 8-8 type team with 10-win upside (if Ponder in fact improves).
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    free agency is getting me really excited. it sounds like the vikes will at least try to be active this year (for once).

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    Just setting yourself up for disappointment.

    I fully do not expect us to make any major FA signings (No V-Jax, Lofton or Finnegan). Some depth players, some young players with high upsides and draft well. Tht's what we need to do. We're not going to be winning the division this year, build for the future.Otherwise we're just tying up future cap money to lose.

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    I'd much prefer Bowe over Jackson, but if we do get either I'll be thrilled. I'd like to draft Kalil, and a WR in the 3rd or 4th and with our 2nd pick just go DT or maybe even OG. Lot of holes to fill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SharperImage View Post
    Minnesota Vikings: 7 Top Players to Target in Free Agency and the Draft | Bleacher Report

    I expect us to Draft Ryan Khalil, sign Finnegan, V.Jackson. Draft Tommy Streeter. That right there is a big boost to our team
    I think you mean Matt Khalil. What I would do if I were GM is to try to get two out of these three FA- Carl Nicks (1st priority, We desparately need OL), Mike Wallace WR -Steelers, Brandon Carr CB- Chiefs. My second priority would be Wallace, seems WR are more of a bust in the NFL then CBs. Much harder to find a good WR IMO!

    Then the draft scenario:

    Trade with the Redskins and get their #6, #38 & #102. Value chart says theat's about right, we may get more for it if it starts a bidding war.

    Round 1
    Riley Rieff - LOT Iowa - Some have him just behind Khalil and could be a great get. He has good feet and good technique.

    Round 2
    Donterie Poe DT -Memphis - Big body and a good 0 Tech. Marrdro will be happy. Very hard to move and eats up blocks.
    Michael Floyd WR - ND or Stephon Gilmore CB- USC, Xavier Rhodes CB -FSU (this depends on who we sign in FA. If we get a WR we should draft a CB and vica versa.

    Round 3

    LaVante David OLB -Neb. - He has great hips, great mobility and is a playmaker. Great speed for OLB and great in coverage. ONly knock he is a little undersized.

    Round 4

    La michael James RB- Ore- Great change of pace guy. This may change depending on Peterson and Gerhart's status.
    Shawn Prater CB -Iowa - Redkins pick #102) We all can agree we need help on the back end even if we get a top Fa or a top draft choice we need more than just one CB we need a few.

    Round 5

    Ryan Miller OG - Colorado
    Quote from Walter football:

    Miller had a strong senior season with some impressive games. He showed the ability to be a forceful run blocker. Miller is a very good athlete and has excellent quickness to fire out of his stance to get to the second level. He anchors well in the pass rush and has the mobility to slide with defenders. Miller has the skill set to get some consideration at right tackle. He had an impressive game against Washington.

    I think our OL would be dramatically improved and we would be dangerous on O with a true #1 in Wallace. La michael James would add a dangerous twist to our O.

    ON D adding Poe would solidify our run D and help JA on the line. David will help as he can run with backs and TEs. And hopefully the Two CBs drafted will work out and we will improve a pass D!

    Just some thoughts and if all the players work out I think we could be *8-8 in 2012 with alot of upside in 2013. Just my opinion and what I would do if I was in charge. What do ya think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarkenton10 View Post
    I think you mean Matt Khalil.
    I think he means Matt Kalil.

    Also, Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent that would likely cost us a boatload in cash (to keep it from being matched) and a first round pick. He simply would not be worth that much. He will remain in Pittsburgh unless they magically just decide not to keep him around for some reason.

    For the money and the pick he would cost we could WAY overpay for a Vincent Jackson type in a 4-year deal and still not be dishing the kind of money Wallace would cost.

    As for your other FAs. I think Nicks definitely could be leaving town due to the money that New Orleans is going to spend on Brees. But I also would not be shocked to see Nicks get franchised. All that said. They are going to have to franchise Nicks or Colston, which means one of them will see the open market and both could help fill a need here.

    I would love to see us in the market for Brandon Carr. But I think most pundits out there see him back in K.C.

    I don't mind the trade back scenario though as I do like Rieff. I just don't think he is the elite level OT like Matt Kalil is. I am hoping that if we are able to move our No. 3 we can move it to the Browns and then take Kalil anyways at No. 4.

    I think the scenario presented in the bleacherreport article is not all that far-fetched. The biggest problem with going after V.Jax, Colston, Bowe, Lofton, Finnegan, Carr, etc. is convincing them that we are a team that can win NOW and seriously contend SOON. Once one of the dominoes falls then a couple others might, but getting that first guy to sign is going to be very tough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarkenton10 View Post
    Round 2
    Donterie Poe DT -Memphis - Big body and a good 0 Tech. Marrdro will be happy. Very hard to move and eats up blocks.
    Michael Floyd WR - ND or Stephon Gilmore CB- USC, Xavier Rhodes CB -FSU (this depends on who we sign in FA. If we get a WR we should draft a CB and vica versa.
    I like your ideas, even the trade back and taking Reiff. However I have seen Poe projected as hight as 11 to KC. There are too many teams running 3-4's these days for him to fall out of the first round. With all of the injuries (not to mention age) on the Steelers DLine. I don't see how he gets past them unless he poops the bed at the combine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midgensa View Post
    I think he means Matt Kalil.

    Also, Mike Wallace is a restricted free agent that would likely cost us a boatload in cash (to keep it from being matched) and a first round pick. He simply would not be worth that much. He will remain in Pittsburgh unless they magically just decide not to keep him around for some reason.

    For the money and the pick he would cost we could WAY overpay for a Vincent Jackson type in a 4-year deal and still not be dishing the kind of money Wallace would cost.

    As for your other FAs. I think Nicks definitely could be leaving town due to the money that New Orleans is going to spend on Brees. But I also would not be shocked to see Nicks get franchised. All that said. They are going to have to franchise Nicks or Colston, which means one of them will see the open market and both could help fill a need here.

    I would love to see us in the market for Brandon Carr. But I think most pundits out there see him back in K.C.

    I don't mind the trade back scenario though as I do like Rieff. I just don't think he is the elite level OT like Matt Kalil is. I am hoping that if we are able to move our No. 3 we can move it to the Browns and then take Kalil anyways at No. 4.

    I think the scenario presented in the bleacherreport article is not all that far-fetched. The biggest problem with going after V.Jax, Colston, Bowe, Lofton, Finnegan, Carr, etc. is convincing them that we are a team that can win NOW and seriously contend SOON. Once one of the dominoes falls then a couple others might, but getting that first guy to sign is going to be very tough.
    I thought Wallace was unrestricted, sorry. We could get Bowe or Carr. Like I said if We can't get a WR then we should draft Michael Floyd in round 2. Great hands and concentration. Kahlil is great but Rieff has been getting a lot of love recently and could be an elite tackle, I am curious to see his combine!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seaniemck7 View Post
    I like your ideas, even the trade back and taking Reiff. However I have seen Poe projected as hight as 11 to KC. There are too many teams running 3-4's these days for him to fall out of the first round. With all of the injuries (not to mention age) on the Steelers DLine. I don't see how he gets past them unless he poops the bed at the combine.
    If he is not there then there is another big guy who has potential in Alameda Ta'amu out of Washington. Some have him higher than Poe so we could draft him instead. We defintely need a 0 tech guy to help eat up the blocks.

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