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Crazy_Chris
04-19-2009, 04:47 PM
Now that we are less then a week away who's going to be the pick at #22. This isn't who you personally want or hope they take. Who do you feel the Vikings will end up getting at #22.

There has been a lot of talk about WR I am starting to think thats just a smoke screen to make the other teams think we are leaning towards a WR. Supposedly Childress doesn't value WRs in round 1 very highly versus other positions. I honestly think CB is more likely then WR now Schefter reported when we got Peterson that had he not been there we were looking at Darelle Revis or Leon Hall. Last year there was a lot of talk that the Vikings were interested in DRC and Mike Jenkins so CB is probably the 2nd most likely for me now considering all that plus how CB is more of need these days then the last 2 years. However the Vikings really want to upgrade over cook they wanted to make a run at Gross or Vernon Carey but they got re-signed. Its the most boring option they could take but I think in the end they get there starting RT at #22 in Eben Britton.

The Dynasty
04-19-2009, 06:08 PM
I feel that the vikings will take Eben Britton with the 22nd Pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. I feel that we want to solidify the Right side of the line and by drafting Britton we will be able to do. While Cook and Sullivan fight it to be the new Center.

Although I think they are high on taking a WR because of the interview Brad Childress had at the USC pro day with Fran Charles from NFLN and he stated that He wants to improve the passing game. So I would not be shocked if we took Britt or Nicks over Britton but I expext it to be Britton.

I do not expect a CB unless its Malcolm Jenkins.

BlueBandit24
04-19-2009, 07:07 PM
Britton is my pick as well. It just seems he matches up from a value/need standpoint and I think when it comes down to it the organization is going to value a RT over a WR in the 1st.

bendert58
04-19-2009, 07:10 PM
The Vikes will build in the trenches. Childress comes from teams with strong o-lines historically and after the whole Troy williamson fiasco a few years back, I doubt they go WR.

marshallb
04-19-2009, 09:50 PM
I also went with Britton. For a while, I thought that they'd be going WR, but I've gone back to thinking that we will go with Britton. I wouldn't mind seeing us go with Britt or Nicks. I'd love a first day of Britton and DJ Moore or Britt and Loadholt/Meredith.

hagy34
04-19-2009, 10:02 PM
I honestly have no idea. My guess is Britton but my gut just says that WR will be the pick....

General Zod
04-19-2009, 10:51 PM
Eben Britton

hagy34
04-20-2009, 01:03 AM
Somebody is messing up our poll with that Harvin pick!

Quick question for you guys, is this who you think we will take? Or who you'd like to see us take? Or a combination?

I want Harvin, but I know it won't happen.

Dr. Gonzo
04-20-2009, 01:11 AM
Harvin!!! Let the Brad Childress getting fired clock begin!

I really have no idea what the pick will be but I want Harvin. I think he has a bright future ahead of him and Childress will surely misuse him, leading to him being fired. I just can't help but be an optimist when it comes to Childress losing his job. I want to see it happen so bad and I think not using Harvin properly will help. I also think Harvin has the talent to suceed and become a very good weapon once Childress is gone.

I really like Britton and the pass protection he would bring to the time so I would be very happy with him as well.

marshallb
04-20-2009, 08:46 AM
Harvin!!! Let the Brad Childress getting fired clock begin!

I really have no idea what the pick will be but I want Harvin. I think he has a bright future ahead of him and Childress will surely misuse him, leading to him being fired. I just can't help but be an optimist when it comes to Childress losing his job. I want to see it happen so bad and I think not using Harvin properly will help. I also think Harvin has the talent to suceed and become a very good weapon once Childress is gone.

I really like Britton and the pass protection he would bring to the time so I would be very happy with him as well.

I want Childress fired as much as the next guy, but I'm not a big fan of Harvin. I think it will be Britton, but I'd like to see us either trade up and grab Oher or trade down and still grab Britton or grab Britt.

vikes_28
04-20-2009, 08:59 AM
I think we will trade it for Quinn.

/sarcasm.

BlueBandit24
04-20-2009, 10:16 AM
Quick question for you guys, is this who you think we will take? Or who you'd like to see us take? Or a combination?

I went with who I think we'll take since that seemed to be the answer the OP wanted. I'd prefer a WR in Round 1 and RT in Round 2 but would be content with Britton as well.

HuskerMadHatter
04-20-2009, 01:52 PM
I think the most realistic, and probable pick, would have to be Eben Britton. The guy is the poster boy for rock solid RT's at the college level. Only 4 penalties in 3,000+ snaps, and he had some 40+ blocks that led directly to TD's. The only knock on him that I have seen is his wingspan. He may not be the flashy pick that some fans are lobbying for, but he is the most sensible. With more teams switching to the 3-4 (even within our division) it is important to have a solid tackle protecting the edge.

My #22 Pick (Most Likely): Eben Britton RT
My #22 Picks (Hopeful): Jeremy Maclin WR or Malcom Jenkins CB/S

The_Dude
04-20-2009, 02:30 PM
I agree that this need (RT) should trump all of our other needs (CB, WR, DT).

Make it happen!!!!

pete_norm
04-20-2009, 02:43 PM
Only 4 penalties in 3,000+ snaps

Just for that, he's an instant upgrade over Ryan Cook. Please draft him!!

The Dynasty
04-20-2009, 02:48 PM
Just for that, he's an instant upgrade over Ryan Cook. Please draft him!!

I was thinking the exact same thing. If he is there I really expect the vikings to take them.

All I wonder is IF he will be there..A lot of OT's are projected to go in the 1st round and there is always a possibility for the Lions to take Britton at 20 if they take Stafford 1. Then We might be all questioning who the Vikings take at 22.

marshallb
04-20-2009, 04:54 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing. If he is there I really expect the vikings to take them.

All I wonder is IF he will be there..A lot of OT's are projected to go in the 1st round and there is always a possibility for the Lions to take Britton at 20 if they take Stafford 1. Then We might be all questioning who the Vikings take at 22.

I don't think Detroit would take Britton as most project him to strictly being a RT, and they took Cherilius in the 1st last year who also is projected as strictly a RT.

hagy34
04-20-2009, 08:26 PM
I was thinking the exact same thing. If he is there I really expect the vikings to take them.

All I wonder is IF he will be there..A lot of OT's are projected to go in the 1st round and there is always a possibility for the Lions to take Britton at 20 if they take Stafford 1. Then We might be all questioning who the Vikings take at 22.

Thats a good point. OT's tend to go early and there is always a chance that Britton could be gone at 22. I also think that if he is there then we will take him, I'd prefer a WR however.

marshallb
04-20-2009, 09:47 PM
I could see Britton being gone by our pick, but in that scenario, I'd hope that we'd trade down and then take the best WR available, probably either Britt or Nicks as long as we don't trade down too far.

hagy34
04-21-2009, 01:20 PM
I could see Britton being gone by our pick, but in that scenario, I'd hope that we'd trade down and then take the best WR available, probably either Britt or Nicks as long as we don't trade down too far.

Yea I agree with that but the problem with trading is you have to find someone who wants to move up....I'm not sure we will find any takers.

marshallb
04-21-2009, 04:51 PM
Yea I agree with that but the problem with trading is you have to find someone who wants to move up....I'm not sure we will find any takers.

yea, I know what you mean, but there is always some team that has their guy that they want and are interested in moving up a couple spots to ensure that they get him, could be Vontae or a WR like DHB, or a DE like Brown, Maybin, or Ayers, or a DT like Jerry.

BlueBandit24
04-21-2009, 05:18 PM
I could see Britton being gone by our pick, but in that scenario, I'd hope that we'd trade down and then take the best WR available, probably either Britt or Nicks as long as we don't trade down too far.

That's the route I would want to go as well. If Britton isn't there and an elite talent doesn't unexpectedly drop, the value would just not seem to match the direction we want to go. If at all possible I'd love to see a trade down into the back end of the 1st, even early 2nd, while adding some later picks. I'm starting to get the feeling Britton will be gone by #22.

hagy34
04-21-2009, 05:32 PM
I wouldn't mind if Britton was gone at 22 because moving down and grabing either Nicks, Britt, DHB or Harvin would be great. We could use another mid round pick with our 4th going to Houston.

BGB
04-21-2009, 06:25 PM
I don't think Detroit would take Britton as most project him to strictly being a RT, and they took Cherilius in the 1st last year who also is projected as strictly a RT.


I hope to god Detroit takes Britton at 20. Jarred Allen can then continue to kill their QB for years to come.

hagy34
04-21-2009, 06:58 PM
I hope to god Detroit takes Britton at 20. Jarred Allen can then continue to kill their QB for years to come.

Take it you're not a Britton fan? I doubt he'll end up in Detroit because they drafted a RT last year....

BGB
04-22-2009, 12:41 AM
Take it you're not a Britton fan? I doubt he'll end up in Detroit because they drafted a RT last year....

No I am not. I see him as an average RT long term in the NFL. On the left side which is what they need I see him being horrible. Just as bad as all the other former 1st round OL Detroit has had on their line recently.

Crazy_Chris
04-22-2009, 02:32 PM
I hope Detrioit doesn't take a tackle and Jared Allen can face Jeff Backus for another year.

hagy34
04-22-2009, 02:42 PM
I hope Detrioit doesn't take a tackle and Jared Allen can face Jeff Backus for another year.

Ha I don't think you can count on that. They will use one of their first three picks on a tackle, they have to don't they? I guess they are the Lions so only time will tell....

BlueBandit24
04-22-2009, 02:52 PM
Ha I don't think you can count on that. They will use one of their first three picks on a tackle, they have to don't they? I guess they are the Lions so only time will tell....

I'm not sure. Unless they grab Beatty at 20 or 33 I can't see them going LT. They need to load up on defense and their guards are probably worse than their tackles. I think Backus can at least be average if he has a solid LG next to him.

hagy34
04-22-2009, 02:59 PM
I'm not sure. Unless they grab Beatty at 20 or 33 I can't see them going LT. They need to load up on defense and their guards are probably worse than their tackles. I think Backus can at least be average if he has a solid LG next to him.

It just makes no sense to me to draft Stafford and then have a chance to take a LT and pass. I know they need defense but best case for them is going QB,LT and then a defensive player on day one. Stafford will get killed behind that line right now.