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Draft grades on the 07 draft

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    1. Adrian Peterson, RB: A+ The Vikings desperately needed to added a playmaker to the offense in draft, and even though they already had a solid RB in Chester Taylor and WR was an obvious need for the team AD was an instant impact player and quickly solidified himself as one of the best RB's in the NFL.

    2. Sydney Rice, WR: B+ Rice was arguably the Vikings best WR in 07 and the offense really struggled when he went down late in the season due to injury. He's a nice combo of size and speed, who could have been the top WR in the 08 class if he'd stayed in school.

    3. Marcus McCauley, CB: B- A great fit for the Tampa 2 with his combo of size and athletic ability, but still looked raw at times and still has a lot to learn before he's a starting caliber CB. He was able to fill in nicely when Winfield want down with an injury and no one doubts his potential.

    4. Brian Robison, DE: C+ Had 4.5 sacks in a limited role as a rookie. He's got great speed and athletic ability, but his size is questionable. A lot of Vikings fans think he's going to be the pure pass rusher the team needs.

    5. Aundrae Alison, WR: C Showed some flashes, but was somewhat inconsistent overall in limited roles as a rookie. 104 yard kick return for a TD was the highlight of his season but also had two other returns of more than 40 yards.

    6. Rufus Alexander, LB: I Tore his ACL in the first preseason game of the season, but has the potential to be a solid backup LB who can help on special teams.

    7. Tyler Thigpen, QB: F The F doesn't reflect his play but rather the Vikings failed attempt to sneak him onto the practice squad. He was picked up by KC after showing some promise early, and played a small amount because of injuries to the top two KC QB's last season. He's got a long way to go but many Vikings fans were disappointed with the way the Vikings handled the situation.

    7. Chandler Williams, WR: F Now a member of the Miami Dolphins, but didn't play at all in 07, probably on a practice squad.



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