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djp 04-28-2012 07:25 PM

2013 Draft Thread
 
Discuss the 2013 NFL Draft as it relates to the Minnesota Vikings here

Vikings4ever 04-28-2012 07:29 PM

So who do we take at number 32?

djp 04-28-2012 07:30 PM

Guys I love for 2013, assuming we pick towards the top half again:

1) Robert Woods, WR USC - Yeah, he's an absolute monster. Not sure there's a real hole in his game.. would be a welcome addition obviously.

2) David Amerson, CB NC State - 13 picks last year and appears to possess everything you'd want in a corner outside of a frail farme

3) Tyrann Mathieu, CB/S LSU - Not a whole lot you can't do schematically with the Honey Badger roaming in the secondary

4) Manti Te'o, ILB Notre Dame - We need to upgrade this spot in the worst way

5) Johnathon Hankins, DT Ohio State - Would be nice to have an anchor in the middle to help out Jared Allen for what will be the likely start of his decline

hagy34 04-28-2012 08:42 PM

Unfortunately with our division I see us picking in the top 10 again. I love David Amerson and Mathieu as prospects for this team. A huge need will still be WR so Woods would be sick as well although I think hes the 2nd best WR on his own team right now.

Lets just enjoy the process and hope that a strong class offers us a good prospect a year from now!

russie 04-28-2012 08:52 PM

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Originally Posted by djp (Post 2976906)
4) Manti Te'o, ILB Notre Dame - We need to upgrade this spot in the worst way

yes please...

VikesWookie 04-28-2012 11:27 PM

if we expend a high round draft choice on a WR i hope it's a guy who's more a prototypical size. Woods is what... 6-6'1-190lb?
i'd rather see how the season plays out and if there's a fitz,aj,cj... then covet. woods career game will forever be against our beloved vermin :(

Vikes99ej 04-28-2012 11:30 PM

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We completely ignored the WR position when it mattered in this draft. Our offense will probably sputter and we'll be in a good position to get him.

VikesWookie 04-29-2012 12:06 AM

who is it that you thought the vikes should've targeted?
taking into the fact of how things fell of course ;)

FuzzyGopher 04-29-2012 03:31 PM

WR will probably be the biggest need going into next offseason. I'll definitely be paying attention to Keenan Allen, Robert Woods and Marquess Wilson this fall.

hagy34 04-29-2012 05:59 PM

Safety is still going to be a huge need for us as well. And probably DT.

SuperPacker 04-29-2012 06:53 PM

Im sorry, i just cant take the Robert Woods hate. A faster Fitzgerald. Thats what he is. Did you know he didnt drop a ball all season.

Heisman 05-01-2012 09:04 PM

Calling it right now:

In the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Keenan Allen, WR, California

Ozzy 09-28-2012 07:08 AM

If I were the Vikings I would be looking at these players very aggressively.


WR
Justin Hunter Tennessee JR
Keenan Allen Cal JR
Robert Woods USC JR
Da'Rick Rogers Tennessee Tech JR
Jaz Reynolds Oklahoma JR
Cobi Hamilton Arkansas
Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt JR
Tavarres King Georgia
Tavon Austin West Virginia
Aaron Dobson Marshall
Kenny Stills Oklahoma JR
Rodney Smith Florida State
JD Woods West Virginia



CB
Xavier Rhodes Florida State RS JR
DeMarcus Milliner Alabama JR
Darqueze Dennard Michigan State JR
Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech JR
David Amerson NC State JR
Jordan Poyer Oregon State
Logan Ryan Rutgers



ILB
Manti Te'o Notre Dame
Arthur Brown Kansas State TS
Alec Ogletree Georgia JR
Christian Jones Florida State JR
Jon Bostic Florida
Kevin Reddick UNC
James Morris Iowa JR
Andrew Jackson Western Kentucky JR



OLB
Jarvis Jones Georgia RS JR
Barkevious Mingo LSU RS JR
Kyle Van Noy BYU JR
Shayne Skov Stanford
Michael Mauti Penn State
Uona Kaveinga BYU
Jamie Collins Southern Miss
Khaseem Greene Rutgers
Walter Stewart Cincinnati RS



FS
Tony Jefferson Oklahoma JR
Lamarcus Joyner Florida State JR



Corners are not real deep in this draft, so I would not be surprised to see them taking a corner 1st or 2nd, but really our biggest need is at receiver and there is a lot of top talent in that position as well if some juniors come out.

the_legend_killer 01-06-2013 02:16 AM

Receivers.

The Dynasty 01-06-2013 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by the_legend_killer (Post 3234459)
Receivers.

Round 1: Receiver
Round 2: CB
Round 3: ILB

Thats what I would like to see as of right now.

marshallb 01-06-2013 01:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Dynasty (Post 3234690)
Round 1: Receiver
Round 2: CB
Round 3: ILB

Thats what I would like to see as of right now.

I would put ILB and DT over CB right now. Robinson had flashes that make me think he could be a good corner with another season and Winfield was damn good again when healthy this year, same with Cook. Winfield is probably done after one more year, but I'd probably rather use a mid rounder to groom as his replacement/depth this year. Right now, obviously with a lot depending on free agency and all, but I would rank the Vikings needs:

1. WR
2. ILB
3. DT
4. CB
5. OG

If Loadholt were to leave in free agency, then RT would jump up the list as would OLB if Erin Henderson were to leave and things like that, but as of right now that's how I would rank the Vikings needs.

The Dynasty 01-06-2013 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by marshallb (Post 3234873)
I would put ILB and DT over CB right now. Robinson had flashes that make me think he could be a good corner with another season and Winfield was damn good again when healthy this year, same with Cook. Winfield is probably done after one more year, but I'd probably rather use a mid rounder to groom as his replacement/depth this year. Right now, obviously with a lot depending on free agency and all, but I would rank the Vikings needs:

1. WR
2. ILB
3. DT
4. CB
5. OG

If Loadholt were to leave in free agency, then RT would jump up the list as would OLB if Erin Henderson were to leave and things like that, but as of right now that's how I would rank the Vikings needs.

I agree with what you said about our current CB's but I just always come back to the fact that we have Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson, Brandon Marshall, Randall Cobb and James Jones to deal with in our division. I just think we need the best possible CB we can get.

Also with DT, I think we can re-sign Kevin Williams to a lower contract than what he is at. Id like to see him finish his career in Minnesota. He is one of my favorite players. Also we have always had success finding DT's in the late rounds like Guion and Evans.

Earlier in the year when we were starting to decline I was really hoping for Teo'o for ILB but thats unlikely now but I'd like to see what we can get other than Brinkley. I like him but he is just average at best.

marshallb 01-06-2013 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Dynasty (Post 3234951)
I agree with what you said about our current CB's but I just always come back to the fact that we have Calvin Johnson, Jordy Nelson, Brandon Marshall, Randall Cobb and James Jones to deal with in our division. I just think we need the best possible CB we can get.

Also with DT, I think we can re-sign Kevin Williams to a lower contract than what he is at. Id like to see him finish his career in Minnesota. He is one of my favorite players. Also we have always had success finding DT's in the late rounds like Guion and Evans.

Earlier in the year when we were starting to decline I was really hoping for Teo'o for ILB but thats unlikely now but I'd like to see what we can get other than Brinkley. I like him but he is just average at best.

I understand where you're coming from on all of that. You can never have enough CBs in the NFL, but to me it's not a huge need unless Winfield were to retire this offseason. I think Williams will re-sign with the Vikings, but even at that, he'll be 33 by the start of next season and isn't the same player he once was. Guion and Evans are ok, but I'd rather have them as rotational guys rather than as every down players. Brinkley started the year out playing really well, but then he was exploited in coverage and has shown he's nothing more than a dirty caliber starter in the NFL and is better as a backup, especially in a pass happy division playing Green Bay, Detroit, and Chicago twice each year. Te'o is unlikely, but there are some other very good ILB that should be going around when the Vikings pick in the first round such as Alec Ogletree or Kevin Minter or in the second round, guys like Kevin Reddick, Nico Johnson, Michael Mauti, or Shayne Skov.

Come draft day, though, it all depends on value and who falls and the like. If a good value at CB falls to the Vikings in the second round, I'd be extremely happy with the pick.

The Dynasty 01-07-2013 01:07 AM

We officially have the 23rd pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Not bad for being 3rd last year.

RedMeat 01-20-2013 06:25 AM

I feel the team will want a WR with some size, which there are a few this year. Cordarrelle Patterson/Terrance Williams mold of 6-3 205, which probably be available at 23. If Miami does not nab Keenan Allen (6-3 210) at 12, he might slide. Rams at 22, thanks to the 'skins, might get him. Justin Hunter (6-4 200) is also in the mix. Does the GM see value at 23, or wait till the 2nd for a WR?
Vike's just fixed the Left Tackle issue, and have to get Phil Loadholt back at RT, period. The MLB Manti Te'o availability at 23 could be very interesting for the team. A Percy Harvin trade and additional draft pick added could also throw Vikings mock drafts in chaos. Free-Agency or draft pick, the team has to get some huge beef next to Kevin Williams. No replacement for Pat Williams has been found yet. Our 280-300 pound lightweights at DT just do not cut it, and it shows. I hope our GM takes care of this ignored issue finally this off season.

General Zod 01-24-2013 09:02 AM

Im kinda falling in love with Keenan Allen the more I research him. But I think theres a good chance he is gone before we get to him at 23.

Azhais 01-24-2013 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by marshallb (Post 3234873)
Right now, obviously with a lot depending on free agency and all, but I would rank the Vikings needs:

1. WR
2. ILB
3. DT
4. CB
5. OG

I'd also include "quarterback" in that list. Ponder has been awful and not showing a lot of signs of improvement.

edit: or, at the very least, "new quarterback coach" if people think Ponder is salvageable (which I don't).

marshallb 01-24-2013 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Azhais (Post 3255662)
I'd also include "quarterback" in that list. Ponder has been awful and not showing a lot of signs of improvement.

edit: or, at the very least, "new quarterback coach" if people think Ponder is salvageable (which I don't).

No matter your opinion on Ponder(and mine is no where near as bad as yours, but I'm not going to get into that), I don't see any way that the front office will draft a QB to compete with Ponder. I could see them drafting a potential backup guy in the mid rounds given how ****** Webb looked and the fact that the only other QB on the roster is Bethel-Thompson. Where as I would rank all of those needs well above backup QB.

General Zod 01-25-2013 04:23 PM

Yeah there's no way we draft a QB high this off season. There's no way that they are giving up on Ponder that quick. And it wasn't like he was awful all season. There were stretches where he played very well. I could see them bringing in a veteran back up for him though.

Taber21 01-25-2013 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by General Zod (Post 3256425)
I could see them bringing in a veteran back up for him though.

I have been hoping for that since they drafted him. Would be great to get someone in who Ponder doesn't need to look over his shoulder at but can still use him as a mentor-type aide.


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