Minnesota Vikings draft quarterback C...

Minnesota Vikings draft quarterback Christian Ponder

There are 167 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 28, 2011, titled Minnesota Vikings draft quarterback Christian Ponder. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder is hoisted into the air while celebrating after passing for a touchdown to wide receiver Jeremy Kerley #84 against the North Team during the fourth quarter of the Under Armour Senior Bowl on January 29, 2011 at Ladd-Pebbles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

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bob

Parker, CO

#1 Apr 28, 2011
who let chillt back in?
Whitey

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Apr 28, 2011
Bring on the haters!!!
jsabhn

Meridian, ID

#3 Apr 28, 2011
Shouldn't someone be fired over this pick?
Mark

Manassas, VA

#4 Apr 28, 2011
The Vikings will still pursue a veteran free agent QB. Skol Vikings.
Cuidado

Sparta, WI

#5 Apr 28, 2011
This pick is a JOKE, considering all the other 'best players available' that were still on the board at No. 12...

Mark my words, Ponder will never play a down in the NFL.
Agree

Elk River, MN

#7 Apr 28, 2011
Those who don't like this pick don't know anything about football. Dalton would have been another good pick.
jeb

United States

#8 Apr 28, 2011
robert quinn was still on the board!
JAB

Atlanta, GA

#9 Apr 28, 2011
I see why the vikings picked a Qb in the draft but I think they picked Ponder a little to early. There was other areas the team needed to address first but only time will tell if Ponder will be the qb of the future. I just think Fairley or Bowers would of made a bigger impact
Stone

Shakopee, MN

#10 Apr 28, 2011
Webb will beat him out in camp. I am just happy that the most overrated player in the history of the NFL (Favre) is gone.
Frank W

Roxboro, NC

#11 Apr 28, 2011
Aaauuughhh! This was a HUGE reach. There is no way Ponder is worth the #12 pick in the entire draft. Trade down and pick him up later or pick on OT.

This was the biggest reach in the first round since Dennis Green picked Dimitrius Underwood 12 years ago.

Joe Webb, don't go anywhere.
sid hartman

Anoka, MN

#12 Apr 28, 2011
wtf! who wasted this pick? it was a #12 pick not #58...dumb pick!!!
space ace

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Apr 28, 2011
As stupid as this pick was..........I'll still support ponder. I mean he's not a bad qb it's just..........12?But welcome to minnesota anyways.
Sports Dog

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Apr 28, 2011
I don't mind this pick. I'm sure they tried desperately to trade down, but word was Washington was also interested in Ponder, so they couldn't trade down too far. I'll take a smart QB with average skills over a dumb QB like Mallet any day.
Dobber Dubinsky

Canada

#16 Apr 28, 2011
and Prince....hopefully I'm wrong but as right now my thoughts are BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO to that pick!! Could have traded to late in the first round and acquired the same guy. Whatever though, that's why I'm an armchair QB and Spielman gets paid the big bucks. Welcome Ponder and good luck! Skiol Vikings!
Seth

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Apr 28, 2011
The Vikes tried to trade down and got nothing in return. With all of the quarterbacks coming off the board...they had to do something. There would have been nothing good in the 2nd round. Who would you want Stanzie
13reastfed

United States

#18 Apr 28, 2011
Thanks to Rick Spielman the Vikings are now known as the Los Angeles Vikings! What a $&@! show!
Viking Doofs

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Apr 28, 2011
Mark wrote:
The Vikings will still pursue a veteran free agent QB. Skol Vikings.
What does it matter, the vikes are going to LA. There will be no new stadium, there is not enough money or support.
Goldy1

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Apr 28, 2011
I hope the Vikings enjoy the view from the bottom,'cause that's what the pick of Ponder guarantees. Leaving Nick Fairley out there to be snatched by the Lions to team with Suh means Dee-troit will be contending wth GB for the division title here on out. I mean seriously, did anyone else notice it took like all of five seconds for the Lions to submit their pick once Spielman and company had once again aborted a prime spot in the draft. LOSERS!!!
Goldy1

Minneapolis, MN

#22 Apr 28, 2011
Sports Dog wrote:
I don't mind this pick. I'm sure they tried desperately to trade down, but word was Washington was also interested in Ponder, so they couldn't trade down too far. I'll take a smart QB with average skills over a dumb QB like Mallet any day.
Andy Dalton from TCU was far and away the best QB left in the draft, and he would have lasted into the 2nd round, as would Ponder and Mallet. How Spielman and his "brain trust" could not have known Detroit coveted Fairly and traded him later is beyond me. This was a jerky, uninformed pick through and through.
NS Minnesota

Andover, MN

#23 Apr 28, 2011
Another desperate draft pick for the vikings. Who made brad childress the general manager?

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