vikings' draft choices: rounds 4-7

Full story: TwinCities.com

The skinny: Started 25 of 37 games for the Utes, making 51 tackles and intercepting two passes last year.

Comments

Showing posts 1 - 5 of5
LRH

Montevideo, MN

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#1
May 1, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

1

Anyone notice that the Gophers weren't to be found anywhere in the NFL draft? There is a simple answer why that is. The NFL is looking for players that can complete at that level. The Gophers are still at the high school level. I for one would like to see Mike Grant schedule the Eden Prairie HS team to a scrimmage against them. It would be interesting but maybe a little too embarrassing for the Gophers. Still think the U of M should do away with the football program as it is worthless.
andy g

Chicago, IL

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#2
May 1, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

What does LRH stand for? Lost...Really...Help...
any way....
time will tell on this draft for the Vikes, Rudolph and Ballard could devlop to their initial evaluations and in that case, not bad...the Vikes needed help in the secondary though and I am not sure whether they got it. Ponder was a decent pick though the thought that Mallett wound up in New England is aggravating. Best place for the strong armed, but misguided bubba from Arkansas.
I figure Musgrave saw something in Ponder besides intelligence. He did out perform Newton in the combines on the throws though.
No glaring mistakes, but boy did Detroit and Chicago do well...that Paea is a monster who can play nose and three technique interchangeably. A valuable commodity in the Norris. Detroits D Line will be the next monster unit in the Norris and with an offense that can average over 26 points, they appear to be the rising power. No more LieDowns for a while I think.
Frank W

Roxboro, NC

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#3
May 1, 2011
 
Outside of the major reach for Ponder in round one, I think the Vikings had a very good rest of the draft. Rudolph and Ballard are both solid picks, and most of the guys picked after round four have a chance to stick and contribute.

Now, if Ponder works out, this may turn out to be a very good draft. Still don't like the reach in round one, though.
Waders

Pima, AZ

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#4
May 1, 2011
 

Judged:

1

I understand that we had to reach for Ponder. We culdn't find a trade down and could not risk he will still be there in 2nd round. So I'm fine with the picks. Let's see what they all have.
Whatever

Las Vegas, NV

|
Report Abuse
|
Judge it!
|
#5
May 1, 2011
 

Judged:

1

1

The whole 'Christian Ponder has a weak arm' thing is BS. Not only did FSU's system rely on mostly shorter pass routes, his own coach just said yesterday that his college receivers "weren't great".

Watch this clip --- he's flushed out of the pocket, rolls to his left, throws against his body with a defender hanging on him, and nails the receiver in the end zone -- 53 yards away. No arm strength, my a$$.

PS - Bin Laden is dead. Nice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Tell me when this thread is updated: (Registration is not required)

Add to my Tracker Send me an email

Showing posts 1 - 5 of5
Type in your comments below
Name
(appears on your post)
Comments
Characters left: 4000
Type the numbers you see in the image on the right:

Please note by clicking on "Post Comment" you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Other Recent Brandon Marshall Discussions

Search the Brandon Marshall Forum:
Topic Updated Last By Comments
Vikings vs. Bears: Behind Enemy Lines with Feat... Dec '13 bottlecap 7
Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers 2013 NFL li... Nov '13 Denver 7
The Chicago Bears: A Ray of Light in the Darkne... Nov '13 GHM 1
Report: Brandon Marshall needs hip surgery (Jan '13) Apr '13 Loupert U 8
Bears fire coach Lovie Smith after 9 seasons (Jan '13) Jan '13 Leon 2
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler's Days Could Be Numbe... (Jan '13) Jan '13 Brandon Fire Marshall 2
Bears Intro Trestman As Coach, Will Look For Fa... (Jan '13) Jan '13 B Marshall Wyatt Earp 3
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••
•••