vikings' draft choices: rounds 4-7
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#1 May 1, 2011
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.
#2 May 1, 2011
What does LRH stand for? Lost...Really...Help...
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.
#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.
#4 May 1, 2011
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.
#5 May 1, 2011
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.
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