Vikings' best draft option with No. 12 selection could be a lineman

Though the Vikings' most pressing need in the NFL draft is probably quarterback, the best player available with the team's 12th pick might come from the line of scrimmage. Full Story
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FudgePackerKille r

Nonthaburi, Thailand

#1 Feb 26, 2011
The Vikes shouldn't draft a OLman with the 12th pick, they would have a good chance to pick up the same player, whoever that might be with picks 21-32. If the Vikes want to draft a OLmen, they should trade down and pick up an additional pick.
ezg357d

Madera, CA

#2 Feb 26, 2011
If the Vikes go with someone for the OL I hope they go for for someone like Mike Pouncey 6 ft 5 303lbs He is sure to go in the first round & the Vikes need a center. His brother plays center for the Steeler a pro blower rookie. Go Vikings
Mnvikes

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 26, 2011
what about safety? We probably have the most pathetic excuse for safeties in the NFL right now. I would actually like to see the vikings trade that 12th pick and move down and maybe pickup a 3rd round pick since chilly had to give ours away to the patriots for free. i wouldn't draft a defensive end in first round because I think Brian Robinson (we must sign him) and Everson Griffin (if he stays out of trouble) can fill in just fine even with Ray Edwards gone. Robinson has been pretty productive whenever he goes in and Everson Griffin looks to me like he can turn out to be like a Dwight Freeney type player if he works hard. I think Letroy Guion and Jimmy Kennedy will fill in for Pat Williams just fine also. We need QB, safety, OL, then DL, CB. in that order.
jeb

San Francisco, CA

#4 Feb 27, 2011
iam surprised to say that i agree with this article. i think we are should either trade down to the mid twenties draft pouncey and pick up another 2nd rounder, or draft castanzo, tyron smith or nate solder with the 12th pick. all three of these guys could play from day one. robert quinn will not be available when we pick, i see that kid ending up possibly in the top five...he is a monster.
free agents

United States

#5 Feb 27, 2011
Vikings have a load of FA this year and I don't think the Vikes intend to keep many of them, who knows what round we will get for losing those guys not signed. This article hits some valid points. The Vikings didn't attack the QB last year like in past years and with Stafford, Cutler and Rodgers in our division we absolutely NEED to get that pass rush back. The loss of R. Edwards is only going to hurt us more. I seriously think the Vikings should consider trading a couple players for draft picks. It will help this team get younger faster and if they wait too long those players won't be worth a good draft pick. Try trading Berrian and McKinney for starters.
free agents

United States

#6 Feb 27, 2011
cont. granted the FA situation only matters if the players and owners can get their heads out of their A$$'s. though I am curious to see if Goodell does really drop his paycheck to only $1.

Since: Jan 09

USA

#7 Feb 27, 2011
D-line and O-line are the way to go, I just think we can get a QB next year. Get a vet QB and see what Webb really has. Take care of our lines and we win the NFC north without a problem. Green Bay and Chicago have more holes to fill then we do. Packers have no money and the Bears have no draft picks. We, however, have both and a better owner with deeper pockets.
jeb

San Francisco, CA

#8 Feb 27, 2011
yeah, a assure you all i am certainly not clueless. in fact i have spent about twenty hours studying draft prospects.
Jonboy

Duluth, MN

#9 Feb 27, 2011
Take Quinn first, then a OL in 2nd.Pick up a FA DB or 2.
Billy

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 27, 2011
jeb wrote:
yeah, a assure you all i am certainly not clueless. in fact i have spent about twenty hours studying draft prospects.
Your time would've been better spent learning to write.
Chris

United States

#11 Feb 27, 2011
Draft robert quinn or if nick fairly or peterson drops past 5th pick (which i doubt) trade up and get one of the other... Make a package deal that includes berrians sorry azz n a second or third round pick next year...free agent wise go out n sign oj atagwe or bob sanders n sign jonathan joseph if we cant get peterson....and in the second round go after the safety from NC or the safety from UCLA...
Purple24

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Feb 27, 2011
FICH wrote:
D-line and O-line are the way to go, I just think we can get a QB next year. Get a vet QB and see what Webb really has. Take care of our lines and we win the NFC north without a problem. Green Bay and Chicago have more holes to fill then we do. Packers have no money and the Bears have no draft picks. We, however, have both and a better owner with deeper pockets.
So we continue to neglect the most important position on the team which is QB? Its that type of thinking that is the reason why vikings haven't won a superbowl and haven't been to one since the 70's. You think the Packers won the superbowl because they had an all-star offensive line and D-line? Clear and simple, they won because they have Aaron Rodgers. With the injuries that can occur to any team in a single NFL season, if you have a good QB, you can overcome some of those injuries as the packers proved.
minjey

Austin, TX

#13 Feb 27, 2011
D-line is the strength of this draft. The best way to go after a superior offense is to attack the quarterback. Rodgers may be as talented as Favre, but he is not as durable. Cutler takes a lot of time in the pocket.
Purple24

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 27, 2011
free agents wrote:
Vikings have a load of FA this year and I don't think the Vikes intend to keep many of them, who knows what round we will get for losing those guys not signed. This article hits some valid points. The Vikings didn't attack the QB last year like in past years and with Stafford, Cutler and Rodgers in our division we absolutely NEED to get that pass rush back. The loss of R. Edwards is only going to hurt us more. I seriously think the Vikings should consider trading a couple players for draft picks. It will help this team get younger faster and if they wait too long those players won't be worth a good draft pick. Try trading Berrian and McKinney for starters.
McKinney, maybe if we're lucky we can get a 3rd round pick for him. Berrian, we be lucky to get a bottle of gatorade, for he is about as valuable as troy williamson right now.
Wow

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Feb 27, 2011
Why not get a large playmaking WR like a Julio Jones of Alabama, who is expected to go from 13-15 range?

Then sign Donovan McNabb and take the best available QB in round 2. Fill in needs on the O line, D line, and safett through rounds 4-7 of the draft and free agency.

Why? To do what Denny Green did in '98 when the Vikings entered as a borderline playoff team and the Packers were the favorite to return to the Super Bowl.

They added Randy Moss to Chris Carter and Jake Reed (Jones to Rice and Harvin) to have a triple threat at WR (most team have at most two quality CBs, but most don't have a third, and one of those has to cover one of the three WRs).

Thne add a former Eagles QB who everyone thought was on the decline to throw to them.

That should open things up for AP, and take the pressure off the D to not have to hold teams under 20 points to have a chance to win.
come on man

Clinton, IL

#16 Feb 27, 2011
just dont waste a pick on QB
Bullitt

Plymouth, MN

#17 Feb 27, 2011
Understudy for McKinnie?? My scrotum would make a better mentor for a rookie than that uselss sack of sh!t.
Army CPT at Fort Lee

Richmond, VA

#18 Feb 27, 2011
So Rob Rang says that when you have Adrian Peterson you can have a bad offensive line? What would be the reason for his declining production then? Or the near decapitation of Brett Favre on a daily basis? Our OL needs work asap.

When Rhett Bomar was drafted, a lot of analysts predicted great things for him. We've all seen potential in Webb. One of these guys can develop. My humble opinion is that shoring up the OL is the Vikings most critical need. And re-sign Brian Robison on the DL. IF they bring in a QB at all, it should be a free agent under whom Webb can learn, but given all the other holes, they might just be wise accepting that they're entering rebuilding mode. They could make Webb the starter in 2011 and let him learn on the job as they rebuild the roster. But they should START with a strong OL so they don't ruin him the way Houston did David Carr.
Mark

Manassas, VA

#19 Feb 27, 2011
We have a lot of needs: D-line, O-line, defensive backfield, and of cours, the decades-long search for a quarterback. Our best bet here may be to stand pat and get a good defender. Skol Vikings.
Blog Fog

Canada

#20 Feb 27, 2011
The Vikes will likely back-fill at QB with a vet,(McNabb?) and Webb will back up. I agree with Fort Lee Cpt. to go OL with the first pick. Then I'd look for a saftey or corner with #2 and look for more O line or D line guys with later picks.

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