2013 NFL Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings Select Alec Ogletree at No. 23

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After the loss of Jasper Brinkley to the Arizona Cardinals via free agency, the Minnesota Vikings have a glaring hole at the middle linebacker spot.

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Thomas Hagen

United States

#1 Apr 18, 2013
I like Ogletree for the Vikes 1st pick and then a DT followed by a Corner for the 1st 3 picks to end the 2 and around by addressing the defense 1st. Then pick up a couple of wide receivers who hopefully Ponder won't make look like a just at the wide outs. Stay away from the slot receivers were fine there. Could use a fast 3rd down back who excels in catch and run out of the backfield. HAGS

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#2 Apr 18, 2013
i would make my first 3 picks similar, WR are deep this year
viking nation

Madera, CA

#3 Apr 18, 2013
viking nation

Madera, CA

#4 Apr 18, 2013
I would go with a CB & a WR with their first two picks & maybe move up in the second round by trading the second & third picks or a few of their later round picks along with them.to make the trade & then make the move to pick Te'o.or what ever MLB thats there. < a CB could also go here & a MLB go in the first) With 11 picks & being low on Cap money I can see the vikes letting a few picks go to get the guy their after. The vikings passing offense was next to last in the NFL by year end, they got to fix that. It started out good with Harvin leading in receiving yards. That's right Ponder had a receiver that was leading the NFL in receiving yards, then it fell apart the second half of the season. I think the vikings know the odds of fixing the passing game with a later round receiver, they tried that last year & we see how it turned out, 31st in the NFL in receiving. There is 8 receivers the Vikings can take that would help the team & out of that 8 there are 5 day one starters. Austin. Allen, Patterson, Hunter, Williams. Its a deep draft of receivers but not as far as day one starters go. Woods, Hopkins. & Patton are good but not a day one starter. I think it would be more of a crapshoot picking them.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#5 Apr 18, 2013
Did everyove see the Vikings schedule http://www.vikings.com/schedule/season-schedu...
old time vikings fan

Toronto, Canada

#6 Apr 19, 2013
Allen isn't ready to start and some questions about drug use. Too slow for NFL calibre CB's. We won't go near him... and if we do it will be a really bad decision. I think they would like Austin but it will cost too much to move up for him. Patterson would be used in the same way as Harvin for a year or so until he develops into a true Wr. Hunter needs work but as a deep threat he will take pressure off the running game and free up Jennings. Hopkins is a really good WR over the middle and can also extend the field. A number of scouts think he has the best set of hands in the draft.

Get Williams and Teo (a need pick) move down in the second for whichever WR is left of Hopkins, Hunter and Woods and move one more time in the third for a CB like Poyer and you don't need a lot more to really improve the team. A good LB for the outside would be nice and another rock solid safety but that's icing on the cake.
GBPmies

Finland

#7 Apr 19, 2013
old time vikings fan wrote:
Allen isn't ready to start and some questions about drug use. Too slow for NFL calibre CB's. We won't go near him... and if we do it will be a really bad decision. I think they would like Austin but it will cost too much to move up for him. Patterson would be used in the same way as Harvin for a year or so until he develops into a true Wr. Hunter needs work but as a deep threat he will take pressure off the running game and free up Jennings. Hopkins is a really good WR over the middle and can also extend the field. A number of scouts think he has the best set of hands in the draft.
Get Williams and Teo (a need pick) move down in the second for whichever WR is left of Hopkins, Hunter and Woods and move one more time in the third for a CB like Poyer and you don't need a lot more to really improve the team. A good LB for the outside would be nice and another rock solid safety but that's icing on the cake.
This entire post makes sense, if the draft falls that way for the Vikes it would be a damn good day at the office for Speilman.

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