Vikings Looking to Trade Up in Draft?

Mar 30, 2013 Full story: TheVikingAge 32

Dec 29, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Syracuse Orange at the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium.

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Steven909

Seal Beach, CA

#1 Mar 30, 2013
Vikings need to pick tavon austin pick 23 and pick 25 mlb teo

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#2 Mar 30, 2013
Steven909 wrote:
Vikings need to pick tavon austin pick 23 and pick 25 mlb teo
Austin is the best playmaker of the draft. We would have to trade up to get him. As we speak Peterson, Jennings are the only offensive playmakers. That's not enough when every team in our division has a offense full of gamebreaker.

We don't even have a backup for Peterson. I'm not a Gerhart fan.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#3 Mar 30, 2013
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>Austin is the best playmaker of the draft. We would have to trade up to get him. As we speak Peterson, Jennings are the only offensive playmakers. That's not enough when every team in our division has a offense full of gamebreaker.
We don't even have a backup for Peterson. I'm not a Gerhart fan.
I agree , RB Kenjon Barner runs a 4.39 40 yard dash his size is his drawback being 5ft9 &196 lbs, & thats why he should go in the later rounds but if the vikes can get a player like him in the 5th round they should pick him the guy can burn it.
hahhahah

South Pittsburg, TN

#4 Mar 31, 2013
viking nation wrote:
<quoted text>I agree , RB Kenjon Barner runs a 4.39 40 yard dash his size is his drawback being 5ft9 &196 lbs, & thats why he should go in the later rounds but if the vikes can get a player like him in the 5th round they should pick him the guy can burn it.
they have Adrian Peterson!?!?!??!!? Who else do you need?

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#5 Mar 31, 2013
viking nation wrote:
<quoted text>I agree , RB Kenjon Barner runs a 4.39 40 yard dash his size is his drawback being 5ft9 &196 lbs, & thats why he should go in the later rounds but if the vikes can get a player like him in the 5th round they should pick him the guy can burn it.
We need a Peterson backup because we don't want to overuse him like when he got hurt.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#6 Mar 31, 2013
Yes the Vikes do need a someone other then Peterson & Gerhart. I would like to see Peterson having back to back seasons of over 2,000 yards. He doesnt need to break Dickerson's record. if he had back to back seasons he would never be forgotten & assure him his place in NFL history. Gerhart isn't a bad backup, I think they should use him more on third & short. Gerhart can move a pile.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#7 Mar 31, 2013
hahhahah wrote:
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they have Adrian Peterson!?!?!??!!? Who else do you need?
lol True but every team needs to have 3 backs they can count on. the Vikes have two. we seen Gerhart on screens & dump offs that goes for 10 yards when if he was a elusive speedy guy & not that power runner that Gerhart is the Vikes would get a lot more yards out of them plays. The thing is to keep Peterson with fresh legs why use him up on third & short or safety valve passes & screen plays.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#8 Mar 31, 2013
viking nation wrote:
<quoted text>I agree , RB Kenjon Barner runs a 4.39 40 yard dash his size is his drawback being 5ft9 &196 lbs, & thats why he should go in the later rounds but if the vikes can get a player like him in the 5th round they should pick him the guy can burn it.
The Lions Javon Best clone? Thanks, no.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#9 Mar 31, 2013
The Vikings wouldn't be asking Barner to be a every down back like the lions was trying to get out of best. I do agree he is a lot like Best. I wouldn't mind having a Best kind og player as a backup RB to Peterson. To have speedy guys like Barner & Peterson in the backfield would be great. as we all know you can't teach speed & speed kills. I seen Best on screen plays & for a third back I wouldnt mind a Best kind of player also he can take the place of Harvin on kickoffs.

Since: Apr 13

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#10 Apr 3, 2013
Steven909 wrote:
Vikings need to pick tavon austin pick 23 and pick 25 mlb teo
no way to manti teo, he is fictitious just like his fake g/f

“We've been Norv'ed”

Since: Nov 09

Erie

#11 Apr 4, 2013
dano2020 wrote:
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no way to manti teo, he is fictitious just like his fake g/f
Thats not true.........he's great against the run, the Q is is can he cover a 4.3 r.back in coverage..........he may not be a 3 down player due to his overall skill set, this could make him a package specific LB in the league and those guys generally don't get picked in the first round but if he drops to the second round Vikes would be wise to take him if given the chance and they hadn't filled that need.
viking nation

Madera, CA

#12 Apr 4, 2013
GBPmies

Finland

#14 Apr 5, 2013
I think they could trade up in the 1st for Austin but that is probably it. But then what are they gonna do with Wright.

I though Wright played pretty good at the end of the season in the slot and I am sure Jennings will get many looks there too. Do the Vikes need another slot guy?

I think they need a MLB first for that type of D and there should be a few there to choose from. Then maybe a CB or S or DL. What ever happens the Vikes should come up with at least 3 solid players in the first 2 rounds

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#15 Apr 5, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
I think they could trade up in the 1st for Austin but that is probably it. But then what are they gonna do with Wright.
I though Wright played pretty good at the end of the season in the slot and I am sure Jennings will get many looks there too. Do the Vikes need another slot guy?
I think they need a MLB first for that type of D and there should be a few there to choose from. Then maybe a CB or S or DL. What ever happens the Vikes should come up with at least 3 solid players in the first 2 rounds
Austin can score from anywhere on the field, He has agility Wright doesn't have. He can contribute from day 1. If he's there at 23 or 25 he could be part of are building arsenal.

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Since: Jun 09

Pensacola, FL

#16 Apr 5, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
I think they could trade up in the 1st for Austin but that is probably it. But then what are they gonna do with Wright.
I though Wright played pretty good at the end of the season in the slot and I am sure Jennings will get many looks there too. Do the Vikes need another slot guy?
I think they need a MLB first for that type of D and there should be a few there to choose from. Then maybe a CB or S or DL. What ever happens the Vikes should come up with at least 3 solid players in the first 2 rounds
Yeah GBP, Wright is pretty much a slot receiver and showing to be pretty good so far, and I agree that Jennings will see his share of lining up in the slot too. So in answer to the question...no, the Vikings don't really need another slot receiver. In my humble opinion, if one of the taller, bigger true wide-outs becomes available, the Vikes take one with a first pick. Otherwise, it will be defensive picks, which I think is a bigger need. But as we all know, so many variables are involved with the draft,(player not there, trade-ups, trade-downs, etc...) its really for the most part a wait and see show, unless a team is in the very top picks and a "must have" player is available. What do you think the Packs plans are? Offense seems pretty stable, seems to me the defense could use some upgrade perhaps?
Optimistic Viking Fan

Mankato, MN

#17 Apr 5, 2013
As much as i like Austin, I dont believe that the Vikes need that type of talent that he has, we have Jennings who will be quite good for at least the next couple years, then we have Wright who is pretty fast and can still learn the ins/outs of being a good WR (Slot) from Jennings over time. Vikes really need is a guy with great hands and is able to make the tough catches when we need one.#25 pick should be used on a CB or DT. With Improvement at Safety from 2011, if we add a good young CB to make it a better secondary, it will allow more time for our front line to rush the passer. If we aid Williams with another pass rusher to re-build the "Williams Wall" running against us will be to hard to try, then the pass rush will force bad passes and hopefully more INTs.
GBPmies

Finland

#18 Apr 6, 2013
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>Austin can score from anywhere on the field, He has agility Wright doesn't have. He can contribute from day 1. If he's there at 23 or 25 he could be part of are building arsenal.
I agree with this but I was talking about should the VIkes TRADE UP to get him, it would cost a lot to move up and they may not need him with the players they already have.

He won't be there at 23 IMO.

Since: Dec 06

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#19 Apr 6, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
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I agree with this but I was talking about should the VIkes TRADE UP to get him, it would cost a lot to move up and they may not need him with the players they already have.
He won't be there at 23 IMO.
If we could trade up and still have 3 picks in the first 2 rounds I would do it. That way we can still get 3 starter out of this draft.
GBPmies

Finland

#20 Apr 6, 2013
Avant wrote:
<quoted text>If we could trade up and still have 3 picks in the first 2 rounds I would do it. That way we can still get 3 starter out of this draft.
Well it all depends on where you think Austin will go in the 1st rd. Top 15 is my guess, teams like this new type of player as it is fast game nowdays... not so much smash mouth anymore.

I don't think the Vikes can trade their 23rd + a 3rd rd pick to move up that far.... it is not enough IMO.

I am not saying it can't be done. Maybe move up and then move back and get 2 late 2nd rd picks is an option but you will miss out on some good LBs, DTs, or CBs. But then again what do we know anyway, right? We are but arm chair GMs without any real scouts working for us. Strange things happen in the draft and we don't know why.

Since: Dec 06

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#21 Apr 6, 2013
GBPmies wrote:
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Well it all depends on where you think Austin will go in the 1st rd. Top 15 is my guess, teams like this new type of player as it is fast game nowdays... not so much smash mouth anymore.
I don't think the Vikes can trade their 23rd + a 3rd rd pick to move up that far.... it is not enough IMO.
I am not saying it can't be done. Maybe move up and then move back and get 2 late 2nd rd picks is an option but you will miss out on some good LBs, DTs, or CBs. But then again what do we know anyway, right? We are but arm chair GMs without any real scouts working for us. Strange things happen in the draft and we don't know why.
Teams that trade up in the first round are usually teams that are one players away from being the team they envision like the Falcon did when they traded up for Julio Jones.

We aren't one player away, so I would probably stay where we are and get three starters out of this draft.

Then again could you imagine faking to Austin and giving to Peterson or vice versa. He's exactly what Our offense needs but he;s not the final piece..

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