With the injury that Cedric Griffin sustained in the NFC Championship game. There is now a hole in the cornerback spot. He will be back this season not 100%. but back nonetheless. What is really the reasoning of using the a 1st round pick to fill a starting spot(temporarily).It does make much sense to me to spend all that money on a player that might be a special teamer by mid-season.
The offensive line has more needs right now than the defense. I like the kid out of Florida Maurkice Pouncey. He can play either center or guard. The Vikes last season were in a world of hurt when it came to the inside blocking game. Hutch had lingering back issues for the last quarter of the season.
According to NFL Network here are his strengths:
Pouncey has the size and quickness we look for in an interior offensive lineman. Has the versatility to play both center and guard. Exhibits great awareness and can handle complex defensive line play. Really active. Displays impressive body control and balance when getting out in front in the running game. Plays with good leverage.It looks like Pouncey would be available for the Vikes at the 30th pick of the 1st round. I am sure All Day would like the have more of those big runs that he lacked last season.Pouncey would be an asset to the Vikes in the in 2010.