23 April 2010
The Vikes In The 1st Round
The Vikings pick was up at the #30 and they decided there was no 1st round talent left. So what did the Vikes do trade out of the 1st round completely. The was to a team in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions. The Vikes move out of the first round saw them send the #30 overall selection (which Detroit used to select California running back Jahvid Best) and their fourth-round pick (#128 overall) to the Lions in exchange for Detroit's second-round pick (#34 overall), their fourth-round pick (#100 overall), and their seventh-round pick (#214 overall).
Now with this move what will the Vikes do? Were the Vikes hoping that CB Patrick Robinson would make it past the last 2 teams. The Viking could go with Jimmy Clausen the #2 player in entire draft class by many out there. Who would have thought that Tim Tebow would have been selected before Clausen? I am one of many that thought that Clausen would have been gone by pick 10 at the latest.
Now the Vikes have the opportunity to take Clausen at the #34 pick. He is a solid pick up as the QB of the future for the Vikings. I am think Favre as maybe one more year left in his gas tank. If Clausen is not going to be wearing the beloved purple, then who will as their 1st pick in the draft.
I can see the Vikes taking Taylor Mays out of USC Safety-The 6-foot-3 safety is one of the best pure athletes in this draft, blessed with uncanny athleticism and agility. Solidly built with raw power, he possesses incredible range and even better coverage awareness. Shows the acceleration and sheer speed to assist cornerbacks over the top. Has top notch closing burst and pursuit speed to rundown ballcarriers and stay with WRs downfield.
Brian Price DT UCLA- Has good size with excellent footwork, ethic and intangibles. Has the rare ability to elevate the play of those around him. Is quick off the blocks with decent (5.03) speed and agility. Plays with good leverage. Is always moving. Shows top notch spin moves, especially to the inside. Great energy level. Shows some strength once he is in the gap.He would be a great addition to the Wall.
The Vikes have many avenues to go with their picks today. It is going to be interesting see if the Vikes have any more trade up their sleeve.