What Vikings did throughout the draft was somewhat satisfying to see the talent that they were able to pick up and fill in the pieces that they needed help with. Yesterday the Vikes did manage to draft a couple of player.
The Vikes drafted both players in the 2nd round. With the 34th overall pick, the Vikes selected CB Chris Cook out of Virginia. This is an interesting pick considering some of the DBs that were still on the board at the time. Cook has great size and is a versatile player, he was drafted as a CB, but could become a safety for the Vikes.With this pick the Vikes did address one of their top needs with Winfield getting up thier in NFL years and the uncertainy of Cedric Griffin's ACL rehab from his tear in the NFL Championship game.Will Cook be worth the risk for the Vikes. I am still surprised that Vikes passed on Jimmy Clausen, but that was expected with the Vikes scared the pissed of Grandpa Favre.
The second player in the second round that Vikes selected was Toby Gerhart out of Stanford. I really like this pick. I have been watching film during the offseason. He is a bruiser and a great third down back the Vikes needed with the departure of Chester Taylor. Now it looks like Albert Young might get 5 carries again next season with the drafting of last years Heisman Tropy runner-up.
Everson Griffen DE,USC: It seems this might be Ray Edward's last season with this pick. Griffen is 1st round talent, but had issues off the field. He also had problems with consistent play throughout the year.This is a great pickup by the Vikes.
Chris DeGeare, OT, Wake Forest: Not that sure who this is except he is 6'4 and 325 ponds and was an ACC honorable mention.
Nate Triplett LB, Minnesota:The Vikes selected a hometown boy. Will he make the practice squad with the core the Vikes have or be a special teamer?
Joe Webb,QB, UAB: Will he be the Joshua Cribb or T-Jack?
Mickey Shuler/Ryan D’Imperio: These guy will be talent special teamers and nothing more this season at least.
In this years draft I feel the Vikes filled the poeces they were looking for and I give them a B- for a grade.
I plan on having more on some of the recent draftees of the Vikings in the upcoming week. I cannot believe it is over already.