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Vikings to Look For QB In 2008 Draft?

Minnesota Vikings VP of Player Personnel Rick SpielmanAs a whole, NFL brass tend to not tip their hand regarding personnel decisions.  I am not sure that is the case with Minnesota Vikings VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman.  Spielman, in so many words, let it be known that there’s a bumper crop of quality quarterbacks in the 2008 draft.

As Spielman told Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, “Right now we’re in the process of evaluating the whole draft at every position, and this year there are some good quarterbacks coming out and we’re just in the process of trying to get those guys lined up.”  Spielman further added fuel to the fire by naming names, such as Matt Ryan (Boston College), Andre Woodson (Kentucky), John David Booty (USC), Chad Henne (Michigan), Brian Brohm (Louisville) and Colt Brennan (Hawaii).

Personally I think it’s a great idea if they take a QB with their first-round pick for this reason: Tarvaris Jackson is not going to take the Vikings to the next level; neither is Kelly Holcomb, for that matter.  The defense is taking shape and they have their running back for the foreseeable future in Adrian Peterson.  They need quality wide receivers but that’s a need they can address in the later rounds of the draft.  And in my estimation, either Ryan or Brohm are the most “pro-ready” QB’s out there right now as both of them have ran the “pro-style” offense.  That isn’t to say that Jackson is a “crap” QB as he’s still relatively young.  The problem is that the QB position in Minnesota, unfortunately, is a position of weakness.

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One Response to “Vikings to Look For QB In 2008 Draft?”

  1. Geno Smalls says:

    getting a qb is okay but it will proberly take him around two years as well to get into the flow of the nfl very few qb come out of college and do well right off..

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