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Finally An Updated Mock

It has been awhile, but I finally updated my mock draft.  I tried to change the format a bit so it is more readable, and decided to take my “explanations” away to save space.  I figured if I stop doing the “explanations” for every team then it won’t take me so much time to update the damn thing and hopefully I can provide updates more often.

Instead, I will use these posts to point out major points about my mock and also discuss the prospects I have going to the Vikings.

First, I have put Clausen back on top.  I just don’t see this guy slipping like many think he will.  Marc Bulger has already cleaned out his locker in St. Louis and I think the franchise needs a quarterback far more than it needs a defensive tackle.  This could change a few times between now and april, but for now I am going to stick with my gut.

Second,  I have… gulp… put Tebow in round two.  Honestly, I think the Jags will find a way to get him by trading back up into the top 32 picks (perhaps with the Vikes) but if not then I don’t see him making it past the Niners in the second round.

I have the Vikings selecting Brandon Ghee (cornerback, Wake Forest) in the first round.  There is no doubt that corner will be a big need for the Vikings this offseason.  The draft will take place long before much is known about the recovery rate of guys like Cedric Griffin and E.J. Henderson, so I have put added importance onto the CB and ILB positions.

In the second round, I gave the Vikings Mike Johnson (guard, Alabama).  It will be tough for me to change this pick between now and April.  I think Johnson is a great fit for the Vikings with solid value at this point in the draft.  He would push Herrera for his starting job at right guard, which means Herrera could also push Sullivan for the starting job at center… I love me some training camp battles.

So, yeah, I went skimpy on my explanations this time around, but if any questions come up (or if you notice mistakes) let me know in the comments section and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

The Mock can be found by clicking the tab at the top of this page.

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21 Responses to “Finally An Updated Mock”

  1. Tomb... says:

    No temptation for Pike if he’s available in the second round?

    • Adam Warwas says:

      Maybe, but at that point I still have Pike, Snead, Canfield, McCoy ont he board… no reason to reach with options still available in the third… especially with Mike Johnson being an incredible value at that point.

  2. bigjohnny84 says:

    That’s alot better Adam. Fred will be happy about Tebow dropping. Maybe he’ll still buy us steaks and Colt 45’s.

  3. Fragile Freds says:

    Come on AK….Either you do or you don’t, which is it? Is the bet on or off?

    Are you saying the Vikes trade up to the Jags spot and get who? Having Tebow go at 30 ?

    Freds would be glad to buy steak and ale any time you guys are in town. Even when Fred’s is proven right!

  4. Fran the Man says:

    How come you have the Saints picking 31 and the Colts 32?
    Shouldn’t it be the other way around??

  5. Fragile Freds says:

    Fran, you picky bastard.

  6. Mike from Texas says:

    The Vikings should take Maurkice Pouncey in Rd 1, then trade up if needed to get Tebow in Rd 2. Any thoughts?

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