One More Day, One More Question

Brett Favre has a history of trying to lobby his current team to draft guys that will make him look good.  Last year, many people thought that perhaps the addition of Percy Harvin was the straw that broke the camel’s back when it came to Favre signing with the Vikings.

The 2010 Vikings, however, are not in dire need of receivers, tight ends, or running backs.  The most likely scenario is that they get a play making running back if anything when it comes to taking a guy at these positions early on in the draft. 

PFT recently compiled a list of known prospect visits and private workouts for each team and while they missed a few for the Vikings, they also brought up two names that were not previously known to Vikings Gab.

One of those names was running back Jonathan Dwyer out of Georgia Tech (the other was John Skelton, quarterback from Fordham).

Dwyer sounds like a late-first or early-second round guy.

So, if so many people think that the Vikings 2010 hopes hinge on Brett Favre returning for another go, is there added value in taking a guy like Dwyer at #30 to help persuade him to do so?  Or is it more important to take the best player available, even if it is on defense, and risk disappointing Favre enough to make him seriously consider retirement again?  Even if that player will be the #2 running back at best?

On the eve of the 2010 NFL Draft, this is the incredibly complex and interesting question I pose to you all.  The comments section is open… have at it.

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18 Responses to “One More Day, One More Question”

  1. starrC10 says:

    I would LOVE it if they traded up for Clausen (wherever that ends up being) and telling Favre to take it or leave it (would be nice if he decided to take it, of course).

    Dream scenario:
    Vikings Trade McKinnie and Jackson to the Redskins and pick up Clausen #4, then trade up (their #30 and 4th rounder) for Bulaga at #14. Linebacker in the Second, Safety in the 3rd, Centers/Guards in the 5th, BPA in the latter rounds.

  2. Another Blonde Viking says:

    I’m with ya! In fact, I’d love it if they’d trade McKinnie and Jackson for a new beer man in section 101…

  3. Another Blonde Viking says:

    Thanks Johnny. I know…too much work and not enough play for this gal. But it’s gettin’ to be FB time!!

  4. starrC10 says:

    So… what is the ideal draft if your only aim is to keep Farva-beans interested?

  5. starrC10 says:

    The answer is CJ Spiller, Trent Williams and Dez Bryant, trading McKinnie for Spiller, trading our 3rd rounder and swapping 1st rounders for Trent Williams, and our 2012 2nd and 3rd rounder and Tarvaris for Bryant.

    Favre-lock 2010.

  6. Fragile Freds says:


  7. Fragile Freds says:

    Yes it will work perfectly as long as he is dealing with Kevin Mchale as a trading partner.

  8. Ole says:

    Toby Gerhart – Vikings 6th round pick

    no Kooks allowed in this draft

  9. krugjr says:

    I’m not tech enough to find freds…..

  10. krugjr says:

    I’m on with freds now……come on over

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