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Mock Draft Updated

Okay, it is still WAY too early to expect a mock draft to be accurate in any way shape or form, but that hasn’t stopped me from updating the mock.

A lot of changes happened this week with coaches and prospects making decisions.

My pick for the Vikes is sure to surprise people.

You can view the mock by clicking the tab at the very top of the screen.


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29 Responses to “Mock Draft Updated”

  1. Brett says:

    I’m surprised you don’t have Newton going somewhere in the first round.

    Thanks for the Mock Draft! Enjoy reading them.

  2. krugjr says:

    something to think about…..lots of ifs, new OC and all, but IF we have a certain QB targeted at #12, a trade up with Dallas at #10 would jump ahead of Wash, who will probably take a QB…..points are 100 in value to switch with Dallas…that’s a 4th and a 6th….jus sayin’………boy, that win over the Eagles, and dropping from 6th to 12th really hurt….even if we draft defense…

    waiting for McDaniels rumors!

    GO VIKES!!!!!

    • Adam Warwas says:

      Certainly an option. As we’ve seen, trades in the draft recently are trending upwards. However, is there someone there worth trading up for… that’ll be the biggest question.

      Has anybody heard by chance… if the labor unrest continues past the draft, does that mean the possibility of the draft happening BEFORE free agency this year? I mean, that could change draft strategies dramatically.

      • krugjr says:

        only thing I have heard is the draft will go on as scheduled, no matter the disputes…..so looks like draft could be pre free agency

  3. Jon says:

    with all the free agents we have, do you think that’ll come in to play for some extra draft picks?

    • Adam Warwas says:

      The free agents we let go last year should result in a couple of picks. I’m thinking a 5th rounder for Chester Taylor and a 5th rounder for Artis Hicks, but who knows.

      This year, I don’t see us getting additional picks unless somebody is willing to give up mild compensation for guys like Madieau or Berrian… which I don’t see why they would.

      Tagging and trading Sidney Rice is also an option, but I doubt it.

    • dunda gin says:

      Unfortunately you should not look forward to extra picks in the draft. The only way it is possible is if we franchise (say Chad Greenway) and he signs with another team. In this case the Vikings would receive TWO first round draft picks. I dont think this has ever happened before, the cost is simply too high. How this affects the Vikes is that they will have to give him a contract within the top 5 linebackers in the NFL. This gets even more messed in the fact that we dont know if there will be season and therefore paying alot of money for somebody doing nothing.

      • dunda gin says:

        Im sorry. You were talking compensation picks which are impossible to predict. YES, I do believe the Vikes should get two extra picks…where I do not know. One for Chester Taylor and one for Randy Moss. Randy’s could be as high as a 4th Im guessing which at least helps losing a 3rd to get him!

        • Adam Warwas says:

          Tough to predict, but not impossible.

          Mos won’t get us one because he was cut. He did not become an unrestricted free agent via contract expiration, therefore he is not going to get us any compensation.

          If he had become unrestricted, the best he would have gotten us is a 2012 fifth rounder. Players over the age of 30 cannot net anything higher than a 5th rounder. See: Steelers and Alan Faneca.

          Two picks is what the Vikes should get. One for Artis Hicks and one for Chester Taylor. Both players are over 30. Both will get us nothing better than a 5th.

        • Adam Warwas says:

          By the way, I’m a fan of the Gunga Din reference. Hope you stick around.

  4. hookem says:

    Anybody watching the UD vs E. Wash. game now? If not you should. Delaware’s QB Pat Devlin is going to be a pretty good NFL QB…. remember you heard it here first.

  5. hookem says:

    haha yeah, I am from Delaware so I have been following him and the team all year. He is legit, the checks all his receivers before throwing a pass then he makes the right choice instead of getting flustered and just chucking it for a bad pass.

  6. Ole says:

    The last good Viking QB out of Delaware was Rich Gannon, the Vikes didn’t draft him. I can remember him being on the kickoff coverage team. At that time, he was fast

  7. krugjr says:

    think his draft stock just dropped a little…

  8. floridavike says:

    Pat Devlin is a nice QB. There is a reason he left PSU though. To say the Vikes take him with the 12th pick is more than an extreme reach. He doesn’t have the measureables that Flacco does and has to do much more to ever be considered that high in my opinion. Go Vikes!

  9. wtfvikesfan says:

    FROM PFT……

    Report: “Off-field concerns” for Ryan Mallett

    Posted by Evan Silva on January 7, 2011, 9:26 PM EST

    Arkansas fourth-year junior quarterback Ryan Mallett declared for the NFL draft on Thursday, and the announcement was met with mostly positive reactions. Mallett is a golden-armed passer with ideal size. He completed 64.7 percent of his passes in 2010, averaged 9.41 yards per throw, and compiled a 62:19 touchdown-to-interception ratio in his final two seasons under Bobby Petrino.

    Albert Breer of NFL Network tosses cold water on the notion that Mallett is an ideal pro prospect, however, in a Friday column on NFL.com. Breer reports that Mallett’s draft stock will be adversely impacted by “off-field concerns.” Citing sources, Breer indicates that Mallett is unlikely to replace Andrew Luck as a potential No. 1 overall pick.

    Breer does not go into detail about factors that may affect Mallett’s stock, but a quick Google search reveals that he was arrested for public intoxication as a third-year sophomore in March of 2009. It was Mallett’s first season eligible after a transfer from Michigan.

    “I am very disappointed that Ryan Mallett put himself in a situation that doesn’t reflect positively on him or on our program,” Petrino stated at the time.

    Mallett later pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge. While the arrest seems forgivable, it would not be surprising if more dirt on Mallett comes out prior to the draft. Breer seems pretty convinced that Mallett won’t be going as early in the draft as many have projected, and the comparison of Mallett to Ryan Leaf has been made more than once.

  10. Bryan says:

    I read a headline somewhere where it said Mallett and Berrian would be a good fit because Mallett’s used to his recievers dropping balls. i.e. sugar bowl.

  11. Norseman66 says:

    Players should welcome the chance to play for the Vikings, the weather is pretty nice in L.A.

  12. Fran the Man says:

    It’s looking more and more likely that the best move for us is picking up Orton and drafting a QB to sit and learn for a couple of years. If Webb can change that timeline, so much the better.

    Unless we want to commit to rebuilding we MUST have a competent QB next year and Orton fits the bill.
    I’m REALLY hoping a deal can be done with McDaniels now.

  13. HeHateMe says:

    Interesting mock. But I must say that many of the mocks are undervaluing the offensive tackles coming out this year.

    In the last 40 years there has never been one picked lower than 15th.

    The guys coming out this year are pretty good left tackles.

    I think that you should reconsider the offensive tackles because plenty of teams need them and they will not be there in round 2.

    As for the Vikings pick, I like Devlin a lot but not at #12. If he is close at #44 maybe they trade up.

    I would take Gabe Carimi 6-7 322 All American, Big 10 Offensive Lineman of the Year, and Outland Trophy Winner with that 12th pick without hesitation. This guy can replace McKinnie right away and they may be able to get at least a 5th round pick for BigMac this year (maybe higher).

    Then I would want them to target Logan Mankins or Carl Nicks in free agency as their number 1 target. They could then release or trade Hutch (if he agrees).

    They would have Carimi, Mankins or Nicks, Sullivan, DeGeare, & Loadholt as the starters with Mankins being the oldest at 29.

    If they cannot sign one of these guys then they can keep Hutch but sooner or later they have to replace him.

    Herrera should be let go since his salary almost doubles and it is the last year of his contract and he will be 31.

    Offensive line is what the Vikings need just as much as QB IMHO.

    • dunda gin says:

      Totally agree with you! If Mallet is still there at 12 I would draft him however..but also it will bring a few calls in to trade down. We need to get real lucky this year in the draft..more picks the better!
      Drafting Mallet would cause us to release Rhett Bomar however I know this guy can play.

  14. krugjr says:

    Elway’s not a Tebow fan
    Posted by Mike Florio on January 8, 2011, 4:19 PM EST
    Lots of people have purchased Tim Tebow jerseys lately. John Elway isn’t one of them.

    The new executive V.P. of football operations in Denver needs to hire a head coach and, ultimately, the team needs to decide on a strategy for dealing with the franchise’s second first-round pick in 2010. For now, the news for Tebow isn’t good.

    “I don’t think Tim Tebow is a good NFL quarterback at this time,” Elway told Peter King of NBC and Sports Illustrated.

    The news could be good for former Broncos coach Josh McDaniels. As King explained it, if/when McDaniels lands in a new city as an offensive coordinator (possibly the Twin Cities), McDaniels’ first order of business could be to lobby his team to trade for Tebow. But as King points out, no trades of players can be done until the next league year begins. And the next league year won’t begin until a new labor deal has been negotiated. (Or, technically, until the league declares an impasse and implements new work rules pending an agreement or the union decertifies, blocking a lockout.)

    And so just like McDaniels’ decision to dump Jay Cutler, Elway could be running Tebow out of town.

  15. phil says:

    we need mcdaniels, singletary would be nice, along with an o-line coach. trading rice would be stupid. we should trade down and draft mike pouncey, then take devlin or a db

  16. dunda gin says:

    Im thinking maybe it would be possible to trade down, since we need OL in the first round anyway..good ones will still be in the middle or so..I really want to make up our lost 3rd rounder from the Moss trade!

  17. Bronh8ter says:

    maybe it wouldn’t be a bad idea to look at an orton trade, or at worst case scenario, picking up mcnabb who has been dieing to play here for like 3 years

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