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Viking Mock Draft 3.16


In this new mock I think we should do these trades with explanations below the jump ...
1. Trade Ray Edwards plus our 2011 2nd round pick next year to Atlanta for #19.

2. Trade Bryant "Overrated" McKinnie to Buffalo for #72 & #168

3. Trade our 2011 1st round pick next year for Jared Gaither.

1. Trade Ray Edwards plus our 2011 2nd round pick next year to Atlanta for #19.
After Philly made the trade today for Daryl Tapp it seems unlikely that they would also be interested in Ray Edwards.  I have to cross them off of the list.  There are still teams needing a DE but some draft high in the first round and will not give up that pick and others do not have a 2nd round pick which is what I think we will get for Edwards in the end.  The teams that still may need a DE are the Rams, Bills, Titans, Falcons, Saints, Tampa, Indy, & the Giants.  The Titans and Falcons do not have a 2nd round pick.  I could see is doing it for the Rams pick at #33, the Bucs at #35, & the Bills at #41 as all possible candidates.  I am not sure they would do it though.  I really feel if it is going to get done then the Viking are going to have to initiate some kind of discussions and make a package that will be attractive to the other team.  Maybe they have already?  

It is curious though that if they really do not want to trade him that they would only put the 1st round tender on him.  He could have asked for too much money in negotiations and the Vikings are trying to force him to realize that he really is not worth that much.  That is a tactic that I do not think makes for good bedfellows. Perhaps Ray decides to take the Vikings best offer and signs for a few more years?  Or maybe he will play for the 2.5 mil and then become a UFA next year and not even try to negotiate with the Vikings because he does not want to play for the Vikings anymore after all of this?  It just does not seem like a way you want to go about signing one of your own players to an extension.  If a guy has the possibility of even remotely being upset about his contract then I do not want him on the team.  I think Ray had done his part in earning a pretty good contract.  Not top of the line but better than average.  I am thinking about 75% of top of the line which is right around 7 mil per year or more.

I think that if they really want to move him they will have to come down off of the 1st round compensation and settle for a 2nd or a 3rd and 5th.  Even a 3rd & 5th is still pretty decent IMO.  

I just do not know what is going on and I hope they do something one way or the other because I do not want to see him have to play at the 1st round tender amount when he deserves more.  Until something happens I feel the need to work some kind of trade in to my scenarios.

2. Trade Bryant "Overrated" McKinnie to Buffalo for #72 & #168
This trade I want more than an Edwards deal.  I do not believe that he has much desire left in the tank.  I would rather have a young guy who really wants to play and  the best that he possibly can and get paid for it.

3. Trade our 2011 1st round pick next year for Jared Gaither.
Obviously he would replace McKinnie and at #30 there are no sure things.  This guy is a sure thing.

... and we will have these picks #19,30,62,72,93,125,157,168,189,221 plus a comp for Birk which will probably be at the end of the 5th

19. Sean Weatherspoon LB 6-1.5 239 4.57
30. Brandon Ghee CB 6-0 192 4.37
62. John Jerry G 6-5 328 5.15
72. Lamaar Houston DT 6-3 305 4.93
93. Kam Chancellor FS 6-3 231 4.62
125. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim DE 6-3 263
157. Andrew Quarless TE 6-4 254 4.69
comp. Danario Alexander WR 6-5 215
168. Zac Robinson QB 6-2 214 4.71
189. Walter Thurmond CB 5-11 189
221. John Connor FB 5-11 240


or

19. Sean Weatherspoon LB 6-1 239
30. John Jerry G 6-5 328 5.15
62. Toby Gerhart RB 6-0 231
72. Kam Chancellor FS 6-3 230
93. Javier Arenas CB 5-9 197
125. Daniel Te'o-Nesheim DE 6-3 263
157. Andrew Quarless TE 6-4 248
comp. Jay Ross DT 6-3 313
168. Zac Robinson QB 6-2 214
189. Danario Alexander WR 6-5 215
221. John Connor FB 5-11 240


I really think that we may have trouble getting John Jerry at #62, Kam Chancellor at #93, Ben Tate at #125, & Andrew Quarless at #157.  

What do you think?

A straight up draft with no trades for me would look like this right now ...

30. Brandon Ghee CB 6-0 192 4.37
62. John Jerry G 6-5 328 5.15
93. Javier Arenas CB 5-9 197
125. Kam Chancellor FS 6-3 231 4.62
157. Andrew Quarless TE 6-4 254 4.69
comp. Zac Robinson QB 6-2 214 4.71
189. Danario Alexander WR 6-5 215
221. John Connor FB 5-11 240

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