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Which College Players Are Future Vikings? Week 11 Review and Week 12 Primer

Another week in the books and it looks like a few teams may not be all that we thought they were going to be.

Stanford got worked by Oregon.  Maybe Andrew Luck is not as good as they are making him out to be?  Nah, he is that good.  It is just that he had no WRs to throw the ball to and their defense is not that good.  They miss Shane Skov and needed Delano Howell to be healthy. But Oregon still may have won the way they played.  It is always difficult to evaluate Oregon's offensive players since they play speed offense.  Some teams are trying to do that now in the NFL periodically (New England, Indy, & Saints come to mind) but who knows if it will be something that teams start to do more?

Boise State suffered another cruel loss I suppose.  But if you have to win on a field goal vs TCU then maybe you are not that good after all?

I think the players we all like, we still like.  Some are continuing to shine while others have tapered off a bit.  But sometimes it could be the offenses that players play in as opposed to just being more talented.  Justin Blackmon looks like the top WR again and it may not matter what offense he is playing in but his stats are inflated due to the fact that Oklahoma State throws the ball so much in that hurry up offense.  Then you have a guy like Michael Floyd who may be just as talented (if not more when it comes to the NFL) but plays in a different style offense with a different and worse QB.  Marvin McNutt is another WR who is playing in a different (shall I say pro style) offense compared to Blackmon.  Switch them and what would their numbers be?  This is one thing you have to consider.  But it does not take away from the players individual performance.  It is just something to consider.

I think the Heisman should be pretty open right now.  I do not think Luck is a slam dunk by any means.  So who elsle could it be?  Brandon Weeden could be the guy now.  Maybe Trent Richardson will sneak leapfrog them if he has a couple of monster games?  Unfortunately for him they scheduled Georgia Southern (who? - shameful) and then have Auburn.  Also, they have virtually no chance at playing in the SEC title game either.  Weeden gets to play Oklahoma but they do not have a championship game this year.  He needs to do well vs Oklahoma.

Stanford has to play Cal and Notre Dame which they should win but you never know.  With Oregon likely to play in the PAC 12 championship game unless they lose to USC or Oregon State (not likely), Luck has to do very well in his last two games.

I think LaMichael James deserves more attention.  He has two more yards rushing than Richardson and has played in two less games.  I think that Case Keenum deserves more attention too.  He is playing outstanding.  he still has to play SMU and Tulsa and then possibly Southern Mississippi on the C-USA championship game.  If he continues on his current pace and plays well against these tree teams then I think I would probably vote for him depending on what Weeden does.

My dark horse candidate is Luke Kuechly.  He is a tackling machine!  Of course he will never win it but he is on another level.

I am going to list some prospects and highlight some that I like as future Vikings and then preview week 10 best match ups ...

Wide Receivers
Justin Blackmon rJR Oklahoma State 6-1 215 4.54 has caught 93 passes for 1142 yards and 14 TDs
Michael Floyd SR Notre Dame 6-3 224 4.54 has caught 77 passes for 922 yards and 7 TDs
Alshon Jeffrey JR South Carolina 6-4 229 4.56 has caught 38 passes for 504 yards and 5 TDs
Nick Toon rSR Wisconsin 6-2 220 4.52 has caught 41 passes for 679 yards and 8 TDs
Ryan Broyles rSR Oklahoma 5-10 188 4.52 has caught 83 passes for 1157 yards and 10 TDs
Jeff Fuller SR Texas A&M 6-3 220 4.52 has caught 54 passes for 569 yards and 4 TDs
Mohammed Sanu JR Rutgers 6-2 215 4.57 has caught 94 passes for 973 yards and 7 TDs
Dwight Jones SR North Carolina 6-4 225 4.53 has caught 63 passes for 913 yards and 8 TDs
Jermaine Kearse SR Washington 6-1 208 4.50 has caught 36 passes for 429 yards and 6 TDs
TY Hilton SR Florida Intl 5-10 184 4.48 has caught 57 passes for 858 yards and 5 TDs
Kendall Wright SR Baylor 5-10 190 4.42 has caught 81 passes for 1073 yards and 9 TDs
Marvin McNutt rSR Iowa 6-2 215 4.52 has caught 65 passes for 1089 yards and 10 TDs
Juron Criner SR Arizona 6-4 215 4.64 has caught 57 passes for 693 yards and 10 TDs
Jarius Wright SR Arkansas 5-10 180 4.34 has caught 53 passes for 906 yards and 9 TDs
Robert Woods SO USC 6-1 184 4.47 has caught 92 passes for 1126 yards 11 TDs
Jordan White rSR Western Michigan 6-0 215 4.54 has caught 111 passes for 1402 yards and 12 TDs
A.J. Jenkins SR Illinois 6-0 190 4.49 has caught 76 passes for 1133 yards and 7 TDs
Patrick Edwards rSR Houston 5-9 176 4.44 has caught 61 passes for 1277 yards and 14 TDs
Lance Lewis SR East Carolina 6-1 209 4.50 has caught 60 passes for 600 yards and 8 TDs
Rishard Matthews JR Oklahoma State 6-1 215 4.54 has caught 59 passes for 958 yards and 5 TDs
B.J. Cunningham SR Michigan State 6-2 216 4.59 has caught 55 passes for 873 yards and 5 TDs
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Quarterbacks
Andrew Luck rJR Stanford 6-4 235 4.73 has passed for 221 of 313 for 2695 yards and 29 TDs and 7 INTs
Landry Jones rJR Oklahoma 6-4 230 4.74 has passed for 254 of 393 for 3349 yards and 28 TDs and 9 INTs
Robert Griffin III rJR Baylor 6-2 220 4.52 has passed for 224 of 302 for 3093 yards and 29 TDs and 5 INT
Brandon Weeden rSR Oklahoma State 6-4 218 4.94 has passed for 313 of 428 for 3635 yards and 31 TDs and 9 INTs
Nick Foles rSR Arizona 6-5 240 4.96 has passed for 319 of 466 for 3607 yards and 23 TDs and 13 INTs
Kellen Moore SR Boise State 6-0 195 4.98 has passed for 220 of 297 for 2549 yards and 31 TDs and 5 INTs
Case Keenum rSR Houston 6-1 210 4.94 has passed for 279 of 376 for 3951 yards and 37 TDs and 3 INTs
Brock Osweiler JR Arizona State 6-7 240 4.83 has passed for 239 of 369 for 2890 yards and 20 TDs and 8 INTs
Matt Barkley JR USC 6-2 225 4.79 has passed for 247 of 370 for 2782 yards and 29 TDs and 6 INTs
Ryan Tannehill rSR Texas A&M 6-4 222 4.65 has passed for 259 of 415 for 2911 yards and 23 TDs and 11 INTs
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Linebackers
Luke Kuechly JR Boston College 6-2 237 4.79 has 89 solo and 79 assisted tackles and 1 passes defended and 2 INT
Manti Te'o JR Notre Dame 6-2 255 4.59 has 47 solo and 44 assisted tackles and 4.5 sacks and 1 passes defended
Don'ta Hightower rJR Alabama 6-4 260 4.74 has 31 solo and 35 assisted tackles and 3 sacks and 3 passes defended and 1 INT
Vontaze Burfict JR Arizona State 6-3 250 4.67 has 31 solo and 25 assisted tackles and 5 sacks and 3 passes defended and 1 INT
Audie Cole SR North Carolina State 6-5 239 4.84 has 42 solo and 40 assisted tackles and 3.5 sacks and 4 passes defended and 4 forced fumbles
Emmanuel Acho SR Texas 6-2 245 4.79 has 35 solo and 41 assisted tackles and 2 sacks and 4 passes defended and 1 forced fumbles
Lavonte David SR Nebraska 6-1 225 4.62 has 38 solo and 59 assisted tackles and 2 sacks and 2 INTs and 1 forced fumble
Travis Lewis rSR Oklahoma 6-2 228 4.72 has 36 solo and 25 assisted tackles and 1 pass defended and 1 forced fumble
Kenny Tate SR Maryland 6-4 220 4.73 has 20 solo and 15 assisted tackles and 2 INTs
Keenan Robinson rSR Texas 6-3 240 4.68 has 31 solo and 28 assisted tackles and 3 passes defended and 2 forced fumbles
Nigel Bradham SR Florida State 6-2 240 4.67 has 40 solo and 22 assisted tackles and 2 sacks and 3 passes defended and 1 INT and 1 forced fumbles
Tank Cardner rSR TCU 6-2 237 4.67 has 32 solo and 21 assisted tackles and 2 passes defended and 1 INT
Jerry Franklin rSR Arkansas 6-1 245 4.60 has 38 solo and 44 assisted tackles and 3 passes defended
Zach Brown SR North Carolina 6-2 230 4.48 has 43 solo and 28 assisted tackles and 5.5 sacks and 4 passes defended and 2 INTs and 3 forced fumbles
Chris Galippo rSR USC 6-2 250 4.74 has 19 solo and 23 assisted tackles and 1.5 sacks and 5 passes defended and 1 INT
James-Michael Johnson rSR Nevada 6-1 240 4.68 has 37 solo and 34 assisted tackles and 2 passes defended and 1 forced fumble
Danny Trevathan SR Kentucky 6-0 232 4.68 has 52 solo and 66 assisted tackles and 2 sacks and 3 passes defended and 4 INTs and 3 forced fumbles
Sean Spence SR Miami 5-11 224 4.48 has 48 solo and 41 assisted tackles and 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble
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Safeties
Markelle Martin SR Oklahoma State 6-1 198 4.47 has 42 solo and 11 assisted tackle and 9 passes defended and 2 forced fumbles
TJ McDonald JR USC 6-2 205 4.54 has 31 solo and 18 assisted tackles and 1 pass defended and 2 INTs
Robert Lester JR Alabama 6-2 210 4.56 has 15 solo and 14 assisted tackles and 3 passes defended and 2 INTs
Trenton Robinson SR Michigan State 5-10 195 4.46 has 26 solo and 23 assisted and 2 passes defended and 4 INTs
George Iloka SR Boise State 6-3 213 4.50 has 34 solo and 13 assisted tackles and 1 pass defended and 1 forced fumble
Aaron Henry rSR Wisconsin 6-0 210 4.52 has 26 solo and 16 assisted tackles and 3 passes defended and 1 sack and 2 INTs
Eddie Whitley SR Virginia Tech 6-0 200 4.56 has 26 solo and 25 assisted tackles and 2 passes defended and 2 INTs
Mark Barron SR Alabama 6-2 218 4.56 has 31 solo and 22 assisted tackles and 5 passes defended and 2 INTs
Ray Ray Armstrong JR Miami 6-4 216 4.54 has 15 solo and 10 assisted tackles and 2 passes defended
Harrison Smith SR Notre Dame 6-2 215 4.55 has 46 solo and 28 assisted tackles and 9 passes defended and 1 forced fumble
Matt Daniels SR Duke 6-0 210 4.53 has 53 solo and 49 assisted tackles and 14 passes defended and 2 INTs and 1 forced fumble
Antonio Allen rSR South Carolina 6-1 202 4.57 has 43 solo and 26 assisted tackles and 1 passes defended and 3 INTs and 3 forced fumbles
Winston Guy SR Kentucky 6-1 216 4.57 has 51 solo and 51 assisted tackles and 2 passes defended and 1 sack and 2 INTs and 1 forced fumble
Neiko Thorpe SR Auburn 6-1 191 4.54 has 37 solo and 44 assisted tackles and 4 passes defended and 2 INTs
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Cornerbacks
Dre Kirkpatrick JR Alabama 6-2 192 4.49 has 21 solo and 2 assisted tackles and 8 passes defended and 2 forced fumbles
Alfonzo Dennard SR Nebraska 5-10 205 4.49 has 16 solo and 4 assisted tackles and 5 passes defended
Morris Claborne JR LSU 6-0 185 4.45 has 22 solo and 16 assisted tackles and 5 passes defended and 4 INTs
Chase Minnifield rSR Virginia 6-0 185 4.49 has 26 solo and 16 assisted tackles and 8 passes defended and 3 INTs and 1.5 sacks
Coryell Judie rSR Texas A&M 5-11 190 4.48 has 16 solo and 3 assisted tackles and 5 passes defended and 1 sack
Desmond Trufant JR Washington 6-0 185 4.49 has 37 solo and 17 assisted tackles and 10 passes defended and 2 INTs and 2 forced fumbles
Donnie Fletcher SR Boston College 6-1 195 4.53 has 17 solo and 10 assisted tackles and 2 passes defended and 1 INT
Trumaine Johnson SR Montana 6-2 204 4.52 has 27 solo and 8 assisted tackles and 9 passes defended and 1 forced fumbles
Robert Golden SR Arizona 5-11 200 4.49 has 39 solo and 17 assisted tackles and 4 passes defended and 1 INT and 1 forced fumbles
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Here is the list of offensive linemen that I like.  I think it is quite possible that the team takes two linemen.

Matt Kalil OT rJR USC 6-6 295 5.05
Jonathan Martin OT rJR Stanford 6-6 305 5.29
Riley Reiff OT rJR Iowa 6-6 300 4.94
Mike Adams OT SR Ohio State 6-6 320 5.28
Zebrie Sanders OT SR Florida State 6-5 307 5.25
Levy Adcock OT SR Oklahoma State 6-5 322 5.23
Andrew Datko OT SR Florida State 6-6 321 5.23
Brandon Mosley OT SR Auburn 6-5 305 5.22
Nate Potter OT rSR Boise State 6-6 298 5.18
Mike McCants OT rSR UAB 6-6 295 5.26
Markus Zusevics OT rSR Iowa 6-5 300 5.08
Jeff Allen OT SR Illinois 6-4 315 5.26
Ryan Miller OT/G rSR Colorado 6-8 298 5.32

David DeCastro OG rJR Stanford 6-5 312 5.22
Cordy Glenn OG SR Georgia 6-5 348 5.28
Kelechi Osemele OG rSR Iowa State 6-5 347 5.40
Lucas Nix OG SR Pittsburgh 6-5 310 5.18
Kevin Zeitler OG SR Wisconsin 6-4 318 5.26
Senio Kelemete OG SR Washington 6-3 302 5.23
Joe Looney OG SR Wake Forest 6-3 320 5.02
Manase Foketi SR Kansas State 6-5 300 5.25

Peter Konz C rJR Wisconsin 6-5 315 5.16
Ben Jones C SR Georgia 6-3 316 5.26
Mike Brewster C SR Ohio State 6-4 305 5.17

Please add any performances that you were impressed with and any players that you like for the Vikings after week seven?

I am just going to look at good games and some others where there could be a potential Viking this week.  The numbers after the position (on some) are the position rank.


Virginia Tech #8 vs North Carolina
Jayron Hosley CB Virginia Tech Jr 5-10 172 4.52
David Wilson RB Virginia Tech Jr 5-10 205 4.42
Jaymes Brooks OG Virginia Tech rSr 6-2 308 5.05
Eddie Whitley FS Virginia Tech Sr 6-0 200 4.56
Jarrett Boykin WR Virginia Tech Sr 6-2 218 4.64
Blake DeChristopher OT Virginia Tech rSr 6-4 312 5.10
Barquell Rivers ILB Virginia Tech rSr 5-11 250 4.78
Danny Coale WR Virginia Tech rSr 6-0 200 4.43
Cris Hill CB Virginia Tech rSr 5-11 180 4.46
Justin Myer K Virginia Tech Sr 6-0 220 4.67
Chris Drager TE Virginia Tech rSr 6-4 264 5.00
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Quinton Coples DE North Carolina Sr 6-6 285 4.76
Zach Brown OLB North Carolina Sr 6-2 230 4.48
Dwight Jones WR North Carolina Sr 6-4 225 4.53
Sylvester Williams DT 7 North Carolina Jr 6-3 320 5.19
Charles Brown CB North Carolina rSr 5-09 205 4.49
Tydreke Powell DT North Carolina rSr 6-3 310 5.22
Ryan Houston RB North Carolina rSr 6-2 245 4.82
Devon Ramsay FB North Carolina rSr 6-2 250 4.68
Matt Merletti SS North Carolina rSr 5-11 205 4.56
Cam Holland C North Carolina rSr 6-2 320 5.26


Oklahoma State #2 vs Iowa State
Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State rJr 6-1 215 4.54
Markelle Martin FS Oklahoma State rSr 6-1 198 4.47
Levy Adcock OT Oklahoma State Sr 6-5 322 5.23
Brandon Weeden QB Oklahoma State rSr 6-4 218 4.92
Grant Garner C Oklahoma State rSr 6-2 292 5.36
Josh Cooper WR Oklahoma State rSr 5-11 195 4.49
Richetti Jones DE Oklahoma State rSr 6-3 260 4.76
Hubert Anyiam WR Oklahoma State rSr 6-0 204 4.52
Jamie Blatnick DE Oklahoma State rSr 6-3 265 4.92
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Kelechi Osemele OG Iowa State rSr 6-5 347 5.40
Leonard Johnson CB Iowa State Sr 5-10 202 4.49
Darius Reynolds WR 44 Iowa State rSr 6-1 208 4.54
Hayworth Hicks OG 40 Iowa State rSr 6-2 336 5.37
Darius Darks WR 99 Iowa State Sr 6-1 190 4.57


Oregon #4 vs USC
LaMichael James RB Oregon rJr 5-09 195 4.42
Cliff Harris CB Oregon Jr 5-11 168 4.49
David Paulson TE Oregon rSr 6-3 242 4.82
Josh Kaddu OLB Oregon Sr 6-3 236 4.67
Eddie Pleasant SS Oregon rSr 5-10 210 4.54
Lavasier Tuinei WR Oregon rSr 6-5 216 4.59
Terrell Turner DE Oregon Sr 6-2 265 4.86
Darrion Weems OT 44 Oregon Sr 6-5 302 5.40
Anthony Gildon CB 77 Oregon Sr 6-0 182 4.57
Mark Asper OT Oregon rSr 6-7 325 5.30
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Matt Barkley QB Southern California Jr 6-2 220 4.74
Matt Kalil OT Southern California rJr 6-6 295 5.05
Nick Perry DE 6 Southern California rJr 6-3 250 4.59
T.J. McDonald FS Southern California Jr 6-2 205 4.54
Christian Tupou DT Southern California rSr 6-2 300 5.06
Chris Galippo ILB Southern California rSr 6-2 250 4.74
Rhett Ellison TE Southern California rSr 6-5 250 4.76
Marc Tyler RB Southern California rSr 5-10 230 4.59
DaJohn Harris DT Southern California rSr 6-4 310 5.16
Brandon Carswell WR 96 Southern California rSr 6-1 190 4.53



Oklahoma #5 vs Baylor #22
Landry Jones QB Oklahoma rJr 6-4 230 4.74
Ronnell Lewis OLB Oklahoma Jr 6-2 244 4.63
Travis Lewis OLB Oklahoma rSr 6-2 228 4.72
Jamell Fleming CB Oklahoma rSr 5-11 192 4.54
Ryan Broyles WR Oklahoma rSr 5-10 188 4.52
Frank Alexander DE Oklahoma rSr 6-3 255 4.82
Donald Stephenson OT Oklahoma rSr 6-5 307 5.34
Jarvis Jones OT Oklahoma rSr 6-6 292 5.32
Stephen Good OG Oklahoma Sr 6-4 305 5.12
James Hanna TE Oklahoma Sr 6-4 243 4.86
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Robert Griffin QB 5 Baylor rJr 6-2 220 4.52
Kendall Wright WR 20 Baylor Sr 5-10 195 4.42
Philip Blake C 7 Baylor Sr 6-2 320 5.26
Terrance Ganaway RB 34 Baylor rSr 5-11 240 4.62
Nicolas Jean-Baptiste DT 27 Baylor rSr 6-2 335 5.06
Robert Griffin OG 35 Baylor Sr 6-6 330 5.38


Kansas St #13 vs Texas #23
Arthur Brown ILB 8 Kansas State rJr 6-1 225 4.58
Tysyn Hartman FS 9 Kansas State rSr 6-2 206 4.64
Manase Foketi OT 30 Kansas State Sr 6-5 300 5.25
Sammuel Lamur WR 89 Kansas State rSr 6-4 221 4.53
David Garrett CB 68 Kansas State Sr 5-08 175 4.58
Raphael Guidry DT 50 Kansas State rSr 6-4 290 5.28
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Kheeston Randall DT Texas Sr 6-5 305 5.07
Keenan Robinson OLB Texas rSr 6-3 240 4.68
Alex Okafor DE Texas Jr 6-4 260 4.62
Emmanuel Acho ILB Texas Sr 6-2 245 4.79
Cody Johnson FB Texas rSr 5-11 252 4.72
Foswhitt Whittaker RB 25 Texas rSr 5-10 202 4.49
Blake Gideon FS 15 Texas Sr 6-0 205 4.64
David Snow C 13 Texas Sr 6-4 295 5.28
Christian Scott SS 23 Texas rSr 6-1 225 4.54
Malcolm Williams WR 82 Texas rSr 6-3 228 4.53
Tray Allen OT 52 Texas Sr 6-4 308 5.38


Nebraska #16 vs Michigan #18
Alfonzo Dennard CB Nebraska Sr 5-10 205 4.49
Jared Crick DE Nebraska rSr 6-4 285 4.82
Lavonte David OLB Nebraska Sr 6-1 225 4.62
Marcel Jones OT Nebraska rSr 6-6 320 5.29
Brandon Kinnie WR Nebraska Sr 6-2 225 4.63
Jermarcus Hardrick OT Nebraska Sr 6-7 320 5.32
Mike Caputo C Nebraska rSr 6-0 278 5.23
Austin Cassidy SS Nebraska Sr 6-0 210 4.65
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David Molk C Michigan rSr 6-2 288 5.18
Mike Martin DT Michigan Sr 6-1 304 4.98
Kevin Koger TE Michigan Sr 6-4 258 4.78
Ryan Van Bergen DE 25 Michigan rSr 6-6 288 4.84
Troy Woolfolk CB 35 Michigan rSr 6-0 191 4.54
Junior Hemingway WR 33 Michigan rSr 6-1 222 4.54
Michael Shaw RB 37 Michigan Sr 6-0 195 4.53


Penn State #21 vs Ohio State
Devon Still DT Penn State rSr 6-4 310 5.06
Jack Crawford DE Penn State Sr 6-5 273 4.79
D'Anton Lynn CB Penn State Sr 6-0 208 4.53
Derek Moye WR 32 Penn State rSr 6-4 210 4.54
Joe Suhey FB 8 Penn State rSr 6-1 222 4.76
Johnnie Troutman OG 18 Penn State rSr 6-4 315 5.32
Nathan Stupar OLB 33 Penn State rSr 6-1 234 4.77
Eric Latimore DE 31 Penn State rSr 6-5 277 4.86
Stephfon Green RB 40 Penn State rSr 5-10 195 4.39
Drew Astorino SS 27 Penn State rSr 5-10 207 4.56
Quinn Barham OG 37 Penn State rSr 6-3 305 5.34
Chaz Powell CB 75 Penn State rSr 6-1 206 4.48
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Mike Adams OT 5 Ohio State Sr 6-6 320 5.28
Mike Brewster C 2 Ohio State Sr 6-4 305 5.17
Dan Herron RB 13 Ohio State rSr 5-10 208 4.52
DeVier Posey WR 12 Ohio State Sr 6-1 210 4.54
Andrew Sweat OLB 27 Ohio State Sr 6-1 238 4.73
J.B. Shugarts OT 32 Ohio State Sr 6-6 305 5.23
Nathan Williams OLB 32 Ohio State Sr 6-3 255 4.73
Tyler Moeller SS 19 Ohio State rSr 6-0 210 4.53
Solomon Thomas DE 53 Ohio State Sr 6-3 255 4.79


Florida State #25 vs Virginia
Xavier Rhodes CB 6 Florida State rSo 6-1 215 4.56
Brandon Jenkins OLB Florida State Jr 6-3 265 4.69
Zebrie Sanders OT Florida State Sr 6-5 307 5.25
Andrew Datko OT Florida State Sr 6-6 321 5.23
Nigel Bradham OLB Florida State Sr 6-2 240 4.67
Beau Reliford TE Florida State Sr 6-5 260 4.84
Shawn Powell P Florida State rSr 6-4 235 5.06
Jermaine Thomas RB Florida State Sr 5-11 192 4.53
Mike Harris CB 45 Florida State Sr 5-10 195 4.52
Bert Reed WR Florida State rSr 5-10 183 4.47
Ty Jones RB 43 Florida State Sr 5-10 212 4.58
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Chase Minnifield CB Virginia rSr 6-0 185 4.49
Cam Johnson DE Virginia Sr 6-3 270 4.76
Matt Conrath DT Virginia rSr 6-7 280 4.84
Corey Mosley FS Virginia rSr 5-10 200 4.51
Austin Pasztor OG Virginia Sr 6-7 305 5.29
Kris Burd WR Virginia rSr 6-0 200 4.53
Nick Jenkins DT Virginia rSr 6-3 276 5.14
Aaron Taliaferro OLB 41 Virginia rSr 6-1 230 4.77
Anthony Mihota C Virginia rSr 6-4 285 5.22


Here is an after week ten mock with two compensatory picks.  I am hoping for one compensatory pick to be at the end of the third round and the other at the end of the seventh. 

The Vikings are set to pick 5th according to this site  http://www.thehuddlereport.com/Free/draftorder.shtml.  I expect that the Vikings will end up right in the 4 to 8 range.

Also the Vikings traded their 6th round pick to Washington for McNabb. I am not sure if it is a 5th.  They also are set to receive New England's 7th round pick for the Moss trade, the Giant's probable 7th round pick for the Sage Rosenfels & Darius Reynauld trade, and Cleveland's probable 6th round pick for the Jayme Mitchell trade.

So here goes a draft with just one trade.

The Vikings trade the #5 overall pick (1700 points) to the Seattle Seahawks for the #11 (1250 points) & the #43 (470 points).
  I think Seattle will want to jump ahead of Washington to get Matt Barkley.

Cleveland could want to jump to #5 as well to select Trent Richardson.  It is clear they are not going to extend Peyton Hillis so they will need a back.  Since they have two first round picks they may be interested in moving up too.  But for them to give up #10 & #42 would be 1780 points and the Vikings are not interested in having to give up their 4th. 

So I think the trade with Seattle is close enough.


So here are my Vikings picks ...

11. Riley Reiff OT rJR Iowa 6-6 300 4.94
37. Alameda Ta'amu DT SR Washington 6-3 337 5.22
43. Markelle Martin FS rSR Oklahoma State 6-1 198 4.47
69. Kevin Zeitler OG SR Wisconsin 6-4 318 5.26
comp. Michael Egnew TE SR Missouri 6-5 245 4.60
101. Jarius Wright WR SR Arkansas 5-10 180 4.34
133. Casey Hayward CB SR vanderbilt 5-11 188 4.53
170. Evan Rodriguez TE/HB rSR Temple 6-2 250 4.67
197. Jerry Franklin LB SR Arkansas 6-1 245 4.60
214. Jeff Allen OT SR Illinois 6-4 315 5.26
217. Rishard Matthews WR SR Nevada 6-1 215 4.54
comp. Jake Bequette DE rSR Arkansas 6-5 271 4.62


or ...


11. David DeCastro OG rJR Stanford 6-5 312 5.22
37. Alameda Ta'amu DT SR Washington 6-3 337 5.22
43. Zebrie Sanders OT SR Florida State 6-5 307 5.25
69. Lavonte David LB SR Nebraska 6-1 225 4.62
comp. Jarius Wright WR SR Arkansas 5-10 180 4.34
101. Donnie Fletcher CB SR Boston College 6-1 195 4.53
133. Trenton Robinson FS SR Michhgan State 5-10 195 4.46
170. Evan Rodriguez TE/HB rSR Temple 6-2 250 4.67
197. Jerry Franklin LB SR Arkansas 6-1 245 4.60
214. Jeff Allen OT SR Illinois 6-4 315 5.26
217. Rishard Matthews WR SR Nevada 6-1 215 4.54
comp. Jake Bequette DE rSR Arkansas 6-5 271 4.62

I expect that the Vikings should be aggressive during free agency specifically trying to sign a WR or two and trying to sign a top CB and safety.  I like Pierre Garcon, Mario Manningham, and DeSean Jackson at WR.  I think it will be hard to get a top WR to come here.  I like Brandon Carr, Tracy Porter, Terrell Thomas, and Richard Marshall at CB.  Finnigan and Grimes would be nice too but I think it will be hard to attract them too.  I like Thomas DeCoud, Tyvon Branch, Dashon Goldson, Courtney Greene, and Michael Griffin at safety.


Feel free to add any other games or players you want and a mock if you feel compelled.

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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