Vikes receive Two Compensatory Picks. 6th rounders- What can Spielman do?

If you haven't heard the Vikes received two 6th round picks ( # 200 and  #235) for the loss of Chester Taylor and Artis Hicks. Some were hoping for a 5th round pick but the value and playing time of those two players just didn't warrant that high a pick. Here is the link to all comp picks.

The good news is that this year, without a new CBA no undrafted free agents can be signed.  Therefore the more late round picks a team has the more opportunity exists to bring unexpected blood into training camp.  The other good news is that the Vikings have Two 5th round picks this year. Their original  #136 and #147 from the Giants for Sage Rosenfells.  These picks along with the #105 pick in the 4th round is where the Vikes need to make hay this year. 

This won't be easy.  Since 2007 ( The Spielman Era) the Vikes have had the following picks:

two 4th round picks:  Everson Griffen and Brian Robison were selected.

Six 5th round picks:  DeGeare, Brinkley, and Guion are still with the team.

Four 6th round picks: Joe Webb, John Sullivan, and Jaymar Johnson are still on the team.


By those standards Mr.Spielman is batting about 66% which is extremely high. He has had a history of trading  picks in order to move around and target players in each round ( compensatory picks are not trade-able). It is always easy to forget how important these late round selections can become. I certainly wish Mr.Spielman all the skill in the world to pull out a LB, O-Lineman, CB, safety, and a TE with these late round picks.


As an aside it should be noted that Mr. Spielman has had Five  7th round selections.  Although only Jamarcus Sanford is still with the Vikings two others are with the Miami Dolhins ( Tyler Thigpen and Mickey Shuler). Not a bad average is it?

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