I thought that this article by Michael Lombardi was a great read, so I thought I'd share.
A few things that impressed me:
1. He says that a QB's throwing motion is no big deal. Every QB has a different one, and only the results matter. That's exactly the opposite viewpoint as guys like Brad Childress.
2. He says that only a few people are really qualified to evaluate QBs, so the larger the draft committee, the greater the odds of making a really bad mistake. For the Vikings, I think this means that Bill Musgrave is possibly the only one who can evaluate the position well enough, and I hope that he was the driving force behind drafting Ponder rather than Frazier or someone else.
3. This is only tangentially related to the article, but I've seen Brian Billick spouting off about QB evaluations. I suppose that he may have learned from his mistakes, but he failed to coach a couple of hand-picked QBs well enough in his time. He's no Dennis Green.
5. In a roundabout way, Lombardi says that arm strength is important, but accuracy is critical. Thankfully, the Vikings drafted a guy wiho is supposedly accurate despite lacking ideal arm strength. I don't love this pick, but at least the potential seems to be there, along with a scary injury history. And there were definitely impact players still on the board, 2-3 of whom had been ranked in the top five by one or more scouting services.