Which College Players Are Future Vikings?

It is that time of year again.  Actually it started last night.  College football has started up!

Now we can watch our favorite teams and keep an eye on specific players that you think would be great picks for the Vikings in next years draft.

I am starting with a look at the Pac 12 games being a USC homer and all.  :)

Minnesota @ USC
Matt Barkley  QB  Southern California  Jr  6-2  220  4.74
Matt Kalil  OT  Southern California  rJr  6-6  295  5.05
T.J. McDonald  FS  Southern California  Jr  6-2  205  4.54

Rhett Ellison  TE  Southern California  rSr  6-5  250  4.76
Armond Armstead  DT  Southern California  Sr  6-4  292  5.12

Chris Galippo  ILB  Southern California  rSr  6-2  250  4.74
Christian Tupou  DT  Southern California  rSr  6-2  300  5.06
Marc Tyler  RB  Southern California  rSr  5-10  230  4.59

Oregon @ LSU (Arlington, TX)
Cliff Harris  CB  Oregon  Jr  5-11  170  4.49
LaMichael James  RB  Oregon  rJr  5-09  185  4.42
David Paulson    TE    8    Oregon    rSr    6-3    242    4.82

Rueben Randle  WR  LSU  Jr  6-3  208  4.57
Morris Claiborne  CB  LSU  Jr  6-0  185  4.45

San Jose State @ Stanford
Andrew Luck  QB  Stanford  rJr  6-4  235  4.73
Jonathan Martin   OT  Stanford  rJr  6-6  304  5.29
David DeCastro  OG  Stanford  rJr  6-5  312  5.22
Coby Fleener  TE  Stanford  rSr  6-6  248  4.77

Chris Owusu  WR  Stanford  Sr  6-0  199  4.48

Eastern Washington @ Washington
Alameda Ta'amu  DT  Washington  Sr  6-3  330  5.22   Beast alert!
Chris Polk  RB  Washington  rJr  5-11  215  4.48
Jermaine Kearse  WR  Washington  Sr  6-1  205  4.50
Senio Kelemete  OG  Washington  Sr  6-3  295  5.23

Renard Williams  DT  Eastern Washington  Sr  6-1  300  5.04

Fresno State @ Cal
Trevor Guyton    DE    8    California    Sr    6-3    289    4.86
Mychal Kendricks    ILB    10    California    Sr    5-11    242    4.72
Mitchell Schwartz  OT  15  California  rSr  6-5  325  5.36

UCLA@ Houston
Tony Dye  SS  UCLA  Sr  5-11  206  4.52
Johnathan Franklin    RB    12    UCLA    rJr    5-10    198    4.44

UC Davis @ Arizona State
Omar Bolden  CB  Arizona State  rSr  5-10  195  4.49
Vontaze Burfict  ILB  Arizona State  Jr  6-3  252  4.67

N. Arizona @ Arizona
Nick Foles  QB  Arizona  rSr  6-5  240  4.96
Juron Criner  WR  Arizona  Sr  6-4  215  4.62

Sacramento State @ Oregon State
Brandon Hardin    FS    16    Oregon State    Sr    6-2    218    4.52
James Rodgers    WR    52    Oregon State    rSr    5-07    188    4.48
Joe Halahuni    FB    5    Oregon State    Sr    6-2    258    4.86

Colorado @ Hawaii
Ryan Miller    OG    6    Colorado    rSr    6-8    312    5.32

Vaughn Meatoga    DT    29    Hawaii    Sr    6-1    294    5.02
Kaniela Tuipulotu    DT    36    Hawaii    rSr    6-1    305    5.12

Montana State @ Utah

Idaho State @ Washington State

Here are a couple of other games too.

TCU @ Baylor
Tank Carder  OLB  TCU  rSr  6-2  236  4.67
Philip Blake    C    5    Baylor    Sr    6-2    318    5.26

Kendall Wright    WR    20    Baylor    Sr    5-10    195    4.42

Boise State @ Georgia (Atlanta)
Billy Winn  DE  Boise State  rSr  6-3  295  4.89
Nate Potter  OT  Boise State  rSr  6-6  300  5.18
George Iloka  FS  Boise State  Sr  6-3  216  4.50

Kellen Moore  QB  Boise State  rSr  6-0  195  4.98
Tyrone Crawford  DE  Boise State  Sr  6-4  276  4.75

Kwame Geathers  DT  Georgia  rSo  6-5  350  5.33  Beast alert!
Brandon Boykin  CB  Georgia  Sr  5-10  183  4.44
Tavarres King  WR  Georgia  rJr  6-1  192  4.48
Orson Charles  TE  Georgia  Jr  6-3  242  4.64

Which games will you be watching and which players do you think would be great Vikings?

My favorites are Matt Kalil, TJ McDonald, Alameda Ta'amu, Vontaze Burfict, and Colby Fleener.

If Charlie Johnson plays reasonably well or better, then the Vikings may not be in the market for a left tackle early in the draft.  That is my hope.

Then I could live with Vontaze Burfict in the first round and Alameda Ta'amu in the second round.  That would shore up the middle of the defense.  But I think that Ayodele and Guion will do well and thus the Vikings will not be looking at a DT early either.  So put TJ McDonald there instead of Ta'amu and that is not a bad start to the draft at all.

A middle linebacker to replace EJ (or groom behind him if they sign him to a new deal) and a safety.  I could live with that.

Who do you like?

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