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My 7-Round Vikings Mock Draft

With the draft less than 2 weeks away, I figured I'd give a 7-round mock draft a try. This is my first try at a 7-round mock so please be gentle while tearing it to shreds. I'm interested in your thoughts both about the players chosen and the order in which positions are addressed.

I used CBS Sports for my player profiles and WalterFootball.com for my approximate draft order. I also referenced draftheadquarters.com.

Round -- Pick -- Player -- Position

1-3. Matt Kalil - OT

If the Vikings don't trade the third pick, Kalil is the "best player available" and he addresses a glaring need for the team.

2-35. Brandon Thompson - DT

Thompson would be a disruptive force in the middle of the defensive line that would allow Guion/Evans to play the backup/rotational roles to which they are better suited.

3-66. Trumaine Johnson - CB

Johnson is a big-bodied cornerback who provides positional flexibility. If he's not able to transition successfully to play corner, he may be able to move to free safety.

4-98. Antonio Allen - SS

Allen is another player who provides positional flexibility. He is strong in run support and has experience covering inside receivers in college.

4-128. Sean Spence - OLB

Spence is an athletic linebacker who reads plays very quickly. He's a sideline to sideline defender who would upgrade the playmaking ability of our linebacking corps.

4-134. Greg Childs/Tommy Streeter - WR

My hope is that Childs falls to us because I think he has the potential to develop into a bonafide #1 WR. If he's already off the board, Streeter is an intriguing prospect because of his size and speed.

5-138. Andrew Datko - OT

Datko was Ponder's blindside protector in college. He could be a developmental prospect to replace Loadholdt.

6-175. Chris Rainey - RB/WR

Rainey has speed to burn. He would provide a great change of pace on third down and would be a great option in the return game.

7-210. Ryan Steed/Ron Brooks - CB

Steed and Brooks are strong competitors who could surprise by stealing a roster spot.

7-223. Blair Walsh - K

Longwell is old. Walsh would be a solid replacement.

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 <em>community</em>, that view is no less important.

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