Which College Players Are Future Vikings Week 7 Review and Week 8 Primer

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Week 7 of college football is definitely the Upset Week of the Year so far. Wow! Utah knocked off Stanford, Missouri knocked off Georgia, Texas knocked off Oklahoma, Penn State knocked up Michigan, and Wisconsin knocked off Northwestern. Yep, there were some really good games that I am still trying to watch. If you are not watching any college football then you do not know what you're missing but I am sure you will be prepared for the draft if you get your Mel Kiper Draft Starter Kit! Is there one?

The game of the week award is tough but I liked Texas A&M vs Ole Miss myself!

Heeeeeeeeeeres Johnny!

Here are some of the top draft eligible performers stats ...

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Comp - Att - TD - Int
Derek Carr QB Fresno State rSr 6-3 215 | 183 - 259 - 1864 - 19 - 4
Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville Jr 6-3 220 | 125 - 176 - 1872 - 18 - 2
Tajh Boyd QB Clemson rSr 6-1 225 | 123 - 185 - 1783 - 15 - 2
Keith Price QB Washington rSr 6-1 202 | 133 - 192 - 1576 - 12 - 4
Aaron Murray QB Georgia rSr 6-1 208 | 123 - 196 - 1824 - 17 - 5
Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M rSo 5-11 210 | 131 - 179 - 1835 - 14 - 5
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon rSo 6-3 214 | 100 - 165 - 1724 - 17 - 0
Brett Hundley QB UCLA rSo 6-3 227 | 109 - 160 - 1459 - 12 - 4
David Fales QB San Jose State Sr 6-2 220 | 136 - 228 - 1943 - 12 - 8
Zach Mettenberger QB LSU rSr 6-5 235 | 116 - 174 - 1890 - 15 - 2
A.J. McCarron QB Alabama rSr 6-3 214 | 111 - 161 - 1407 - 11 - 3
Corey Robinson QB Troy rSr 6-1 210 | 168 - 235 - 1889 - 15 - 7
Brett Smith QB Wyoming Jr 6-3 208 | 160 - 250 - 1854 - 15 - 4
Sean Mannion QB Oregon State rJr 6-4 215 | 194 - 289 - 2511 - 25 - 3

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Att - Yards - TD
Lache Seastrunk RB Baylor rJr 5-9 210 | 53 - 589 - 8
De'Anthony Thomas RB Oregon Jr 5-9 178 | 42 - 338 - 6
Bishop Sankey RB Washington Jr 5-10 200 | 131 - 732 - 7
James White RB Wisconsin Sr 5-10 198 | 69 - 473 - 3
Ka'Deem Carey RB Arizona Jr 5-10 198 | 73 - 431 - 5
Roderick McDowell RB Clemson rSr 5-9 195 | 60 - 294 - 0
Rajion Neal RB Tennessee Sr 5-11 212 | 108 - 616 - 7
Jeremy Smith RB Oklahoma State rSr 5-10 208 | 63 - 233 - 7
Kasey Carrier RB New Mexico rSr 5-8 185 | 107 - 685 - 8
David Fluellen RB Toledo Sr 6-0 215 | 129 - 846 - 9
Melvin Gordon RB Wisconsin rSo 6-1 203 | 68 - 698 - 7
Antonio Andrews RB Western Kentucky Sr 5-11 212 | 124 - 882 - 9
Ben Malena RB Texas A&M Sr 5-8 198 | 57 - 303 - 7
Marcus Mariota QB Oregon rSo 6-3 214 | 28 - 338 - 7
Brett Smith QB Wyoming Jr 6-3 208 | 45 - 282 - 1
Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M rSo 5-11 210 | 48 314 - 3

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Rec - Yards - TD
Marqise Lee WR Southern California Jr 6-0 195 | 30 - 385 - 1
Mike Evans WR Texas A&M rSo 6-5 225 | 28 - 691 - 5
Sammy Watkins WR Clemson Jr 6-1 205 | 29 - 481 - 3
Brandon Coleman WR Rutgers rJr 6-5 220 | 15 - 220 - 2
Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt Sr 6-3 205 | 47 - 709 - 5
Allen Robinson WR Penn State Jr 6-3 205 | 38 - 621 - 5
*Paul Richardson WR Colorado rJr 6-1 176 | 31 - 621 - 5
Devin Street WR Pittsburgh rSr 6-3 192 | 21 - 445 - 3
Jared Abbrederis WR Wisconsin rSr 6-1 188 | 33 - 572 - 4
TJ Jones WR Notre Dame Sr 6-0 195 | 33 - 481 - 4
Eric Ward WR Texas Tech rSr 5-11 206 | 27 - 343 - 2
Robert Herron WR Wyoming Sr 5-9 187 | 30 - 451 - 3
Mike Davis WR Texas Sr 6-2 195 | 26 - 287 - 4
Jalen Saunders WR Oklahoma Sr 5-9 164 | 22 - 213 - 3
DeVante Parker WR Louisville Jr 6-2 209 | 21 - 375 - 6
Ryan Grant WR Tulane rSr 6-0 192 | 40 - 521 - 4
Tevin Reese WR Baylor rSr 5-10 172 | 18 - 425 - 4
Donte Moncrief WR Ole Miss Jr 6-2 226 | 23 - 355 - 4
Brandon Cooks WR Oregon St Jr 5-10 186 | 52 - 807 - 9

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Solo - Assisted - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
C.J. Mosley OLB Alabama Sr 6-2 232 | 24 - 24 - 3.5 - 0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Khalil Mack OLB Buffalo rSr 6-3 248 | 22 - 19 - 8.0 - 5.0 - 3 - 1 - 1
Ryan Shazier OLB Ohio State Jr 6-2 226 | 34 - 13 - 8.0 - 1 .0 - 1 - 2 - 0
Kyle Van Noy OLB Brigham Young rSr 6-3 235 | 23 - 15 - 9.5 - 3.0 - 4 - 0 - 1
*Jordan Hicks OLB Texas rJr 6-2 235 | 19 - 16 - 2.5 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Jonathan Brown OLB Illinois Sr 6-1 235 | 26 - 34 - 6.5 - 1.5 - 1 - 0 - 0
Kevin Pierre-Louis OLB Boston College Sr 6-1 218 | 33 - 26 - 4.5 - 1.0 - 1 - 0 - 0
Christian Jones OLB Florida State Sr 6-3 232 | 10 - 11 - 1.5 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 0

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Solo - Assisted - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
A.J. Johnson ILB Tennessee Jr 6-2 240 | 23 - 24 - 4.5 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
Yawin Smallwood ILB Connecticut rJr 6-2 244 | 24 - 40 - 3.5 - 1.0 - 3 - 1 - 0
Shayne Skov ILB Stanford rSr 6-2 245 | 24 - 28 - 6.0 - 2.5 - 1 - 0 - 0
*Andrew Jackson ILB Western Kentucky rJr 6-0 258 | 31 - 21 - 4.0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
Lamin Barrow ILB LSU rSr 6-1 232 | 10 - 39 - 3.0 - 1.5 - 2 - 0 - 0
Chris Borland ILB Wisconsin rSr 5-11 248 | 34 - 22 - 3.0 - 3.0 - 3 - 0 - 0
Max Bullough ILB Michigan State Sr 6-3 245 | 10 - 22 - 4.5 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
Greg Blair ILB Cincinnati rSr 6-1 252 | 19 - 22 - 2.0 - 0 - 2 - 1 - 0
DeDe Lattimore ILB South Florida rSr 6-0 236 | 35 - 21 - 2.0 - 0 - 3 - 2 - 1
Xavius Boyd  OLB  Western Kentucky  Sr  6-1  242 | 40 - 27 - 12.5 - 6.5 - 1 - 1 - 0

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Solo - Assisted - TFL - Sacks - PBU - FF - INT
Louis Nix DT Notre Dame rJr 6-2 352 | 8 - 12 - 1.0 - 1 - 0 - 0 - 0
Ra'Shede Hageman DT Minnesota rSr 6-6 312 | 12 - 11 - 6.5 - 1 - 3 - 0 - 0
Timmy Jernigan DT Florida State Jr 6-2 298 | 10 - 7 - 3.0 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
DaQuan Jones DT Penn State Sr 6-3 333 | 24 - 15 - 8.5 - 2.0 - 0 - 0 - 0
Ryan Carrethers DT Arkansas State rSr 6-1 328 | 19 - 19 - 5.0 - 3.5 - 0 - 0 - 0
Shamar Stephen DT Connecticut rSr 6-5 323 | 9 - 23 - 4.0 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 0

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Solo - Assisted - TFL - Sacks - PD - PBU - FF - INT
Bradley Roby CB Ohio State rJr 5-11 192 | 21 - 7 - 1.0 - 0 - 8 - 6 - 0 - 2
Keith McGill CB Utah rSr 6-2 205 | 17 - 3 - 0 - 0 - 8 - 7 - 0 - 1
Kyle Fuller CB Virginia Tech Sr 6-0 190 | 17 - 7 - 2.0 - 0 - 12 - 10 - 1 - 2
Bene Benwikere CB San Jose State Sr 5-11 192 | 19 - 9 - 0 - 0 - 10 - 8 - 0 - 2
Jason Verrett CB TCU Sr 5-10 178 | 17 - 7 - 2.5 - 1.0 - 11 - 10 - 0 - 1
Ciante Evans CB Nebraska Sr 5-10 190 | 11 - 4 - 2.0 - 1.0 - 7 - 4 - 1 - 3
Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska Sr 6-2 214 | 11 - 8 - 1.5 - 0 - 10 - 6 - 0 - 4
Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State Sr 5-11 197 | 10 - 14 - 1.5 - 0 - 9 - 7 - 0 - 2

Player Pos School Class Ht Wt | Solo - Assisted - TFL - Sacks - PD - PBU - FF - INT
Lamarcus Joyner FS Florida State Sr 5-8 195 | 17 - 8 - 2.0 - 2.0 - 1 - 2 - 1 - 0
Deone Bucannon FS Washington State Sr 6-1 198 | 41 - 23 - 2.5 - 0 - 0 - 5 - 1 - 4
Dion Bailey SS Southern California rJr 6-0 210 | 21 - 9 - 2.5 - 0.5 - 5 - 3 - 0 - 2
Kenny Ladler FS Vanderbilt Sr 6-0 205 | 30 - 19 - 1.0 - 0 - 0 - 1 - 1 - 1

Now let's look at some upcoming games for week 8


No. 10 Miami (FL) at North Carolina   Thursday, October 17 @ 7:30 PM
AJ Highsmith  FS  Miami (Fla.)  rSr  6-0  208
Allen Hurns  WR  Miami (Fla.)  Sr  6-2  195
Asante Cleveland  TE  Miami (Fla.)  Sr  6-5  260
Brandon Linder  OG  Miami (Fla.)  Sr  6-6  319
Curtis Porter  DT  Miami (Fla.)  rSr  6-1  325
David Gilbert  DE  Miami (Fla.)  rSr  6-4  254
Denzel Perryman  OLB  Miami (Fla.)  Jr  6-0  240
James Gaines  ILB  Miami (Fla.)  Sr  6-2  240
Jared Wheeler  C  Miami (Fla.)  rSr  6-5  319
Luther Robinson  DT  Miami (Fla.)  rSr  6-3  296
Maurice Hagens  FB  Miami (Fla.)  Sr  5-11  250
Pat O'Donnell  P  Miami (Fla.)  rSr  6-4  220
Seantrel Henderson  OT  Miami (Fla.)  Sr  6-7  345
Shayon Green  DE  Miami (Fla.)  rSr  6-2  264
Stephen Morris  QB  Miami (Fla.)  Sr  6-2  218
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A.J. Blue  RB  North Carolina  rSr  6-1  215
Bryn Renner  QB  North Carolina  rSr  6-2  225
Eric Ebron  TE  North Carolina  Jr  6-4  245
Jabari Price  CB  North Carolina  Sr  5-11  200
James Hurst  OT  North Carolina  Sr  6-6  305
Kareem Martin  DE  North Carolina  Sr  6-5  265
Terry Shankle  CB  North Carolina  rSr  5-11  190
Tim Jackson  DT  North Carolina  Sr  6-4  285
Tre Boston  FS  North Carolina  Sr  6-0  205

No. 11 South Carolina at Tennessee   Saturday, October 19 @ 12:00 PM
Chaz Sutton  DE  South Carolina  rSr  6-4  263
Connor Shaw  QB  South Carolina  Sr  6-1  209
Jadeveon Clowney  DE  South Carolina  Jr  6-5  274
Jimmy Legree  CB  South Carolina  rSr  5-11  187
Ronald Patrick  OG  South Carolina  Sr  6-2  315
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A.J. Johnson  ILB  Tennessee  Jr  6-2  243
Alex Bullard  OG  Tennessee  rSr  6-2  302
Antonio Richardson  OT  Tennessee  Jr  6-6  327
Byron Moore  FS  Tennessee  rSr  6-0  208
Corey Miller  DE  Tennessee  Sr  6-3  265
Daniel McCullers  DT  Tennessee  Sr  6-6  351
Dontavis Sapp  OLB  Tennessee  Sr  6-2  227
Jacques Smith  DE  Tennessee  Sr  6-2  243
James Stone  C  Tennessee  Sr  6-3  292
JaWuan James  OT  Tennessee  Sr  6-6  318
Maurice Couch  DT  Tennessee  rSr  6-1  304
Rajion Neal  RB  Tennessee  Sr  5-11  212
Zach Fulton  OG  Tennessee  Sr  6-5  323

No. 15 Georgia at Vanderbilt   Saturday, October 19 @ 12:00 PM
Aaron Murray  QB  Georgia  rSr  6-1  208
Arthur Lynch  TE  Georgia  rSr  6-5  254
Chris Burnette  OG  Georgia  rSr  6-2  315
Dallas Lee  OG  Georgia  rSr  6-4  295
Garrison Smith  DT  Georgia  Sr  6-3  299
Kenarious Gates  OT  Georgia  Sr  6-5  327
Rantavious Wooten  WR  Georgia  rSr  5-10  176
T.J. Stripling  OLB  Georgia  Sr  6-5  237
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Andre Hal  CB  Vanderbilt  Sr  5-11  186
Carey Spear  K  Vanderbilt  Sr  5-10  190
Chase Garnham  ILB  Vanderbilt  Sr  6-2  234
Fitz Lassing  FB  Vanderbilt  Sr  6-3  240
Javon Marshall  SS  Vanderbilt  rSr  5-10  195
Jonathan Krause  WR  Vanderbilt  Sr  5-11  182
Jordan Matthews  WR  Vanderbilt  Sr  6-3  205
Kenny Ladler  FS  Vanderbilt  Sr  6-0  205
Steven Clarke  CB  Vanderbilt  Sr  5-10  195
Walker May  DE  Vanderbilt  rSr  6-4  250
Wesley Johnson  OT  Vanderbilt  rSr  6-5  290
Wesley Tate  RB  Vanderbilt  rSr  6-1  215

No. 16 Texas Tech at West Virginia   Saturday, October 19 @ 12:00 PM
Eric Ward  WR  Texas Tech  rSr  5-11  206
Jace Amaro  TE  Texas Tech  Jr  6-5  257
Kerry Hyder  DE  Texas Tech  rSr  6-2  280
Terrance Bullitt  OLB  Texas Tech  rSr  6-2  221
Tre Porter  FS  Texas Tech  Sr  5-11  202
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Brodrick Jenkins  CB  West Virginia  rSr  5-10  185
Charles Sims  RB  West Virginia  rSr  6-0  205
Curtis Feigt  OT  West Virginia  rSr  6-6  315
Darwin Cook  SS  West Virginia  rSr  5-11  203
Ivan McCartney  WR  West Virginia  Sr  6-2  182
Pat Eger  C  West Virginia  rSr  6-6  302
Shaq Rowell  DT  West Virginia  Sr  6-3  305
Will Clarke  DE  West Virginia  rSr  6-6  273

TCU at No. 21 Oklahoma State   Saturday, October 19 @ 12:00 PM
Casey Pachall  QB  TCU  Sr  6-4  230
Elisha Olabode  FS  TCU  Sr  5-9  195
Eric Tausch  C  TCU  rSr  6-2  300
Jason Verrett  CB  TCU  Sr  5-10  178
Waymon James  RB  TCU  rSr  5-8  203
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Andrew Suter  LS  Oklahoma State  Sr  6-2  268
Blake Jackson  TE  Oklahoma State  Sr  6-3  235
Brandon Webb  OG  Oklahoma State  rSr  6-3  326
Caleb Lavey  ILB  Oklahoma State  Sr  6-2  235
Calvin Barnett  DT  Oklahoma State  Sr  6-2  300
Charlie Moore  WR  Oklahoma State  Sr  6-2  202
Clint Chelf  QB  Oklahoma State  rSr  6-1  210
Daytawion Lowe  FS  Oklahoma State  rSr  5-11  205
Jeremy Smith  RB  Oklahoma State  rSr  5-10  208
Justin Gilbert  CB  Oklahoma State  Sr  6-0  200
Kye Staley  FB  Oklahoma State  rSr  5-10  236
Parker Graham  OT  Oklahoma State  rSr  6-7  315
Shamiel Gary  SS  Oklahoma State  rSr  6-0  210
Shaun Lewis  OLB  Oklahoma State  Sr  5-11  225
Tracy Moore  WR  Oklahoma State  rSr  6-1  215
Tyler Patmon  CB  Oklahoma State  rSr  5-10  190

No. 22 Florida at No. 14 Missouri   Saturday, October 19 @ 12:21 PM
Damien Jacobs  DT  Florida  Sr  6-2  300
Darrin Kitchens  OLB  Florida  Sr  6-2  237
Dominique Easley  DT  Florida  Sr  6-2  285
Jaylen Watkins  CB  Florida  Sr  6-0  188
Jeremy Brown  CB  Florida  rSr  5-10  185
Jon Halapio  OG  Florida  rSr  6-3  320
Jonotthan Harrison  C  Florida  rSr  6-3  310
Louchiez Purifoy  CB  Florida  Jr  6-0  190
Marcus Roberson  CB  Florida  Jr  6-0  195
Solomon Patton  WR  Florida  Sr  5-9  178
Trey Burton  WR  Florida  Sr  6-2  225
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E.J. Gaines  CB  Missouri  Sr  5-10  195
Eric Waters  TE  Missouri  Sr  6-4  245
Jaleel Clark  WR  Missouri  rSr  6-3  220
James Franklin  QB  Missouri  Sr  6-2  230
Justin Britt  OT  Missouri  rSr  6-6  315
Kony Ealy  DE  Missouri  rJr  6-5  275
L'Damian Washington  WR  Missouri  rSr  6-4  205
Marcus Lucas  WR  Missouri  Sr  6-4  220
Matt White  FS  Missouri  rSr  6-0  195
Michael Sam  DE  Missouri  rSr  6-2  255

Iowa at No. 4 Ohio State   Saturday, October 19 @ 3:30 PM
Anthony Hitchens  OLB  Iowa  Sr  6-0  233
B.J. Lowery  CB  Iowa  Sr  5-10  193
Brett Van Sloten  OT  Iowa  rSr  6-6  300
C.J. Fiedorowicz  TE  Iowa  Sr  6-6  265
Christian Kirksey  OLB  Iowa  Sr  6-2  235
James Morris  ILB  Iowa  Sr  6-1  240
Mike Meyer  K  Iowa  Sr  6-2  190
Tanner Miller  FS  Iowa  Sr  6-1  207
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Andrew Norwell  OG  Ohio State  Sr  6-6  316
Bradley Roby  CB  Ohio State  rJr  5-11  192
C.J. Barnett  SS  Ohio State  Sr  6-0  205
Carlos Hyde  RB  Ohio State  rSr  6-0  235
Chris Fields  WR  Ohio State  rSr  6-0  200
Christian Bryant  FS  Ohio State  Sr  5-9  193
Corey (Pitt) Brown  WR  Ohio State  Sr  5-11  190
Corey Brown  SS  Ohio State  rSr  6-0  203
Corey Linsley  C  Ohio State  rSr  6-3  298
Jack Mewhort  OT  Ohio State  rSr  6-6  308
Jordan Hall  RB  Ohio State  rSr  5-8  192
Kenny Guiton  QB  Ohio State  rSr  6-2  208
Marcus Hall  OG  Ohio State  rSr  6-5  315
Ryan Shazier  OLB  Ohio State  Jr  6-2  230

3:30 PM    No. 24 Auburn at No. 7 Texas A&M   Saturday, October 19 @ 3:30 PM
Chris Davis  CB  Auburn  Sr  5-10  200
Cody Parkey  K  Auburn  Sr  6-0  190
Dee Ford  OLB  Auburn  rSr  6-2  240
Jake Lembke  LS  Auburn  Sr  6-2  240
Jay Prosch  FB  Auburn  rSr  6-0  258
Jeffrey Whitaker  DT  Auburn  Sr  6-3  310
Kenneth Carter  DE  Auburn  Sr  6-3  280
Nosa Eguae  DE  Auburn  rSr  6-2  269
Ryan Smith  FS  Auburn  Sr  6-1  194
Steven Clark  P  Auburn  Sr  6-4  230
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Ben Malena  RB  Texas A&M  Sr  5-8  195
Cedric Ogbuehi  OT  Texas A&M  rJr  6-5  300
Derel Walker  WR  Texas A&M  Sr  6-2  185
Jake Matthews  OT  Texas A&M  Sr  6-5  305
Johnny Manziel  QB  Texas A&M  rSo  5-11  210
Mike Evans  WR  Texas A&M  rSo  6-5  225
Nehemiah Hicks  TE  Texas A&M  Sr  6-4  255
Steven Jenkins  OLB  Texas A&M  rSr  6-2  220
Toney Hurd Jr.  CB  Texas A&M  Sr  5-9  185
Tramain Jacobs  CB  Texas A&M  rSr  6-1  190

No. 9 UCLA at No. 13 Stanford   Saturday, October 19 @ 3:30 PM
Anthony Barr  OLB  UCLA  Sr  6-4  248
Brett Hundley  QB  UCLA  rSo  6-3  222
Cassius Marsh  DE  UCLA  Sr  6-4  260
Damien Thigpen  RB  UCLA  rSr  5-8  185
Darius Bell  WR  UCLA  rSr  5-10  210
Jordan Zumwalt  ILB  UCLA  Sr  6-3  235
Keenan Graham  OLB  UCLA  rSr  6-1  255
Seali'i Epenesa  DT  UCLA  Sr  6-1  310
Shaquelle Evans  WR  UCLA  rSr  6-1  204
*Xavier Su'a-Filo  OG  UCLA  rJr  6-3  305
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Anthony Wilkerson  RB  Stanford  Sr  6-0  215
Barry Browning  CB  Stanford  Sr  6-0  188
Ben Gardner  DE  Stanford  rSr  6-4  277
Josh Mauro  DE  Stanford  rSr  6-6  282
Kevin Danser  OG  Stanford  rSr  6-5  296
Khalil Wilkes  C  Stanford  rSr  6-3  286
Ryan Hewitt  FB  Stanford  rSr  6-4  246
Shayne Skov  ILB  Stanford  rSr  6-2  245
Trent Murphy  DE  Stanford  rSr  6-6  261

Tyler Gaffney  RB  Stanford  rSr  6-0  226
Usua Amanam  CB  Stanford  rSr  5-10  175

USC at Notre Dame   Saturday, October 19 @ 7:30 PM
Demetrius Wright  FS  Southern California  Sr  6-1  195
De'Von Flournoy  WR  Southern California  rSr  6-0  185
Devon Kennard  OLB  Southern California  rSr  6-3  255
Dion Bailey  FS  Southern California  rJr  6-0  200
George Uko  DE  Southern California  rJr  6-3  275
John Martinez  OG  Southern California  rSr  6-2  310
Kevin Graf  OT  Southern California  rSr  6-6  295
Kevin Greene  OLB  Southern California  rSr  6-3  255
Marqise Lee  WR  Southern California  Jr  6-0  195
Morgan Breslin  OLB  Southern California  Sr  6-1  250
Silas Redd  RB  Southern California  Sr  5-9  200
Torin Harris  CB  Southern California  rSr  6-0  190
Xavier Grimble  TE  Southern California  rJr  6-5  250
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Bennett Jackson  CB  Notre Dame  Sr  6-0  195
Carlo Calabrese  ILB  Notre Dame  rSr  6-1  250
Chris Watt  OG  Notre Dame  rSr  6-3  321
Dan Fox  ILB  Notre Dame  rSr  6-3  245
Daniel Smith  WR  Notre Dame  Sr  6-3  213
George Atkinson III  RB  Notre Dame  Jr  6-1  220
Louis Nix  DT  Notre Dame  rJr  6-2  345
Prince Shembo  OLB  Notre Dame  Sr  6-1  258
Stephon Tuitt  DE  Notre Dame  Jr  6-6  312
TJ Jones  WR  Notre Dame  Sr  6-0  195
Tommy Rees  QB  Notre Dame  Sr  6-2  215
Zack Martin  OG  Notre Dame  rSr  6-4  308

No. 5 Florida State at No. 3 Clemson   Saturday, October 19 @ 8:00 PM
Bryan Stork  C  Florida State  rSr  6-4  300
Cameron Erving  OT  Florida State  rJr  6-5  320
Chad Abram  FB  Florida State  Sr  5-11  230
Christian Jones  ILB  Florida State  Sr  6-3  232
Dan Hicks  OLB  Florida State  rSr  6-4  260
Demonte McAllister  DT  Florida State  rSr  6-2  290
Gerald Demps  FS  Florida State  rSr  5-10  200
Jacobbi McDaniel  DT  Florida State  rSr  6-0  295
James Wilder Jr.  RB  Florida State  Jr  6-1  229
Kenny Shaw  WR  Florida State  Sr  5-11  170
Lamarcus Joyner  FS  Florida State  Sr  5-8  190
Rashad Greene  WR  Florida State  Jr  6-0  180
Telvin Smith  OLB  Florida State  Sr  6-2  218
Terrence Brooks  FS  Florida State  Sr  5-11  200
Timmy Jernigan  DT  Florida State  Jr  6-2  298
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Brandon Thomas  OG  Clemson  rSr  6-3  315
Chandler Catanzaro  K  Clemson  rSr  6-1  200
Darius Robinson  CB  Clemson  Sr  5-10  175
Darrell Smith  FB  Clemson  rSr  6-1  240
Quandon Christian  OLB  Clemson  rSr  6-2  230
Roderick McDowell  RB  Clemson  rSr  5-9  200
Sammy Watkins  WR  Clemson  Jr  6-1  205
Spencer Shuey  OLB  Clemson  rSr  6-2  240
Tajh Boyd  QB  Clemson  rSr  6-1  225
Tyler Shatley  OG  Clemson  rSr  6-3  300
Vic Beasley  DE  Clemson  rJr  6-2  235


I will base my mock off the record each week. After last week the team is 1-4 and in the #4 spot.  This is not going in the direction that I had hoped.

We get to see Josh Freeman in action this week.  If he struggles, which is likely, then there will be the usual criticism.  What can you do.  It probably is going to take a few games and he is likely not going to be asked to do too much.   As far as the draft next year though, Freeman's performance will play a huge part.  Huge.  If he does reasonably well then I expect the team to try and keep him.  He could want to wait and see what other teams want him and that would be very revealing indeed.  But I think he may want to stay.

I think the best thing to do now is try and trade Ponder. I do not see it ending well if he stays and it would be something new for the team to trade a player away early rather than late.  I am not sure of his trade value but I have to believe he is worth something to some team.

I could do a mock but first I want to add in a mini mid season plan ...

I think the Vikings are close to be respectable and could have easily been 3-2 if they could have somehow won the Bears and Browns games which were very winnable.  All we needed was either the offense to close it out or the defense to get a stop.  Which one was more likely at the end of those games?  I rest my case.

They just got their arses handed to them at home this past week in a most embarrassing fashion for both the players and us fans.  It really was just a old fashioned butt whoopin'!  No two ways about it.  We can blame the schemes and coaches all we want but at the end of the day, the players got whooped!  It was ugly and depressing.  I have stated that I believe a team gets their arses handed to them at least once a season and I believe this will be the only time it will happen this year (hopefully).

The question is what can the front office do to try and fix some things or even to prepare for next year somewhat.  It really is a tough call because they are only two games back of the division and wildcard.  It is kind of hard to throw in the towel this early. On top of all that they are going to be starting their new QB and one they probably hope is here for years to come in the next week or two.  How can they convince him to stay if he thinks they are already playing for next year?

I really do not expect any moves to happen besides picking up a LB or DB from somewhere.  But in the interest of this post and my stupidity I will propose some moves that could prepare for the future.

The first move I would make is to try and trade Jared Allen to the Denver Broncos for a 4th round pick and Robert Ayers.

I think Allen is going to go elsewhere after this season anyway.  Mainly because they have not worked out an extension which is a bit befuddling.  But after what happened with the older DEs this year in free agency I must admit the Vikings front office are a lot smarter about the market than I am (and most fans).  Suppose they extended him already for a deal ranging from 8 to 10 mil?  Maybe they could have signed him for less after this season is over?  I doubt this because if he becomes a free agent then he may get just as good an offer elsewhere and if he feels that other team has a better chance to win then he could be gone. Still, it is going to be interesting to see what kind of deal he can get next year.

I think the time is right.  Denver is ranked 25th in team defense by football outsiders.  They are getting Von Miller back so that should help.  But it may take him a couple of games to get going.  If they can pair Allen with Miller then they will have a pretty good pass rush no?  I think this is also a team that Allen would be willing to sign an extension with and maybe even for a bit less.  The question is will Denver do it?  They have the cap room this year.  I don't know but if I am Denver I would be all over this deal if the Vikings called.  They want to win a Super Bowl.  I know some will say they are 6-0 so why should they give up a pick for Allen when they can just wait until the off season and sign him as a free agent.  This is true and makes a lot of sense.  But you cannot take anything for granted.  If you are Denver and are rolling on offense it would be fantastic to get a great pass rusher opposite Miller.  That could help their defense a ton.  The question really becomes is winning a Super Bowl worth giving up a 4th round pick which is likely going to be at the end of the 4th round?  I may be low balling myself here.  I think the answer is yes.


The next  move I would make is to trade Toby Gerhart to the Dallas Cowboys for a conditional 6th round pick.  If Gerhart signs with them next year then it becomes a 5th round pick. The Cowboys are losing DeMarcu Murray for a little while and who knows what he will be like when he gets back and when he will get hurt yet again..  Since Dallas is in first place they probably want to have someone to come in and help who is decent.  I think Dallas could be a team that Gerhart may want to play for going forward too.  I have no idea why except that they are good and probaly could use a back like him.  I also think he is out of here after this year.  I would call up Joe Banyard from the practice squad to replace Gerhart..


The next move I would make is to trade Christian Ponder to the Houston Texans or Cleveland Browns for a 7th round pick.  Houston is almost ready to give up on Matt Schaub and then it is TJ Yates time.  After Yates is Case Keenum.  Ponder may be appealing to them in some way.  Cleveland is another team that may have some interest considering they only have Jason Campbell behind Weeden.  And they did not even start Campbell against the Vikings going with Brian "Johnny Unitas" Hoyer instead.  Oakland is another team that could use a veteran to go with Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin.  Tampa should be a team interested because all they have behind Mike Glennon is Dan Orlovsky.  Ouch.  Man there are some bad QB situations in the NFL..  I think Ponder is movable.  I am picking Houston as the team to give up that 7th round pick.

The next move I would make is to trade Jerome Simpson to the Carolina Panthers for a 7th round pick in 2015.  They could use another WR and the Vikings need to give Patterson all the snaps he can get.

I would want to snag Jerry Franklin off the Bears practice squad and Vinston Painter off the Broncos practice squad or Reid Fragel OT off the Bengals practice squad.  The Vikings may even want to snag Da'Rick Rogers off the Colts practice squad but maybe Greg Childs will be able to play (I am betting no).

So now that I have made those moves and you all have fired me faster than Fran Foley from my "wanna-be GM" job, I give you the mock.

Here are the picks after the trades ... 4, 36, 68, 92, 100, 128, 132, 164, 175, 186, 203

Now of course I have to make another trade too.  :)

The Vikings traded the #4 pick to the Browns for the #20 & #27 picks and a 2015 3rd round pick..  I think the Browns will be looking for a QB and want to make sure they get the one they want.  This may not be enough but it is good.

So now the picks are ... 20, 27, 36, 68, 92, 100, 128, 132, 164, 175, 186, 203

20. Khalil Mack  OLB  Buffalo  rSr  6-3  248
27. Cyril Richardson  OG  Baylor  rSr  6-5  340
36. Trent Murphy  DE  Stanford  rSr  6-6  261
68. Yawin Smallwood  ILB  Connecticut  rJr  6-2  244
92. DaQuan Jones  DT  Penn State  Sr  6-3  333
100. Jackson Jeffcoat  DE  Texas  Sr  6-4  252
128. JaWuan James  OT  Tennessee  Sr  6-6  318
132. Kenny Ladler  FS  Vanderbilt  Sr  6-0  205
164. Bene Benwikere  CB  San Jose State  Sr  5-11  192
175. Eric Ward  WR  Texas Tech  rSr  5-11  206
196. Keith McGill  CB  Utah  rSr  6-2  205
203. Antonio Andrews  RB  Western Kentucky  Sr  5-11  212


UDFA
Stanley Jean-Baptiste CB Nebraska Sr 6-2 214
Shaquelle Evans  WR  UCLA  rSr  6-1  204
Keith Price  QB  Washington  rSr  6-1  202
Shaquil Barrett OLB Colorado State Sr 6-2 250
Chaz Sutton  DE  South Carolina  rSr  6-4  263
Noel Grigsby  WR  San Jose State  rSr  5-10  175
Will Clarke DE West Virginia rSr 6-6 273
Ben Malena  RB  Texas A&M  Sr  5-8  195
Garrison Smith  DT  Georgia  Sr  6-3  299
David Fluellen RB Toledo Sr 6-0 215
Demetrius Wright  FS  Southern California  Sr  6-1  195
Gator Hoskins  FB  Marshall  Sr  6-2  242
Xavius Boyd  OLB  Western Kentucky  Sr  6-1  242
Cody Booth LS Temple rSr 6-4 255
Wade Keliikipi  DT  Oregon  rSr  6-3  306


Here is a normal draft without any trades ...

4. Anthony Barr  OLB  UCLA  Sr  6-4  248 
36. Trent Murphy  DE  Stanford  rSr  6-6  261
68. Darqueze Dennard  CB  Michigan State  Sr  5-11  197
92. DaQuan Jones  DT  Penn State  Sr  6-3  333
100. Shayne Skov  ILB  Stanford  rSr  6-2  245
132. Jimmy Garoppolo QB Eastern Illinois Sr 6-2 222
164. Gabe Ikard  C  Oklahoma  rSr  6-3  298
196. Carlos Hyde  RB  Ohio State  rSr  6-0  235


Well, there you have it. Enjoy the games!

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