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Vikings Offseason Plan: Pre-Combine

Time to talk offseason. From February to August, the Vikings’ priorities include paying Percy, signing our own free agents, like Loadholt and Felton, as well as bringing in some cheap, younger, new guys. The Vikings will continue to build through the draft and will stick with Christian Ponder. To help him out, the Vikings most glaring need is at the receiver position. Obviously Percy is a priority, but look for the Vikings to bring in young talent through the draft or free agency as well. On defense, work still must be done in the secondary, but in the front seven, the Vikings have some upgrading to do at defensive tackle and middle linebacker.


Key Veteran Priorities- AKA: Pay Percy
Sign Percy Harvin to long term deal, reconstruct contracts for Kevin Williams, Jared Allen, and John Carlson; retain all of them.
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In house free agents

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FB Jerome Felton -Sign
WR Devin Aromashodu -Walk
WR Jerome Simpson -Sign
OT Phil Loadholt -Sign
OL Joe Berger -Sign
OG Geoff Schwartz -Walk
LB Jasper Brinkley -Walk
LB Erin Henderson -Sign
LB Marvin Mitchell -Walk
S Jamarca Sanford -Sign
OL Troy Kropog -Walk
CB AJ Jefferson -Sign
CB Marcus Sherels -Walk
S Andrew Sendejo -Walk

Release from roster
Michael Jenkins, Charlie Johnson, Chris Kluwe, Letroy Guion

Trading
Joe Webb in exchange for 6th round pick to Philadelphia Eagles
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Outside Free Agents

Sign Louis Vasquez G, San Diego
Sign Johnathan Casillas OLB, New Orleans
Sign Brian Hoyer QB, Arizona

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NFL Draft Day 1 -ILB? WR? DT?


1. Alec Ogletree, ILB Georgia

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I’m very impressed with the Georgia defense. Especially Jones and Ogletree. Ogletree is the best linebacker prospect, but because ILBs aren’t taken plentifully in the first round, I’m predicting Ogletree will fall to Minnesota. That is a must pick. ILB isn’t our number 1 concern, but the WRs in the first and second round are no different and there is so much Defensive line depth that the Vikings could pick a quality DT in the third round.

Day 2- Patching Up Recieving Corps and Upgrading the Def. Line
2. Justin Hunter WR, Tennessee
The Vikings add Hunter, a tall deep threat. Something every Vikings fan wanted this season. Hunter was critized this year but dealt with injury and was still productive picking up over 1,000 yards. He’s an impressive prospect and expected to start.

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3. Sylvester Williams DT, North Carolina
TRADE 5th rd. pick to move up and select Williams With this pick the Vikings will upgrade their defensive line. Guion played terribly last year and I believe Williams could start on this line.
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The Other Guys. . .
4. Blidi Wrey Wilson CB, Connecticut
4. Johnathan Cyprien S, Florida International
5. Traded
6. Collin Klein QB, Kansas State -(from Philadelphia)
6. Blaine Foltz G, TCU
7. Michael Clay OLB, Oregon
7. Quinn Sharp P, Oklahoma State

Summer 2013, Preseason, and Final 53
So, with free agency and the draft over, the main part of the offseason is concluded. Heading into Summer 2013. Along with final cuts, your Minnesota Vikings 53-man preseason and regular season roster is. . .

Final Cuts: Bethel-Thompson, Williams, Raymond

The Offense is. . .
QB: Ponder, Hoyer, Klein
RB: Peterson, Gerhart, Asiata
WR: Harvin, Burton, Wright
WR: Hunter, Simpson, Childs
FB: Felton
TE: Rudolph, Carlson, Ellison, Reisner
RT: Loadholt
RG: Fusco, Foltz
C: Sullivan, Berger
LG: Vasquez, Asper
LT: Kalil

And the Defense would look like this. . .
DE: Allen, Griffen
DE: Robison, Deen
DT: Williams, Ballard
DT: Williams, Evans
OLB: Cassilas, Henderson
ILB: Ogletree, Cole, Mckenzie
OLB: Greenway, Clay
CB: Winfield, Robinson, Burton
CB: Cook, Wrey Wilson, AJ Jefferson
FS: Smith, Sanford
SS: Cyprien, Blanton

And Special Teams...
P: Sharp
K: Walsh
LS: Loeffler
KR: Harvin
PR: Robinson

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VERY EARLY PREDICTION: 11-5

SKOL!

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