There are certain myths that must be dispelled for the Vikings
' upcoming NFL draft:
Myth #1: Vikes cannot draft a player who happens to play the same position as someone on our current roster. The myth goes, the Vikes cannot draft a potential elite, game-changer in Tavon Austin because they drafted Jarius Wright
in the 4th rd last year (17th WR drafted, and only 2nd best from Ark). Because Austin and Wright both play slot and have similar height/weight/race, Austin cannot be drafted. This myth-buster applies to all positions; for example, Green Bay had a pretty good QB, yet they still selected Aaron Rodgers
Myth #2: Because Vikes signed Jennings, WR is no longer biggest need, compared to DT/LB. Here are undisputed facts: a) 2012 WR corp was atrocious; and b) Jennings is slight downgrade from Harvin, ergo our current unit is worse than 2012. This is a passing league and the '1990's Cowboys
Wannabes' won't make it to the Super Bowl
in the modern NFL. There is no excuse for not drafting a WR in the 1st rd. We can get run-stoppers with our other 1st rd and 2nd rd. Don't over-analyze, and go with the 'obvious' - draft a GD WR already!
Myth #3: Vikes should trade down out of 1st rd to get 'more picks.' Tired of hearing about 'more picks', as if we're selecting a full team in gym class. We already have a roster, so we don't need potential prospects. We need 1st rd talent to build a team of pro-bowlers. Empirical data show a very high percentage of pro-bowlers were drafted 1st rd. Rather than merely filling roster spots, we must add high-end talent (1st rd) every year. In 2010, the Vikes traded down to draft an average CB - Cook (7th rated CB), only to use that extra pick to move up to draft an average Gerhart (to sit behind AP). So, stay put in the 1st rd and take the best players available, or move up.
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