Day 3: Potential Targets

Man, the first round of the draft was exciting. We got three (possibly) fantastic players, even if the Cordarelle Patterson pick was questionable. I'm excited about it. However, we gave up a bounty for Patterson, and Vikings fans were reduced to being spectators on Day 2. We watched as player after player passed. We even hoped that Spielman and the FO would continue their aggressiveness. Alas, it didn't happen, and we saw many picks that we all thought would be good fits for the Vikings, go to other teams. (I'm looking at you Chicago. Bostic in the second? DAMN YOU! And the bills too. Alonso? Why?) But fear not. There are still many treasures to be had on Day 3. Here are some players that the Vikings could target and bring in to contribute even as a late round pick.

Wide Recievers:

Quinton Patton, LA Tech

Kenny Stills, Oklahoma

Da'Rick Rodgers, Tennessee Tech

Ryan Swope, Texas A&M

Tavarres King, Georgia

Cobi Hamilton, Arkansas

Chris Harper, Kansas State

Marquess Wilson, Washington State

Mark Harrison, Rutgers

Running Backs:

Johnathan Franklin, UCLA

Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina

Joseph Randle, Oklahoma State

Andre Ellington, Clemson

Dennis Johnson, Arkansas

Kenjon Barner, Oregon

Offensive Tackle:

Jordan Mills, LA Tech

David Bakhtiari, Colorado

David Quessenberry, San Jose State

Oday Aboushi, Virginia

Reid Fragel, Ohio State

Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

Garrett Gilkey, Chadron State


Earl Watford, James Madison

Alvin Bailey, Arkansas

J.C. Tretter, Cornell

Jeff Baca, UCLA


Barrett Jones, Alabama

Brian Schwenke, California

Braxton Cave, Notre Dame

Defensive End:

Alex Okafor, Texas

Quanterus Smith, Western Kentucky

Michael Buchanon, Illinois

John Simon, Ohio State

Cornelious Washington, Georgia

Malliciah Goodman, Clemson

Devin Taylor, South Carolina

Lavar Edwards, LSU

William Gholston, Michigan State

Defensive Tackle:

Jesse Williams, Alabama

Akeem Spence, Illinois

Montorie Hughes, Tennessee-Martin

Kwame Geathers, Georgia

Everett Dawkins, Florida State

T.J. Barnes, Georgia Tech

Outside Linebacker:

Khaseem Greene, Rutgers

Devonte Holloman, South Carolina

Chase Thomas, Stanford

Trevardo Williams, Connecticut

Keith Pough, Howard

Sean Porter, Texas A&M

Gerald Hodges, Penn State

Jelani Jenkins, Florida

Inside Linebacker:

Nico Johnson, Alabama

Kevin Reddick, North Carolina

A.J. Klein, Iowa State

Vince Williams, Florida State

Steve Beauharnais, Rutgers

Michael Mauti, Penn State


Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

B.W. Webb, William & Mary

Sanders Commings, Georgia

Tharold Simon, LSU

Brandon McGee, Miami (Fla.)

Micah Hyde, Iowa


Phillip Thomas, Fresno State

Bacarri Rambo, Georgia

Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma

Josh Evans, Florida

Shamarko Thomas, Syracuse

Earl Wolff, NC State

Duke Williams, Nevada

Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

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