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The Vikings Will Draft De'Anthony Thomas

De'Anthony Thomas is a perfect fit in Minnesota. Looking at Norv Turner's history as an offensive coordinator, he loves guys like Darren Sproles. Sproles flourished next to LT, he is a guy who is to small to take 20+ carries a game, but has a great skill set as a speedy, shifty receiver out of the back field. Like Sproles, De'Anthony Thomas is under 5'10" and under 190 pounds. Like Sproles, Thomas has good hands, and has potential to be a slot receiver at the next level, but thats a pipe dream for most teams, and the Vikings would only use him out of the backfield.To me, Thomas is more like a Dexter McCluster than a Darren Sproles, and McCluster has not been properly utilized in a Sproles role in KC. Teams have a tough time finding ways to use guys that are built in the Sproles/McCluster/Thomas way, and the recent struggles of that may push Thomas down the board a bit, where the Vikes can afford to go RB, assuming Gerhart leaves to start somewhere else and leave AD's shadow (Note, if Gerhart stays, we wont get Thomas). Turner knows how to use these hybrid RB's/WR's. He especially knows how to balance them with superstar, all pro RB's like LT and AD. An offense featuring Adrian Peterson, Greg Jennings, Cordarelle Patterson, Kyle Rudolph, the 6th best o-line according to Pro Football Focus (PFF), and a Darren Sproles like threat in the backfield will make the transition for our new QB very easy. I'd love thoughts and comment, so go ahead and criticize, and bash me below, or praise me if you want. All comments welcome.

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