Minnesota Vikings News and Links, 3/23

Another Monday! I am sure a lot of brackets are busted now, no? As a PAC 10 fan it is good to see 3 teams in the Sweet 16! I have to admit I have not watched hardly any college basketball though.

Since the last Open Thread the Vikings brought in Vladimir Ducasse and may sign him which you can read here.

The Vikings are also reportedly interested in LaRod Stephens-Howling which would not be a bad signing at all.  I probably would prefer a draft pick like Charles Sims or Marion Grice or Dri Archer.

Chris has updated his Mock Draft Database here.

The rules of the Open Thread are the same as they've ever been, ladies and gentlemen. . .no politics, no religion, no feeding of the trolls, keep the language relatively clean, and keep the GIFs relatively work-safe.

I do not have a music selection for the day but I will give you a crazy mock!

I used the fanspeak mock draft site and their premium (you have to pay $4.95) feature which allows for trades.  I used the walterfootball big board as the guide for the draft.  I could have used the fanspeak or optimumscouting big boards as alternatives.

I traded the Vikings first round pick next year to the 49ers for their 1st, 2nd, and a 7th round pick this year.  Obviously this would be a heck of a trade especially coming from the 49ers point of view.  But I would not mind it at all. Since this draft is supposedly very "deep" maybe now is the time to get extra picks.  Plus, I do not expect to be drafting in the top 10 next year anyway.  Does anyone feel that way?  So getting extra picks now and starting to develop them right away could pay dividends in 2016 or 2017.

Walterfootball
1st trade - 1-8 to the Bear for 1-14, 2-19, & 4-17
2nd trade - 1.14 to the Jets for 1.18, 4.4 & 6.19
3rd trade - 2015 1st to the 49ers for 1.30, 2.29, 7.27
4th trade - 1.30 & 2.29 to the Chiefs for 1.23 & 4.24
5th trade - 2-8 & 4-8 to the Texans for 2-1
6th trade - 2.1 & 7.27 to the Redskins for 2.2 & 6.2
7th trade - 2.19 & 4.17 to the Cowboys for 2.16 & 7.14
8th trade - 3.8 & 6.8 to the Raiders for 3.3
9th trade - 3.32 & 6.19 to the Colts for 3.26
10th trade - 6.8 & 7.8 to the Rams for 5.13
11th trade - 7.14 & a 2015 7th to the Cardinals for 6.20
12th trade - 2015 6th to the 49ers for 7.28

1.18  QB  BLAKE BORTLES  CENTRAL FLORIDA
1.23  WR  MIKE EVANS  TEXAS A&M
2.2  ILB  C.J. MOSLEY  ALABAMA
2.15  DT RA'SHEDE HAGEMAN  MINNESOTA
3.3  S  DEONE BUCANNON  WASHINGTON STATE
3.18  DE  TRENT MURPHY  STANFORD
3.26  RB  TRE MASON  AUBURN
4.4  C  TRAVIS SWANSON  ARKANSAS
4.24  CB  PIERRE DESIR  LINDENWOOD
5.8  DT  KELCY QUARLES  SOUTH CAROLINA
5.13  WR  BRUCE ELLINGTON  SOUTH CAROLINA
6.20  CB  ANTONE EXUM  VIRGINIA TECH
7.28  FB  TREY MILLARD  OKLAHOMA

I like Swanson as a possible guard and another backup to Sullivan.

Well, enjoy your day!

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