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Back when this whole draft process started, many folks thought that there were only going to be two quarterbacks selected in the first round of the National Football League draft.
Then all of the "draft experts" took a real close look at a few football teams and said to themselves, "Dang, there are a lot of teams in the NFL that need quarterbacks!"
So, over the course of the past couple of months, the number of quarterbacks being selected in the first round has evolved from two to as many as six, depending on which source you're listening to. There are a lot of quarterbacks out there for the taking this year that have a ton of potential, and as many as eight of them could be taken in the first two rounds.
Many folks out there are under the assumption that the Vikings will take a quarterback in the first couple of rounds of the draft. Leslie Frazier has explicitly said that that's what he wants to do in this draft. . .get himself a quarterback that could potentially start in Week One.
Let's assume, then, that the Vikings are going to be in the quarterback business in the first two rounds of the 2011 NFL Draft, whether it's at one of the picks they currently have (#12 or #43 overall) or after a trade. Let's also assume, for the sake of argument, that the only way the Vikings are going to get either Blaine Gabbert or Cam Newton is if they trade up, because neither of those guys will make the 12th overall selection.
If this team takes a quarterback. . .who do you want to see them grab to lead this football team into the future? In the comments, feel free to specify whether you think they should take your signal caller of choice at #12, at #43, after a trade up, after a trade down. . .whichever scenario you desire.