Good Morning Gjallarhorn debuts the Two Old Bloggers shows with hosts Dave Stefano [Luft Krigare] from GMG and Darren Campbell formally from Grant’s Tomb, Kick Ass Blog and Deep Thoughts by Darren Campbell. As Part of #Vlogmas2020, where the goal is to post a new video ‘show’ everyday of the month of December, the Climbing The Pocket Network’s production focus on your Minnesota Vikings. GMG’s 2OB will be doing the same bring you great coverage looking from a slightly different angle, even if that is from Yellowknife Canada.
Darren posed a question, wondering if the Vikings were actually developing an offensive line that isn’t trash? Riley Reiff has played his best this season and is quite motivated after his pay cut, Brian O’Neill is solid, Garrett Bradbury seems to be improving somewhat, and rookie Ezra Cleveland was doing a good job prior to his injury. Dakota Dozier is the weakest link of what should be a decent line. Ezra has been limited in practice this week but looks to come back against the Jacksonville Jaguars and taking over the spot that Brett Jones has been holding down for him. Jones played better than Dozier, at least as indicated by grading, but do we see any changes there? You all know Mike Zimmer and the offense, and he’ll let Gary Kubiak make that decision.
Darren also wanted to compare the 2015 draft class with 2020 draft class. 2015 is considered Rick Spielman’s best draft ever where he drafted five out of the top six players that are still in the league, and three of which have become stars and Eric Kendricks, the Danielle Hunter and of course Stefon Diggs. Trae Waynes was serviceable and a very good tackler, and even MyCole Pruitt still gets his catches every once in a while. So far with the 2020 class, Justin Jefferson looks like he’ll be a star and when you compare him to Stefon Diggs and even Randy Moss, that’s really saying something. Jeff Gladney at corner continues to develop, Ezra Cleveland from what we’ve seen looks like he can be the real deal, Cameron Dantzler has some skills and DJ Wonnum him might actually develop into a decent defensive end. There are five players there that could be cornerstones for the Vikings within the next few years, not to mention contributors like KJ Osborn and maybe Troy Dye. Do you think the 2020 draft by the Vikings will be as good or exceed that special one in 2015?
We took a quick look at the upcoming game against the Jaguars. Mike Glennon will be starting and it was pointed out we beat him the last time he played the Vikings. It will be interesting to see if their effective little running back James Robinson will give our run defense any fits. It is the Jaguars defense that has probably contributed most to their 1-10 record. The squad is very young and they have dealt with DB issues similar to the Vikings. The Vikings are favored, but does that leave you apprehensive?
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