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Vikings Off Season Plan v7.0

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Time is winding down and we should know on Sunday or Monday if there is a new CBA. I am going to assume that the negotiated agreement will pass even though there are some players who make a lot of money saying the agreement is terrible. I am not going to go into detail about what is in the proposal. All I know for sure is that they did not negotiate reasonable prices for concessions in every stadium. The Falcons do it on their own but the majority of the owners could care less about the costs to attend a game.

This is the 7th plan and I will assume that there will be a new CBA.

In version 1, Griffen, Rhodes, Reiff, and Joseph were released. Harris, Kearse, Waynes, Wilson, Ham, Bailey, and Colquitt were all re-signed. Joe Thuney and Danny Shelton were added as free agents. The first round pick was Jacob Eason QB Washington after trading down to #28.

https://www.dailynorseman.com/2020/1/13/21064599/minnesota-vikings-off-season-plan-v1-0

In version 2, Griffen, Rhodes, Reiff, and Joseph were released. Diggs, Hunter, Barr, and Thielen were restructured. Harris, Sendejo, Waynes, Wilson, Ham, Bailey, and Colquitt were all re-signed. Joe Thuney, Jack Conklin, and Michael Pierce were added as free agents. The first round pick was Justin Herbert QB Oregon after trading #25 and our 2021 first to move up to #10.

https://www.dailynorseman.com/2020/1/25/21081685/vikings-off-season-plan-v2-0

In version 3, Griffen’s was released (contract voided). Rhodes, Reiff, Joseph, Diggs, Hunter, Barr, and Thielen were restructured. Alexander, Kearse, Sendejo, Wilson, Ham, Bailey, Colquitt, and Griffen were all re-signed. The first round pick was Isaiah Wilson OT Georgia.

https://www.dailynorseman.com/2020/2/6/21127054/minnesota-vikings-off-season-plan-v3-0

In version 4, Griffen and Rhodes were released. Diggs, Barr, and Joseph were restructured. Cousins and Cook were extended while Harris, Alexander, Wilson, Ham, Bailey, and Colquitt were all re-signed. Joe Thuney was added as a free agent. The first round pick was Xavier McKinney S Alabama.

https://www.dailynorseman.com/2020/2/11/21134131/minnesota-vikings-off-season-plan-v4-0

In version 5, Griffen voided his deal. Rhodes, Reiff, and Joseph were released. Diggs, Hunter, Barr, and Thielen were restructured. Kearse, Alexander, Wilson, Ham, Weatherly, Bailey, and Colquitt were all re-signed. Halapoulivaati Vaitai, Danny Shelton, Marcus Mariota, and Deon Bush were added as free agents. The first round pick was Yetur Gross-Matos DE Penn State.

https://www.dailynorseman.com/2020/2/22/21147472/vikings-off-season-plan-v5-0

In version 6, Griffen voided his deal. Rhodes, Reiff, and Joseph were released. Hunter, Barr, and Thielen were restructured. Kearse, Alexander, Wilson, Ham, Bailey, and Colquitt were all re-signed. Joe Thuney, Andrew Billings, Ronald Blair, and Deon Bush were added as free agents. Diggs and the #25 pick was traded to the Cardinals for the #8 pick. The first round pick was Tristan Wirfs OT Iowa.

https://www.dailynorseman.com/2020/3/6/21167788/vikings-off-season-plan-v6-0

Suffice it to say that there was plenty of objections in each and every one of these plans.

Cutting all he veterans was not totally acceptable.

Restructuring so many deals was frowned upon because it is not a normal practice of the Vikings. But neither is having so little cap space.

Drafting Eason in the 1st round was a kind of a MEH pick.

Trading up for Herbert was not well received.

Extending Cousins was really not liked and extending Cook was also met with resistance.

Signing Mariota was not popular.

Trading Diggs and our 1st to go get Wirfs was also generally not very popular.

It is a given that these plans will always face some criticisms as other folks have different ideas. It is difficult to come up with a plan that the majority will endorse.

That is why I just do my own thing. :)

In this new plan we will be fairly conservative where we bring almost everyone back and hope to get two 3rd round compensatory picks for Harris and Waynes.


Here we go ...

Cap space - $1,379,736

Cut Rhodes - Cap space - $9,489,736

Restructure Joseph 4.5 mil - Cap space - $12,427,236

Restructure Hunter 4 mil - Cap space - $15,427,236

Restructure Barr 8 mil - Cap space - $21,427,236

Restructure Diggs 8 mil - Cap space - $27,427,236

Extend Kearse (26 years old) with a 3 yr 10.5 mil deal; Cap space - $25,227,236

Extend Bailey (32 years old) with a 2 yr 5 mil deal; Cap space - $23,737,236

Extend Colquitt (34 years old) with a 2 yr 4.5 mil deal; Cap space - $22,497,236

Extend Ham (26 years old) with a 1 yr 2.144 mil (RFA tender) deal; Cap space - $20,863,236

Extend Wilson (25 years old) with a 1 yr 2.144 mil (RFA tender) deal; Cap space - $19,229,236

Extend Griffen (32 years old) with a 3 yr 27 mil deal; Cap space - $14,739,236

Extend Andrew Sendejo (26 years old) to a 2 yr 4 mil deal; Cap space - $13,249,236

Extend Sean Mannion (26 years old) to a 1 yr 1.25 mil deal; Cap space - $12,509,236

Sign Joe Haeg OG/OT (26 years old) to a 3 year 8.25 mil deal; Cap space - $10,270,486

Sign Kevin Johnson CB (27 years old) to a 3 year 15 mil deal; Cap space - $7,781,736

After these moves the Vikings have $7,781,736 to sign their draft picks which should cost between 2 and 3 mil.

Note: You could not restructure Joseph and would still have about 4.8 mil remaining.


Now, as we head to the draft, the roster looks like this ...

The QBs would be Cousins, Mannion, and Browning

The RBs would be Cook, Mattison, Boone, Brooks-James

The TEs would be Rudolph, Smith, Conklin, Morgan, Dillon

The WRs would be Diggs, Thielen, Johnson, Beebe, Hollins, Mitchell, Davis

The OTs would be O’Neill, Reiff, Haeg, and Udoh

The OGs would be Elflein, Collins, Kline, and Samia

The OC would be Bradbury

The DTs would be Joseph, Stephen, Johnson, Holmes, Watts, and Cothran

The DEs would be Hunter, Griffen, Odenigbo, Mata’afa, and Yarbrough.

The LBs would be Barr, Kendricks, Wilson, Smith, Gedeon, and Cliett

The CBs would be Hughes, Johnson, Hill, Boyd, Meadors, Hall, Fields

The safeties would be Smith, Kearse, and Sendejo

The LS is Cutting

The K is Bailey

The P is Colquitt


We have the #25, 58, 89, 105, 132, 205, 219, 239, 249, & 253 picks.

https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=eojwhx

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TRADES

DENVER BRONCOS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 25

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 31, ROUND: 5 PICK: 32

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 31

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 36, ROUND: 6 PICK: 16

MIAMI DOLPHINS

SENT: ROUND: 4 PICK: 26, ROUND: 5 PICK: 32

RECEIVED: ROUND: 4 PICK: 35, ROUND: 5 PICK: 16

25: R1P25 CB C.J. HENDERSON FLORIDA

6’0.6” 204; 31 5/8” ARM; 9” HAND; 4.39 forty; 1.51 ten; 20 BP; 37.5” VJ; 10’7” BJ

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 05 Auburn at Florida Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

58: R2P26 OT EZRA CLEVELAND BOISE STATE

6’6” 311; 33 3/8” ARM; 9” HAND; 4.93 forty; 1.73 ten; 30 BP; 30” VJ; 9’3” BJ; 4.46 20S; 7.26 3C

Boise State Broncos Spring Game Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images

100: R3P36 DL RAEKWON DAVIS ALABAMA

6’6.1” 311; 33 7/8” ARM; 11” HAND; 5.12 forty; 1.78 ten; 24 BP; 28” VJ; 9’3” BJ; 4.86 20S; 7.95 3C

NCAA Football: SEC Championship-Alabama vs Georgia Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

105: R3P41 WR VAN JEFFERSON FLORIDA

6’1.4” 200; 32 3/4” ARM; 9 1/8” HAND

Florida v Miami

141: R4P35 S TANNER MUSE CLEMSON

6’2” 227; 31 1/2” ARM; 9” HAND; 4.41 forty; 1.73 ten; 20 BP; 34.5” VJ; 10’4” BJ

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

162: R5P16 WR ANTONIO GIBSON MEMPHIS

6’0.3” 228; 31 1/8” ARM; 8 5/8” HAND; 4.39 forty; 1.51 ten; 16 BP; 35” VJ; 9’10” BJ

Navy v Memphis Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images

195: R6P16 G BEN BARTCH ST. JOHN’S

6’5.6” 309; 32 7/8” ARM; 9” HAND

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Practice Vasha Hunt-USA TODAY Sports

205: R6P26 LB AZUR KAMARA KANSAS

6’3.2” 245; 35 1/4” ARM; 10” HAND; 4.59 forty; 1.57 ten; 13 BP; 28” VJ; 10’1” BJ; 4.46 20S; 7.20 3C

Rutgers v Kansas Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images

219: R7P5 QB JAMES MORGAN FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL

6’4” 229; 33 3/8” ARM; 9 3/4” HAND; 4.89 forty; 1.65 ten; 29” VJ; 9’4” BJ; 4.64 20S

Miami v Florida International Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images

239: R7P25 CB/S L’JARIUS SNEED LOUISIANA TECH

6’0.4” 192; 31 3/8” ARM; 8 7/8” HAND; 4.37 forty; 1.51 ten; 12 BP; 41” VJ; 10’11” BJ

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 18 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

249: R7P35 CB/S JAVELIN GUIDRY UTAH

5’9” 191; 31 1/4” ARM; 9” HAND; 4.29 forty; 1.51 ten; 21 BP

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 02 Utah at Washington Photo by Christopher Mast/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

253: R7P39 LB JORDAN FEHR APPALACHIAN STATE

6’2” 230; 32 1/2” ARM; 10” HAND; 4.61 forty

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 01 Appalachian State at Penn State

Here is an alternate mock ...

https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=yrriwm

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TRADES

BALTIMORE RAVENS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 25

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 28, ROUND: 4 PICK: 37

DENVER BRONCOS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 25

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 31, ROUND: 5 PICK: 32

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 31

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 34, ROUND: 6 PICK: 33

28: R1P28 CB TREVON DIGGS ALABAMA

58: R2P26 G EZRA CLEVELAND BOISE STATE

98: R3P34 S ASHTYN DAVIS CALIFORNIA

105: R3P41 WR VAN JEFFERSON FLORIDA

132: R4P26 EDGE ALTON ROBINSON SYRACUSE

143: R4P37 S TANNER MUSE CLEMSON

178: R5P32 RB ANTONIO GIBSON MEMPHIS

205: R6P26 DL KHALIL DAVIS NEBRASKA

212: R6P33 CB AMIK ROBERTSON LOUISIANA TECH

219: R7P5 LB DAVION TAYLOR COLORADO

239: R7P25 C COHL CABRAL ARIZONA STATE

249: R7P35 WR JOE REED VIRGINIA

253: R7P39 EDGE AZUR KAMARA KANSAS


Well, there it is. Feel free to blast away!