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    Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Viking Fans what do you think the vikings will do with there first round pick?
    Check this out: 2012 NFL Mock Draft - WalterFootball.com



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Vikes have been pretty open about this pick. They announced their "final three" as Kalil, Morris Claiborne from LSU, and Justin Blackmon. I still think they want a trade but if that doesn't happen it should be Kalil for them



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Ideal situation that actual has a chance of happening: Swap #3 for Tampa Bay's #5. The trade value chart estimates Minnesota would get a 2nd rounder and Tampa would get Minnesota's 5th rounder. Tampa Bay would make sure they got Trent Richardson before the Browns could and Minnesota is guaranteed to get Kalil or Claiborne. They are also guaranteed to get their choice of Kalil or Claiborne unless someone trades up with Cleveland for Kalil, because the Browns don't really need either player.

    If they stay at #3 it's Claiborne or Kalil and I don't care which although common sense seems to say Kalil so they can move Charlie Johnson to guard and improve the LT and LG spots in one swoop. Especially since the Cover 2 defense doesn't require a lot of man to man coverage, which is what you pay elite corners for. Claiborne is also not especially strong in run support, which is a big deal for a Cover 2 corner. That being said he would be great to have covering Calvin Johnson, Greg Jennings, and Brandon Marshall.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Kalil has to be the pick here! It's a quarterback league and if he is getting sacked all the time you won't be successful.

    Great lineman don't hit free agency while corners do every year.

    I hope they get a wideout with the second rounder like an Alshon Jeffrey or go with the top available corner.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan92 View Post
    Kalil has to be the pick here! It's a quarterback league and if he is getting sacked all the time you won't be successful.

    Great lineman don't hit free agency while corners do every year.

    I hope they get a wideout with the second rounder like an Alshon Jeffrey or go with the top available corner.
    This is really my ideal situation as well. Except if you trade down and get a 2nd you can pick BPA for 2/3 of the big WRs, CBs, or Safties. The Vikings are making it really obvious that they are going to take a safety early and play him if they have any choice about it.

    I'm just hoping that Tampa Bay really wants Richardson, and they are worried enough that the Browns want him as well.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Kalil isn't the glamour pick, but he is a must. He can be our OT for the next 10 years. Especially with the loss of Hutch, out line needs a boost.


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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    I'd like Blackmon.


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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    I'd like Blackmon.
    What would you do in the 2nd then? I don't think we can get as good of a tackle then as we can get a WR or CB.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    I'd like Blackmon too but I'd like Kalil more. Kalil's the right pick.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Kalil must be our pick if we don't trade back. If we are still top 5 with a trade it better still be Kalil. Blackmon is a sexy pick because he is a reciever. Kalil would be a great guy to have on the line to protect Ponder.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones21 View Post
    I'd like Blackmon.
    Blackmon is not a good pick at number 3 for the Vikes. He isn't as good as Dez or Megatron. Go the safe route and pick up the OT otherwise trade down.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    They need Kalil, you can't afford to not protect a young QB. If they could trade down and get him at 5 that would be ideal. There are a lot of holes on this team and more draft picks can only help.



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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by timappelgate View Post
    Kalil isn't the glamour pick, but he is a must. He can be our OT for the next 10 years. Especially with the loss of Hutch, out line needs a boost.
    +1

    With Hutch no longer on the team and the rest of our O-Line either aging or inept, QB protection should be the main concern going forward. Ponder needs more time to pass, AP needs holes to be created for him to run through. IMO, Ponder will have a better year passing and making decisions if he has adequate or better line blocking.

    Outside of that, Claiborne is my #2, Blackmon at #3. I would love to have a legit deep threat at WR, but the CB position has severely lacked for many years.




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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    Has to be Kalil or Claiborne.


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    Re: Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

    I wouldn't think they could screw up the first pick, but then again it is the Vikings, and sometimes I Ponder what they are doing.

    Even if they are smart with their first pick they are garenteed to windmill one of their next few.



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