***2022 Minnesota Vikings***

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Time to turn the page to '22.

New year starts with the the draft.
With Sauce mostly likely gone, do the Vikes end up with Stingley, McDuffie, or go an entirely different route like D-line?
 

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I’m kind of hoping they trade down the way Penning and Linderbaum have been falling. Trade back, pick up one of those two, and maybe pick up another 2nd rounder. Slick Rick’s ineptitude at drafting d-backs has made me gun shy about that position.
Can’t remember who it was I was listening to on KFAN but he said never draft a safety in the first round since they’re just too easy to scheme around, and also that there is not a single QB in this draft worthy of a first round pick.
 
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I’m kind of hoping they trade down the way Penning and Linderbaum have been falling. Trade back, pick up one of those two, and maybe pick up another 2nd rounder. Slick Rick’s ineptitude at drafting d-backs has made me gun shy about that position.
Can’t remember who it was I was listening to on KFAN but he said never draft a safety in the first round since they’re just too easy to scheme around, and also that there is not a single QB in this draft worthy of a first round pick.
I can't see them drafting Penning at all. Their tackles are set. Linderbaum would be interesting, but I think they have much bigger needs.
 
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I can't see them drafting Penning at all. Their tackles are set. Linderbaum would be interesting, but I think they have much bigger needs.
Agree. If Stingley is gone, I'd like to see them trade down for Linderbaum and Elam.
 

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We absolutely have to take a CB early in the draft with how weak that group is. It still blows my mind how Zimmer's "specialty" was secondary and yet we're left with this mess. Its mind boggling how this is what were left with after spending high draft picks between Rhoads, Trae Waynes, Jeff Gladney, Mike Hughes, Mackensie Alexander, and Cam Dantzler
 
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Nope, gotta take McDuffie if Stingley is gone. Look at the roster... This group of CBs might be the worst in the league.
That's what is fun about the draft. McDuffie is touted to be the third best CB on the board, but how much of a difference is the Vikes grade on McDuffie and Elam?
Hope they are not looking at Boothe.
 

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Agree. If Stingley is gone, I'd like to see them trade down for Linderbaum and Elam.
Linderbaum reminds me a little too much of Bradbury. He will make plays in the stretch and second level run game. He is going to be challenged with elite bull rush nose tackles which is one of the biggest problems that the Vikings have had the past few years.
 
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I got 3 rounds of a mock draft finished so far, and here is what I have the Vikings doing...

Rd. 1 Baltimore gives up pick #14 and two 4th round picks so they can draft Jordan Davis. The Vikings land Stingley at #14.
Rd. 2 Vikings take safety Jordan Brisker.
Rd. 3 Vikings take tight end Greg Dulcich.
 
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I got 3 rounds of a mock draft finished so far, and here is what I have the Vikings doing...

Rd. 1 Baltimore gives up pick #14 and two 4th round picks so they can draft Jordan Davis. The Vikings land Stingley at #14.
Rd. 2 Vikings take safety Jordan Brisker.
Rd. 3 Vikings take tight end Greg Dulcich.
I don't think there's any chance Stingley lasts til 14. It would be great, but he just performed spectacularly at his Pro Day. I doubt he's even going to be available at 12, let alone 14.
 

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We absolutely have to take a CB early in the draft with how weak that group is. It still blows my mind how Zimmer's "specialty" was secondary and yet we're left with this mess. Its mind boggling how this is what were left with after spending high draft picks between Rhoads, Trae Waynes, Jeff Gladney, Mike Hughes, Mackensie Alexander, and Cam Dantzler
Well Rhodes was a good pick, but he was picked pre-Zimmer. But while Zimmer was there they gave him a big contract when he was hurt and past his prime. So there’s that.
 
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I don't think there's any chance Stingley lasts til 14. It would be great, but he just performed spectacularly at his Pro Day. I doubt he's even going to be available at 12, let alone 14.
Depends on how many QBs are taken. I think there will be 3 (Willis, Corral and Pickett). 4 edge rushers (Hutchinson, Thibodeaux, Walker, Johnson) will probably go before #12. Hamilton and Gardner will go before #12. O-linemen Neal and Ekwonu will go before #12. That's 11 players right there.
 

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Depends on how many QBs are taken. I think there will be 3 (Willis, Corral and Pickett). 4 edge rushers (Hutchinson, Thibodeaux, Walker, Johnson) will probably go before #12. Hamilton and Gardner will go before #12. O-linemen Neal and Ekwonu will go before #12. That's 11 players right there.
The vast majority of mocks do not have 3 QBs going before 12 though. Their stock has been falling significantly. Could it happen? Sure. And Hamilton has been dropping as well due to a slow 40 time.
I'd be ecstatic if Minnesota could trade down and still get Stingley, but I think he'll be long gone by then.
 

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The vast majority of mocks do not have 3 QBs going before 12 though. Their stock has been falling significantly. Could it happen? Sure. And Hamilton has been dropping as well due to a slow 40 time.
I'd be ecstatic if Minnesota could trade down and still get Stingley, but I think he'll be long gone by then.
Houston has a ton of draft picks so I expect them to take a QB. New Orleans will probably trade up for a QB. Atlanta should be taking a QB. Seattle could as well, but I don't see Ridder or Howell going that high. I got Hamilton going #11 to Washington, but he will probably be gone by then. There could be a WR or two taken before #12 also. Worst case scenario is the Vikings taking McDuffie, and that's not a bad scenario at all.
 

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Houston has a ton of draft picks so I expect them to take a QB. New Orleans will probably trade up for a QB. Atlanta should be taking a QB. Seattle could as well, but I don't see Ridder or Howell going that high. I got Hamilton going #11 to Washington, but he will probably be gone by then. There could be a WR or two taken before #12 also. Worst case scenario is the Vikings taking McDuffie, and that's not a bad scenario at all.
Don't forget the Steelers possibly trading up from #20 to get Willis.
McDuffie might be, and McCreary and Elam will be there at that spot.
 

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Some of the boards/blogs are discussing the possibility of taking a WR at #12. I guess that's not out of the realm of possibility, as a "best player available" move. Theilen isn't getting any younger, I suppose, but I thought KJ Osborn showed a lot of promise this year.
 

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