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Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by demoncore1031, Sep 22, 2019.
It would be a classic Zimmer move to further neuter the offense for the sake of his defense.
Love will go mid-2nd round at the latest. I have the Vikings taking him in the 1st round. I know his states weren't great this year, but scouts love him. The Vikes have needs ahead of QB, but I think they will take Love is still available late 1st round. I originally had them taking Gordon in rd 4, which would be a great pick as well. Brady White from Memphis is not in this upcoming draft. If the Vikings don't draft a QB this year, I hope they get White in round 2 or 3 next year.
I love Diggs but you could tell he was unhappy last year. I wouldn't be surprised if he demanded a trade. The good thing is that Minnesota would probably get a 1st rounder for him. The bad news is that Spielman strikes out half of the time with his 1st round picks.
I could see the Raiders trading pick #19 for Diggs. They would be a really fun team to watch if they had Diggs as their #1 WR.
I don't know if they'd get a first rounder for him. It's a crappy WR free agency class this year (the best options if they don't get tagged will be Amari Cooper and A.J. Green, and I think both will either get a new deal or the tag) but the draft group is crazy deep. Tough to justify trading a first rounder when the draft class is as good as it is.
I guess it just depends on how desperate a team is to land a #1 receiver.
If the Vikings can't get at least a first round pick, I'd let Diggs sit if he pouts and holds out. He just signed a long term deal last year. The Vikes have done their part.
I would be very surprised if they don't get a 1st round pick for him. Oakland has two first rounders so I think they will give up the #19 overall pick for a #1 WR. With Diggs, Williams, Renfro, Jacobs and Waller, they would have a pretty solid offense.
And with an extra 1st round pick I could see Minnesota drafting a QB to sit behind Cousins for a year. I'm really hoping they can get that offensive tackle from Louisville (Becton) in the 1st round as well. He reminds me of Phil Loadholt. Put him at RT and move O'Neill over to LT and that would make the o-line a whole lot better.
Antonio Brown was traded for a 3rd and 5th rounder - Spielman will get laughed at if he asks for a 1st or even a 2nd round pick. I think a 3rd round pick is the best they can hope for and maybe squeeze a 6th/7th out of the team they are trading with.
I don't think they're going to trade him. He would represent $9 million in dead money if they got rid of him and only free up $5 million in cap space. That wouldn't make a lot of sense.
Griffen voids his contract. Glad this happened. Immediately gets Minnesota under the cap. Hopefully he'll re-sign, but if he doesn't it's been a great run with him.
Agree. Griffen's past comments about how he appreciated the Vikings help with his struggles two years ago gives me hope that he will give the Vikes the 'hometown discount' and return.
It's a little different. AB is a headcase and the word was out that he was a diva and difficult to work with. The Raiders got him at a discount. If he hadn't spiraled out of control after the trade and had actually been productive it would have been a bargain for Gruden.
Diggs has shown himself to be a little high maintenance but he's nowhere near the pain in the ass Brown was to the Steelers. That said, I still don't think anyone is ponying up a first round pick for him, and as Janny noted it wouldn't make much financial sense for the Vikes to move him anyways.
If he is unhappy, trade Diggs, and sign Dez Bryant for cheap.
Oof. Dez looked like he was done a couple years ago, and that was before he blew out his achilles tendon with the Saints. It's a fairly thin free agent crop this year but I have to think there would be better options there or via the draft. I'm thinking the draft class might be deep enough where you could get a pretty good one even as late as the third or fourth round.
Not a good idea for any number of reasons. I'll agree that Diggs is a diva. But you'd be replacing one diva with an older, slower one, who might even be more of a diva.
Didn't he restructure his contract last year?
Great point. For a 5th round pick he has really been a home run other than the crybaby crap last year. I couldn't believe they locked him into a long term deal for cheap.
Not the point of the article, but a pretty damning indictment of Spielman at the end. Also, I have no idea what “flattered to deceive” is supposed to mean.
Zimmer doesn't sound too optimistic about bringing Anthony Harris back. What do you guys think? Harris led the league in INTs, but I don't think that's necessarily always the best way to evaluate a safety since a lot of that is just a matter of right place/right time. Big loss, or are you good with another team overpaying for him in FA?
In most cases, I think it would be too costly to pay for both Harris and Smith, but given the DBs next season are going to be a complete crapshoot, and those remaining will likely be on their rookie contracts, it would seem to make sense to pay Harris.
I read/heard somewhere that there are a projected 40 or so WRs coming to the draft that maybe pro-ready. So given that large of a pool, it will be unlikely that many teams will burn a 1st round choice on WR this year. They can wait until later rounds.
Given the # of WR in the draft, that doesn't bode well for the Vikings being able to get a 1st Rd draft pick for Diggs IMO...especially if he is perceived to have attitude issues.