Thursday, April 28, 2011

Draft day

Today is NFL draft day and as this is usually the first step in the Minnesota Vikings demise, I'd like to offer up new coach Leslie Frazier and the rest of the Vikings draft gurus some quick advice.
Here are the top 5 things they should do with their No. 12 pick:

1. Trade down: preferably back to late first round or early second round to take Ryan Mallett or Andy Dalton
2. Trade up: And take Blaine Gabbert, this is kid is for real and has the best chance to make a positive impact immediately
3. Take a cornerback, because anyone who watched Frank Walker or JaMarcus Sanford play corner, knows we need a good one. Plus Winfield's best years are behind him, and Lito Sheppard is not far behind that. Best options: Prince Amukamara  or Jimmy Smith
4. Take one of several talented Defensive Lineman including: Nick Fairley, Cameron Jordan, Robert Quinn, Aldon Smith.....the list goes on.
5. Take an offensive lineman. An underrated option for the 12th pick, but the Vikings' OL could use another young star to solidify the wall that will block for Peterson. Likely available will be Tyron Smith, Mike Pouncey or Derek Sherrod.

Most likely scenario (knowing the Vikings): They will wait until the last second and fail to trade their pick, end up taking a stone-handed wide receiver (Julio Jones) or 'Bama running back Mark Ingram, because he was "the best available" player at number 13 or 14, while the conference rival Lions' snatch up a great pick and fail to adequately develop him.

Please Vikes, change your imbecilic and disorganized draft ways and use some common sense this year.

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