Showing posts with label NFL 2011 Draft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label NFL 2011 Draft. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Christian Ponder Review

112(12)Christian PonderQBFlorida State
What he brings: Ponder has had problems staying healthy and there are concerns about his durability going forward, but he has had the opportunity to show his toughness and there is a lot to like about his willingness to play through pain. He doesn't have the strongest arm and will have some trouble driving the ball downfield, but he does an excellent job of anticipating and delivering the ball in stride on short-to-intermediate routes. He is also light on his feet and can buy time within the pocket.
Video analysis: Todd McShay Video
How he fits: One of the big questions regarding the Vikings was whether they would go the veteran QB route or bite the bullet and start over with a rookie -- and we still don't know the answer, despite this pick. Right now, with Tarvaris Jackson and Brett Favre gone and Joe Webb unproven this is an offense that simply can't line up at QB. Is Ponder the immediate answer? Will the Vikings still go out and try to get a veteran to bridge the gap? Bill Musgrave is the new coordinator and he will run a West Coast offense that emphasizes the run with Adrian Peterson and his philosophy will emphasize rollouts, bootlegs, half reads and play-action -- all things Ponder can do well.  ....................... Review Per

Who Did The Vikings Draft In 2011?


112(12)C. PonderQBFlorida State
211(43)K. RudolphTENotre Dame
49(106)C. BallardDTIowa
58(139)B. Burton-Utah
63(168)D. LoveOTArkansas
65(170)M. Raymond-South Florida
67(172)B. Fusco-Slippery Rock
635(200)R. Homan-Ohio State
712(215)D. ReedDEArizona
733(236)S. BurtonWRWest Texas A&M

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vikings 2011 NFL Draft Pick Order - News & Rumors

Minnesota Vikings 2011 NFL Draft Pick Order

ROUND         PICK #
1                        12 
2                        43
3                        NA
4                        106
5                        139
5                        150
6                        172
7                        215
7                        236                        

Notes:  3 out of 4 Mock Drafts On NFL.Com/Draft/2011 Have The Vikings Taking Cameron Jordan With The 12th Pick In The First Round Of The 2011 Draft. Cameron Jordan Is A DE From The University Of California

Rumors: The Vikings May Trade Back In The 2011 Draft. Per "Spielman: Vikings would consider trading back"

Friday, March 25, 2011

2011 Minnesota Vikings Unrestricted Free Agents

2011 Minnesota Vikings Unrestricted Free Agents

Ray Edwards
Brett Favre
Ben Leber
Ryan Longwell
Ryan Moats
Sidney Rice
Pat Williams
Patrick Ramsey
Hank Baskett
Frank Walker

Minnesota Vikings 2011 Needs

The Minnesota Vikings Need To Fill The Following Positions:

Quarterback - Starter Needed
Center - Starter Needed 
Defensive End - Starter Needed (signed Robinson.. but c'mon)
Defensive Tackle - Starter Needed
Outside Linebacker - Starter Needed
Strong Safety - Starter Needed
Free Safety  - Starter Needed

Positions That The Vikings Need To Add Depth:

Wide Receiver
Offensive Tackle
Offensive Guard

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Who Are The Vikings Going To Draft With The 12th Pick?

The Minnesota Vikings have the 12th pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.  With a disappointing 2010 season record of 6-10 the Vikes have many... many holes to fill.  The Vikings filled arguably their biggest hole by getting rid of Childress and replacing him with Leslie Frazier.  So what direction should the Vikes go? 

The Brett Favre era ends ( actually refers to 2009 to present the "Brett Favre Era") but the Vikings do have this (young) guy named Joe Webb....  Draft a QB?
Our offensive line was horrible and Favre got his ass kicked as bad as any QB in the league this year.  If we do keep Joe Webb at QB he is going to need all the time in the world back there to figure out what is going on... Draft an O-Lineman?

Our defensive line was terrible and the fact that Ray Edwards and Pat Williams probably won't be back next year, The Vikings D-Line personel decisions are a top priority... Draft a D-Lineman?

A first round draft choice in the top 15 picks is a decision that warrants careful consideration and has the potential to benefit a franchise for years to come.  I guess so does a 3rd round draft pick... right Brad Childress?