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2007 Draft Review: Vikings Scored Big

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 16, 2010 – 7:52 am

Although you wouldn’t know it based on how quickly football followers judge teams immediately after each NFL draft, it takes a few years to accurately and truly judge a draft class. Operating under the premise that 3 years is enough time to look back and assess, NFL.com has an interesting page that reviews the 2007 NFL Draft.

On the page, Bucky Brooks does a draft do-over in which he goes team-by-team – starting with the Oakland Raiders at pick #1 – and suggests what each team would do now if they had another chance. The Raiders, for example, took QB JaMarcus Russell that year. So Brooks has them taking RB Adrian Peterson instead. Click on the link in the paragraph above this one to see which player the Vikings would’ve taken at #7 with Peterson already off the board.

What I found interesting is that Brooks had the Miami Dolphins taking WR Sidney Rice with the 9th overall pick, meaning the Vikings came away with 2 top 10 players in the 2007 draft – Peterson and Rice.

Finally, there’s also an interesting video on this page that features draft expert and NFL.com contributor Charlie Casserly, as he describes what the NFL draft means to teams and also takes a look back at an important decision he made as GM of the Washington Redskins several years ago.


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7 Responses to “2007 Draft Review: Vikings Scored Big”

  1. By Purple People Eater Fan on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    Hooah!!!

  2. By Grandpa Favre Fan on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    We scored in the 1992 draft even though we didn’t draft him…We got a gunslingin grandpa!!

  3. By CRIES_PMOFA on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    WE NEED #5 McNABB & #4 FAVRE VIKINGS FEVER %100

  4. By CRIES_PMOFA on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    ONE HUNDRED VIKINGS FEVER BABY!!!!

  5. By PurplePeopleEater on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings have been great with draft picks the past few years. I saw a similar article a few months ago doing a redo of the 2009 Draft, making both Harvin and Loadholt top-ten pciks. It could say more about how well they are coached and utilized once they sign on with the team, than how great they were as players coming into the draft.

    If this trend stays true we can look forward to Tyrell Johnson (pick 2 in 2008) having a breakout year in 2010. And with the common expectation for QBs to take a couple years longer to transition into the NFL level, Tarvaris just may prove to be worth his weight this year as well, if called upon.

    All that coupled with (hopefully) another good draft this year and all our starters returning will make the Vikings absolutely unstopable. Makes me almost want to start planning the Superbowl party now!

  6. By PurplePeopleEater on Apr 16, 2010 | Reply

    **Correction** Tyrell Johnson = ROUND 2 (pick 43)

  7. By Robin S. on Apr 18, 2010 | Reply

    Brett has to come back! He gets the best out of his players. Sidney Rice was amazing with Brett! They just clicked! Love the Vikings! What a magnificent magic they all had together! Thank you Brett for coming to The Vikings! Every week I just couldn’t get enough! It was so much fun to watch! I recorded the games so I could watch us win over and over! Wow! I hope we take Tebow and let him learn from Brett! Love the Vikings! Win the Super Bowl!

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