Talent To Be Found At Pick #30

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 22, 2010 – 4:51 pm

The good thing about picking 30th overall, which the Vikings will do in this year’s draft, is that you are coming off a great season. The bad thing is that typically the elite talent in a draft class is usually gone by the time the end of Round 1 comes around.

But that doesn’t mean teams selecting in the late stages of the 1st round can’t acquire talent with their pick. In doing some quick research, I found that the Vikings have picked 30th overall once in Round 1 and selected WR Bill Miller. The Vikings also chose QB Fran Tarkenton in 1961 with the 29th overall selection.

There’s optimism to take in as we wait for the draft to start and then for 29 other selections to go down. In the past 5 drafts, some pretty talented players have been taken with the 30th overall pick.

2009: WR Kenny Britt (Tennessee)
2008: TE Dustin Keller (NY Jets)
2007: WR Craig Davis (San Diego)
2006: RB Joseph Addai (Indianapolis)
2005: TE Heath Miller (Pittsburgh)

Just some food for thought as we wait tonight for the Vikings to make their pick. With the exception of Davis in San Diego, that list of players is a productive one.

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6 Responses to “Talent To Be Found At Pick #30”

  1. By ben on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Couple years from now Tebows name will be on that list

  2. By Lance on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    Stupid I’m glad he got picked so we didn’t pick him

  3. By ct viking fan on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    i stay up to see who they do select and they trade the pick…

  4. By EmotionalVikingFan on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    I think the reason why they traded their 30th pick is because they know no one will take a QB. Colts? Saints? Rams? Vikings = Jimmy Clausen what a dream come true. They would have to pay less for Jimmy Clausen especially when they have already used up a lot of money. This is the reason why.

  5. By dday1313 on Apr 22, 2010 | Reply

    To go along with the last comment they also move up a whole round with the 4th round pick. I also agree that they moved down for Clausen because no one would take him. I also dont think taking a quarterback will effect the decision of Favre. Heck, the Packers took Rogers in the first round and Favre stuck around like 13 more years.

  6. By Phirtle on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    you’re an idiot. Rodgers was drafted in 2005.

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