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Cook, Gerhart Decide On Jersey Numbers

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 23, 2010 – 7:59 pm

I’m sure that once you’re drafted by an NFL team there are a lot of decisions to be made.

And although I’m not sure this would qualify as one of the more important decisions, it’s a fun one to report nonetheless.

Vikings 2nd round picks Chris Cook and Toby Gerhart have decided on jersey numbers. Cook will wear #31 and Gerhart will wear #32. Note that these numbers are subject to change.


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32 Responses to “Cook, Gerhart Decide On Jersey Numbers”

  1. By car on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    good pics must meen where ok at qb

  2. By x-viking on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    No it means that thank goodness we didnt waste a pick on a qb this year. Next years draft should have a few good qbs, better than this years and hopefully then we can pick one up.

  3. By Danton on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Good solid draft so far. Why pay up for a wish on a 50/50 pick of a QB? Nice job adding debth to the secondary. Hopefully we can find a gem to add depth to either O or D lines.

  4. By John Karl on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    there numbers should be 00 for cook and 01 for gerhart
    because cook will get 0 intersptions and gerhart will only get 1 touchdown there whole career with the vikings!

  5. By mike on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    terrible choice in picking cook…we should have grabbed Clausen. Sure they may be good qb’s next year but will wont get one that would be better than Clausen plus after this season Favre wont be around to teach the young qb. Look at Aaron Rodgers now, Clausen would have been just like him in about 2-3 years. Gerhart was a nice pick but cook was a complete waste. He wont even be on the team in years.

  6. By brad on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Yes these are good picks, but the reason that Cook will not get many interceptions is not because he is bad it is because he is young and has three experienced corners in front of him. Toby Gerhardt is going to get much more than one touchdown because he is a strong physical RB that will finish a lot of drives for the Vikes this year (not Albert Young). So John K, please stop talking about what you do not know. As for the QB position Tony Pike (Cinncinatti) and John Skelton (Fordham) are both viewed to be very talented with strong, accurate arms. Both of the are also said to be more NFL ready than McCoy and Tebow.

  7. By Sean on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t understand why anyone would be upset we didn’t take clausen. obviously we weren’t the only team that didn’t think he was worth taking a chance on. There are still 4 rounds to go. Does anyone know how many excellent qbs were drafted in late rounds before. Come on people. We could still grab a qb. It’s not like the 4 top ones were the only ones who could play the game. Lets just calm down. Wait until the draft is over and then start complaining if we don’t grab a qb. I think we got a couple of good guys. I would have rather seen us take Mays or even Price but maybe Cook will do well in our system. Drafting Gerhart stunned me but I can’t wait to see how he does. He is a big physical back with sure hands. It doesn’t hurt the Vikings to have someone like that behind AP. Tomorrow will be interesting. I definately think we should try to pick up a defensive lineman so we can start getting him use to the NFL so when Big Pat Williams retires we have someone to “some what” fill his shoes. I think it might also be worth picking up an offensive lineman because if Mckinnie can’t handle Peppers this year we will definately need someone with at least a year of experiance to take his place the following year. So lets all relax and wait until all is said and done and then start complaining and let us all not forget we have had some AWESOME drafts the last few years. Go Vikings!!

  8. By Mike on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    This was very productive for the 2nd round of the draft… Cook adds good depth behind our corners and if he doesn’t pan out at corner he can fallback and add much needed depth to safety…Also i really like the gerhardt pick. He is a perfect fit into the vikings scheme and will help bring the vikings back to a run first offense and with him and AP running the ball defenses will be worn out by the 3rd QTR

  9. By Sean on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    brad i totally agree. If pike is available take him. He has been the one i have been hopen we would take from the get go if we weren’t able to get tebow.

  10. By brad on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you for your support Sean.

  11. By 8 foot on Apr 23, 2010 | Reply

    Lets get the best player on the board tomorrow if this guy stayed in school next year he would be a first rounder. hes 6-7 315 pounds benched 34 reps Bruce Campbell, OT, Maryland

  12. By Elgar on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    You don’t get much great wine from those years when the best grapes did not grow, and you don’t get the best quarterbacks from some years’ crop of prospects either. The future hasn’t arrived yet. Next year appears to be the better year to make hay while the sun shines on future QB’s.

    As the later Roger Miller once sang, “You can’t rollerskate in a buffalo herd, but you can be happy if you’ve a mind to.” Let’s go with the flow. Maximize the yield from what is available to the team now. Keep up the good work, Vikings.

    (Fear not, O ye of little faith: The selection of Gerhart means when the 2010 Vikes take the lead early, they’ll cram the ball down their opponent’s throats late, chewing up the clock, while allowing the Viking D catch its breath.)

  13. By PLZSTFU on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    ENOUGH WITH THE CLAUSEN already. Just because hes from Notre Dame does not make him a good QB. Now watch him flop in Carolina, next years QB class is by far way better than this.

  14. By Sean on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    well said elgar well said!! Gerhart is going to be an awesome addition. Opponents are still going to have to worry about our run game. Just the way we like it!! Haha

  15. By GoPackGo on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    so, Brett still has not said hes coming back, the D-Line is getting older and ( hard to believe ) fatter thus slower ( Allen is still a freak but the williams wall now resembles a blob ), the vikes sign a veteran corner that still has a few productive years left in him and what happens? Well lets trade out of the first round, not draft and O-line or D-line or Clausen. I agree dont take Jimmy in the first round, i can see not taking him with 2nd overall in the 2nd round, but this is a guy that would have been great to see in purple. Honestly i think Clausen and McCoy will be the best 2 qbs in this draft when we look back 10 years from now and i cant see why a team that NEEDS a qb didnt take one of the “big3″ ( tebow is not skilled enough to be considered as an NFL ready QB the guy is changing his throwing motion for cripe sakes). True there MIGHT be a better QB in next years draft but then there will a rookie rushed out on the field to get his ass handed to him every sunday and people will boo him and cuss him out. The pack had the right idea 5 years ago draft Rodgers to be ” The Guy ” when they had “purple moses” in green and gold. rushing QBs into the starting slot is a failure in this era in the NFL, all your doing is throwing a wounded gazelle in a cage with a wild bear…or lion. MN has had some great drafts the past few years but i cant say this was a good one. They can turn it around tho by taking guys like big Bruce Campbell (OT) , Everson Griffen (DE), and hope that John Skelton or Dan LeFevour is still around at some point for some QB help. The only reason i see cook is a heavily wasted pick is they signed Lito Sheppard who WILL start this coming year and Dominique Franks, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, and Donovan Warren are of the same skill caliber as cook, and they could have gotten them later in the draft. If #4 doesn’t come back or comes back now acting like his age…give this year to the packers

  16. By Guest on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply


    We want Brett back!!

  17. By Josh W. on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    the only thing that bothered me about Gerhart was giving up third round pick to get him. A fifth round pick wouldn’t have bothered me, but there was a lot of talent in this draft and I think two other picks would have been better than him. That said, I love the kid, I don’t think he will be a bust! I am a afraid Cook will be a bust though, hope not.

  18. By vikings73 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Well most of you have valid points, it seems like the most invalid points are coming from those of you who have terrible grammar and cannot spell. I think a little more homework needs to be done before you comment. Not only homework on the vikings, but how to spell and use proper grammar.

  19. By trig4vikes on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Great picks, but we could still get the best QB in draft and thats Pike. He could sit a year and then be ready. Jackson is NOT the future. Bring in a guy this year so he’s ready when Brett leaves

  20. By John on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings really know how to alienate fans. This is getting seriously ridiculous. Cook, are you kidding me. Seriously not even a third round talent! What a waste. The Vikings better get their business together going into the free agent signing period because that first draft pick was a huge joke!

  21. By Grape Ape on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Yet another packer fan on the Vikings blog… lol

    A ” B” rated draft for the Vikings, remember, we were the best team last year! We beat ourselves! Gerhart will contribute this year and I see Percy getting a larger roll in the game plan. Remember who we have on the team! Favre is coming back… I would be shocked if he didnt. I would try and trade Tjack and grab Pike. I live 20 min south of greenbay and all I hear is what the Vikings are doing. They want Favre back too so the ticket pries go up for the Vikes/Packers game!

  22. By swingpole on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    With Gerhart we may have another “bom boom” in are midst!!!!!

  23. By BelgianVikingsfan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Feeling kinda disappointed after draft round 3 .
    Cook as our first overall choise ? This will be at best a 13-in-a-dozen cb , does not have any potential of being a top player ever.
    I like Gerhart , he will be rock solid and a great addition to the big plays (both positive and negative) of AP but as many stated before , giving a 3rd round pick away while there was a very big chance of getting him without trading , is just too costly…

  24. By JB on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Toby Gerhart will fill Chester’s shoes perfectly. Pike next?

  25. By Randy on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Although i was disappointed the vikes didnt go and grab Clausen or McCoy last night, after i had a night to think about it and calm down a little, i found that the disappointment wore off a bit. Gerhart is a solid pick, should be an added weapon to our already loaded offense. I thought Cook wasnt a bad move either, because he can move around. They can put him in Nickel, they could put him on the outside to cover the bigger, taller receivers, or put him back at one of the safety spots, which he couldnt be worse than Madieu Williams or Tyrell Johnson. The only pick i found myself scratching my head on was the d-lineman, Griffen. Im not sure if he can play d-tackle or not, but if he cant then im not sure where to put him, seeing as the defensive end position is pretty well set up. I wouldnt mind seeing Tony Pike come to Minnesota. He would be a good addition and could possibly be the future for this team. I attend the University of Cincinnati and watched him play all last season. Draft him and release Tarvaris Jackson.

  26. By Prince Jawni on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    We should think about getting a Wes Welker like WR, Riley Cooper from Gators, cause I dont really like Berrian, then Harvin gets more field time. Also, a tight end would make sense, Anthony McCoy from USC, so we could go in a two TE set, or even take a 330+ nose tackle in the 6th or 7th round, cause Pat Williams is getting old.

  27. By Prince Jawni on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I dont like taking a quarterback cause everyone knows Brett is comin back, and next years draft will have just a little more overall talent, which could be drafted either late, or in the later rounds. There is gonna be so much athletic talent next year, that I believe people forget about the college kids in next years draft and free agency studs. If we build our overall team in skill positions through the draft, and bring in quality free ageny quarterbacks, who would have zero problems coming to MN, that we could maintain a stout defensive line, wide receivers, running backs, and CB’s/Safeties without reaching for a maybe baby at quarterback.

  28. By Bryant C on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    @gopackgo AWAY….already, you guys will do better than last year but not at the Vikings expense. Vikings will still demoralize your O line and mince your run game so you better hope you can slow the Vikings offense… Good Luck. 3rd straight NFCN Title compleiments of the Green and Gold….

    SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. By brad on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I say if Pike is available at 199, take him. We have addressed our needs, now it’s time for a QB.

  30. By Prince Jawni on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I like a WR or TE pick better at 199, it makes better sense for our current team needs.

  31. By Joey on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Good QB class next year…we willl pick one up then!

  32. By Mike on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    We need to start a campaign for Gerhart to wear #44! It’s a natural fit!

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