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Vikings 2010 NFL Draft Selections

Posted by cjsiewert on April 24, 2010 – 2:52 pm

The Vikings have now finalized their selections in the 2010 NFL Draft and here is the list of the 8 draft picks made by the Purple:

Round 2, Pick 2 (34) (Trade from Lions) – Chris Cook, CB, Virginia
Round 2, Pick 19 (51) (Trade from Texans) – Toby Gerhart, RB, Stanford
Round 4, Pick 2 (100) (Trade from Lions) – Everson Griffen, DE, USC
Round 5, Pick 30 (161) – Chris DeGeare, OL, Wake Forest
Round 5, Pick 36 (167) (Compensatory selection) – Nathan Triplett, LB, Minnesota
Round 6, Pick 30 (199) – Joe Webb, QB, UAB
Round 7, Pick 7 (214) (Trade from Lions) – Mickey Shuler, TE, Penn State
Round 7, Pick 30 (237) – Ryan D’Imperio, LB, Rutgers

As always, stick with us here on vikings.com as we will be sure to bring you further analysis on the Vikings 2010 NFL Draft selections as well as comments from VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman and Head Coach Brad Childress’ post-draft press conferences.


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24 Responses to “Vikings 2010 NFL Draft Selections”

  1. By jcpvikingsfan2010 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I think now the only big question minnesota waiting for is when is FARVE going to say he’s coming back!!!

  2. By Alan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    It does not seem like we have done much to increase the talent level of the team this off season. Gerhart is maybe the best pickup in the draft. Griffen may turn out to be a good DE if he decides to work hard all the time. Was Javid Best injuries that bad. If so what about Westbrook. I believe Patrick Robinson was around at the end of the 1st round he sounded more talented then Cook. Someone talked about the Fl state LB. He might be small but seemed to bring more to the table then the LB’s we drafted. Plus how many MLB can we carry on the roster. We did not seem to do much about the QB situation. If Farve does not come back we passed up on several interesting prospects. If we draft best player available I would say we realy missed the mark. We also did not address the OL this off season. We have an above average OL but they did not hold up the entire season. There was not much for us to pick from in the draft by the time we were to pick. Hopefully if it is possible they will look at Alan Fanaca and other free agents. I do not know if we are allowed to pick more free agents this off season without losing free agents first. The last three drafts have been very promissing. This one seems to be disappointing at this time.

  3. By Skol_Vikings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I’m surprised they drafted Joe Webb… I guess he’s an insurance guy … probably destined for the arena league.

  4. By evan on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    he will be a wide reciever

  5. By Mullet69 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    You guys have to think about this draft differently than previous drafts. This was not a draft where the Vikings needed to make a bold move to grab an outstanding player. The only move they could have possibly made was to trade up in the first and try and get a number one CB or an offensive lineman. We are focused on winning the Superbowl this year! Jimmy Clausen isn’t going to make that happen. T-Jack is better this year than Jimmy would be just from his experience with the team. The LB picks I believe were targeted for more of Special team depth as both are solid ST players. AND JOE WEBB is going to be an UNBELIEVABLE Wide Receiver, and take over Bernard Berrians spot! Watch our for him, also with some wildcat possibilities. Although we could have targeted an Amazing player this year like Clausen for the future, I think we came away pretty good.

  6. By Brett L Cloninger on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    This is hands down the worst drafte ever. Only Gerhart & Griffin will be on the roster,k or any roster in three years. Cook was a reach and the last four picks are undrafted free agent grades. Why anybody would use a draft pick to get a UFA grade quarterback to convert to wide reciever is beyond me, or anybody else with a rational thought process. If they wanted a WR project, draft the TE out of Pitt, he was faster, has run routes, can catch and was available. It is thought your draft board fell apart when the Jets took the CB from Boise St. in the first round and you never recovered. Speilman should donate a check or two to charity for the egg laid today. Lets face it, a monkey with darts could have picked two pros with eight picks. Ask Mike Tice how hard it is to recover from a poor draft.
    Good luck,
    Brett

  7. By Dennis on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    The coaching staff and scouts spend a lot of time looking at these guy’s. Who knows what they see in them or what position they may want them to play but they must have a plan. They have done a pretty darn good job these past few years so why not give them the benefit of the doubt. Remember what a great pick Troy Williamson was? How did he work out? How about Vinnie or Booty? Wait and see and hope for the best. There are still a lot of good undrafted free agents floating around. Who know who they may be looking at. We also have guys drafted last year on the practice squad who may be ready to move up. There are lots of things going on that we just don’t know about as fans.

  8. By Cosmo on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I would’ve loved to have seen Kyle Wilson suit up in Purple. Childress did the right thing by changing his draft position in round 1, but did so in the wrong direction.

    That having been said, I like the Gerhart pick. Should be good to see what he becomes.

  9. By Fuzzy Intaglio on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Well it should be rather interesting to see how everything turns out for the drafted guys. Like Brett said only Gerhart and Griffen will be on the roster. Maybe Cook, emphasis on maybe. I give this draft a D-. I practically s**t myself when I saw Clausen go because I was so mad. We passed up a chance for a franchise quarterback. We could have easily taken him with our first second round pick (some may say that’s high but he’s first round talent, no doubt) instead we chose Gerhart. Fantastic, ANOTHER running back. How about we give Ian and Albert a real chance to prove themselves before getting another RB? As for Cook, well he’s big so that’s a plus. Anyone who thinks this was a productive draft should look back on it when our starting QB is Tarvaris whether that be next year or the year after that. I’m 15 years old, I could have done better, then again that’s not saying much with how much this draft sucked. Good work gentlemen, good work.

  10. By Sauce on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Wow…..I have read the comments on here and it’s semi negative! When you’re a good team,you don’t get to draft the good players! Now if we had the Rams or the Lions records,we would have the pick of the litter! But the DB’s we had on our radar were gone,so we had to pick the best available DB available in Cook. You know it’s now all about first round picks anymore,what you want is players who in the lower rounds appreciate the fact that they got drafted,and then they come and bust their ass for you and turn into stars! Never underestimate lower round draft picks! They have a chip on their shoulder and something to prove!!!!!

  11. By brett Jennings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I think they did the best they possibly could with what we had! Cook was the best CB available by the time we picked,Gerhart is just going to be a beast! Need to move him to fullback though! And we simply lucked out getting Griffen,He should have been long gone! We got three solid locks. That’s the best anyone could hope for. It’s a good thing we don’t have 15 yr olds running the show!

  12. By darryl on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    ok so what did we do to address our awful run blocking? and our shaky play at safety? two positions that didnt need depth but actually needed better players

  13. By Don on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I would have kept my first round pick but all in all I liked this draft. Most people will go why didn’t we pick up Clausen (couldn’t win in college) or McCoy (not sold on him either but at least he is a winner) we needed to get depth on defense. Yes Brett threw a pick late but when we lose or corner and linebacker in a game with no solid backups it makes it easy for the opposing time to kill us. With depth on defense we would have played that playoff game in the metrodome.

    Our defense is old a new untested QB does not make for a superbowl run. We ride the D and the run game and our two backups for the first time in there pro career have a solid vet to learn from not a bunch of journymen. I know we will be fine with Brett this year and with Sage or TJ the year after. If you didn’t pay attention Aaron Rogers didn’t come out to bad playing behind Brett.

  14. By Anton on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I agree, they look at these guys from high school and scout them every year. They see a million things we do not, not just tangibles. They know what they are doing, they got an B+ draft garde into the 3rd round. And who knows who else they will pick up, Fanaca is out there now and many more by prepseason. As for Favre, he will come back, he has said but in the past two years he “retired” right after the season and this year he did not. I think he would have if he was not going to play. Besides, these so called fanchise saving QBs come and go, look at Cutler and Quinn. Both drafted to be the future of their teams and that was only two QBs, there are many more and many drafted this year will not make it. Maybe that is why the Panthers took 3 QBs this draft, Claussen, Pike and Armanti Edwards who will play another position.

  15. By gabe on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    chris cook is 6;2 thats good for the depth at safety also… and we are going to switch webb to a WR WE WILL BE FINE

  16. By Francis on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    As a Vikings fan for more than 35 years, I’ve seen my share of less than desirable drafts. Having said that and given the fact that Minnesota passed on McNabb and Clausen so the Vikings will be on pins and needles until the season starts or until Bret makes up his mind. If Bret plays another year it will surely be his last and we are back to T. Jackson who is horrible. Even if Bret comes back, having Clausen under him for a year would have been perfect for his growth. Sam Bradford is going to get killed in St. Louis. Clause could have learned from the master and possibly started next year. Clause has professional skills, a good arm, excellent release, decent movement in the pocket, and most importantly, he doesn’t back down from anyone. If N.D. had any kind of defense whatsoever, Clausen would have been the number one pick in this draft. I hope Clausen ends up in the HOF and uses this rejection by many teams as his motivation.

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

    francis, francis, francis…. you should switch to clausen’s team… or propose to him already…jeez

  18. By Mike on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I will be the first to admit that this may not have been the “SEXY” draft that everyone was hoping the vikings would have, but they still had a “good” draft because they came away with a bunch of solid depth. Cook can give us depth at CB or Safety, Griffen will give us amazing depth at DL, Gerhart will be the perfect compliment to AP and together they will have defenses huffing and puffing by the 3rd QTR…The Vikings are a good team and do not need the Sam Bradfords or the Eric Berry type picks to have a solid draft they need to add depth at positions to keep players fresh and that is exactly what they did..THE VIKINGS WILL BE JUST FINE…CASE CLOSED

  19. By BhamFan on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    Webb can be a WR or Wildcat QB. Athletically, he is a freak… Based on his stats from the UAB Pro Day, Joe Webb’s numbers would have topped all QBs and most WRs in both speed and strength who were invited to the combine. Webb’s hands measured out at 2nd largest of all players at the Senior Bowl; 1st was Terrence Cody. At 6’4″, 11″ hands, and a 42″ vertical, I’ll take Webb over just about any CB in an endzone jump ball situation.

  20. By Jim1962 on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    You know I see a lot of people complaining that we didn’t go after Colt McCoy or Jimmy Clausen. If you think that a college QB is gonna come out and do a better job at this point than Tavaris or Sage, you are completely out of your mind! The draft wasn’t great mind you, but Cook will be able to sit back and learn and won’t be pressed to start immediately. Gerhart was a great pick and probably be a great short yardage back. And Webb showed great ability down at the Senior Bowl where they used him as a WR so yeah! Atleast 5 of these guys will be on the roster come the start of the season. Brett and Fuzzy need to get a clue…

  21. By brad on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    The thing is yeah we might be fine this year without a better quarterback but how about start building around the other younger talented players we have now. It is drafts like this where we don’t get a decent quarterback that make me glad i didn’t renew my season tickets this year so I don’t have to risk paying to watch Tarvaris Jackson throw at his receivers ankles.

  22. By JIMTHEBASSMAN on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    After watching the results of the Viking’s draft, all that I conclude is that the people in the draft room celebrated a lot after the first 3 picks and drank too many drinks!!!!! The Vikings picked up some throw away picks!!!!! Tell me 1 team that picks a quarterback, and knowing we have nothing except for maybe Booty, picks a quarterback that you know will only make it as a “WIDE RECIEVER”. STUPID!!!!!! YEAH……POTIENTAL…..STUPID!!!!!!!!!! RIGHT….If Farve comes back, we have a chance for a SUPERBOWL, BUT…What happens after this year……NOTHING!!!!!! I like the first 3 picks, well except for the maybe CB, probably saftey..DUH…WHAT HAPPENED????? I don’t blame the coaches and scouts and GM for laughing at the interveiws. if I liked the Packers, Bears or Lions, I would be laughing afterwards too!!!! Why waite for 3 years from now, go ahead give them a big X now. What happened to our draft??? Except for 2 players, WHAT POSITIONS ARE THESE PLAYERS PLAYING FOR, WATERBOY, or do they have to waite for preseason to figure it out!!! After watching what had happened, I think they might not know until after 5 years considering how dumb these people are!!!!!!!

  23. By Andy on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    Okay JIMTHEBASSMAN, this was an excellent draft by the Vikes. Yeah they didn’t get a superstar player except for Gerhart but the Vikes are loaded with superstars its all about deph buddy

  24. By mac on Apr 26, 2010 | Reply

    i have been a viking fan all my life,i love the fact we picked up Gerhart he is a awsome running back,but we needed to pick Clausen,or McCoy so they could have a year under Brett,if he come’s back,but if he don’t i would have still rather one of them played than jackson or sage at least we then could have hope for the future.

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