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Vikings Select OL Chris DeGeare In 5th Round

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 24, 2010 – 11:26 am

The Vikings used the first of two 5th round picks on OL Chris DeGeare, a 6-4, 325-pound product of Wake Forest.

NFL.com has DeGeare listed as an OT but ESPN.com has him listed as an OG. Confusing, but maybe it’s an indication that he can play both positions, which would help the Vikings add depth along the offensive line.

We’ll find out more about DeGeare shortly when either Head Coach Brad Childress, VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman or Director of College Scouting Scott Studwell meet with reporters to discuss the pick.

The Vikings also have another pick in the 5th round – a compensatory selection that is the 167th overall pick.

Here’s the NFL.com analysis of DeGeare: “DeGeare is a physically gifted lineman who has struggled with the mental aspects of the game as well as college. He missed the 2008 season by being academically ineligible and is not aware of twists, stunts and games up front by the defensive linemen. He can be quick out of his stance but often ends up getting behind on blocks because he is late to react to movement. He appears to wear down during the course of most games and may need to loose some weight in order to improve his conditioning.”


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47 Responses to “Vikings Select OL Chris DeGeare In 5th Round”

  1. By TOM on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    That does not sound very good.

  2. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I hope he is better than he sounds :b – but i know they coaching staff think he was the best on the board.

  3. By Burnem on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    We could of had way better player for the offense line but we decided DE was more important

  4. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I think griffin was better than campbell so I think it was a good move by the vikings to grap him instead of campbell

  5. By jbork88 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    who cares how he starts it’s how he plays the system

  6. By jbork88 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    but he not a good first impression

  7. By Tim on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    This is a horrible draft. None of these players will ever be starters, except maybe chris cook because our secondary sucks so bad. Also why would you take a lb from the one of the worst defenses in the country. This like childresses first draft. what a idiot.

  8. By jbork88 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    hey tim, it’s not the vikings fault they did so well the previous season that they couldn’t get the picks you wanted

  9. By Tommy T on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Horrible pick. I read his sheet prior to the pick. he grades out as a 2. There was Selvish Capers from West Virgina on the board still who grades out at a 6.7.. There were over a dozen better prospects than DeGeare and when the comments are that he isn’t even football smart, I don’t care how good a coach you are.. There is also a solid DB still on the board in Michigan’s Donovan waarren, who graded out a 7..which put him a top 13 DB… I don’t get it…

  10. By Henry on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    That’s a lot of negatives for an OL. Bad pick.

  11. By jbork88 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    cuz it’s obvious they’re going for need now

  12. By kyweaver on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    i agree, first time i have something bad to say about the draft. Dreadful pick

  13. By DarrinOT on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Thi draft is all about preserving our current talent not injecting new talent. This is another bodyguard for Favre/bulldozer for AP. All of our choices this year protect Favre or assist AP. Favre has a few years left to mentor a new QB while expanding his awesome resume, why didn’t we ge McCoy *sigh.

  14. By kyweaver on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    however, everyone grades the lions drafts so high and look how they do every season

  15. By Raul 919 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    i’m dissapointed as we all are but as long as we draft C Kevin Matthews (son of Bruce Matthews) and sign Alan Faneca (RG) and Tyler Roehl (FB) in free agency w/ the addition of Toby Gerhart and Lito Sheppard the vikings are the best overall team.

  16. By henry on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    That’s a lot of negatives for an Ol. Doesn’t sound like he could figure out who to block on a blitz. Bad pick.

  17. By MIke B on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    There are no suprises in this Draft for the Vikings. They went right down in order and filled in the needs area. I have to agree there are better graded players availible why not go for those. I look at the two 5th round picks and they are big guys that vikes will coach up. They could be busts. 3 picks left.

  18. By DarrinOT on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    For the love of god give us a safety! Raul

  19. By Raul 919 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    DarrinOT- i got you my man check this out Tyrell Johnson FS & Jamarca Sanford SS. man im so dissapointed in this draft i was soooo exited I only like Toby Gerhart

  20. By DarrinOT on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with you 100% raul

  21. By Conner on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    In this league, from week to week, the rapid adjustment of opponents schemes. It sounds like this guy really is raw. I’m concerned that he wasn’t a good student either when he has this much to learn.

  22. By Mark on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Kyle Calloway is still out there. Solid offensive lineman at Iowa….consistency.

  23. By Tommy T on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    For S’s still on the board… There is Myron Rolle from Florida State, who grades a 5.6 and about 12th best S on the board.. He didn’t play last year, because he was working on his Rhodes Scholarship… instead, we take a G that is academically ineligible and can’t read defenses… pfffft.. There is also a S from THE Ohio State still on board. nab those guys..

  24. By Raul 919 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    man were doing as bad as the jaguars, if you look at the bengals, patriots, broncos those teams know how to handle the draft. i guess i could always play with the ravens or my hometown team of the dolphins on madden.

  25. By DarrinOT on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Philadelphia has the best draft thus far.

  26. By Raul 919 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    alright guys 199 coming up lets see who they draft.

  27. By DAN on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I to im disapointed by this draft. I dont like Chili He should have never gotten a contract exstension. We would have been better suited taken a qb and ol early in this draft, although gerhart and griffen are ok value picks its its not were we need to go. I realy hope after the draft the vikings do a better job with free agents and go after some quality players to improve our team.

  28. By Raul 919 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    ay lets keep our heads up, got 3 picks left to redeem themselves, just cuz they got drafted doesn’t mean they’ll make the team.

  29. By Raul 919 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    remember we stole jamarca in the 7th round

  30. By Big Iff on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Sounds like he can’t brain very well… he has the dumb.

  31. By mnmaverick on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Vikes, please, please, please go get a free agent guard! I have no problem with this pick for depth. Let’s face it, ‘vikes simply did not have good draft order this year. This was not going to be the place to get a starting guard. Please go get one now!

  32. By havmann on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t they say the game of football is 80% mental and 20% physical? If it’s the case then this would be a wasted pick. Remember a certain player the Vikes drafted awhile ago who had mental issues: Dimitrious Underwood anybody?

  33. By Jimmy on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    ya the could have had warren sapp

  34. By litesout on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Relax guys, He’ll be fine. I know the family and trust me his problems stemed mainly because he lost his beautiful mother to cancer and leading up to it was lot’s of kemo and in & out of the hospital before she passed away.
    That was a lot for him to handle and to be away at school knowing the pain that she was suffering with.

    Also he would’ve faired better in another system, he vdid very well in high school grade wise as well as football but in order to stay close to home he chose Wake Forest which wasn’t the best system for him compared to the other schools that recruited him but he needed to be as close to his family as possible.

    She was a good friend and it was sad to watch cancer take kill a beautiful wife and mother to three young men at the age of 42, I am close to 50 and I still have my mother now anyone out there think that they could keep their head totally in the game while dealing with the same situation.., then more power to you cause your a stronger human being than most.

  35. By Skol_Vikings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I might like to mention that most picks after the 3rd round always look bad. I remember Sullivan’s scouting report not being too keen either. A 5th round Lineman.

  36. By Dan A. Szelkowski on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    This guy fits the mold of a Viking back -up lineman in that he can play tackle and guard so it is not a bad pick.

  37. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    well said litesout :)
    I think the vikings are knowing what they are doing, lets just trust them – look at the past 3 years. MANY MANY good pick have been made

  38. By Raul 919 on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    oh f u c k this management! really u passed up on clausen for a nobody QB!!!!!!! are u f u c k i n g serious! i’m am now a ravens fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. By Malte on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Raul you do not have much pride!.. seriuosly. no honor at all. a fan does not just switch team because of a draft of something.. A real fan doesn’t!

  40. By Rozt on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    It doesn’t matter who the Vikes pick, we all know in the end they will CHOKE

  41. By Skol_Vikings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    After years of criticism of Chilli and Ziggy, I’ll stop. They have drafted much better than pretty much any other team in 3-4 years, so let them be. The VIKES don’t really have any large needs, they were a good team last year. Another back-up lineman, a Chester Taylor replacement, and the secondary where the real needs. Were so-so on this guy, but maybe he can do well on the practice squad and practice squad lineman can be activated. Secondary, check. 3rd down back, check. I know everyone wanted Clausen, but WTF are we going to do with him? Cut Sage for Clausen? Assign him to the practice squad, and let him go the way of John David Booty? Look, Favre’s probably on his last year. TJ can probably handeling for things a year while we draft someone else next year. In the meantime, why pay second or first round salary to a guy to sit on the practice squad?

  42. By Skol_Vikings on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    TO litescout; if that’s the case than 1. I’m sorry for him and 2. I’m sure he’ll play better

  43. By HOGS on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    so from what i read at the top. He is a FAT DUMMY. GREAT!!!

  44. By me on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    i dont quite get why we didnt pick up clausen when we had the chance…We need a QB that could actually be the future of the team cuz T Jackson obviously isnt. If we got clausen then if Favre comes back he could have mentored clausen into being a dang good QB and the future of the team

  45. By avenging norse on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    Seriously, addressed our needs, one need was CB, i suppose but i thought that was why we signed Sheppard?

    We needed something to address this: #4 or any other QB laying on the ground grabbing his nearly broken ankle.

    and with this draft and keeping Bryant McLazy on at RT, we are going to get whipped by Julias Peppers twice a year and Peterson and Gerhart will be running into our centers ass twice a year versus Suh and Vanden Bosch.

    Nice way to give detroit the final skill position in their offense by the way.

    I dont like this draft at all. But I hope they really know what they are doing and can prove me wrong.

    SKOL!!

  46. By madone on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    litesout is correct. Chris has a huge upside that will be apparent with good coaching and in the correct system. At Wake he was in a system that did not utilize his size and strength. A 5.09 40 and a 32.5 inch vertical for a 325 pound lineman is freakish! He’s a tremendous athlete that will flourish with the chance to learn from Hutchinson. He can play right tackle but is most suited for right guard which is his natural position. He was a steal for the Vikes.

  47. By Laurie on Apr 24, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think that the Vikings could have drafted a better OG then Chris DeGeare. He was part of the rebuilding of the Wake Forest program and played both guard and tackle giving him lots of potential. He will be a constant on the line in years to come.

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