Those of you hoping the Vikings would find a QB in the 1st round of this year’s NFL draft should be disappointed to learn that Stanford QB Andrew Luck – widely considered to be the top prospect in this year’s draft – has decided to remain in school instead of leaving early for the NFL.
This weakens the depth of this year’s QB draft class and could make it that much more difficult for the Vikings preferred player to fall down to #12 overall. I don’t know who the Vikings like in terms of QBs in this year’s draft, but ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. released his latest Big Board recently and here’s where he has the next several QBs ranked: Blaine Gabbert at #9, Cam Newton at #13, Ryan Mallet at #17 and Jake Locker at #25.
It’s still early yet and NFL personnel guys will shift their rankings and preferences slightly once the college all-star games and the annual NFL Scouting Combine concludes, but it’s still fun to follow the updates day-by-day. On top of that, who’s to say the Vikings will indeed select a QB in the 1st round?
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