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Final Mock Madness Coming Tuesday

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 25, 2011 – 6:37 am

A regular feature here on vikings.com in the weeks leading up to the NFL draft is Mock Madness, where we collect a bunch of mock drafts from across the internet and collect them in one place. We’ve done it for 4 years now and this year’s edition was as interesting as any, with some observers predicting a QB for the Vikings at #12 and many others projecting a DE.

With the 2011 NFL Draft set to begin this Thursday night, all of the speculation and guessing will soon end. But not before we get a final edition of Mock Madness posted on vikings.com.

The final edition of 2011 Mock Madness on vikings.com will be posted on Tuesday, so stay tuned. In the meantime, let us know who you think the Vikings should select in this year’s draft by submitting a comment below this blog entry.


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17 Responses to “Final Mock Madness Coming Tuesday”

  1. By jrdfletcher on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    trade back. recover the bogus moss pick and take JJ Watt or Cameron Jordan.

  2. By Parody on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    I say trade back and pick up Mallet or Locker in the late first round.

  3. By Grant on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    Trade down and select locker in the late first round. He has the intangibles. Mallet doesn’t.

  4. By Sergio on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    Trade back, aquire locker, then build team( d-line, Db, O-line,Corner, safety,Wr)

  5. By Sergio on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    If we stay at the twelfth pick, We must aquire daquan bowers, Prince amukamara, or Robert quinn

  6. By RMJ on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    Mallett is by far the best qb in the draft. he has the best arm strength, best pocket presence, best accuracy (for a deep ball passer) most TD’s, most yards thrown, Played in pro offense, did it multiple years. Played against the toughest defenses in college football. best xo’s. Only think he isn’t able to do is run, but the best qbs don’t run, brady, payton etc. Mike Mayock said Ryan Mallett has the most talent than any other QB in the Draft, If it wasn’t for the rumors, he would be top five top ten. His unside is crazy. If his background is ok(which i think it is, just a media overhype) I think Mallett would be a great value at 12. If the Vikings pass on him, they will regret it for years and years and years!

  7. By BleedPurple4Life on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    Round 1.)Prince Amukamara

    Round 2.)Maurice Pouncey

    (We will trade picks 6&7) Round 2.)Ryan Mallet

    (Will trade 5&6 picks for 2012) Round 2.)Aaron Williams

    (Trade Kevin Williams for Ndamakong Suh) Round 2.)Brooks Reed

    Round 4.)Bruce Carter

    Round 5.)Mark Herzlich- turn him into a MLB or draft Casey Matthews
    2012
    Round 1.) Justin Blackmon

    (Trade Kevin Williams for Ndamakong Suh) Round 1.) O-Line

    Round 2.) OLB

    Round 3.)TE

    Round 4.) All Purpose CB

    Round 7.) Kicker

  8. By animal26 on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    If he’s there at 12. The Vikings have to go Prince Amukamara.

  9. By Parody on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    I really have trouble understanding the track of logic that a lot of people follow in here. This rant is specifically in reply to BleedPurple4Life’s post on his draft predictions.

    Picks 6 & 7 for a high 2nd rounder? That doesn’t make any sense at all. Neither does future picks from rounds 5 & 6 for any 2nd round selection. That’s so ludicrous teams wouldn’t even take it as a joke. At best, those trades would qualify to move the earlier of the selections up about ten-places.

    And what about this Kevin Williams for Suh trade? Why would either team even want to do that? Williams has been a star player for the Vikings, and trading him away would lower morale of the team as well as support from the fans. Suh was the 2nd overall pick from last year. The Lions would be even more out of their minds to trade him away for an older player, albeit a Pro Bowler, from the exact same position. Suh is already a Pro Bowler himself, and likely will return there many times throughout his career.

  10. By QB FEVER on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    If the Vikings stay true to their word and pick the best player Available. Ryan Mallett will be in PURPLE next year. :) :) :) :) :)

  11. By Lito on Apr 25, 2011 | Reply

    If Vikes feel that Mallet is” the guy” at 12, then take him. I hope they have done their assignments and draft well in the other rounds to fill in the other positions of need. By now the research and the work has been done. With prayers, I wish the Vikes the best and I hope that the team draft grade is at least a “B.”

  12. By MJG on Apr 26, 2011 | Reply

    I am a big Andy Dalton fan in this years draft. I know Mallett, Locker, Gabbert and Newton are all good. Ponder also.

    Mallett will be gone by 12, every mock I have seen have him gone by pick 10, especially for his leadership and intangibles, his character is the big question.

    Case for the other(s) Gabbert, Newton and Locker. It will be a “feeding” on drafting Qb’s this year according to draft analysis.

    So, would the Vikings be interested (again) in trading out of the first round, acquiring picks and selecting Andy Dalton from TCU with a high 2nd round pick…Or use the 12th overall on Bowers and trade up in the second round by packaging thier second round and TBD picks from next year. Because with the low picks in rounds 6-7 there is not much room to wiggle into a high draft choice.

    So, I think this:
    If they can keep the second round pick and trade for two more picks in the second round, which will total 3 second round picks, now we have ourselves a draft class. Even if we trade out of the first round. But if we keep the 12th pick in the first round, select a starter, Bowers, Prince…but the Vikings will need to acquire more talent, which means picks in the second round.

    Note: The top 100 players are off the board by or around pick Round 3, Pick 26…Unless, for some god awesome reason the kid is like NE Tom Brady , 6th round draft choice.

    I believe we need the extra picks in the second round, like two or three total, and a third round selection, especially, in this years draft class.

  13. By Parody on Apr 26, 2011 | Reply

    @MJG – You’re not looking at many current mock drafts if the majority you see are listing Mallet gone after the 10th selection. I look at mock drafts on a daily basis, and while there’s the occasional prediction that Mallet will go to the Skins, the vast majority of them have Mallet dropping to the early 2nd round unless they are predicting trades as well, where QB needy teams move up into the late 1st round to get him.

    If we’re going with a QB we’ll be best served by trading back, unless by some outside chance Gabbert or Newton fall to us. I’m not sold on Newton though. There’s too many rumors that he won’t be able to cut it in the NFL.

  14. By David on Apr 26, 2011 | Reply

    I find BleedPurple4Life’s post hilarious.

    Detroit would never trade Suh for Williams.

    That is a total joke.

  15. By Chad on Apr 26, 2011 | Reply

    Even if Matt Millen wouldn’t be dumb enough to trade Suh for K. Williams. What’s next BleedPurple4Life, Bradford for Joe Webb?

  16. By MJG on Apr 26, 2011 | Reply

    @Parody I think Mallett goes before our pick mainly because he is the best pure thrower in the draft. Gabbert, you are correct would be an awesome pick if he fell to us. Look what had happenened with Aaron Rogers who fell way back. We could pray Gabbert falls like Rogers did.

    I also rethought and think maybe if we packaged a 2nd round from this year and a 4th of this year, accompany a 2md from next year and we can move into two picks in this first round and grab Gabbert if he falls and Prince or Bowers :)

    Keep dreaming, I know LOL

  17. By Parody on Apr 26, 2011 | Reply

    Yea, but there were some other outstanding “pure throwers” in the draft that never panned out to anything in the NFL. It takes a lot more than physical skill to pull it off at QB, and that sounds to be a big question mark with Mallett, which is causing projections to pick him somewhere in the 20s or 30s.

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