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Vikings Draft Picks Have Jersey Numbers

Posted by Mike Wobschall on May 3, 2011 – 11:08 am

We’ve come across the jersey numbers for each of the Vikings 2011 draft picks.

Of course these are always subject to change, but for now here’s the deal…

QB Christian Ponder #7
TE Kyle Rudolph #82
DL Christian Ballard #99
CB Brandon Burton #36
OL DeMarcus Love #75
DB Mistral Raymond #30
C Brandon Fusco #63
LB Ross Homan #57
DE D’Aundre Reed #92
WR Stephen Burton #86


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90 Responses to “Vikings Draft Picks Have Jersey Numbers”

  1. By Titus on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder is going to be a great quarterback, the envy of the division. Bye bye Green Bay.

  2. By PAUL M. on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    THAT WAS MY NUMBER!

  3. By PAUL M. on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    I STILL THINK WE PAID WAY TOO MUCH, THOUGH.

    CONSIDER HOW BILL WALSH DRAFTED MONTANA (RESEARCHED FROM WIKIPEDIA):

    “In Walsh’s first draft, the 49ers had targeted Notre Dame quarterback Joe Montana as an early round pick. Despite this, most scouts did not peg Montana as a top prospect. In addition to being relatively small for a quarterback (just over six feet) and slow, Montana’s arm strength was considered suspect.”

    Walsh drafted Joe Montana in the 3rd round with the 49ers 82nd pick. The article continued…

    “Though DeBerg had played well for the 49ers, Walsh felt the team’s best chance to win in the long run was with Montana. He alternated the two QBs, giving Montana some experience while keeping opponents off guard.”

  4. By Seb M on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    When are those Ponder und Rudolph jerseys gonna be for sale?

  5. By Seabass on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Can’t wait for the season! I gotta say too, the NFC North will trample on all others and itll be a slug fest when we all play within the division. Royal Rumble baby!

  6. By vikingintexas on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    This is what we must live with; I picked Ponder on this website (Apr.25th) Just not at the 12th pick ! — I said , ” OL if a trade down didn’t look good, and get Ponder next. With that being said, if he’s worth the 12th, than they could have taken OL at 12 and traded up for Ponder. He’s worth the trade up since he was worth the 12th !!! — The BEARS & PACKERS took OL with their 1st picks !!! Making TE the best pick the Vikings had by the time the 2nd pick came. We can ONLY HOPE they knew this was what the bears & packers were going to do. We can ONLY HOPE that there was and is a plan in place !!!

  7. By Titus on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul, not sure your post is logical. You use Walsh and Montana as examples we paid too much– if Ponder is anywhere near Montana, then we did not pay too much— because there is a great chance Ponder would not have been there, had we waited for our second pick— so, if Ponder is the next Montana, we paid the only price we could.

    f Walsh knew what Montana would become, he would have paid everything to get him— THE MAIN LESSON I got from your post was that you can never judge the future of a quarterback based on a few naysayers– only makes me more happy we chose Ponder.

  8. By Titus on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Oops, sorry, the first word in the second paragraph is “If” in my last post.

  9. By Rusch on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Its not the fact we picked Ponder at 12 that bothers me per say its the fact that we by passed Nick Fairly that hurts so much. Now the lions have Suh and Fairly as their Interior linemen for the next 5 years at the least. There is no way we are gonna be able to control the line scrimage any more verse the lions which really hurts sense we are a running team especially with a young QB. Add on top of the fact we will lose Kevin William for the first 4 games compounds the fact we needed a true DT. I am sorry but Ballard and D’Aundre Reed can not play DT tackle for us in this division. I am a huge Wildcat fan and watch plenty of Reed’s play and Ballard only did 17 reps of 225 which tells me he lacks strength to move those hog mollies. When you really think about it, we should have atleast taken Austin or the kid form Oregan State to play the Dt in the secound round instead of Rudolph just to cover that hole. They are excellent players in their own right so it would not have been a reach in the slightest. I have faith in this coach staff its just hard not being able to understand their logic behind their moves some times.

  10. By Sean on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    i’ll make it easy for you. They think ponder is a qb who can lead the Vikings to the super bowl multiple times. So IMO i think it was a great pick that may become the greatest pick in Vikings history.

  11. By ty on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    t-jack is gone without ? now with ponder getting 7

  12. By ty on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Mistral Raymond maybe the FS for this team 4 years to comes

  13. By TWR on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Nick Fairly wont last past his first contract and Ponder would of went to the Redskins or Dolphins. Don’t worry Ponder will be very very good right out of the gate.

  14. By TWR on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Im sure rooting for Mistral

  15. By Rudso on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    People need to stop saying we wasted our 12th pick and could of got him in the 2nd round. What makes you experts think we would of had a shot at him in the 2nd round? Dalton was picked before our 2nd round pick and SF traded right away to take Kapernick right after them. Who is to say that they wouldn’t have taken Ponder instead of the other two?

    The only QB in the 1st round that went where he was predicted was Cam. They said Locker was going in late 1st-2nd round but what happened there? They said the same about Ponder. Even Gabbert barely made it in the top 10 when some said he was going top 5, maybe even before Cam. People need to stop listening to all these “experts” and follow them like its the bible.

    Just because all of these so called experts said we were going to take a DE and we didn’t follow, now everyone is crying “bad pick”. I didn’t know there were so many fortune readers here.

    Just because Suh had great success doesn’t mean Fairly will do the same. As far as I know, Fairly went all the way down to 13 because of his character issues and work ethic. We have enough players with character issues (Chris Cook and Griffen both got arrested). We don’t need another problem in our locker room. Great pick by the Vikings to take Ponder where they did.

  16. By Frederick Jones on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    @VikingINTexas,

    Thank you for the information about GB and Chicago picks. So if you are right:

    Green Bay/Chicago/New England/Indianapolis all took Offensive Linemen in the first round ! ! !

    NOW you are starting to get the picture ! ! !

    We still need an OL and a Db. Sorry, THAT’S a fact, JACK ! ! !

    lol :)

  17. By Frederick Jones on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Titus,

    It is quite possible that there will be a quarterback controversy this year.

    Joe Webb cannot be denied ! :) C. Ponder will also do well !

  18. By Aceviking on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Fred Jones… just stop about the OL

  19. By Titus on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Now it is time to let the NFL know we want a season. If not, like any good customer, we will go elsewhere with our business. Let them know.

  20. By Frederick Jones on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    @AceViking,

    When other bloggers stop talking about quarterbacks, I’ll stop pointing out
    the OBVIOUS need for a GREAT offensive lineman.

    We also need a “cover guy.”

    THAT’S A FACT JACK !

  21. By Kmac on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Sign McNabb to a short term deal to teach Ponder, then were set for years to come.

  22. By Guest on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    We do need an offensive line but I’d take a qb over an o lineman anyday. If we didn’t select a qb in the first round and missed out on ponder, I bet the fans would be crying right now.

  23. By Guest on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    What are you going to learn from mcscab, why would you want ponder to learn from a choke artist?

  24. By Titus on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    If Fred annoys you about the Oline, I have a simple solution– choose not to react.
    Life is not about what happens to you, it is about your ability to understand you have a choice. Let it go, people. Fred, you keep up the good work– but I do think with proper coaching and conditioning, our current personnel will do well.

  25. By Justin on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Im curious too to when these jerseys will be on sale.. I for one will be getting a Ponder jersey and supporting the new QB. Detroit did get tougher on D yes.. but we also gotta understand here that our O-Line was also banged up all last year which is why we were getting burned. Hutch was out for a good minute. McKinnie was hurt, Loadholt was, and Sullivan was out a few games as well. I do have to admit our right guard area is weak. On D what really needs work is our secondary. Give up way too many big plays. And I agree with bringing on someone like McNabb especially if this lock out continues. A Rookie cant just be thrusted into the lineup without having a single minute of contact with coaches and without help from Musgrave. Bringing in a Vet like Donovan will help the kids growth and its not like he doesn’t know where he stands, he will help our younger guy like he did Vick and hopefully we can get some good results like the Eagles did. Im anxious to see him go to work, pre season and training camp couldnt come soon enough!

  26. By Guest on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t sign mcnabb sick of the vikings taking teams sloppy seconds, mr choke mcnabb.

  27. By Rudso on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Fred, what do GreenBay/Chicago/Indy/New England and I’ll even throw Dallas in to the mix, have in common other than them taking OL in the 1st round? Care to guess? I’ll help you out, they all have their franchise QB. That’s a FACT Ja……..Fred.

    I see the need for an OL as much as the next Viking fan and I will say a small part of me was a little disappointed we past on Prince; however, we can’t have it all in the draft. We took care of a lot of needs including our biggest need at QB and we did draft 2 DBs. Just because their not highly known like Prince doesn’t mean they won’t be good DBs. Don’t forget about C. Griffin and our 1st pick from last year Cook coming back from injuries.

    I know our OL was not great but Favre was a standing statue and we got a new coach for the O-line. Things could be different with young legs behind the line. I see the Vikings really looking in to FA for OL help and that’s perfectly fine with me.

  28. By darin_g on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder will be ok, for option Vikes had I think our O line will be ok, whatever you do Frazier dont trade up for Mc Nabb he is done and will be a side line QB.

  29. By Titus on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb will be a great receiver– big, strong, tricky with his moves– don’t forget that is what he was drafted as–

  30. By Mike B on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Fred where is your post supporting your position about the OL. I put mine out there let’s see yours. Blaze up the keyboard and let’s see your logic. Until then it sounds a lot like noise.

  31. By Mike B on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    btw your average hasn’t been going so good. Hmm you hyping TJack oops gone. Then hyping Webb oops they got ponder. come on when you going to get it right.

  32. By Brad on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Was that not TJack’s number? Well I hope it does not jinks Ponder.

  33. By Tarvaris Jackson on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Hey I thought I was my number. Is this how I have to hear that i’m not coming back to MN.

  34. By Tarvaris Jackson on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    #7

  35. By Matt on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    I agree we need an offensive line but good offensive linemen can be drafted anywhere alot more successfully than a QB can. We had the chance and I’m glad we took it.

  36. By sandiamond on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    looks that way Tjack… see ya!

  37. By Wisconsinvikesfan on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Stop talking about Mcnabb:(

  38. By Frederick Jones on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B,

    I guess you read the portions of my blogs that you want to read.

    I’ve explained about 100 times why we need to get some GREAT offensive Linemen. Not that it should have to be explained. It’s extremely logical.

    And as far as them getting a decent training program, and coaching for the offensive line…that’s probably wishful thinking.

  39. By Frederick Jones on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    One has to wonder what happened to all those guys complaining about the Vikings Tackles being too slow.

    There were 100s of blogs on that part of the line alone.

  40. By Frederick Jones on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    I don’t understand your logic about TJack. I wanted him to have another chance, but openly admitted at the same time that he probably would not get that chance.

    Same thing for Brad Childress. Like most coaches he was blamed for everything that happened AND MORE.

    I stil support Childress and TJackson.

    Yes, it is true that I seem to support the underdog opinion all the time.

    Try to remember this old saying:

    What is popular isn’t always right, what is right isn’t always popular.

  41. By Frederick Jones on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    By the way Mike B.,

    Welcome to Vikings.com

  42. By lovefromminnesota on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’m the guy that sent the top question. I really hope Joe Webb gets the QB job. Webb had a great performance against the Eagles.

  43. By mkert on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    So….. who was the last QB from a Florida school that did anything in the NFL? Grossman, Weinke, Culpepper, Testaverde? Not sure on the pick. Offensive line needed help first. Especially when we pick up McNabb. Old QBs dont last very long with a mediocre line.

  44. By joshK on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    id rather not sign Mcnabb and use that money they would have spent on him on an OL or asomghwa.

    im also wondering why Ponder was so under the radar in the media, but now that hes a viking hes the best QB in the draft. are they trying to make vikings fans feel better or are we really so lucky to have him.

  45. By Guest on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    mcnabb is a choker with that talented oline philly he had, he got replaced by grossman last season because of poor play. He’s over the hill count on it but who knows this team picks up old geezers all the time.

  46. By Guest on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    I find it funny why they would consider hasselbeck, that clown is washed up and losing hair whats up with this teams fascination with over aged qb’s whats next give jeff george a call he’s probably waiting desperately with a pedo smile.

  47. By Guest on May 3, 2011 | Reply

    You have to understand last season a lot of problems occured this team lost its focused especially the o-line, the coaching change middle of season players were fed up with the brainless coach you know who. The roof collapse and injuries. This year should be a better season frazier is the coach the players want to play for, guys are coming back from injuries the new season with a brand new start and a new qb with a supporting cast to help him is a settling way to start everyone is should be focused and ready to play.

  48. By BrentD13 on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder was a good pick and a proven winner. Granted it may been a reach for him.. But as Coach said “If the QB we want is there, we will take him”. This is who the Vikings organization wanted…

    Granted we still have plenty of holes. A man of Nick Fairlys potential on the DL woulda been great. And the OL could use some help… But thats what Free Agency is for (whenever it starts). Just remember, the team we have now is not the opening day roster. We still have some moves to make.

  49. By Nick on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    As soon as college free agency begins, jump on DeAndre McDaniel and Ian Williams and get those two guys to training camp ASAP.

  50. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Mike B.,

    Of the 8 blogs since my last one, 4 talked about the Vikings needing to improve the offensive line.

  51. By Rocksalt on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick-
    You must be the most intelligent person you have ever met.

  52. By Blarson on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Vikes did a great job at picking up guys for the Ol. I am from Arkansas and Love has the potential to be really good. The Fusco pick I dont know much about except he was the best Ol in Div 2 football. I think that says alot about him. Just because it isnt a major college donst mean he cant play.

  53. By David P on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    So everyone you are forgetting one thing. The vikings offensive line stinks and all the other teams in the north have very good defensive lines. They may need to have 4 or 5 QB’s on the roster because that is how many will get hurt this year if the OL is not addressed.

  54. By spahos on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    ponder is good. but i think the vikings are still going to have a avg. to good season. i just hope we can get some speed on the D. please tell the right side of the O line to pick up a block and quit the holding calls loadholt.

  55. By Woodboat on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, guys, if you’ve read all the quotes from Frazier and Spielman, I’m sure you’ve read that Ponder was not their first choice at QB. He was the best QB left on the board, so they nabbed him, which is fine. That being said, how confident can they really be that he is going to be a guy that will lead this team to championships? They had to know they weren’t getting Newton or Gabbert, so I’m assuming they were after Locker.

    I’m not saying the kid is going to fail, but let’s rein it in a little on our expectations.

  56. By Dan on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    The o-line did not play to well last season but it was still better than both the Bears and the Packers. Favre was almost in a wheel chair and the Vikes stil gave up 2 less sacks than the Packers and 20 less than the Bears. If they are all healthy to start the season and can stay that way for the most part I think they will be fine.

  57. By Blarson on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    I dont know if it will help but Musgrave said they are getting away from the zone blocking. So that being said the Oline could be better than last year. Your right Dan Favre held the ball for a long time as well.

  58. By Lito on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Vikes must be able to protect Ponder and create holes for AP and TG.

  59. By VikesfanNO on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Oh well with Ponder having number seven at least we know TJack for sure won’t be back…LOL!

  60. By tipdrill on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    In training camp they need to blitz ponder as much as possible see where he is with the jitters, see how well he handles pressure. If I was frazier I would definetely tell pagac to have a blitz drill throughout mini camp. Get him use to the pressure he will eventually cool down and make the reads.

  61. By tipdrill on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Favre was holding the ball long because his target rice was out and there is no deep threat besides rice. Harvin and berrian are slot guys well berrian USE to be a deep threat but lost his quest. We have no other deep threat only rice the rest are Yards After Catch receivers we need another tall lanky receiver I want to see emmanuel be another down field threat. Our wideouts are too short besides rice this team is lacking jump ball receivers, favre was struggling because he cant find his big targets. Slide rudolph in the wideout spot see how that works out.

  62. By Titus on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Webb will be one of our wide receivers. Frazier and company know what they are doing.

  63. By Jared on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    I agree with Titus. Webb has the ability (and was drafted) to be a WR. I think the Vikes start Ponder, have Shanc and Rudy at TE for most plays with Jimmy K coming in for the occasional blocking play and things like that.

    We’re going to have to trust Ponder eventually, I think it was a great pick and I honestly believe putting ANOTHER vet at starter will get us nowhere. Give the kid a chance. It will work out in the end.

  64. By dvyne_vike on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Doesnt matter WHO we have at qb if we cant keep him upright. Our Oline couldnt block anybody last yr. Opposing defenses LIVED in our backfield and the same will happen this yr if this isnt addressed

  65. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    @Dan,

    There is a possibility the O Line could be better this year. But there are many IFs that have to be solved in order for that to happen. (I outlined those in another blog, but you can pretty much guess what they are)

    Sacks are only one consideration when evaluating your offensive line.

    There is an old saying in football, Coverage causes sacks, Pressure (hurries) cause interceptions. How many times was the Quarterback hit. Favre is known for having quick feet, even though he is not a great runner. He got hit alot. Yes, he held the ball. (That is relevant, but was he worse than Brady, Manning, etc., or did THEY just have better blocking?)

    Brett Favre has one of the quickest releases of any quarterback, which should lessen the number of sacks.

    Adrian Peterson wasn’t as impressive in 2010 as in 2009. Coach Frazier wants to field a running team. Do we have the personnel to do that?

  66. By Frederick Jones on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    When you respond to a blog, please do not just respond emotionally. If you expect us to take you seriously you should respond with statistics, or possibly quotes.

    Anyone can say, “THE BUFFALO BILLS HAD THE WORST OFFENSIVE LINE IN FOOTBALL IN 2010.” OR “THE WORST QB IN FOOTBALL LAST YEAR WAS DON MCNABB.” (The above quotes are made up examples)

    These statements mean nothing, unless backed up by statistics or hard evidence. (Seeing McNabb throwing an interception is not enough ! ! ! ) lol

  67. By Rudso on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    dvyne_vike, it matters A LOT who we have at QB when your talking about the O-line. Favre was a statue who held the ball to long because we didn’t have our deep WR Rice. The O-line got blitzed every other play just to get Favre on the ground.

    All the teams saw what the Saints did to Favre in the last game, saw how all the hits took a toll on him, so they adopted the same philosophy last season when playing the Vikings.

    It doesn’t matter how good an O-line is when their getting blitzed so often and the QB can’t move out of the pocket fast enough. I will still say a lot of fault went on Rice and his late decision of getting that surgery. You need that deep threat of a WR to back off the defense and slow down the pass rush. It helps the RB, the QB, and the OL. Rice better stay!

  68. By Mcchoke on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Mcchoke does choke everyone knows what more statistics is needed.

  69. By Mcchoke on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    When it comes to the big stage playoff time, mcchoke is like tony romo he melts under pressure like lava.

  70. By Vikesfansince'87 on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    It seems to me that a lot of people are saying that a “franchise” quarterback is what we need. However, without a good OL, Ponder could very well be the next David Carr. That being said, I think the line we have will be effective. I believe the OL starters only played three or four games together last year, which makes a huge difference. When they did play together, the offense was very difficult to stop.

    Everybody in the league knows that we are a run first team. You can tell which teams, especially those in our division, who are ‘scared’ of that. A team must first win their division before they can even consider the postseason. We were the only team, IMO, in the north division last year that had a running game that was feared, even with an OL that performed below our expectations.

    We needed to improve upon several positions from last year and with a number of draft picks, I believe we did. There are still some holes that do need to be filled, however, and the personel staff will do everything in their power to do so.

    My favorite aspect of football is that it is a TEAM sport. You could have the best (insert possition) in the history of the game and they will make EVERY ther player better; however, if the rest of the team is only mediocre then the TEAM will fail!

  71. By joshK on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    the offseason is soo long. can someone tell Ponder he needs a haircut. he looks like a scrub with the long hair. he seems goofy.

    anyone notice that the bengals like red headed QB’s. kinda funny

  72. By adrian on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    is joe webb going to be a wide receiver or a back up to ponder

  73. By Elgar on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Ponder outran Newton, Gabbert, Locker, and Kaepernick in the 20-yard shuttle at the Combine. The rumors of his being sacked to death are greatly exaggerated.

  74. By joshK on May 4, 2011 | Reply

    Bears have a worse line than our injured line and they made it to the nfc championship game.

    the worst part about our line was on 4th and inches, 3rd and inches. we couldnt get 1 inch on multiple occasions.

    i think we need to draft OL next year and picking up OL in FA this year would be nice but i am fairly optomistic we will be better than last year.

    if ponder is decent and we stay healthy i wouldnt be suprised if we made the playoffs. (1 starter picked up via FA would help)

  75. By Rudso on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    joskK, I noticed that to when they picked up Dalton. It is kinda funny that they went from 1 red head to another. At least he matches the uniforms.

    I’m with you that our OL will be much better this season. We have a new OC coordinator, a new OL coach, not to mention a new head coach. I think coaching matters a lot. Considering how bad last season went, we have a new rookie QB to protect, new coaching, the OL won’t have an excuses and they’ll know their @ss and job will be on the line this season. They know if they do bad this year we’ll be hitting the OL hard next year in the draft, that motivation should be good.

  76. By NFL Source on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    two things u must do have faith and 1 have faith in the players the vikes and have hope that free agency starts soon. a source in vikings office has told me that vikings will make the biggest splash as soon as it begins. Big names will be sign and 1 key viking will be leaving.

  77. By letsgo on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    i c theres alot of fan for mistral raymond!! im one of them too!!! we need help at that positions!!!! i think he works good at cb or safety!! but with Abdulla n Jamarcus Russull playn good last year at the end of the seasons,.. we should move mistral to corner n help winfield!! cuz our first pick frm last years seems like hes gonna b a busts going thru injuries for a long time!!! im still sayin we should of drafted taylors mays out frm USC instead of cook!! so lets hope mistral got sum talent for our football team n dominate that position!! lets go vikes!!:)

  78. By letsgo on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    i meant jamarca sanford!!! lolz

  79. By vikings 4-7 on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    We absolutely needed a QB to fill our needs right now. But at the same time this years draft is not the only draft were talented QBs will be available. If Ponder is what the vikings organization calls a sure shot no miss #12 pick QB then there jobs should be on the line as well. We could have drafted a real quality O lineman or D lineman who had a very real shot of starting day one. Instead just because we need to get a QB established as our guy, we rolled the dice on a hunch like ponder. What happens next year when Luck and Moore are available. Do we pass them up because it’s Ponders job for the next 10 years. There obviously is no way to predict the outcome right now. But this had better be the guy or Spielman just set us back another 5 years or more.

  80. By joshK on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    take luck trade Ponder i can see it now

  81. By CanadianViking on May 5, 2011 | Reply

    I think we did great with the draft. But I guarentee we will be talking about this player Emmanuel Arceneaux that we pick up after the season was over. He was great in the CFL and everyone knew he was then coming to the NFL. I am glad the vikings were able to pick this kid up. If you dont believe check out these highlights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spWZ9zDX-co

    him and Rudolph being new weapons for ponder and webb. Our offense is going to be Pumping :) Two great running backs, 2 awesome TE’s and Harvin Rice and Arceneaux. Thats a pretty nice offense for Musgrave :)

    All we need to do is work on our secondary a bit. I think our Oline was real hurt last year and played though injuries and such. This year will be much better to be a viking fan!!!!!!

  82. By viking/lakers Purple&gold on May 6, 2011 | Reply

    get moss BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  83. By Kaxun/Viking on May 9, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t forget AP runs this team and we needed nothing on D line infact we are over stacked with talent. A steady quick hand qb the rest is history!!

  84. By DaVikings on May 10, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t really believe they should start any of the young guy’s. Bring someone in to teach them one or two yrs.Best way to learn

  85. By bigandy89 on May 11, 2011 | Reply

    I’m sure Tom Brady was on top of everyones draft board at the qb position back in his draft.(Sarcasm) All speculation before they touch the field is asinine.

  86. By Dale on May 11, 2011 | Reply

    Farve is coming back as the QB coach to teach ponder. Ponder will be ready come September.

  87. By caleb on May 11, 2011 | Reply

    Favre is Done

  88. By Purple08 on May 16, 2011 | Reply

    I will run on the field and punch out Favre myself if he shows his ugly face anywhere near the Vikings ever again. He set the team back 3 years with his B.S. I hope we never have to see or hear him again.

  89. By Purple Nurple on May 18, 2011 | Reply

    McNabb’s mom is going to make hot soup for the O-line for proper motivation.Brett will throw in some special fixins’ & Moss will stir the whole thing up as usual…& fu#@ it up to the point where it leaves a bad taste in everyones mouth.FORGET the past & lets move on.We paid our bad luck dues in ’10.

  90. By Purple Nurple on May 18, 2011 | Reply

    P.S. sh@t can B.Mckinnie…Bulk up Sullivan…motivate loadholt…& pray the new TE can block.

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