Good News And Bad News From Claiborne’s Pro Day

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 23, 2012 – 6:20 am

For those of you who would prefer the Vikings take CB Morris Claiborne with their 1st-round pick in next month’s draft, there is good news and bad news.

We’ll give you the good news first.

Claiborne participated in LSU’s pro day on Thursday and registered an impressive time in the 40-yard dash, covering the distance in 4.39 seconds, a vast improvement from his 4.50 time at the Combine in February.

The bad news, though, is that Jim Kleinpeter of reports Claiborne disclosed after his workout that he will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist on Friday. Claiborne injured the wrist in a regular season game against Alabama, but was able to play through the injury and the pain for the remainder of the Tigers’ season.

My guess is the injury isn’t serious enough to impact Claiborne’s draft stock, especially with the mention of his pending surgery not made until midway through Kleinpeter’s piece.

For those of you interested in other LSU prospects, such as DT Michael Brockers or WR Reuben Randle, full results of the program’s pro day can be seen right here.

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82 Responses to “Good News And Bad News From Claiborne’s Pro Day”

  1. By 61Vikings on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    His wrist shouldn’t give him any trouble, but you never know!! Still think the Vikes need to take Kalil #1 overall and have a LT for the next 10 years or so!! If you are a rebuilding organization, then the OL and DL is where you start to rebuild!! Need a strong DT to go along with Williams on one side to form another Williams Wall, where no one could run against us!!!

  2. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    No worries about Claiborne and his wrist…Kalil will be the first pick for the Vikings…Claiborne will never drop into the second round…Wrist healing or not…DT Brockers is “overrated”…19 reps lifting 226 lbs…Terrible..

    But lets talk about the “underrated”…WR Rueben Randle who could be still on the draft board when the Vikings pick in the second round !!…I like everything about that young man…

  3. By OTKalil2012 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    * 225 lbs

  4. By Saddy on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dale Moss WR 6-4 from South Dakota impressed scouts in his pro day with better numbers than Stephen Hill.

    He is an ex basketball player that is physical and gets the ball at the highest point.

    Can we say Vikings pick another Moss in 3rd round who could be our deep threat.

  5. By sandiamond on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    2nd and 3rd rounds? you got to be kidding… too early for these. We just need some tall kid 6’4 for ponder to throw to in the end zone playing from behind on the score board every 4th Q

  6. By Roninmn.. on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil already. We need a strong foundation for the offense and that is were it starts. Unless Ponder can develope a skill throwing the ball on his back. Kalil already……Do it, do it now…

  7. By Saddy on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Yay, a vikings scout at Dale Moss Pro Day.. Hope we draft him, he seems very pysical.

  8. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

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    Updated: March 22, 2012 – 11:35 PM

  9. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

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  10. By sandiamond on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    saddy Moss def looks more athletic than tommy streeter 6’5 (tallest guy in the draft) and probably can outjump the heck out of “brick hands” streeter too

  11. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

  12. By sandiamond on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    starting to buy-in to wobs theory for receivers in the middle rounds. We aren’t going to land blackmon,floyd or wright so we could load up rounds 3-6 with maybe a comp pick to burn on one of these guys…. ( too many to name, list goes on and on)

  13. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Report: Packers were investigated for bounties in 2007

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    48 minutes ago

    The New Orleans Saints aren’t the only team that has been scrutinized for a bounty program.

    The Green Bay Packers came under the microscope back in 2007, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

    The NFL investigated the Packers but did not hand out any punishments after the team agreed to discontinue te practices. According to the report, Packers players would pay defensive linemen for top performances. For instance, linemen would receive $500 each if they held Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson under 100 rushing yards. There was another incentive to hold the Carolina Panthers under 60 yards rushing as a team.

    The Saints are in a different category because of what former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was doing, offering pay for injuring opponents and knocking players out of games. Really, the kind of program the Packers had in place, per this report, is something that is common. A lot of NFL locker rooms have had similar reward systems. In some instances, special teams players, guys typically near the bottom of the wage scale, have been rewarded for big plays. These bounty programs will likely be a thing of the past now.

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  14. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Have to go for now.

  15. By Troutdaddy on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Can we start the draft early? The suspense and the speculation are kicking my trash right now! Wobs, What has Frazier said recently about the Vikings prospects in the draft? Does he have an opinion on how he would like the draft to play out as far as immediate needs? I see that we get several comments from Spielman about possibilities but Frazier has been very quiet. Not a lot of emotion about these prospects from him. I would love to get an actual blog or news item on here about how he is feeling about the FA pickups thus far and how he thinnks things are shaping up and how things look to him going into the draft. Thoughts?

  16. By sandiamond on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    older list but gives an idea of the depth at WR

  17. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    The surgury sounds like good news to me. It should solidify the conclusion that Claiborne is not worthy of a #3 pick.

    There are other corners in this draft who we can pick in later rounds that will be big upgrades to what we already have. The depth at LT is not nearly as convincing.

  18. By Troutdaddy on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Interesting stuff from Mr. Gates that I feel hits the sentiments of us fans about the draft:

    This totally made sense to me and give me some good info about some of the folks that could be good fits into the needs of our Vikes.

  19. By peever on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    surely there has to be a better player to pick at no 3 than a offensive lineman…o linemen are a dime a dozen in free agency…sure you need a decent o line…but with a no 3….pick…what a waste…..I hope now they trade the pick away rather than WASTE it on a lt…………hows briant mckinnie workin out for you…….what a wasted pick……dump the koolaid….dump the “kalil” hype….

  20. By sandiamond on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    sorry carl…

    The Baltimore Ravens bring on DB and special teamer Corey Graham:

  21. By Carl K on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sandi- I just saw that thanks… I am heart broken. I would agree with Baltimore that Corey Graham is a young upgrade over Chris Carr.

    I grade Asher Allen out as a better corner than Chris Carr.
    I think the Vikings missed the boat on Graham…But I also think that the Vikings feel good about Asher Allen as a #3 or 4 corner… and that is really all Corey Graham and Chris Carr are. Graham is younger but Carr has more experience and can do some returning.

  22. By sandiamond on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Asher a key cog in the D last year -staying in the field! Carr is from baltimore so add em’ i say. creates good competition amongst sherels and allen for the nickel and punt returner spots

  23. By Shanzman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    OL a dime a dozen?? What a misguided statement. You can have the best QB and the best WR, but if there is no time to throw, it does not matter.

  24. By Carl K on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I think we have good depth at corner with Allen, Burton and Sherels.

    What the Vikings need is a solid #1 corner. Mo Claiborne fits that need.

    Can we find a #1 corner in round 2 ??? Stephen Gilmore will be gone… Janoris Jenkins is small and has red flags… Chase Minnifield has question marks… is Josh Robinson worth the 35th pick? It is hard to find a true #1 corner outside the top 40. This is a p a s s happy league and you can never have too many CB.

    I am on the fence now. I don’t know. Claiborne or Kalil?

    I just can’t believe we didn’t upgrade our secondary in FA so that we could focus on taking Kalil and a WR early in the draft

  25. By DRS on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

  26. By Rudso on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    peever, with all due respect, that was possibly the stupidest statement I read on here…………………. and believe me, there are no shortages of such statements on these boards lol.

    Briant Mckinnie has been a solid starter since we drafted him and he was 1 game away from a Super Bowl with the Ravens. I don’t know if you own a house but if you do, whats your 2nd most expensive bill? I’m guessing the house INSURANCE. Not to mention we have 2 houses in Ponder and Peterson for Kalil to protect.

    Kalil is a special player. Remember last years draft? Who was the #1 Tackle/O-lineman taken? Smith from USC was taken by Dallas at #8 or #9, I don’t remember. The point I’m trying to make is that he was a RT in USC and was a top 10 pick who played well for his rookie year. Why wasn’t he the Left Tackle at USC? That’s because Kalil is better and was given the responsibility of protecting the blind side. That alone justifies him as a top 3 pick. Not to mention his blood lines.

    Just because a player doesn’t get TD’s or sacks or interceptions, doesn’t mean his a waste at #3. Stick your head out of the box and look at the bigger picture.

  27. By Mike J on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    We need to draft either Claiborne or Blackmon those are impact players players who put points on the board or stop opposing teams from putting up points. As much as we need help at O Line i’m not ready to waste a 3rd overall pick on one, look at the Dolphins they took Jake long with their 1st round pick yes he’s good but their team still sucks they have no weapons and still gave up a lot of sacks same goes for the browns to. We need a difference maker our secondary has been terrible for to long and the same goes for our receivers. We can always find an OT in the second through 4th round who can play.

  28. By sandiamond on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Party Gronk!

  29. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hate to bust your chops, but we alraedy have playmakers on offense. We have 4 first round picks in playmaker positions on offense, and two more second rounders! (AP1, Harvin1, Jenkins1, Ponder1, Rudolph2 & Carlson2). They can’t do jack until we get an offensive line to protect them.

    Offensive linemen last longer than the average starter at any other position on the field. So let’s fix the line with the first round this year, and fix the defense with the first round pick next year. Then we can return to being contenders, hopefully for a good long time.

  30. By RichardA1 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    That receiver Moss looks like he could be the real deal, I hope the Vikings find a way to sign him. Hallil might just be the best pick, with out a strong line they will just walk right in on our young QB. No to the stadium, we all ordered the retractable roof, remember how they practicaly guaranteed it to sell us on the idea of a new stadium, nah from me if ti don’t have one. The bounty idea is a good idea, anything to motivate your players only not to the extent the saint did. When the play is whistled dead no late hits, no excesive hitting, make the play, good hits, trying to kill or injure for life should get taken out of the game and fined.

  31. By Carl K on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I was sold on Kalil 2 weeks ago… but we did nothing in FA.
    Spielman has never said he is sold on Kalil… and Spielman keeps talk’n about a trade.

    I think Spielman must have something brewing? I am beginning to believe we may not draft Claiborne or Kalil.

    Dre Kirkpatrick and Micheal Floyd might be the 2 guys he is really trying to land some how.

  32. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    But hey, let’s just take a page from the Lions of the early 2000s. They had top ten picks for most of the decade. In 4-years, they picked a WR 3 times in the top ten. They were cellar dwellers all decade. Then they finally got lucky the 4th time they picked a WR in the top ten with Megatron, and he wasn’t even enough to make a difference until they started adding talent at other positions.

  33. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Carl – I think he’s trying to entice a trade and take Reiff or Martin, while adding some high picks to fix the other holes on the team. That wouldn’t bug me one bit, but we need a LT in the first round.

  34. By Mike J on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Jenkins is far from a playmaker he’s a bust player who came to us for a fresh start, Carlson one good season then his production declined Rudulph I like him but he’s unproven he’s only going into his second session its a little to early to call him a playmaker, Percy Harvin is a playmaker but he is not a number one receiver and we all know that AP is a playmaker but you see from us not having any receivers who can stretch the field and take the 8th man out the box we were forced to run AP over and over until we got him injured. Look at the Bengals during Palmers last season their their O line wasn’t the best he got sacked a lot of times now look at them last season young QB same line but they got him a weapon to throw to and they made it to the playoffs. Ponder out Webb need weapons to pass to.

  35. By Phenom28 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Either pick would suit me just fine. Both men are deffinatly first round talent, and both men will impact any team they go to, as well as solidify that position for years to come. We as fans need to look at the big picture here. I say build the team through the draft, and let the coaching do the rest. You can have all the talent in the world, but if you dont have the right coaching, you aint never ganna win a super bowl. Its all in the coaching my friends! I see great things in coach frazier, and no matter who we pick, if they are coached right, they could possibly take us to the playoffs. I mean if you look at it, stats were bad last season, but all but 2 games that we lost were close games, all within 7 points or less. We just need to be patient and let coach frazier do what hes paid to do! Im verry optimistic this year as a viking fan ;)

  36. By Spencer on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    This doesnt matter. We arent getting him.

  37. By LarsonFamily on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I really like Dale Moss. He could be a factor for our WR squad. A mean quick runner 6’4, ex basketball player with large hands is very speculatar. We might as well draft him over stephen hill. I am also from South Dakota and I would love to see more South Dakota players to play for the Vikings. Chad Greenway is also from South Dakota. Go Dale Moss :)

  38. By Rudso on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    “Wasted pick” and “Kalil” shouldn’t be in the same sentence. You guys just don’t understand. I agree that Claiborne and Blackmon are play makers because they either score TD’s or prevent the other team from doing so.

    Once again everyone is looking at the small picture and the short term results. Just look at where the ball starts during a play.

    1st step, Offensive Lineman starts with the ball, that includes a hand off and PROTECTION for at least 3-4 seconds.

    2nd step, QB starts scanning the field for open targets.

    3rd step, WR makes the catch and scores a TD.

    You can’t have this process if you don’t have the 1st step! I can’t emphasis this more as it’s so obvious. With out the first step, with out the 3-4 seconds of protection, there won’t be a 2nd and 3rd step to get us the TD.

    We already have offensive weapons and dang good ones! Peterson, Harvin, Rudolph are all Pro-Bowl caliber players. Jury is still out on Ponder but I liked what I saw. The young weapons we have are NOT being used EFFICIENTLY and being used to their full potential because we don’t have a Pro-Bowl caliber O-Line man.

  39. By Carl K on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parody – you might be right about trying to “entice” something. But I think right now he should have a good idea if he has any luke warm dancing partners that may want to make a trade.

    If Spielman “doesn’t” have any interested trade parners at this point, one would think he would have focused on Kalil and added a blue chip corner or WR in FA.

    The Vikings did not even attempt to make a splash in FA. So, IMO, this Claiborne or Kalil stuff is just a game.

    Spielman may have just gone “Mad”… but I think teams at this point are making low offers for that #3 pick if they are interested.

    Because Spielman didn’t make any attempt at all to upgrade in free agency makes me believe he has something cooking or he feels zero perssure to win this year.

    Parody- I would agree we need a LT in the 1st round… but I also think we need a #1 CB in the 1st round and a #1 WR in the 1st round.

  40. By Mike J on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well how about this if we draft Kalil and win seven games admit I was wrong to the Kalil lovers but if wet draft him and look just like the dolphins I don’t want to see his supporters turn against him. The Dolphins drafted Long and since then Pennington suffered a career ending injury, Pat White got injured Cleo lemons outs out of the league and Chad Henne couldn’t stand up straight Ronnie brown got injured. I’m not saying Kalil is not good because he is but I just want a playmaker

  41. By VegasVike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder who the saints are gonna pick with their first pick, in the third round??? Hahahaha, they better choose wisely!!

  42. By Mike B. on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman is psyching out the Browns into giving up their other #1 pick or as many picks as he can. He knows the only he can effectively trade is the Browns, so we can still pick up Kalil. The problem is Spielman is going up against a cool customer like Mike Holmgren. He isn’t going to sell the farm to move up 1 for a QB which may or may not help his team. I think the best we can expect from the Browns is their #2. We trade with the Dolphins we risk losing out on Kalil, Claiborne, and Blackmon.

  43. By New Vike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike J – What point were you trying to make by saying some Dolphin players got hurt? Cleo Lemon and Pat White were even in there lol. I dont believe Jake Long is the reason for the Dolphins not having good players or the ones they do have getting hurt.

  44. By Northern Norseman on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply


    Dale Moss….. great find by the way! Im very surprised I missed him since I usually by this time of the year have got a pretty deep look at most positions.

    Interesting prospect indeed.

  45. By VikingsFan95 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    no news about the geoff schwartz signing? or about Ravens CB crhis carr visiting the vikings ? and that Dale moss is an impressive reciever, i would like it if we picked him up

  46. By Derrick.G on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Well….Greengay just signed Jeff Saturday.

  47. By Titus T. Owens on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Holmgren a cool customer? HA! Where were you all the days he coached in Green Bay? He has a short fuse and when the Rams and Redskins made their recent deal, he went ballistic. No, he may show cool on the outside, but he is very nervous and anxious on the inside.

  48. By wacky on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Dale Moss sounds awsome!!!!! he looks like randy moss, but he sure looks way slower then randy moss…..

  49. By Carl K on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman might already have an offer from Holmgren. The Vikings have nothing to lose… they can move back 1 spot to the browns for a 7th round pick and still get Kalil.

    The Vikings might already have a low b a l l offer that is acceptable from other teams but they are just waiting for the deal to sweeten a llittle more.

    The Vikings have a big advantage working with the Browns over any other team. So the Browns can throw a low b a l l offer out first and wait.
    The Vikings will be happy to wait and give the Browns every oportunity to jumb back in.

    My point is – Speilman has probably already been given low offers.

    If a team is interested in that #3 pick (after Washington traded up)… wouldn’t they want to know what the Vikings would want “trade wise” before the free agency started?

  50. By iaVIKE on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I think youre right Carl, im sure he’s been thrown some sketchy offers just to get the ball rolling. I think people should relax with the Speilman bashing, he’s playin it cool right now….patience is a virtue

  51. By jrich on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hahaha Nice @Derrick.G

  52. By jrich on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Wordddd @Mike J

  53. By JB on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Remember in the late 60’s when the Vikes took a USC Tackle named Ron Yary. Pro Bowler for many years and the cornerstone of an offensive line that went to 4 Super Bowls.
    You build from the Lines!!! Kalil is another potential Yary. Don’t mess up Minnesota take him and don’t look back!

  54. By DeerTracks on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    JB…You said it! We need him to help save Ponder and Webb, when the are trying to throw some TD’s…

  55. By Kappfan on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Please stop with Kalil.He Doesn’t grade out much better than many of the other tackles in the draft he’s just technically the best, the draft is always best guess. here’s how we go.
    1 Clairborne (Best Draft Grade at his position)
    2 Best Available Tackle (By not drafting Kalil all prospects drop a pick this means in a very deep Adams,Reiff,or Martin may drop to the second round. If they dont Zebrie Sanders( Massie ,Swartz) will definetly be there and he (Sanders) might turn out to be better than any of them.3-7 next post

  56. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    JB – You missed the point. We have 4-first rounders on the offense that were drafted because they are expected to be playmakers. The Lions kept on drafting WRs in the first round, and look where that got them? Top ten pick almost every year!

    We have capable players. I even left one out of my previous list of first and second rounders on the offense. Here is a full list: AP1, Harvin1, Ponder1, Jenkins1, Rudolph2, Carlson2, Gerhart2. The deep threat WR doesn’t need to be a first rounder! We had all those people last year except Carlson, and we weren’t able to score. Why? Because we don’t have protection for the QB.

    All that talent is going to waste. Try to shoot them down individually if you like, but drafting someone new is likely to have similar or worse flaws than any of them have. So why not try to find a solution that will give the players we already have a better chance at succeeding?

  57. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry – that last one should have been aimed at Mike J.

  58. By Kappfan on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    3- Best Available WR. We don’t need a 11 Rec #1, we need a 5-7 Rec Matchup nightmare who can stretch the field. Streeter, Childs, Quick Jeffries?
    3- Compensatory(If not trade comp + Picks)Harrison(S),Ilkia(S), Trumaine Johnson 6-2(CB)Future Nickel(S?)(Secondary of Clairborne,Cook 6-2,Johnson 6-2,Winfield would match up against any receiving corp)
    4-Linebacker? or best available player( I personally think Greenway,Brinkley,and Griffin could turn out to be a great linbacker corps. 5-7 Depth best avialable

  59. By New Vike on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody- Well said. What good are skill position players without quality lineman. The pocket doesnt create itself, and neither do running lanes. With guys like Clay Mathews, Julius Peppers, and Cliff Avril in the division a solid O line is a must to compete and more importantly the tackle positions.

  60. By Parody on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Kappfan – It’s tough to understand your post, but I think you are suggesting trading a compensatory 4th-round pick if we don’t get a compensatory 3rd-round pick. That’s not an option. Compensatory picks CANNOT be traded.

  61. By Kappfan on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Parody really that’ s your problem with my post? I’m suggesting in the third round we could use our early third round and trade back into the round. If the compenstor is a fourth use our fourth or a pick from next year. I’m saying we can get impact in both those areas here.

  62. By VikeFan on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I really do hope all this Clairborne talk is just that.
    1) Matt Kalil (OT) (no brainer) CB’s are waist deep after the first round.
    2) Harrison Smith (S) We need a safety and none worth after 2nd round
    3) Streeter, Toon, or Quick (WR) any outstanding WR
    4) DeQuan Menzie (CB) or best CB available
    4+) Jamell Fleming (CB) or best CB available
    4+) Josh Chapman (NT) I think he could be a great addition
    5) Audie Cole (ILB) if still available or BPA
    6) Tank Carder (OLB) if still available or BPA
    7) Drake Dunsmore (FB/TE) or BPA
    7+) BPA (Best Player Available)

  63. By Mike B. on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    What I have heard from tons of sources is that Kalil is the best non QB player in the draft period. Meaning if there wasn’t such a great need for QBs Kalil would be #1. Let’s not drop the ball here guys. We got a chance at a franchise player lets get him in Purple and Gold.

  64. By Derrick.G on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Thank you, I do my best. hahaha.

  65. By Rudso on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Not to mention, Kalil will make everyone else step up their game. His coming in to a weak O-line, will step in day 1 at LT and make the whole line at least compete. I’m sure they will add more depth in the later round for the o-line as well. I’m fan of competition.

    How about we ask Peterson and Ponder and J. Allen and who we should draft? Any one got their number? Lets see who the leaders of our team would prefer.

  66. By iaVIKE on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Just resigned Erin Henderson. 1 year 2 million

  67. By Mike B. on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    That’s a positive move to bring back a Vet.

  68. By electric7511 on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    I wonder if Michael Floyd will be in the second round? He was born in Minnesota, so I think he’ll fit in Minnesota.

  69. By camby on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    highly underrated player i want to mention is a 6″2 corner out of montana trumaine johnson. shut down flat out nasty Db. quiet senior year beacuse teams just flat out would throw his way anymore. i did see his name mentioned now by kappfan> anyways would be awsome if he fall to the 3rd round. he would be a steal. must add a wr in the 2nd for sure though! jeffries, streeter, anyone who can run and catch.

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  71. By TheWall on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Draft Wr Dale Moss late. trumaine johnson is better suited as a Safety he is a little tight in coverage.

  72. By Ryguy on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    We clearly should pick Kalil at number 3. That way we will better be able help AP and Ponder put up they potentially can.

    Second round we should go after a wide reciever. We not only fill an area of need, but we also make Harvin better. Harvins stats greately improve in the slot when there is a number one reciever (Rice/Moss) as the number one reciever. Personally I would be happy if they were able to get Alshon Jeffery in the second round. He is a tall reciever 6 4 and not especially known for his speed. He resembles Sidney Rice in many ways and could make the ofense much more explosive.

    Third pick is where we should try to fill the needs at corner back.

    We should draft another wide reciever in the 4th round.

    Those are our most important needs and imo that is the order we should look at for positions.

  73. By T.HARRIS on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    This guy D.Moss might have something i saw the footage as well,but will the Vikes see him(Speilman).How fast is he?He could proabably be a good pick up.

  74. By Sixkings on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    Justin blackmon is overrated he’s another Roy Williams. They shouldn’t even consider him that high.

  75. By jason1098 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    i don’t know how anyone can say its a waste to pick kalil at 3, because we got no wrs to throw to. We have wrs there just not very good,but a QB with time to throw the ball can make them a little better.I don’t care if you had jerry rice & randy moss on the same team a QB can’t throw the ball laying on his back! Ask any good coach how important the OL is ‘not to mention it would help AP.I’m sick and tired of seeing them try to force him up the middle when theres nothin there!Get him out to the edges and let him slash up defenses.I think Ziggy and rick are California Dreamin its sad

  76. By Petie97 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    MY dream Draft Would be as follows

    1. Kalil OT
    2. Best WR Available or CB Alfonzo Denard
    3. Trumaine Johnson at S
    4. BPA
    4. I would want to see a Big NT
    5. Best WR or CB available (look for hemingway from University of Michigan
    kid is a beast and can run block at 6’1” 225lbs
    6. Moss from SDSU
    7. kicker or MLB

  77. By Petie97 on Mar 24, 2012 | Reply

    look at this kid looks like a younger Pat Williams

  78. By David Rainey on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I like the idea of taking Claiborne as you can get linemen further down in the draft. I do have a problem with this offensive line in that the management has left themselves little choice. Aside from the fact that we are going to be depending on some low round draft picks (Love 6th rd, Fusco 6th rd, De Geare 5th rd) we also don’t have any real replacement for the lose of Herrera and Hutchinson. If we had filled the offensive line spot (or the cornerback spot) with free agency then we wouldn’t need to worry about which choice to make. I think we have to have a rookie who can start on the offensive line and that means we really need to pick Kalil. We have to protect Ponder first. Can a rookie protect his blind side? That is not very likely, but there appears to be no one else that can.

  79. By KEef65 on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    I agree that an OT with the 3rd pick would be verry boring however the Vikes picked Ron Yary 1st in 1968 and they won there 1st division title that year and they were a playoff or Super Bowl team the whole time he was here with 5 or 6 different QB’s. There are no guarantees in this league on any player. Ponder will not succede laying on his ass, he looked pretty good untill he realised he was gonna get pummelled on every down. His play was entirely the fault of the terrible O line and Musgrave taking the best players off the field on crucial downs.

  80. By chrisbreezy on Mar 25, 2012 | Reply

    i think vikings should trade their pick with the browns for their two 1st round picks and their second round pick.
    1st: claiborne
    1st: jonathan martin
    2nd: sanu
    2nd: harrison smith
    3rd: robinson/markelle martin
    4th: brandon brooks
    4th: burfict
    5th: fangupo
    6th: dale moss
    7th: miles buries
    7th: kicker

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