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A New Carr; Vikings Sign Veteran CB

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 10, 2012 – 9:33 am

For the second time in as many weeks, the Vikings have added a CB in free agency. Last week, the Vikings signed former Chicago Bears CB Zack Bowman, and this week they’ve signed former Ravens CB Chris Carr.

Carr will be entering his 8th season in 2012 and will turn 29 later this month. He was an undrafted free agent out of Boise State in 2005 and played for the Oakland Raiders through the 2007 season. Carr has also spent time with the Tennessee Titans (2008) and the Baltimore Ravens (2009-11). He played in just 9 games last year because of a back injury, but before that he was an important part of the Ravens defense and he’s been one of the NFL’s top special teams performers during his career as well.

The Vikings secondary is a group that needed upgrades this offseason, and the additions of Bowman and Carr will help toward that end. With Chris Cook and Antoine Winfield set to return in 2012, Bowman and Carr will lead the competition for another starting CB job in the Vikings secondary.


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102 Responses to “A New Carr; Vikings Sign Veteran CB”

  1. By hognuts on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    First!

  2. By NorthwoodsVikesFan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    A back injury? Great. Spine or muscle?

  3. By VegasVike on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    The”new Carr” must be a DeLorean because I coulda swore I saw this signing last week! Old news snoring

  4. By VegasVike on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    5’10” @ 180

  5. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Hopfully this will not make the FO decide to not take secondary help early. The team needs a safety and needs it more than any other defencive position. Draft S Harrison Smith.

  6. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Plus Carr is only a mid-low tier nickle corner.

  7. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Give Trumaine Johnson(3rd round) a chance at CB and if that doesn’t work out switch him to safety. Frazier said he wanted his corner to have size and Johnson has that.

  8. By Ross on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    We need to draft some ball hawks for defense to get the turn over ratio up.

  9. By wacky on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    LAME!!!!!

  10. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    1…. OT Kalil
    2….WR R Randle
    3….CB/S T Johnson
    4….S B Taylor
    4a..DT D Wolfe
    4b…OLB S Spence
    5…..O-line T Compton
    6….WR BJ Cunningham
    7….ILB V Burfict…
    7….BPA at any position…

  11. By PurplHaze on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Sing it, OT! Especially where #3 and #35 are concerned! =)

  12. By PurplHaze on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I’m OK with bargaining any of the picks to get additions, with the expection of that #3.

    WE NEED TO DRAFT KALIL #3 OVERALL … PERIOD!

  13. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    NFL upholds penalties to Saints for bounties

    Associated Press

    Posted: 04/09/2012 12:01:00 AM CDT

    April 9, 2012 6:3 PM GMTUpdated: 04/09/2012 01:03:29 PM CDT

    NEW YORK – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of coach Sean Payton and other New Orleans Saints officials stemming from the league’s probe into the club’s bounty system.

    http://www.twincities.com/vikings/ci_20356560/nfl-upholds-penalties-saints-bounties?source=rss

  14. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Parcells tells Saints….NO !!!….

    To the head coaching position this season.. ; )

  15. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Vegas Vike,

    You are right, this is old news.

    Plus the guy is 29. I thought we were going for young TALENT.

    Spielman should look up the word “Talent,” just to see if it’s similar to what he thinks it means.

    How are these guys any better than the best we’ve got right now??? Let’s get our special teams set first! Marcus Sherels is a better return guy than Carr.

    “Whatever you’re doing, I’m not seeing it.”
    Hoosiers

  16. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Kalil,

    I wonder if the Saints might just go ahead and can Payton. They could hire someone else to lead the Saints.

  17. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    defensive back positions plus backups.

    We have ten (10) draft picks to make. The quality players come in the first 4 rounds of the draft.

    These people make it possible to watch a “splashy” receiver in the Vikings games. No man lives on an island.

    Write your local sportswriters

  18. By Mike B. on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    This is just confirming the agreement made last week. Wobby can’t post it till the deal is done. @OTK I agree that trading Webb is an option to be looked into. I am not sure how high of pick he could generate. The Eagles have been talking about looking for trades for Samue and I think that trade is more likely than trading out their #1 pick.

  19. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    May I remind all who write, and read here that there are 5 offensive line positions, and 4 defensive back positions plus backups.

    We have ten (10) draft picks to make. The quality players come in the first 4 rounds of the draft.

    These people make it possible to watch a “splashy” receiver in the Vikings games. No man lives on an island.

    Write your local sportswriters!!!

  20. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    PurplHaze…I agree…The draft being a success for the Vikings all hinges on drafting Kalil with the 3rd pick overall…There is no other choice…9 more draft picks after that is more than plenty to work with for Spielman…

    But Kalil with the 3rd pick is a must !!!…

  21. By Mike B. on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I would think that Benson is probably considering it (firing Payton), but how much of his contract would he have to pay out.

  22. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    White Earth tribe offers $400M for state share of Vikings stadium

    Article by: JIM RAGSDALE and JENNIFER BROOKS , Star Tribune Updated: April 6, 2012 – 5:59 AM

    White Earth Nation’s new pledge, in exchange for a metro casino, got a cool reception at the Capitol.

    A northern Minnesota Indian tribe is offering enough money to cover the state’s entire $400 million contribution to a new Vikings stadium and $12 million per year for racetrack purses if it is allowed to build a gambling palace in the metro area.

    The sweetened offer from the White Earth Nation is “the only solution that meets the test of fairness, common sense and no new taxes, guaranteed,” said Erma Vizenor, the tribal chairwoman. “The 20,000 members of the great White Earth Nation are looking forward to a new way of life.”

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/146373175.html

  23. By hognuts on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred

    You think they would do that after the success he’s had there? That would be surprising.

  24. By Mike B. on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred we still need one WR in the draft and that #35 pick would be a good place to get that need filled. Should still be some quality WR that would fit at that position.

  25. By Lance on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Just so you know if we are going to get Johnson it will hafta be in the 2nd rd. He wont be there at our 3rd pick. With this draft only giving 2 starting Safties and many teams needing safty help. Johnson is viewed because of his talents at multiple positions and his Too tall for NFL CB he will go to a team who needs a SS in the 2nd.

  26. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    The Cowboys had Don Meredith, Craig Morton, and Roger Staubach on the same team at one time. Meredith was good, but was banged up.

    Both Morton and Staubach went on to have great careers.

    I think Webb-Ponder could be the same way.

    Now about that offensive line… :( :( :( :( :(

  27. By cbraz5 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Looks like a pretty good line up of draft picks. Kalil should be a lock, and yea we need some outside help at WR.. but we need guys that will be able to get picks. Our pass D has been terrible for a number of years and think that we should go Corner/Safety in rounds 2 and 3 or 2 and 4 atleast. There are plenty of talented recievers we could pick up by round 4. Especially in our division, aside from Kalil our pass D should be our number one priority, and I’m not sold on our FA pick ups just yet. GO VIKES!!!!!

  28. By Mike B. on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred Read the previous blog just responding to OTKs idea. It has merit.

  29. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred…That is why I am sure Payton wanted Parcells to fill the position for this year…Bill could make some major coin for one season…But then could leave without a stir…If a new young head coach comes in now without any baggage…And does very well this season…Where will that leave Payton the following season ??… : )

    maybe looking for a new job ??…With a bad reputation following him around…

  30. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B., and Hognuts,

    My crystal ball isn’t any better than yours. But it certainly would be ethical for Benson to get rid of Payton. In addition it might be better for the political position of the team, and would be better for the team’s future.

  31. By hognuts on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Let’s fill our WR need and pick up Bernard Berrian in the Free Agency, then we can address our Secondary needs in the draft.

  32. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    If the draft is so loaded with wideouts, it may be possible to get one to walk on with the Vikings.

    Rank of needs for Vikings for the draft:

    1. Offensive Line
    2. Defensive Backs
    3. Defensive Tackle
    4. Linebacker
    5. Wide Receiver
    6. Kicker
    7. Running Backs
    8. Special Teams

    One thing we do not need is Tight Ends!!!

  33. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Hognuts,

    You are nuts! lol

  34. By iaVIKE on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t think we’re gunna be staying put at our set draft order for each round…..I think there’s gunna be a lot of trading up or down. Spielman is entertaining a lot of different offers and ideas, just like you guys were discussing with what to do with Webb

  35. By cbraz5 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Berrian would maybe help but if i remember right he had a lot of drops and mental breakdowns at the end of his time with the Purp n Gold

  36. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings stadium bill presses on in Minn. House

    By PATRICK CONDON | Associated Press – Fri, Apr 6, 2012

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Efforts to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium stayed alive at the Capitol on Thursday thanks to a House committee that salvaged the plan ahead of a 10-day legislative break. Still, it faces long odds.

    The stadium bill, a public-private partnership to build a $975 million downtown Minneapolis stadium, has been a marquee issue of the 2012 session thanks to Gov. Mark Dayton’s strong support, but it has yet to gain serious momentum.

    Plus, northwestern Minnesota’s White Earth Nation upped the stakes Thursday on its own bid to be part of the stadium solution by offering to bankroll the entire $398 million state share in exchange for permission to build a new casino in the Twin Cities area. But that plan, which unites disparate opponents, likely has little chance.

    The House Rules Committee voted Thursday to keep the stadium bill alive, even though a deadline has passed for bills that would spend state money. The House Government Operations Committee is tentatively scheduled to consider the proposal April 17, after lawmakers get back from their spring break.

    Dayton has spent a lot of time pursuing a stadium deal that would keep the Vikings in Minnesota for another three decades, at least. The Democratic governor has at times expressed frustration with the bill’s slow progress in the Republican-controlled Legislature, but on Thursday said he doesn’t fault lawmakers for moving slowly since it took a long time for backers to assemble a final proposal.

    Dayton said the plan’s true test would come when lawmakers return.

    “It’s like school’s out,” Dayton said. “It remains to be seen if they’re sincere in their intention to take this to the floor to a vote.”

    The proposal being pushed by the White Earth Nation, meanwhile, is expected to face heavy opposition.

    It looks to replace the current state funding proposal to use taxes on an expansion of low-stakes charitable gambling in bars and restaurants. Critics of the charitable gambling plan question if pull-tab and bingo games are reliable sources of yearly revenue to pay off stadium construction bonds.

    By accepting the tribe’s money, “the state doesn’t have to go to the bond market with questionable proposals,” White Earth Chairwoman Erma Vizenor said.

    The White Earth Nation, located about five hours from the Twin Cities in the state’s northwestern corner, is the state’s largest and economically poorest tribe. It has sought state backing for a Twin Cities casino on and off for several years as a vehicle to boost its own economic fortunes.

    But a solid bloc of lawmakers opposes any major expansion of gambling. Plus, the state’s wealthiest American Indian tribes see unwanted competition to their own Twin Cities-area casinos and have powerful allies in the Legislature.

    “I don’t know that it has the votes,” House Speaker Kurt Zellers said.

    http://news.yahoo.com/vikings-stadium-bill-presses-minn-house-192212505.html

  37. By Spencer on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Wow Wobbs. What took you so long? -______-

  38. By Derrick.G on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    OLD!

  39. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    No one can argue the fact that we could use a WR.

    I’m just saying that OL and DB is a much, much, greater need.

    Aromashadu, and Harvin are good to great receivers. The #3 and #4 are more up for grabs. But talent at WR often emerges anyway.

    I think it was 1974 or there abouts, the Vikings had no threats at WR. Then Ahmad Rashad, and Sammy White became arguably the best tandem in the NFL. They were both completely new to the Vikings.

  40. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Sammy White was the 54th pick in the NFL draft that year. Rashad they picked up in free agency.

    In those years the Vikings always had a great offensive line. Do not forget that important detail.

  41. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    iaVike,

    I hope Spielman has enough sense to keep us where we are. There are too many unknowns to be messing with moving up or down.

    Get Kalil, and be happy. Then go after it!!!

  42. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Carr, Chris Cook, you get confused!

  43. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Are we picking up FAs so that we can cut them?

  44. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman needs to be homeschooled!

  45. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    See the Minnesota’s wealthiest do not want the poorest people to get ahead, that even goes for the American Indian tribes. The best plan will be defeated because the rich do not like the poor. Oh well. I still think the legislature will find a way to delay this issue one more year. If they do that there will be no Vikings after next year.

  46. By cbraz5 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    haha Frederick. Agreed.. Mostly. the least it will do is add competition for starting spots. and like in any sport. competition on the practice field is key. but yeah we need future stars. or atleast proven veterans.

  47. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I find this Sean Payton situation very fitting !!!…

    Payton sitting at home watching the Saints play…And having no part in the coaching of the team will drive him NUTS !!…Sitting the year doing nothing even if he gets paid will bug him…While hurting the owners pocket book…

    If he sits yet another year after this season if fired by the Saints owner and wants to collect the money owed him depending on his contract situation…Who will want him after being out of football for 2 years ??…

  48. By cbraz5 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    It is a little different though, as far as coaching to the actual athletes. The athletes lose a lot, and fast. Coaches are a different breed that can afford to be away for a while and not lose as much as what an athlete would. Payton is a master mind and knows the game inside and out. Whether he’s with the saints or not, he will find success. Just hopefully without the bounties.

  49. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings New Stadium On Last Legs With Gambling Proposal

    Posted By Terry Goodwin April 4, 2012

    The future of the Minnesota Vikings’ existence in the state has been directly tied to gambling expansion for the past year. This week, lawmakers will take one final swing in this session to pass a bill that would expand gambling while also dedicating funds for a new stadium.

    The House Commerce and Regulatory Reform Committee passed the bill this week that would help fund the stadium. The legislation, however, is a massive gambling expansion bill, and critics believe there is little chance of such a bill passing this session. That would put the future of the Vikings in jeopardy.

    “If they don’t get this deal done soon, it is likely that the owner (Ziggy Hood) starts to look at his options,” said Gaming Analyst Brad Dawkins. “Those options most likely include Los Angeles, and if it gets to that point, it may become too late to save the team in Minnesota.”

    Fans have been behind passing legislation that would bring casinos to the state. The casinos would bring hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue, and that revenue would then go towards financing a new stadium for the Vikings. With the clock ticking, fans are starting to get antsy.

    “I don’t care how they do it, they just have to figure something out to keep the Vikings here,” said Paul Blassard, a Vikings fan for the past Thirty-two years. “This team was here when I was born, and I want them to be here when I die. I can’t even believe we are this close to losing the team.”

    The stadium is not completely reliant on the money from the state, but enough of the funding is needed from the state to stall any stadium deals. The city and private funding would make up the other two-thirds of how the stadium would be built. Currently, Minnesota is playing in the Metrodome, but their lease has run out and they have already said they will not renew the lease.

    http://www.casinogamblingweb.com/gambling-news/gambling-law/vikings_new_stadium_on_last_legs_with_gambling_proposal_57768.html

  50. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I do not think Sean Payton is a mastermind anymore than you or I.

    The Saints have a talented football team, and the bounty system has been a powerful (and corrupt) addition to their team.

    I doubt they would have beat the Vikings in 2009 w/o their bounty beautification!

  51. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @DRS,

    I agree that the state should have been willing to give the casinos to the White Earth Tribe.

  52. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Billy Belichick won some titles with his SPY SCAM.

    At the very least these titles by Payton and Belichick are tainted!

  53. By Frederick Jones on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Did anybody try to read Payton’s book after they won the Super Bowl?

    I tried to but there wasn’t any value to the book that I could see. Totally self-serving and of no use to the football fan or coach.

  54. By cbraz5 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, you’re probably right. Favre took some dirty hits in that game and was never really the same after. But to their defense ( and trust me I am not a Saints fan) the refs could have done a lot more in that game especially to minimize or atleast penalize them when there were dirty hits. But it’s all said and done now and there isn’t much we can do about it. With that being said, hopefully this offseason can get us kickstarted and on our way back to a NFC North contender. Last season was really deflating.

  55. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, there would be no new taxes, the state would get a 50% cut, there would be work for all them union workers, and the state would bring in more revenues thru the income taxes them new workers provide, A win, win as I see it.

  56. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Well said Fred…

    If Payton had a brain…Why would he have kept trying to injure players…After the Commish warned him and the organization to stop or suffer the consequences…

    I would think the smart man would have stopped doing the wrong thing…And listened to the man in charge of everything in the NFL…

  57. By cbraz5 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah it seems that the whole Saints organization, from Owner to there 3rd string full back, is a pretty self-serving organization. The bounty scandal proves it, no matter how much certain players deny having knowledge of what was going on (Brees)

  58. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone if this stadium issue is not settled this year it will not matter who we get in the draft, the Vikings will have one more year in Minnesota then off to LA. The other owners will not keep subsidizing the Vikings, just ask Mike W.

  59. By vikesfan12 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Payton is a snake and should be banned from the NFL!!!!!

  60. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I do feel that the Saints should give the Vikings two of their first draft picks.

  61. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    DRS…They say the White Earth tribe had a similar deal with Duluth…And quit making payments on the split with Duluth later after the Casino was built…And the federal government agreed that payments were no longer needed from the tribe in that situation…I think that might be one problem that would need to be addressed…

    But this deal and casino site would be made on state property !!…Not on the Indians private lands or reservation…So if the tribe did not want to make payments…You would think the state would have the rights to shut the casino down…If they break the contract…

  62. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    OTKalil2012 , thank you for that information, you would think if the tribe stop the payments, the state could take over the Casino.

  63. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    All that needs to be arranged…Is that each year for the casino to operate…It would require the Indian tribe to get a one year gaming license from the city of MPLS…And for the tribe to also a make a payment to lease on the property on which the casino stands each year along with that one year gaming licensing…If the White Earth tribe causes any problems stemming from non payment to the state…The city of MPLS should have the power to revoke all licences…And shut down the casino…

    The state gets 400 million for the new stadium and 50 percent of any profits after that…And makes sure future payments will be made each year…

    Yep…That would be a “win win situation” for sure…

  64. By sunnyazvike on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    we picked up carr the day after he scored a 4 on his wonderlic test.

  65. By sunnyazvike on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    he being claiborne. my bad

  66. By Carl K on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Lance-
    Trumaine Johnson is 6’2″. He is NOT too tall to play corner!
    He might be a little too slow in my opinion to be drafted high in the 2nd round.
    I would take him in the 3rd round. But if we draft a safety, CB or linebacker in round 2… than I think WR will be the pick in round 3.

    My draft would be.
    M Kalil OT (1st Round)
    Josh Johnson CB or Janoris Jenkins CB (2nd round)
    Brian Quick WR, Alshon Jeffery WR, Chris Givens WR or Greg Childs WR (3rd)

  67. By Spencer on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Why arent the Viking Faithful talking about the lastest addition to the team- Chris Carr?

  68. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, what would you say about it?

  69. By DRS on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Is Carr good for the team?

  70. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    @Spencer…

    Because a Carr is only worth talking about when it is new…

    This Carr story is a week old already ??…

  71. By Spencer on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Guys….I was being sarcastic.

  72. By sunnyazvike on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    OT kalil 2ND devon still 3RD chase minnifield

  73. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Rd1- LT Kalil
    Rd2- OG Kevin Zielter
    Rd3- CB/S Trumaine Johnson
    Rd4- LB Sean Spence
    Rd4c- DT Kheeston Randal
    Rd4c- WR Brian Quick
    Rd5- BPA
    Rd6- BPA
    Rd7- BPA
    Rd7c- BPA

  74. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Beginning round 5 select BPA at a position of need

  75. By Stoney on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Hey, this signing is an upgrade from what we had last season. so it is a good move. Kalil at #3, then safety,CB,WR are big needs.

  76. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Besides LT the back end of the defence needs improvments more than any thing. Draft S Harrison Smith and hopfully CB/S Trumaine Johnson. If Johnson doesn’t work out at CB he can move to FS and dominate. Smith would give the Safety position the thing they lacked last year the ability to tackle. He won’t get alot of interceptions but would be a great improvement over the current starters. Plus CB Josh Norman may be avalable in the 4th round. Draft WR A.J. Jenkins with the 1st Compensatory 4th round pick. He is very fast, has good hands, and runs great routes.

  77. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Both of our starting guards from last year are gone. We need to draft 1 at the least in the earlier rounds

  78. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    For the person who said Johnson was to big to play CB, Cook is also 6’2 and he is very good. Yes Johnson may not work at corner but could be a very good safety.

  79. By cbraz5 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah look up Seattle’s defensive backs. 6’2” is probably the avg. height

  80. By KoN on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I would be really happy if the draft ended up like this:
    Rd 1: Kalil OT
    Rd 2: Jeffery WR/Smith S
    Rd 3: Martin S/ Best WR available (it’s hard to tell who that’ll be at this point)
    Rd 4: Minnifield CB
    Rd 4 comp: Best DT available
    Rd 4 comp: Best LB available
    Rd 5: BPA
    Rd 6: BPA
    Rd 7: Best Kicker available
    Rd 7: BPA

  81. By secgenfan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I think that 6’2″ if he has the agility and speed will be great against Calvin Johnson.

  82. By electric7511 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Do anybody think Stephen Hill will be gone before the second round?

  83. By electric7511 on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Because I think he’ll be a good fit for Ponder and Harvin.

  84. By Conjon on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    This is it the MOCK of where super bowls are born ;) just remember its fun to dream. Cue Boondocks end theme

    Rd1- LT Kalil
    Rd2- SS Harrison Smith
    Rd3- CB/S Trumaine Johnson
    Rd4- LB Sean Spence
    Rd4c- DT Kheeston Randal
    Rd4c- WR Brian Quick
    Rd5- LB Vontaze Burfict
    Rd6- WR Dale Moss
    Rd7- OT Andrew Datko
    Rd7c- K

  85. By secgenfan on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    If hill is there I think it would be stupid not to take him. But I doubt he will be there. Not sure who’s going to take him but someone will.

  86. By mike on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    I kind of like what spielman is doing. He’s picking up a high amount of players that need to prove themselves (other teams leftovers). Most of the offseason acquisitions are players coming off injuries (discount prices). By getting high amount of players for low prices, statistically one must be successful in the system. This is one of the differences between a coach and a business man.

  87. By Carl K on Apr 10, 2012 | Reply

    Kalil at pick #3 is easy… but pick # 35 at the top of round 2 could go in number of different ways.

    If any of these guys fall out of the first round, I would take them in this order.
    Stephen Gilmore
    Mark Barron
    Stephen Hill (sorry Wobby but I like him)
    Harrison Smith
    Reuben Randle
    Donta Hightower
    Janoris Jenkins

    At one point or another I have seen all of these guys “mocked” in the first round… But I think one of these guys just might fall to the Vikings in the second round.

  88. By vikings4life on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    NICEEEE Kalil at 3 is the worst PICK EVER. YOUR BASICALLY SIGNING LESLIE’S TERMINATION PAPERS, A LEFT TACKLE WITH THIS CLASS WOULD BE THE BIGGEST WASTE IN THE WORLD. HALF OF THE “ANALYST” SAY THAT HE WOULD NEED TO BREAK IN AT RIGHT TACKLE, WHICH WOULD DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR US. SPEILMAN IS TRYING TO GET LESLIE FIRED.

  89. By vikings4life on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    EITHER WAY IF HE NEEDS TO BREAK IN AT RIGHT TACKLE WHO DO WE PLAY AT LEFT, AND PEOPLE THINK HE WILL BE A GREAT LT RIGHT AWAY IN THE NFL??? CAUSE HE WAS GOOD AT USC? WHO HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO BE COMPETITIVE IN TWO OF HIS 4 YEARS? OHH YEA HE’LL DO GREAT AGAISNT CLAY, JULIUS PEPPERS, IDONOJE. LANCE BRIGGS, KYLE VAN DEN BOSH. ESPECIALLY WHEN PONDER HAS NO ONE TO THROW TO

  90. By zakrak5 on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    @vikings4life- Your caps lock is stuck, I’d have a computer store look at that…

  91. By Dylan on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    I’m worried about my Vikings friend! Help me! He is mad at the slow off season free agency, I’m a Packers fan so I don’t know why I’m on this stupid friggen website, but you guys need to tell him that you could be good this year! Thanks, Dylan Vaughn

  92. By bozz on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    @vikings4life,

    1. Your caps lock key is stuck.
    2. How on earth is Kalil the “worst PICK EVE” when most analysts are saying he’s the best fit for the Vikings and a ready-for-the-NFL style LT? Where are you getting your claim that “HALF OF THE “ANALYST” SAY THAT HE WOULD NEED TO BREAK IN AT RIGHT TACKL” from? I’ve NEVER heard or seen that, it’s usually the opposite.
    3. Who would you take instead?

  93. By Bishop on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    @ all the Harrison Smith fans. Have you guys ever seen him play. He had a lot of tackles but rarely at or behind the line of scrimage. Most of them that I saw were 5-10 yards down field and that doesn’t help much. He also misses alot of open field tackles and doesn’t make very many interceptions. I like the idea of drafting a safety with pick #35 but I’m not convinced Harrison Smith is going to be any good. I’m having Tyrell Johnson flashback.

  94. By toca on Apr 11, 2012 | Reply

    trade with miami, hope claiborne is available,

  95. By DieHardViking on Apr 12, 2012 | Reply

    Draft Dale Moss at some point too i like his physicality and he reminds me of Randy Moss.

  96. By Kyler on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    @bishop…. i don’t know if you realize…but it’s not a safeties job to get tackles for loss….but other than that…I recall reading he has something around 15 tackles for a loss which is alot for a safety. Or maybe it was 10 and 15 pass breakups im not sure

  97. By ArtifisticA on Apr 13, 2012 | Reply

    We should take a punter with our first pick to shut Kluwe up

  98. By justin on Apr 14, 2012 | Reply

    # 3 kalil
    #35 jeffery
    PLEASE!

  99. By wacky on Apr 16, 2012 | Reply

    TRADE ALL DRAFT PICKS AND SIGN……SHORT BASKETBALL PLAYERS OR ALL RB’S!!!!!!

  100. By Alex on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    still think they should go Justin blackmon first round. and best OL for 2nd round.

    Blackmon is to good to pass up

  101. By Miko on Apr 17, 2012 | Reply

    Our secondary is trash. Almost every play our corners were getting burned last year. Our defensive line can’t do it by themselves

  102. By puckertrucker on Apr 23, 2012 | Reply

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