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Vikings Locked And Loaded For Day 3 Of NFL Draft

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 28, 2012 – 7:45 am

The 2012 NFL Draft has already been a productive one for the Vikings, as they’ve added three players who will make an impact on the team as a rookies, including two – LT Matt Kalil and S Harrison Smith – who will start at their respective positions and the third – CB Josh Robinson – figures to make a run at the starting punt returner job as well as significant playing time on defense.

But the fun has just begun. Rounds 4-7 will go down on Saturday, and the Vikings will be major players in the action. As we stand right now, the Vikings have 9 selections over the final four rounds, including three picks in the 4th and two more in the 5th. In fact, the Vikings next five selections all occur within a 21-selection window. The Vikings also have one selection in the 6th round and three more to cap off the draft in the 7th round.

All of that ammo gives the Vikings some flexibility to move up if there’s a player they covet, especially in the early parts of the 4th round. While the Vikings cannot trade their compensatory picks – 33rd choice and 39th choice in the 4th round – they can consider exchanging their two 5th-round selections - #138 overall and #139 overall – for a chance to move up into the 4th round. Or, the Vikings could stay put and put those picks to use, acquiring several mid-round prospects to beef up depth at certain positions.

A lot can, and will, happen today, so make sure you stay tuned to vikings.com for all the latest information. You can also keep up with all the action by following us on Twitter. You can follow the Vikings (@VikingsFootball) and me (@wobby) to stay up-to-date on all things Vikings.


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269 Responses to “Vikings Locked And Loaded For Day 3 Of NFL Draft”

  1. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    First

  2. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The stadium bill will be getting voted on monday. Hope for the best.

  3. By Cody C on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ta’Amu, Streeter and a LB

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

    Oops 11am is start of draft

  5. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Its a competition to get the first comment lol

  6. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Im on eastern time so it starts at noon here

  7. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Everyone else did it so I decided to join in.

  8. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I would do the same thing if I had the chance

  9. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman is showing if not for Chilly he could have built a really good team already.

  10. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    DT Nick Jean-Baptsise (not sure on the last name played at Baylor) would be a great pickup. He is huge and easily stuffs the run. Kinda looks like a young Fat Pat.

  11. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I hated how Chilly handled free agency.

  12. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Kheeston Randall from texas similar build as Kevin Williams. Not as good pass rusher as Kevin tho. But the guy eats up double teams. Very effective player. Me being a Texas fan I would love for us to get this guy.

  13. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    if we can get to pick 23 with more chippers slipping then it will be great

  14. By truepurple on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    wr,nt and lb depth will equal a great draft!

  15. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nick Jean-Baptiste squatted 600 pounds! Wow

  16. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sounds like an interesting prospect Roger

  17. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    He was at the Senior bowl or the East-West shrine game not sure which one but he made alot of the interior OLinemen look sad and overmatched.

  18. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    top cornerbacks: bolden,boykin,brooks,dennard,norman

  19. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings usually draft a DLinemen in the 4th so I’m hopeing he is the pick.

  20. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    If he was in the senior bowl then im sure hes on the Vikings radar.

  21. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    like CB judie/ kick returner

  22. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow….Got ESPN on in the background…Favre is finding new ways to lose respect…

    IN a really in-your-face voice, they showeed him saying:
    “I’m not obligated to help anyone.”

    Doesn’t quite sound like the great leader he was made out to be. Are that many QBs really adverse to helping their backups get better? ESPN was saying that doing that is, in effect, making it easier for him to steal your job!

    Really? You’re a starting NFL QB. If there’s a chance that another guy on the roster can steal your job, you shouldn’t be there in the first place. He’s your teammate. If you’re afraid of him, then I don’t want you to be the guy leading my team. I want a guy who is the best, and knows he is the best, and wants to help make all of his teammates better with his expertise. THAT is what the leader of an NFL team should be.

  23. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    CB Josh Norman first, then DT Nick Jean-Baptiste, and OL Tom Compton to finish out the 4th round. LBs Nigel Bradham and Tank Carder in the 5th. WR Chris Owusu(very good receiver who falls because of torn ACL) in the 6th. WR Dale Moss(raw but could become a very good player), a Kicker, and to finish the 7th DE Don’ta Page-Moss.

  24. By ak on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    i say nick toon out of wisconsin in the fourth round what do u say

  25. By Spencer on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    So is this Josh Robinson kid gonna be starting on the outside or the slot?

  26. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    WR Dale Moss has all the physical atributes to be a great Wr. 4.3 speed and amazing size 6’4. He also high points the ball. So give him time to learn routes and he could be amazing.

  27. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer – It sounds like he’s going to be more of a dime corner in his first year, and hopefully transition to the outside #2 spot sometime late in the season, or moving into 2013.

  28. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Nick Toon’s father was a great WR for the Jets so he has the bloodlines and the talent only real problem is his injury history.

  29. By Rogerthevikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    CB Judie is another talented guy but has a decent sized injury history.

  30. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Hermies Awards…sounds like a disease…

  31. By vetvikefan on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    cant wait to see what happens today

  32. By Spencer on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well thats just what we needed, ANOTHER slot CB.

    A.Allen
    C.Carr
    M.Sherals
    A.Winfield
    J.Robinson

    So we have FIVE Nickle CBs on the roster now.

    Z.Bowman is an outside CB, but hes just a scrub. And Brandon Burton is also an outside CB, but I dont believe hes ready yet.

    We have EIGHT CBs, but only ONE quality outside CB!

  33. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings saw a lot of BJ Cunningham at the senior bowl…

    And Cunningham had a great senior bowl week…

  34. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    OKay…I can’t trust ESPN anymore. They just made two statements within a minute of eachother that contradicts themselves…started out saying that Smith was one of the biggest reaches so far, and then said Minneosta had one of the best trades so far, getting 3 picks to move back one spot and still get Kalil while also jumping back into the first to get a great guy like Smith!

    Really?

  35. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I like Toon a lot…

    One of the few things that come from Wis I do like… ; )

  36. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    A punter was taken in round 3 by the Jags. The Pats take cb/s Tavon Wilson. Another team picked a DT from Cincinnati (besides Derek Wolfe and never heard of him) Anything is possible today.

  37. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mike R – You’ve never heard of John Hughes? Come on! He’s the 26th best DT in this year’s draft. How can you not hear about him? Everybody’s been talking about anyone else all offseason!

  38. By Tom A. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    It’s been a great draft for us so far, I know we will continue with that trend today! There are a lot of talented players available today, it will be exciting to see who joins our Viking family. I am hoping for Jean-Baptiste, Carder, Compton, McNutt or Toon, Moss, and Burfict. Go Vikes!!!

  39. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody

    LoL. Sorry I just didn’t do enough homework. I think I only was watching the 25 best DTs this year……

  40. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    CBs available that have Safety flexibility: Dennard/ Menzie

  41. By TheWall on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Josh Norman can be the no.2 corner the Vikings are looking for. He is big and physical and is a ball hawk which the Vikings have lack for some time.

  42. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Now ESPN is asking a guy named Kirk how they could vote him captain 3 times…

    REALLY?

  43. By TheWall on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lets go with Roger’s draft. Some very good players and some great projects.

  44. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    All I wonder is if this Kirk’s ensigns had as high of a mortality rate…

  45. By TheWall on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings Front Office loved Smith and didn’t want to miss out on a guy that fits their scheme perfectly. How is Harrison a bad pick?

  46. By TheWall on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    lol Parody

  47. By Richard1A on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    “Take No Prisoners” Grrrrrrr…Swords Shields prepare for battle….we don’t care if we go into there town and there fans have to watch them get anilated, masacured, Vikings, grab the Bull by the horns, get the players that want or think they can be VIKINGS,,,,,,,Skol

  48. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wall…Like J Norman…

    sandiamond…If there was a trouble player that might be worth a shot…

    It would be Dennard…I don’t like trouble players…Not at all..

    But if the Vikings ended up taking a chance on Dennard..I still would question the pick…But realize the talent level is there in this young man…

  49. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…

    Do you think Spielman is “ready to boldly go where no man has gone before” today in the draft to find those hidden gems ???…

  50. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – If he is, then he better be getting ready to send Webb out on an away mission.

  51. By TheWall on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    got to go draft time

  52. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Dennard and WR Jeffery tossed from bowl game for throwing punches. We could see that twice a year since Jeffery is a Bear (and if we land Dennard). :-)

  53. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I kinda like dennards mean streak :)

  54. By TheRealDon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    WR needs to be thenext off the board

  55. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody…

    One of the funniest scenes I watched on Star Trek was Solo guiding the enterprise through tunnel of swords he was seeing on his monitor at the time…The pure look of terror in Solo’s eyes bulging in his head was something else…hahaha….

    The rest of the NFL teams should fear the sharp edge of the Vikings sword today…While we carve up the rest of this springs draft…Grrr…

    GO VIKINGS !!!

  56. By DanishViking on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I really hope we’ll grab something like:

    WR – Toon, Juron Criner or perhaps McNutt.
    DT: Billy Winn, Nick Jean-Baptiste
    LB: Terrell Manning (OLB), James-Michael Johnson (ILB)
    RB: Lamar Miller, Chris Polk, Chris Rainey
    CB: Dennard Alfonzo, Trevin Wade
    OL: Zebrie Sanders (T), Ryan Miller (G/T)
    K: Blair Walsh

  57. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Solo…you mean Sulu right?

    I think Solo only flew a Falcon…

  58. By greatirishpotatofamine on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Love Nick Jean-Baptiste, gotta get him

  59. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Right…Sulu…my bad… : )

  60. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Get TA’AMU! Vikes need another Pat Williams!!!

  61. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Best WR left. Good pick for the Rams.

  62. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The flippin’ Rams are loading up!!!

  63. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Haze – Of course they are, they traded back in the first round about a dozen times. Hard to avoid loading up.

  64. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    3 WRs, 2 CBs a RB and a DT already for the Rams. And the 4th round just started. Sounds like they’re rebuilding hardcore.

  65. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Banking lots a weapons, Parody. I bet Bradford’s happy.

  66. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    WR BJ Cunningham, Marvin Jones, Junior
    Hemingway

  67. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Chris Givens was on the vikings radar. hope they don’t start flying soon and sav the trade!

  68. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    And Danny Coale

  69. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    What overall picks do we have in the 4th?

  70. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    More reaches coming in early 4th…

  71. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    2 guys who were off my board were drafted, back-to-back

  72. By Jeffbleedspurple on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Just a lost in a game we should have never won against the Skins and it would had been us and not the Rams, but were doing OK.

  73. By SEAL on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    JURON CRINER

  74. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikesfan – #118, 128 & 134

  75. By GM on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Keep an eye on this kid:

  76. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Rams are getting weapons…But that is an O-line that gives up a TON of sacks…

    Where is Bradfords protection going to be coming from ???

  77. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Captain Kirk is gone.

  78. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Can Kirk beat RG3? Sounds like that should be a fun battle to watch!

  79. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Holy Redskins!

  80. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks Parody

  81. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    LB Nigel Bradham, Terrell Manning, Miles Burris

  82. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Captain Kirk vs. the Heisman beast from the third planet of Arjee.

    So much for that big trade Washington made. Kirk never loses!

  83. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Captain Kirk vs. the redskinned Heisman beast from the third planet of Arjee.

    So much for that big trade Washington made. Kirk never loses!

  84. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Shanahan…If he is foolish enough to play one QB every other week like he does his RB’s…This team is going to be more of a mess…

    I don’t care for Shanahans style of coaching…RB has a bad game…Set him down and play the next…If he starts doing this with his QB’s…And he will…

    It will set the team back again…

    Which is fine with me…Because I am a Viking fan…

  85. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Bills got one of the LBs I was hoping we’d target.

  86. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    So why does Massie keep sliding? Did somebody get a hold of the images on his phone?

  87. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    RightT only. guy is huge like carl nicks to me

  88. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    He smoked, but didn’t inhale, Parody. LOL

  89. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Rats…Wylie is gone… : (

  90. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    D@mn you Bills !!!!

  91. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    mcnutt, marvin jones list shrinking. Vikes looking for a To Da House! wide receiver

  92. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Get Bent, Steelers!!! >:-(

  93. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Now Ta’amu’s gone

  94. By TBurb44 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    T’Amu Gone:(

  95. By s.j.viking on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was going for RICHARDSON and the vikings blew it he looks just like peterson smiles just like em we could of had em minnesota chokers for real.

  96. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    SJ Viking – There’s still a lot of Richardsons still on the baord. Don’t worry, we can still land one of em!

  97. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Vikings’ round is fast approaching.

  98. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hahahahah … Bears o-line still stinx!!!

  99. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    And Massie finally goes splat.

  100. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    John Hughes DT-film maker goes before Ta’amu

    How crazy is that?

  101. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Massie is gone!

  102. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Massie finally off the board.

  103. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    wooots so close to marvin jones. he can compete with aj jenkins for rookie of year next season

  104. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think M Jones is very average…Hope the Vikings pass on him…

  105. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    There’s another LB gone

  106. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    This kid should be looked at if he falls to us

    Then Franklin ILB and Dajohn Harris DT that would be a very good 4th

  107. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    mcnutt certainly tall a+ who else? wr may be coming……….

  108. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Its time for the Minnesota Vikings to invade the 4th round!!

  109. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think Jones can be great – get him with a comp pick

  110. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    D@mn Seahawks!!!

    DT Jaye Howard gone

  111. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Rats..DT J Howard I liked also

  112. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    criner,mcnutt,jones got to have a weapon for ponder!!

  113. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Jimmy Johnson uses Extenze!!! LOL!!!

  114. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Criner is SLOW! I thought we were looking for a fast, tall #1 WR?

  115. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    sens! mike

  116. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    4.68 40! That’s average for a LB…

  117. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sensabaugh gone (sandiamond in the rough)

  118. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We need a WR who can outrun the faster CBs!

  119. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Sesabaugh gone too…Vikes lose a lot of players I like so close to there pick !!…

    So frustrating..

  120. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody the times were unoficial for Criner tho…. Ididnt he do way better at his pro day?

  121. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    height not a strong issue. they want a fast receiver/sep that can get open quick for ponder

  122. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I like McNutt! Good Irish name!

  123. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lins up, then the Vikings take over the draft!

  124. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    **Lions**

  125. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lance – No clue. All I can find on him is times over 4.6

  126. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    trade to 9ers!

  127. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    sandiamond

    Too bad…he looked good at combine and the YouTube video :-(

  128. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    san fran jumped us

  129. By Helpingverbs on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Unless somebody else grabs him, lets try Burfict with a later pick, or better yet, the LAST.

  130. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    And San Fran picks…. Joe Looney, good

  131. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Okay Vikings, lets make a good choice! Probably a WR

  132. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    LETs go VIKES!

  133. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    ya says pro day was 4.52 maybe a little slow still but for a bottom 4th at 6foot4? thats not bad he catches very well… and was very reliable for Nick Foles

  134. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings on the clock!

  135. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Value chart says OLB Lewis – ranked 65, and runs just as fast as Criner.

  136. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Boykin best corner

  137. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    taking there time..

  138. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    And the Vikings pick….

  139. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    ronnell lewis?

  140. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Jarius Wright, WR!

  141. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wright – WR

  142. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Short guy

  143. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    slot receiver makes people miss after-the-catch

  144. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Speedy guy – but a 6th rounder. I would have preffered other guys…Toon, Jones, Childs, Criner were all available….

  145. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    meh!

  146. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    percy clone!

  147. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t we already have a half-decent slot WR?

  148. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hes 5’8 man! shortest man in the NFL!!

  149. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    hmmmmmmmm

  150. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I would have prefered Streeter!!!

  151. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe Rick knows something about him we don’t, luckily the Vikings have a bunch of picks still coming

  152. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Robinson to KC – that would have been a better pick for us too….

  153. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    5’10 180

  154. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    i would have perferred any other WR. I dont really like the pick to be honest. Just a bad spot to take him I think

  155. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Parody, you mean Washington

  156. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    #4 big time playmaker!

  157. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wright sounds good to me….Like his stat sheet a lot…

    Maybe one of those hidden gems ???

  158. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    and there goes the last decent ILB….

  159. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We have to have the shortest WR’s in the NFL

  160. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We got the best of the ARk bunch! all three dynamite blockers

  161. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yea, whatever…I’m just depressed now.

  162. By greatirishpotatofamine on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    what are we gonna use wright for?

  163. By jdude on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I guess they did need a receiver to. GO VIKES!

  164. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Franklin is still on the board! he is pretty good :)

  165. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Is there any good LB in FA still?

  166. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    WR again baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    grab a tall boy……….

  167. By Titus on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hmm, I don’t know.

  168. By Titus on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m bigger than this guy.

  169. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    If you are depressed Parody, shame on you :b You never know how a player will do until the season starts, so you have to get over it for now.

  170. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Don’t worry Parody…If you want Streeter…He I think he will still be there in the 7th round area…Maybe the Vikes will give him a shot then…

  171. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wright ran a 4.27 the spring of last year in Arkansas. The kids gonna be a purple streak.

    Negatives are he has small hands (8.5″), and catches with his body!!!

    I think there was better talent on the board, personally!

  172. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Saints just got Nick Toon

  173. By TheRealDon on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Say what you want but Jarius Wright is a playmacker.. will be used for kick returns and to releave percy from some duties

  174. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    At least the announcers approve of the pick…

  175. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    LB Jerry Franklin,Miles Burris,Josh Kaddu,Noah Keller,Ronnie Thornton

  176. By jdude on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Now lets get a tall receiver that can jump for the ball in the back corner. someone who can be a red zone threat.

  177. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Mel Kiper likes Wright…Says he will help out Ponder…

  178. By Titus on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, you guys are right. Spielman and Co. do this for a living– even the best blogger does not put anywhere near the same research and time into these picks.
    Remember– I believe the Vikings are looking for strong team players. That is what makes a champion. Overall, after this draft, we will have a much improved team.

  179. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We are about to get into the meat of the Vikings’ picks, hopefully they can get some good talent!

  180. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    So now I hate Nick Toon just as much as I hate the TV channel of the same name.

  181. By stevef on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    McNutt from Iowa ??

  182. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    And now Boykin is off the board aswell

  183. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Do the Vikings lead the league with players 5’10″ and under?

  184. By hognuts on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Please get a tall receiver next.

  185. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    no more wides! go Dfense :)

  186. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    If you don’t like tall, physical wide-outs with great hands, Wright is the perfect pick!

    Those same commentators called Harison Smith “a reach” earlier today! So trust everything they say.

  187. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ya I think Dajohn Harris maybe a good pick for us soon. He could be the next Pat Williams :)

  188. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow – nobody wanted pick 126 – it was traded away 3 times.

  189. By SEAL on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    hopefully wright will be able to compliment simpson as a deep threat since we already have percy in the slot, still would like to see Juron Criner, WR out of Arizona, 6’3″ who uses his body well to come up with the deep ball. any thoughts?

  190. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was kinda thinking that when I made the post Haze. But I’m only judging these guys from what I read about them. So I’m just using someone esle’s expertise whatever way I go!

  191. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Percy takes a beating during the season, wright adds some good depth.

  192. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings up again, let’s do it better this time!

  193. By Goon Squad on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wright could be the next DeSean Jackson without the attitude.

  194. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The proof is on the field, Parody. Maybe he’ll prove us wrong?

    One can only hope!

  195. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Lb’s going slow they might skip

  196. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    a TE? ouch

  197. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    A FB!!!?!?!?!?!?

  198. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TE!!!

  199. By hognuts on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! A fullback?

  200. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TE! yuk

  201. By hognuts on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow

  202. By alex on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    didn’t like the FB pick….

  203. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Players the Vikings are looking at.
    S. Prater
    E.Baker
    D.Meggett
    M.Smith
    D.Wylie
    B.Walsh
    M.Maze
    A.Fenelus
    B.Rainey

    all 5’10″ and under

  204. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    he is a TE?

  205. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    for pete’s sake why didn’t they get orson charles?

  206. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    He is a FB/TE, and yeah, wasn’t really expecting it, but he looks good, so hopefully it turns out to be a good pick

  207. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman should have studied more and partied less since Friday night! I think he’s damaged too many brain cells!

    WE NEEDED A LB MORE THAN A FB!!!

  208. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe Saucer replacement?

  209. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    biggest strength blocker

  210. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    And luckily the Vikings have another pick very soon, so lets not freak out yet xD

  211. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well at least he’s over 6 ft.

  212. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    sounds like a kliensasser

  213. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    we still need a kicker too this draft….

  214. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    If he is a TE/FB it must have been for his blocking ability

  215. By tdurfeightyeight on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikes are running the three tight end offense, first to do it…

  216. By greatirishpotatofamine on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    im glad we got someone to replace kleinsasser and stay 3-13

  217. By jdude on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    well. that pick was a little to unexpected. How about we get a jump ball receiver so we can have big target for Ponder to throw to.

  218. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Good job replacing Kliensasser I guess. We did need someone like that for the running game especially short yardage. Would have liked another position to be addressed but we have so many more picks to go.

  219. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    That’s what I was thinking after the Wright pick Erik…and they freaked me out a second time!

  220. By greatirishpotatofamine on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    bet GB doesnt stuff around with their two picks

  221. By Mike R. on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well….Raiders take LB Miles Burris…SoB !!!

  222. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TE…That can block….And catch the ball…

    Always sounds good to me…Saucer replacement I bet…

  223. By Titus on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    This guy sounds like an incredible blocker– Spielman is doing good, guys, relax. We are going to have a punishing front line to protect Ponder and open holes for our running backs. It’s all good!

  224. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    jus have to bite the bullet somewhat like with kalil. Fred got his blocker!

  225. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Another piece to the puzzle

  226. By hognuts on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    WR next pick

  227. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Packer-Packer-Vikings…

  228. By Spencer on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Tommy Streeter Spielmen

  229. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Juron Criner! comon man! though they way the draft is going… could be a running back :(

  230. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    WE NEED LBs!!!

  231. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Musgrave loves the 2 TE sets…

    How does a 3 TE set sound…And have Wright and Percy coming out of the eye in the backfield ???…

    Who does the defense cover ??…All 3 TE’s can block..Or go out in the p a s s i n g game…Percy and Wright both have run out of the backfield..Or could throw the ball to both also ??…

  232. By sandiamond on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    LB coming Cole/ Johnson/ Manning?

  233. By Zac g on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    draft norman :)

  234. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Next pick is going to be a towel boy…

  235. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    they may wait on the LB :( there is a few good ones they prob set on in 5th wealso have 2 picks there.

  236. By Parody on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    OTK – 3 TE sets sounds like a goalline formation. I don’t think we got very close to that area of the field much last year…

  237. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Parody, at least Wright was a position we needed, eh? xD And at this rate, you might be right, this early in the draft we could pick up the #1 towel boy available

  238. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wattaboy!!!

  239. By hognuts on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    New blog!

  240. By Titus on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    How about an 11 TE set?

  241. By Lance on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    didnt someone pick a punter in the 3rd this year?

  242. By vikesfan5.0 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Next years draft WR LB DT in the 1st three rounds

  243. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

  244. By Titus on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    We are on board again soon…

  245. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Vikings up, please get someone good please get someone good…

  246. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Pick is in…

  247. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    and the pick is… Greg Childs, another ARK receiver?

  248. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Whats up with Arkansas?

  249. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    There is your tall receiver. NO MORE RECEIVERS NOW

  250. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    6′-3″….WR Childs…Good pick Spielman…

  251. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    At least he is tall, 6’3”

  252. By jdude on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Finally we get the tall receiver that I wanted. Go vikes.

  253. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    LB next or DT…

  254. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    2 picks in a row, let’s go

  255. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    He had no production in 2011! We should have picked a backer and waited til the 7th for Moss.

  256. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    RB..Gray ???…OT Compton ???

  257. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Will the Vikes move down..And get a pick for next year in the process ??…

  258. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    trade

  259. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    What did they get for it?

  260. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    OK, in fairness to Childs, he had a knee injury in 2010. Not so great in the combine, but he was impressive at his pro day with a 4.41 and 41.5″ vert. I think this could be an unpolished gem!!!

  261. By PurplHaze on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Childs has the size, strength, and speed to be a serious weapon! Not a bad pick in the 4th!

  262. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Haha, another Notre Dame guy. Robert Blanton

  263. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    TRADE DETAILS: Minnesota sent No. 138 and No. 223 to Detroit for No. 219 and a fourth-rounder in 2013

  264. By Erik the Red on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks OTKalil, don’t like having to wait for picks, but oh well, Vikings have had lots of picks so far

  265. By OTKalil2012 on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    The only knock on Blanton was his slower speed at the combine…

    Then on his pro day he ran a 4.53…

    McShay…”Just a good football player”

  266. By Twoods on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Great draft by spielman so far, like polian was saying, h smith and blanton fit into our scheme really well, blanton has great ball skills, love the 2 WR from arkansas, wonder if josh robinson will be a punt returner/KR since they don’t want percy doing it as much and sherels wasn’t spectacular last year

  267. By KS Viking on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was stoked about this years draft until I keep watching great value players who would make our starting line up being picked by other teams, while we are picking guys who probably won’t be on the team in a year. Day 1 I was excited, now just like every other year, Im disappointed.

  268. By DeuceSavage on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    All the Vikings needed was 2 picks in the 2nd & 2 in the 3rd by compiling all those other picks 4th to 7th rounds in trading down. Then gotten more impact players! I am impressed how the Rams managed their draft configuration!

  269. By Richard1A on Apr 28, 2012 | Reply

    Question: I was folling the NFL Draft web site and it said we had round 7 picks 210 & 211, the time came and it said the Titans have the 211 pick? why, what happened? thanks

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