Clarification On Vikings Draft Picks

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 15, 2013 – 1:44 pm

Some clarification is needed about how many – and which – draft picks the Vikings possess for the 2013 NFL Draft. That clarification has arrived.

Earlier in the week here on the Blog, we took at a look at the Vikings draft position, explaining that the Vikings had the 23rd pick in the 1st round but didn’t select 23rd in every round. That was all good, no clarification needed. But as part of that entry, I also listed each of the Vikings draft picks. And that’s where the need for clarification – and correction – arises (it’s not the first and it won’t be the last time I need to be corrected).

In that earlier entry, we noted that the Vikings had: acquired an additional 4th-round pick, traded away their 5th-round pick; traded away their 6th-round picks; and acquired an additional 7th-round pick. It’s partially right, and partially wrong. Below is a correct listing of the picks the Vikings possess for the 2013 NFL Draft. Sorry for the confusion, and thanks for your patience.

1st round – #23 (#23 overall)
2nd round – #22 (#54 overall)
3rd round – #21 (#85 overall)
4th round – #5 (#101 overall – from Detroit)
4th round – #23 (#119 overall)
5th round – #22 (#150 overall)
7th round – #7 (#199 overall – from Arizona)
7th round – #23 (#215 overall)

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146 Responses to “Clarification On Vikings Draft Picks”

  1. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t wait for the draft

  2. By Tomcat on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Hopefully, it turns out as good as last years. If so, Supabo` baybeee!

  3. By Shawn on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Salary cap … stop the craziness … we have plenty of cash for DWayne Bowe.

  4. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Just not Bowe and Harvin

  5. By Carl K on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    1st round – #12 (from Miami – trade for Percy Harvin)

    Minnesota selects Manti Teo

  6. By Tyler3132 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    We have to resign Percy! All of the talk about trading him for a 2nd round pick or any pick doesn’t make sense. He was our leading receiver in receptions and yards. He is one of the best returners in the game if not the best. He is one of the most dynamic players.

  7. By RJ on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    1.greg childs
    2.jerome simpson
    3.percy harvin
    4.jarius wright
    cut everyone else..we dont need bowe. but we do need someone…a sleeper

  8. By joshvanklomp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    This is still not 100% when it comes to the overall pick numbers because compensatory picks have yet to be added in.

  9. By jo on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    yep a qb is whats needed.
    Ponder is not a franchise qb

  10. By RichardA1 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Percy to somewhere else! he wants out. Frazier allows you to leave if you are hurt, Harvin bolted for the door, was not at the games! he’s got to be worth a 2nd rounder! deep threat, defensive backfield & line.

  11. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Belichick does not even allow players to be on the sidelines if they are hurt. So it’s not that strange that he stayed in FL where it is 80 degrees to rehab vs MN. Not to mention that’s where his family is.

  12. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    A quarterback, a couple great WRs add a little depth to the O Line (think about Loadholt’s future, and a little help on the defense– and we will be ready to contend with the big boys. Ravens -49ers in the Superbowl. I would love to see Atlanta go– have a bird bowl– Ravens-Falcons, but I just don’t see Atlanta stopping the Niners, nor can Atlanta score enough against the Niner’s D.

  13. By Matthias on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Good that nobody of you is a coach for the vikings… Many of you would turn this franchise around… to be new jets…
    Just kidding… Therefor we would need some GQ models and a head coach with a tattoe, with the starting QB’s number on it… And you would need some monkeys throwing with dirt around them, which we already have in form of viking bandwagon fans talking smack about “THE” franchise. Including, know comes my favourite part, our starting QB and QBOTF Christian Ponder. If you want tocomplain all the time become a jet fan. Simple as that.

  14. By Matthias on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    to be * the new jets

  15. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    I’m interested to see what Loadholt will require for a contract… He’s not really an elite tackle.. maybe above average?

  16. By RichardA1 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Point is a lot of players will stick around to show support. Then what is up with him? he said it is not the money?

  17. By RichardA1 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder-are you kiddin? last year he sucked, this year much better, he is improving. The first 5 games he was awesome, we could not ask for more, especially the begining of the. I say if he keeps improving he is a franchise QB!

  18. By RichardA1 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


  19. By Shawn on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    yea above average Im guessing 3million per … 5 million on the back end when there is generally a renegotiation

    Percy cant break the bank … Vikings would be stupid to give him #1 money

    I like Sydney Rice but better to let another team overpay for a huge question mark.

    Percy would be stupid to demand or negotiate a contract this season … He only played 8(?) games … he would be better off putting up a huge season before negotiating.


  20. By RichardA1 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    I still like the idea of a totally mean nasty awesome Defense! purple people eating, grrr, they could draft all to improve the D and I would be happy, the D did a big improvement this year.

  21. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Can’t play defense like you used to

  22. By Randal on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Still confused on comp for AJ Jefferson and why we don’t have 2 six round picks.

    Seems like we traded our 6th round pic, Tennessee’s 6th round pick (that we acquired during the 2012 draft) for Jefferson and Arizona’s 7th round pick.

    Is that correct?

  23. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    For all the conspiracy theorists on Sandy Hook Elementary, you should be ashamed of yourselves!

  24. By tony belcher on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    we need a top tier WR… sign the best free agent wideout and draft a shutdown corner… ponder will be ok… it takes 3-4 years to mature… just ask Alex Smith… it only took him 9 years lol… xD our front 7 is great… no problem there… just a corner and a wide reciever and we will be ok :)

  25. By tony belcher on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    and we need to keep harvin… one big reciever and one gadget player like harvin

  26. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Ask Colin Kapernick, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, or RG3 if it takes 3-4 years to develop. Not anymore.

  27. By Alex on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    If we can get Justin Hunter in the second round then we need to take him and draft a d linemen in the first round.

  28. By Shawn on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Titus I agree that some conspiracy theorists are just insane and questioning families that lost kids was ridiculous. However Im also upset with the mainstream media which chooses such an obsurd conspiracy theory to “investigate” and label conspiracy theorists crazy …

    Everyone on the planet knows the official JFK report is a lie. Our Government knows we know its a lie … yet we still cant get the truth on that story. As time pa’sses there will be other “theories” like JFK that we will learn the truth about and by then it will be too late for justice to be done.

    Journalism is dead and I cant watch mainstream media anymore they say nothing. Investigate nothing … its just ridiculous. They are supposed to keep the public informed and help us keep politicians in check but they seem to be in bed with Government.

    CNN actually covered Golden Globe’s and a local wedding the other day. FUHKING RIDICULOUS.

  29. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


  30. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    3rd and 21, we run the ball. 3rd and 13, we run the ball. Musgrave needs to go.

  31. By Rick on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Titus I have a feeling the QB’s you mentioned are going to have a reality check next year. To me luck has the least chances of a “sophmore slump”. Defenses will learn ways to stop the read option real quick and qbs like RGIII will have to either adjust their game or fade away

  32. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, I know most of what we are fed is far from reality– but when I read that 69 yr old psychologist who helped some of those kids from Sandy Hook was being bombarded by hate mail from theorists– that is over the top. Plus it goes to show most of the conspiracy theorists don’t have a clue to reality either. They have no understanding to the depth of the deception — to blame the psychologist as a government actor– I mean, really? Really? The deception is so deep most of those who are part of it are unaware of it– if that shooting was part of an agenda– and I don’t rule it out– that psychologist had no inside part in it– and those people harassing him should be locked up.

  33. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Rick, you are probably right on that- although Wilson and Kapernick both have played well under some big lights. I was just reading a book called Thinking Fast and Slow– by a Nobel Economics winner– great book on psychology. Last night I was reading about regression to the means– and now that chapter seems very applicable to these QBs– they had a bit of luck on their side and had an exceptional year, but next year they will gravitate more toward a mean.

  34. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    1st round – #23 (#23 overall) CB Johnathan Banks
    2nd round – #22 (#54 overall) WR Quinton Patton
    3rd round – #21 (#85 overall) OG Alvin Bailey
    4th round – #5 (#101 overall – from Detroit) DT Brandon Williams
    4th round – #23 (#119 overall) MLB Arthur Brown
    5th round – #22 (#150 overall) CB Rod Sweeting
    7th round – #7 (#199 overall – from Arizona) P Ryan Allen
    7th round – #23 (#215 overall) LB Bruce Taylor
    Compensatory picks come out during the owners meeting after the Combine.

  35. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Any thoughts on the picks listed above?

  36. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Yes I love that you are focusing mainly on defense Jimmy.

  37. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    That would be pretty good if that’s how things fell. I’d rather see Rogers if we are taking a WR in the 2nd and I think Banks will be gone by the time we pick.

  38. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    I like Banks but I would only pick him if he is the best player available.

  39. By PurplHaze on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    My off-season wish list…

    1.) sign FA OG Levitre
    2a.) draft WR Patterson in the first and BPA DT or OLB in the second
    2b.) if Patterson isn’t available, draft BPA DT or OLB in the first and BPA WR in the second.
    3.) draft either BPA DT or OLB in the third, based on what we do in the first and second.
    4.) draft CB Wreh-Wilson in the fourth round.

  40. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


  41. By H.M.G. on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    I take you are @ssuming that either Winfield retires or Cook will get hurt again. If that is the case then Banks is a great pick.
    I really want Patton so that is also great.
    I would take Larry Warford over Bailey.
    Williams is a huge man (6’3 335lbs.) and can play all over the DLine.
    Brown could go way earlier than that unless you have him falling because of his off the field issues.
    Sweeting is at the East-West Shrine game week stuff and reports are that he has smooth hips (change of direction) good closing speed.
    Allen is the only draft-able Punter.
    Taylor has some ability but likely a career back up/ Special Teams guy.

  42. By PurplHaze on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    5.) You know Percy wants to win, and if he wants to be a contributor and team player, GET HIM BACK ON THE FIELD!!!

  43. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    BPA aside, I want to see us take a D Tackle round 1. In this division with Aaron Rodgers, Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford, the quickest way to pressure those quarterbacks is from an interior lineman.

    Kawaan Short, DT, Purdue 6-3/310
    Johnathan Jenkins, NT, Georgia 6-4/340

    Whoever is available out of the two. I like Short because he has great pass rushing skills for a DT. Jenkins is more like Pat Williams. Either would be great for our defense.

  44. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    You are right on why I have Banks going there. Also Warford will go in the 2nd more than likely. Off the field issues and lack of size are why I have Brown that low.

    Rogers likely will been gone before the pick and even if he is there his off the field incidents will likely put Spielman off.

    @no one in particular
    I would also add another WR but I think the Percy situation will get worked out.

  45. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Didn’t stop spielman from getting Simpson. I do feel though if a guy like Jenkins is available to us we will probably take him.

  46. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Short gives up if double teamed on a regular bases. So I would p@ss.
    Also Jenkins is closer to 360 lbs. which is a little worrisome because who knows if he can get his weight to a more manageable 340. As a general rule I don’t like football players over 350 lbs.

  47. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Simpson was only a slight risk given that he was a one year signing.
    While Rogers even before the failed drug test that got him booted from Tennessee was rumored to have multiple other off the field problems.

  48. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Although Rogers is probably the best WR in the draft.

  49. By vikings rule on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Hunter’s height, striding speed, explosive leaping ability, and easy hands make him an exceptional vertical threat able to take the top off of any defense -– but only when he’s on the field. The Volunteers looked like they were on their way to a prolific 2011 season after putting up more than 40 points in each of their first two games. But their initial first down against Florida in week three proved fatal to the team’s chances of securing a bowl win, as Hunter tore his left ACL during a 12-yard catch on third down –- and the team’s offense scored just 92 points in eight conference games without him (and with quarterback Tyler Bray also not himself throughout most of the season).

  50. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Durability has been a concern for jenkins also at that size

  51. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    These conspiracy theorists harassing that elderly psychologist in Connecticut should be jailed!

  52. By PurplHaze on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Short would be a reach in the first round, according to the boards.

  53. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Depends what rankings you use haze, a few places have him as a late first round

  54. By PurplHaze on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


  55. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah ESPN has him at 30.

    Kiper has Ogletree at 7, espn has him at 15, and CBS has him at 44. So it varies from site to site.

  56. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    @Jimmy, Short is not going to see that many double teams With Jared Allen, Everson Griffen, B Rob, and Kevin Williams on the DLine.

  57. By PurplHaze on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Probably won’t tighten up until after the combine.

  58. By vikings rule on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Adding a wide receiver is certainly a priority in this draft, but Richardson is a high-motor defensive tackle with the athleticism to replace an aging Kevin Williams in the middle.

  59. By PurplHaze on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone know anything about Geathers from Georgia?

  60. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Who knows how much longer Kevin will play.
    Also after this year Allen and B-Rob are FAs.
    So getting a guy who can destroy double teams would be better than a guy who gives up.
    Brandon Williams is a beast. High motor dominator.

  61. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    @vikings rule
    Richardson would be great in the 1st but is likely a Top 15 pick.

    Have not heard anything on Geathers. Which over all means he likely has done nothing outstanding and likely a late round guy.

  62. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Finding someone who can destroy double teams at the NFL level is very hard. You are talking about a J.J. Watt or Vince Wilfork type . That type of player doesnt come up every draft.

  63. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    We really can’t go wrong in the 1st round I don’t think, but it will set us up for what we want to accomplish in the later rounds.

    I have heard the argument that the elite DTs in the first round (Jenkins, Hankins, Williams etc) are on a completely different level than those you will find in the 2nd and 3rd rounds vs the WR talent level does not drop off so significantly.

    So based on that, I could easily see us taking a DT in the first round, especially with Frazier in Spielman’s ear.

    Really I just want Patterson in the 1st round, I can wait for a Hunter/Allen type in the 2nd round if that’s who we would be targeting.

  64. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    I know but after reading that article on Brandon Williams and watching some game tape not just highlights I really like him as a person and think he could be that type of guy. The reason he goes in the 3rd is because of playing at a Division 2 school.
    I want guys with his attitude: never give up always go all out.

  65. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Patterson is pretty raw so not sure how much of an immediate impact he can have. May be a few years before he truly develops.
    While guys like Patton and Mellete run some of the best routes coming out of college heck they make some pros look like college kids. That is how good they are at running a route tree. They also have some of the best hands in this draft.
    Meaning they can have an impact sooner.
    A later round guy like Emory Blake could be a good no.2/3 option at WR as well. not as good of routes but nice hands and really good speed.

  66. By Jimmy on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Sylvester Williams and Jesse Williams are option in the 1st round for DT. Jesse is more of a NT type while Sly is closer to Kevin’s type of play.
    Either would be nice.

  67. By Tomcat on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman is gonna pull off at least one biggie in free agency-wr or g most likely.

  68. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Even if they are good route runners, they can still have trouble adjusting to the NFL game.

    A guy like Patterson fits us perfectly. We will pay Harvin and subsequently want to protect him by not having him return kicks. Well Patterson is an excellent returner and that should translate to the NFL right away there isn’t much you need to learn. So he can have an impact returning punts and kicks right away.

    Secondly, on offense, what do we do? Bubble screens. Doesn’t take much figuring out to run left or right, catch a little bubble screen and break guys ankles. Having both Patterson and Harvin to run these could make it very confusing for defenses.

    Then the deep route, once again not a lot to have to learn, just go deep, which is what we need right now then he just uses his natural ability to go up and get it.

    That’s my take. Though I won’t be disappointed with a number of other guys.

  69. By Spencer on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Go Vikings.

    F-ck Yea!


  70. By Tomcat on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    They will probably go BPA among dt, lb, and wr in the 1st couple of rounds.

  71. By lovefromminnesota on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    How about these picks?

    Round 1 – DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Clemson
    Round 2 – Sylvester Williams, DT, North Carolina
    Round 3 – Sio Moore, LB, UConn
    Round 4a – Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia
    Round 4b – Blidi Wreh-Wilson, CB, UConn
    Round 5 – Tyrann Mathieu, CB/KR, formerly LSU
    Round 7a – Jackson Rice, P, Oregon
    Round 7b – Marqueis Gray, QB/WR, Minnesota
    Round 7c (we’ll get 1 compensatory pick) – Phillip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn

  72. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    I trust Spielman

  73. By purplegolddavid on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


    interesting pick with matheiu, he’ll be good or just a waste of roster space. and i had forgotten about deandre hopkins. marqueis and lutz may just be extra unneeded picks but they got some potential. i think better punters are out there other than jackson rice.

  74. By purplegolddavid on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


    maybe go brian leonardt instead of lutz. even though leonardt played at bemidji state he is really good.

  75. By Carl K on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Jimmy- not bad
    J Banks will need to run well at the combine or he will be in danger of slipping into round 2. I like Banks but not the best fit for the Vikings at pick 23 if guys like Ogletree, Sheldon Richardson, Corrdelle Patterson, Johnathan Cooper or Barrett Jones are still available.

    If the Vikings covet Quinton Patton as a WR than I think they could move back an pick up an extra pick.

    With the extra pick and 2 forth round picks the Vikings would be in position to move around and land a LB and DT that they covet.

  76. By Carl K on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Here is question for you guy.
    If Darrell Bevell becomes a head coach, will he hire Brett Favre to be his QB Coach or OC?

  77. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Is Bevell the next SB winning coach we let go?

  78. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

  79. By michael on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    some of yall make me sick to be vikings fan sometimes!!!!! but most of you are great fans!!!!!! for one your saying we should trade harvin do u not watch football??? he is huge for our team HUGE our main priorty is to sign him to a long term deal not go out and get a bowe,jennings,welker or a wallace it would be nice to get one of those top wideouts but i would rather have percy over any of them he brings more to the table then any off them do and the way our offense is set up its run first run second and pass third we have the best running back in the game why limit him just to go and get a wideout that we arnt sure will fit well in our offence we know percy will!!!!!!!!! secondly for yall to continue to bash ponder and say hes not a franchise qb or say we should go out and get another qb is rediculous its his second year really his first year starting and he helped lead us to the playoffs and beat a handfull of high caliber teams!!!! lastly goes out to a previous comment to rj you named all the receivers except the second most important one michael jenkins he was our best receiver this year and consitently performs well you put jerome simpson over him and greg childs who we havent even seen play yet? whats rong with u? our main priority in the draft or free agency is a CB or a DT i would love carlos rodgers from the eagles!!!!

  80. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


    I don’t think Favre wants to coach in the NFL. He has stated that he does not particularily like to watch films.

    He likes coaching high school.

  81. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Finally someone had the guts to write an article about OFFENSIVE LINE PLAY.

    It was written by Nancy Armour.

    Nancy quotes players saying some of the following talking about the GREAT GREEN BAY PACKERS OFFENSIVE LINE:

    “…there’s 51 sacks. But does that mean theyr’re a bad line? Absolutely not, because there’s a lot of other things that can factor into that.”

    Rodgers, like Brady holds on to the football FOREVER. That puts a lot of stress on an offensive line. It’s not the same as whipping it like Ponder and Webb had to do over and over again.

  82. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings need Guards and CBs first.

  83. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


    Nobody wants to read an article like yours. It needs some paragraphs!

  84. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    @Carl K,

    Why do you think Bevell is suddenly a good coach?

  85. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Not after we get Levitre in FA Fred.

  86. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    with apologies to Parkway:

    You just saw a game where the Packers and 49ers (both teams with great O Lines) could complete “back shoulder throws” at will.


    It’s not wider receiverers.

  87. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway, you better leave that psychologist alone.

  88. By michael on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    @frederick jone

    sorry that my article wasnt up to ur standards buddy!! its about whats in the article not the way it was written!!!!

  89. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    We need Guards and Cornerbacks.


    Defensive Tackles or beef up Robison/Griffen/Guion/Ballard!!!

    (Jones saw a lot of good D Linemen, perhaps they are playing in the
    wrong position?)

    Would Jones be upset if we obtained a Pro Bowl WR to go with Percy Harvin?

  90. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    We all should know that you can’t go by what Spielman, and company will say when it comes to the draft.

    No one could have predicted all the moves Spielman made to get extra picks.

    Be prepared for some surprises again!

  91. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Spielman will definitely make some trades

  92. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Okay forget the first day of the playoffs. Maybe the superior QBs lost, but we won’t talk about that.


    Yeah, it’s all about the quarterback. lol x 7

  93. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    and Flacco is better than Peyton Manning? lol x 7

  94. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    But Fred… name one QB that remains that is mediocre….

  95. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    14 out of 22 players that participate in the game of football 95% of the time are BIG GUYS.

    That is where Spielman comes in.

  96. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply


    You missed my point entirely.

    QBs become great through great teams.

  97. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin: $10 mill
    Levitre: $5 mill
    Loadholt: $3 mill

    Will need a little extra room to sign some of our other guys.

  98. By Frederick Jones on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Tebow did as well as P. Manning did this year. Yet P. Manning will be a HOF.


  99. By Parkway on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Actually I’m not, I mentioned during the games over the weekend that you notice how much time the QBs remaining have in the pocket.

  100. By goldeneagle on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Down the road, when Clowney is in the draft—we need to find a way to get him. Now he is the definition of BEAST. Wow.

  101. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Flacco looked by far the best I’ve seen him in quite some time– he does have a good team around him.

  102. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    And a great coach. Those Harbaugh brothers are genius, right up there with Spileman and Frazier.

  103. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Tebow took the Broncos further than Manning– it’s all about faith.

  104. By Immure on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Actually Titus Tebow didn’t take the Broncos further than Manning did in the Playoffs. They both made it the divisional round.

  105. By animal26 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    i know trading harvin isn’t a popular idea, but if studwell is saying that harvin has played his last game in minnesota. The Vikings should really consider getting into trade talks with the Rams. In my opinion that is the best team we could possibly trade with. Here is my thinking here, the rams are probably going to lose danny amundula and are very low on cap money (10 million). now they will see the possibility of getting harvin, which wont hurt their cap space much. We potentially have a lot of say to getting both of their 1st round draft picks and possibly a 3rd-7th round pick for compensation. The rams, I think will be desperate enough to bite on a deal that will work for them by giving them a dynamic player for cheap for the the year, where they should have much cap space in the next year to pay harvin the big money. (this is if harvin is willing to be patient for 1 more year for his pay day.) now assuming this happens here is how I would go about the draft.

    1st (16th) Xavier Rhodes (unless Dee Milliner hasn’t been taken

    1st (22th) Johnathan Hankins

    1st (23rd) Keenan Allen (if taken, then either take hunter or trad down and try to get hopkins, patterson, or rodgers.)

    now I know this might get blasted as craz and come tomorrow, I might see this as insane. ( just had surgery today and I’m still a little out of it thanks to the pain killers) wouldn’nt mind peoples feedback of my first round prediction.

  106. By animal26 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    also to add to it I forgot to, but they should be desperate to take their qb to the next level and harvin would help bradford reach the next level

  107. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    Technically Immure, I suppose you are right. But let me give a different spin. Tebow won more playoff games with Denver than Manning did.

  108. By animal26 on Jan 15, 2013 | Reply

    1st (22nd) Johnathan Jenkins. my bad

  109. By GrandDaddyPurp on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Danario Alexander, the WR from San Diego. He’ll come cheap, and has put together an impressive 2nd half of the season. He’s 6’5″, and he’s a burner for his size scoring a 4.5 40 time. He’s got good hands, knows how to get separation on routes (especially deep ones), and he’ll add to our youth movement.

  110. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply


  111. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    what kind of new filters have wobs & braintrust come out with now?

  112. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Bulldog Linebacker Possesses Unique Skills

  113. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Ogletree is listed at 6’3” 232lbs. He has incredible speed for the linebacker position and remarkable athleticism. Ogletree was a safety in high school and has maintained defensive back speed for the linebacker position. For the NFL, team will likely want him to gain a little bit of weight and get more in the 240lb range, but that should not be too difficult. He is strong for his size but not tremendously strong for the position. His quickness and fluidity are impressive.

  114. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    In coverage is where Ogletree is at his best. His instincts from playing S and his
    athletic i s m stand out. Ogletree has the ability to match up with TE’s, running backs, or slot receivers and in many cases, he has been the superior athlete and faster allowing him to run their routes for him. His anticipation for the passing game is extremely impressive putting him in position to undercut p a s s e s and making him a big threat for pass break ups, interceptions, and even touchdowns

  115. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

  116. By Carl K on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Frederick- I didn’t say Bevell was a good coach… but the Bears and the Cardinals must think so because they have interview him for a head coaching job.

    I just think it would be fun to see Bevell hire Brett Favre as a offensive assistant.
    Favre is coaching high school right now!

    I am a little shocked that Bevell is interviewing for head coaching positions!

  117. By Carl K on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Sandiamond- I like Ogletree
    Patterson, Ogletree, Johnathan Cooper, Sheldon Richardson, and Jesse Williams
    are my top 5 picks at #23. If those guys are off the board… I could see the Vikings trading back from #23 and selecting Kevin Minter and picking up an extra pick.

  118. By Beligni on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Take a big DT in the 1st round
    trade up in the 2nd and get Hopkins (safe hands , great routs)
    take a MLB in the 3rd
    then take “Badger” Mathieu in the 4th (if he does well off the field this guy would fit perfect for the vikings)

  119. By Beligni on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    and PAY PERCY

  120. By Carl K on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Animal- many mocks have Miami taking WR Keenan Allen with the #12 pick.

    Not so fast on the Rams! I think Percy Harvin over Keenan Allen would be tempting for Miami.

    I am pretty sure Miami would take Percy and swap 1st round picks with us (#12 for #23) plus they have 2 second round picks and 2 third round picks to sweeten the deal for us.

  121. By Carl K on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Minnesota has 2 4th round picks and 2 7th round picks.
    Miami and Minnestota could really work together and make this an easy and fare deal for both teams.

    I think Percy would much rather play for Dolphins than the Rams.

  122. By Dave on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Percy’s salary is only justified if you get a full season from him. Time to trade in, he has one foot out the door already.

  123. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Carl K Im with you on all those guys except Def lineman early in the draft. If the draft is so loaded with DT’s then why pick one in the 1st? Our D-Line is solid and a lot of $ is tied up in the group already

  124. By Carl K on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Sandiamond- I am not keen on DT in round 1 either because I think K Williams will be resigned and our rotaional guys on the Dline are ok. With that said Sheldon Richardson and Jesse Williams are good value picks at #23. Have you seen Sheldon Richardson play? This guy flies all over the field and never gives up on a plays. I like his motor and his fire!

    My 1st choice would be WR or LB, but I am ok drafting for value rather than reaching for a player.

    This draft has me very excited because I like a lot of the mid round guys. I also like the fact Spielman is not afraid to move up or down and target players. To me that is what the draft is all about… fnding ways to land the guys you covet!

  125. By Carl K on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    I am not as high on Jessie Williams as other people are… I might drop him out of my top 5.

    I like Keenan Allen and C Patterson… outside of that I am just NOT that excited about Tavon Austin, Terrance Williams, DeAndre Hopkins or Robert Woods. Maybe I will change my mind on thee guys come combine time.

    I do like the next class of WRs like Justin Hunter, Quinton Patton, DaRick Rodgers, Kenny Stills, Cobi Hamilton… I also like Brandon Kaufman as a 7th round sleeper pick.

  126. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Carl I’m stoked about that next class of wr’s you have listed too. and the next level after could warrant a gem like conner vernon from duke

    Haven’t seen Richardson play yet, ha i might change my mind eh’
    Last year was a hugh drop-off in linebacker talent after Lavonte David and Wagner in the 2-3 rounds. This year same thing….. We can’t wait this time!

  127. By Rudy on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    All discussions of this year’s draft must start with an honest evaluation of our current roster’s strengths and weaknesses, and then we’ve got to superimpose our strengths and weaknesses on our 2013 schedule. We’ve got a tough schedule in 2013 and all but two opponents had strong seasons in 2012. Our 2013 opponents passing teams and we’ve only had marginal success defending against the West Coast offensive schema. We’re going to need help on defense – especially in the secondary. But I also think we need to take a hard look at our coaching and QB corps.

    Current Weaknesses –
    Offensive Coaching
    Offensive Philosophy
    Wide Receiver Corps
    Defensive Line
    Defensive Secondary

    Off season trades
    Christian Ponder (QB)
    Joe Webb (QB)
    Jerome Simpson (WR)
    Percy Harvin (WR)
    Antoine Winfield (CB)

    Off season acquisitions
    Mike Singletary as Offensive Coordinator
    Danny Amendola (WR)
    Martellus Bennett (TE)
    Richard Seymour (DT/DE)
    Alex Smith (QB)
    Brian Urlacher (LB)

    Draft Round #1 — Safety (S)
    Draft Round #2 — Safety (S)
    Draft Round #3 — Corner Back (CB)
    Draft Round #4 — Option // Wild Cat Quarterback (QB)
    Draft Round #5 — Defensive Tackle (DT)
    Draft Round #6 — Defensive End (DE)
    Draft Round #7 — Multi purpose Linebacker (LB)

  128. By Peter (Canada) on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Love the Vikings. Hate our QB’s

  129. By Vikingsfan227 on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply


    Wow….you don’t know much about football. You lost credibilty immediately (i also don’t believe your a viking fan) but then lost ALL of it when you say we should trade J. Simpson. You do know that he is a free agent and my little sister who is 15 knows you don’t have the rights to trade free agents.

  130. By Vikingsfan517 on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    we should pick robert woods, great route runner and very explosive

  131. By mnsoldier on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Trade harvin to Arizona for fitzgerald, and draft more secondary help

  132. By sandiamond on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Baylor WR? not thrilled

  133. By Rush on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    Go get Greg Jennings

  134. By pinkerton on Jan 16, 2013 | Reply

    manti has a phony girlfriend. thats not a guy we want

  135. By Pål on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    How about Jesse Williams NT from Alabama? Beast that would make a new Williams wall

  136. By texasranters on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin is a gifted WR but has yet to play a full season since being drafted. Throw in the fact that he’s a head case and trade him while you can. Allen has trade value as well, and his replacement (Everson Griffin) seems ready to roll.

    We need help at WR, DB, LB and the books still out on Ponder. If you did trade both Allen & Harvin I wouldn’t reach for a QB, but shore up the defence.

  137. By Scuba Steve on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe does us no good until we have a QB.

  138. By David on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    Bowe still put up great numbers with a bad qb at kansas city so he could do that here and in the first round if with his story he’s still available drafting manti teo would be a great decision if he falls

  139. By David on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    MY Mock Draft
    1. Terrance Williams WR or monti teo LB if he falls
    2.Sylvester Williams DT
    3. Arthur brown LB if we don’t get Teo
    4.a. Tyrann Mathieu
    4.b. E J Manuel QB
    The rest idk but this could also be different via free agency and trades. any body else want to trade robison though and let griffen start?

  140. By sandiamond on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    Last college underclassmen to declare this yr : Ace Sanders KR/WR

  141. By no1viking on Jan 17, 2013 | Reply

    We have got to keep Harvin, He is one of the most exciting Kick of Returners in Pro Football and can go the distance or give the team Great feild position everytijme he touches the ball. Not to say what he can do as a Receiver/ running Back. C’mon Man.

  142. By Vikings Fan on Jan 18, 2013 | Reply

    What happened to the 6th round pick the Vikings acquired from the Titans in last years draft via trade. Surely, the Vikings didn’t give that to Arizona for Jefferson, did they? I thought the trade for Jefferson was only a swap of picks, not two 6 rounders for a seventh.

  143. By sandiamond on Jan 18, 2013 | Reply

    2 draft picks lost_ (6th) round due to Aj Jefferson trade w/ ARZ. Back end of draft shot! gone………

  144. By adrian peterson beast on Jan 18, 2013 | Reply

    we need percy back he is the moost explosive player in football and we need to find a deep threat reciever like a greg jennings or a dwayne bowe we must have the money because whos getting paid all of it?

  145. By Anita Wilson on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    Rick Spielman knows Exactly what we need, and he Will address those needs…he’ The Best at doing what he does!

    Hold on to your hats, as next year we Will be competitive with Everyone we play!

    Singletary as OC is a Great Idea…he has the Smarts to become as great at Offense as he was at defense!

  146. By Cheater on Jan 20, 2013 | Reply

    My Mock Draft

    1st- WR Cordarrelle Patterson-Tenn(6’4)

    2nd- CB Xavier Rhodes -Florida St

    3rd-G/C Travis Frederick-Wisconsin

    4th-DT jacobbi McDaniel-Florida St

    4th-ILB Michael Mauti-Penn St

    5th-WR Rodney Smith -Florida St(6’6)

    7th-SS Zeke Motta -Notre Dame

    7th-LB Michael Clay- Oregon

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