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Combine Concludes On Tuesday – VEN Coverage Continues

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 26, 2013 – 9:12 am

Tuesday is the final day of the 2013 Scouting Combine, so there’s not much to break down in terms of the schedule. By now, you surely know the drill. Here it is…

DBs: On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Tune in all day today and the rest of this week as we keep you up-to-date on Combine action and also provide plenty of reaction to what happened in Indianapolis over the last week.


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89 Responses to “Combine Concludes On Tuesday – VEN Coverage Continues”

  1. By Carl K on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/26/vikings-want-antoine-winfield-to-play-less-in-2013/

    Is it time for Josh Robinson to step up?
    Or maybe the Vikings fell in love with the honey badger Tyrann Mathieu at the combine?

  2. By Curtis on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I like you guys trade down and get better players on on the offense and deffanes to ok get if you guys something that’s good ok

  3. By Champ Henson on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’m betting that the vikings will trade out of the round all together for more picks.

  4. By Champ Henson on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    trading out of the first round would mean not having to pay any first round money and using the savings on later round picks and free agents.

  5. By Curtis on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I know but think about the QB

  6. By liito on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Go for quality not quantity. Ranked 31st in the passing game. Vikes, get help please. Don’t settle for mediocre players who you hope might get better. Aim high.

  7. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t think Wes Welker is going anywhere…
    Not after Brady took a huge pay cut….Most likely the only reason being to keep his good friend Welker in a Pats uniform long term…

    Now lets hope Bowe gets franchised in KC…Then the price for Harvin in draft picks begins to climb…

    Jennings being franchised matters little…I only think the Packers franchise Jennings…Is to get draft picks for him…I think that is why Jennings is asking 14 million a year right now…So the Packers back off with the franchise tag idea…

  8. By Curtis on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    That’s good

  9. By Carl K on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    The Vikings might be in a good position to trade back.
    If Geno Smith and Barkley fall out of the top 10… they could fall all the way to the Vikings at 23.

    Bills, Oakland, KC, Jets or Browns may want to trade up and grab a QB at #23.

  10. By vikings rule on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Kansas City already got a qb, Smith from san fran, where have you been?

  11. By RichardA1 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Lets surprise everyone and pick all defensive players, get the best defense around before worrying about the offense!

  12. By Brad S on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I see the Vikings trading out of the first round if Ogletree is drafted before the 23 pick. There is quality players through four rounds that can be starters on your team. The Vikings need the teams second and third round picks for the 23rd pick.

  13. By Parkway on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    We’ll draft all D outside of WRs and a guard

  14. By Curtis on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    No pick right guys are good for teams

  15. By Carl K on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings rule- That deal is not done yet!
    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/alex-smith-san-francisco-49ers-qb-trade-not-done-reports-022513

    You can take KC off the list if you want… but and add Arizona and even Philly to the list.

  16. By Curtis on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yeh

  17. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1543615-reviewing-the-minnesota-vikings-5-biggest-scouting-combine-takeaways

  18. By Carl K on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    If Geno Smith is still on the board at 23… watch Spielman work his magic.

  19. By Parkway on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    No DT in the first unless we are going to cut Kwill

  20. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    A CB in the 1st is possible, if it`s the right one.

  21. By Curtis on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    This so good

  22. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Actually, any position in the 1st besides TE, RB, K, DE, QB, or P would make sense.

  23. By Troutdaddy on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I am liking the hype around finding us a new backup QB. I am so done with Webb and all of the Webb-ophiles trying to tout his athleticism as a reason to keep him around. We don’t use him, he can’t play QB so get him out of Dodge now. MBT can at least hurl the ball, but we need a backup that can run the offense and make plays count. Ponder still has some growing to do, but we need solid backup. I think that we could get one in FA, but there are also some possibilities in the draft. Can’t wait to see what pans out. I think that Spielman is going to surprise a lot of people and come out looking like a hero when all is said and done. He has some magic up his sleeve. Lastly, his thoughts around Harvin should silence all of those who think that Harvin is going anywhere. He is not. More than that, I think he is going to get an opportunity to be a Viking for at least a few more years. The fans want him here, the team wants him here and he already has a chemistry. I don’t think he wants to jeopardize that in order to start all over again. Then again, if the price is right for both him and the Vikings, then all I have speculated here is a moot point. Again, can’t wait to see how the soap-opera unfolds!

  24. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    The most likely scenario is the BPA among DT, WR, LB, and CB in the 1st. A big part of it is who we get in FA, and who is still available at #23.Also, will we trade up? Down? It is sheer speculation at this point.

  25. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    They won`t trade Harvin unless they can make a major haul.

  26. By Champ Henson on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    It would be nice to have a dominating defense like years gone by. It would be fun watching Rodgers and Cutler being buried in sacks or taken down by interceptions. And having a speedy receiver who can make all the catches would be frosting on the cake….and oh ya, an accurate, strong, tough qb who can pull out a game in the last minute would help too.

  27. By GrandDaddyPurp on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    The Honey Badger!

  28. By Wraith4912 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I wish Webb would try CB then maybe we could get some use out of his athleticism. Is there some skill that CB’s require that I’m not aware of. He’s tall, fast, has huge hands, sounds like a shutdown corner when you consider his jumping ability.

  29. By Shawn on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    my first? maybe second mock

    23rd- ILB- Monti Teo

    52nd- WR- Justin Hunter or Robert Woods

    83rd- CB- Jamar Taylor or Honey Badger

    99th- S- Bacarri Rambo (who wouldnt love Rambo at safety?)

    I just picked names from top 100 list around our pick number

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000140172/article/2013-nfl-draft-luke-joeckel-geno-smith-among-best-prospects

  30. By Shawn on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    then with the rest of our picks … QB-OG-DT-P-WR … in any order

  31. By Parkway on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    No Teooooooo

    Sanders is sure behind Matheiu it will be interesting to see if he goes in the 2nd or third.

  32. By Shawn on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins round 1 and Arthur Brown round 2 might not be a bad combo either

  33. By Frederick Jones on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Jones can’t remember who sent him the article on the NFL QB evaluations. But I did thank him, and it’s been fun reading the articles.

    But now it’s time for Eddie to rant:

  34. By Frederick Jones on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Although it was fun to read about which QBs had the strongest arms, it’s hard to take the article seriously when only about ten out of 64 were considered to have “big” arms.

    Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have a gun for an arm? Coulda fooled the JonesBoy!

  35. By Shawn on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    None of these WRs really impress me enough to want to go WR in round 1 … in fact to this point I am not impressed with this draft … trading down might be the way to go … hopeful add another third rounder

    In fact it seems like the whole draft class is 3 rounds of 2nd rounders

  36. By Shawn on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    ly

  37. By Frederick Jones on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Then there were some confusing quotes…which makes Jones wonder if Matt Miller, the author of the article understands O Line play…Check this one out:

    Rivers was once considered an elite quarterback, but as he ages, he’s becoming more and more reliant on the talent around him. While his individual skills aren’t diminishing yet, his production has been. The talent you see from Rivers isn’t terrible, but he’s no longer considered a top-flight quarterback.

  38. By Frederick Jones on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Any man who writes about another man like this cannot be trusted.

    Alex Smith isn’t a sexy pick at quarterback, but he’s efficient and has proven to be a winner over the last two seasons.

  39. By Frederick Jones on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Last but not least, the writer is confusing TEAM with individual. The QB does not cause another player to hold, go offsides, or commit a personal foul.

    With Smith you won’t get big plays down the field—other than after the catch—but you also won’t get turnovers or penalties from the veteran quarterback.

  40. By Frederick Jones on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    But it was neat to see the QBs evaluated by someone. Perhaps they should do it by commitee next time!!!

  41. By Stew on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Mathieu tore it up at the combine today! What do you guys think about him? Where should he go in the draft?

    Also Matt Elam is the real deal!

  42. By Champ Henson on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Frazier said that he still loves Ponder but the backup qb position will be open competion, which might indicate drafting a qb to compete with Thompson. If it were a FA I would think he would be the backup automatically…..just trying to read between the lines.

  43. By Stew on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    We need to keep an eye on Dwanye Gratz CB from UCONN!

  44. By Curtis on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Go get him

  45. By Carl K on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    DeAndre Hopkins- Big Time Playmaker!
    Clemson upset LSU in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. Hopkins has record day catching 13 for 190 yards and 2 scores.

    Hopkins in Purple will look a little bit like Sidney Rice.

  46. By billbobagons1 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    What is being said about good thru the 4th round is true. Remember there are like 78 Jr. coming out which is over two rounds worth. So if most of them go in the first and second round that is like the 3rd and 4th round is like a normal 1st and 2nd for talent. So trading back and getting more picks might make a lot of sense.

  47. By Stew on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I would love to Desmond Trufant in a Vikings jersey!

  48. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/clark-judge/21774113/here-are-five-firstround-prospects-who-should-make-clubs-wary

  49. By Parkway on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Add Jenkins in there, I don’t think he is 1st round material

  50. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Trufant or Rhodes would be great if they are there at # 23. Don`t be surprised.

  51. By Parkway on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’d take Trufant or Rhodes in the first. Also won’t be surprised if we trade out of the first round.

  52. By WRHopkins2013 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/193070651.html

  53. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Trading down in the 1st would be o.k, but I hope they don`t trade out of it. There are a lot of good players that could really help.

  54. By Champ Henson on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Parkway….I agree, it will be no surprise trading out of the 1st round. I also think the vikings are done spending big money in FA.

  55. By jdogg9000 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Anyone in this post who thinks that Geno Smith or Matt Barkley will be a Viking is doing some wacky weed. Did not Spielman spell it out, Ponder is our QB. Why waste a first round pick on a QB. They are going after the best LB or WR in the 23rd position and same with the 52nd. If the Vikings decide to grab a QB it won’t be until the late 6-7th round if at all. I think the Vikings are looking for a Veteran QB to help Ponder get over some mid-season humps. They will also be looking at some depth at the CB/S position. So for all those hoping Smith in the first…don’t get your hopes up to high.

  56. By jdogg9000 on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I still believe that the Vikings will be grabbing jennings. I think that he wants to really stick it to the Packers and would love to do it in a Viking uniform like Farve.

  57. By Parkway on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    No we won’t get Jennings. They are talking about franchising him. That’s 10 mill. If he wants that kind of money there is no way he is even close to worth that.

  58. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Breaston is coming for a visit.

  59. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Kinda lukewarm on that.

  60. By Parody on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Why are any Vikings fans interested in Jennings? He’s overpriced, aging, and worst of all, a Packer reject. I was thrilled this year when I found out we were finally rid of all our Packer rejects. Let’s leave them to some other teams and find TALENTED free agents. Guys like Wallace and Bowe are better players, and much more worth the asking price.

  61. By Jeremy on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    We NEED Tyrann Mathieu!!!!!!!

    I wouldn’t mind trading back in the first round to pick up a few more early picks so we can take him mid to early third round……defensive line or linebacker and then receiver for the first two picks guaranteed

  62. By Champ Henson on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I’d rather give chris summers a chance before signing jennings
    Please Mr. Spielman….NO MORE REJECTS OR HAS-BEENS!

  63. By Jeremy on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    If we don’t pay Percy we sure as h.e.l.l. better not pay a guy like Bowe or Wallace huge money……that is crazy stupid of some of you to say that

  64. By Jeremy on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I would absolutely be surprised if we take a CB with the first pick….unless for some impossible reason Milliner is still available

  65. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    We need to sign at least a few FA`s because there`s too many holes to fill in just the draft.

  66. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    There are other CB`s better than Mathieu. He may be risky too.

  67. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, you like Te’o?

  68. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Can you imagine Teo trying to tackle Peterson?

  69. By Shawn on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yea I like Monti Teo … Smart football player … 7 INTs as a LB … and defensive players dont usually get so much heisman hype … I think he will be a very good player for a long time.

    i never cared about the fake gf story … and even Tom Brady has had a bad game b4

  70. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Teo trying to tackle Percy?

  71. By Shawn on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    plus i think MLB is one of the most important positions on the field

  72. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn, so nice to see another life form on here with intelligence. I have been mocked for saying we should take Te’o for weeks.

  73. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    And I think he plays Vikings football–Provided he likes what he sees up close, I believe Spielman will take him.

  74. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Arthur Brown would likely be a better pick.

  75. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Te’o and Tebow — now that would be cool.

  76. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    add honey boo boo for some flavor.

  77. By Jeremy on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    What other CBs in this draft are better than “Honey Badger”??????? Milliner is the only one and that is quite possibly questionable…..Who makes a bigger impact on the game?????? Mathieu hands down

    Although i’m not that intelligent, if Te’o is available when we pick we WILL take him no questions asked and I would be happy with that as he will be a day 1 starter for the next decade atleast….

  78. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Teo is kinda slow as evidenced by his 40 time.

  79. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    He probably had an off day, Tomcat– besides, speed is not everything. Intelligence can make up for many other missing attributes.

  80. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    There are 3-4 better CB`s than Matheiu. Maybe more.

  81. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Teo does indeed have a vivid imagination.

  82. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Teachers said Einstein was slow… who has a right to place a box on someone else? So many other factors come into play most of you never consider– the player’s fit and synergy with teammates. The character. The intelligence– one may be faster, but that one may run to the wrong place of the field while the slower one read the offense perfectly– at the right place at the right time– even though he may be “slow.”

  83. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Judge not, Tomcat…

  84. By Tomcat on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Believe me, I would be the last to pass judgement on anyone. Still, I wouldn`t take Teo, thats all.

  85. By VikeNasty on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    I wouldn’t touch Teo he is slower than I thought and I’ve seen him miss some easy tackles in the back field.

    I love the idea of taking the badger next to Smith and to think you can get him late second early third rounds. How can you not take him. Its not like he had a problem with shooting up. The kid wen to rehab for weed he’ll be ok.

    I think we can get away with a WR in the First and maybe trade back to get him later in the second.

    After that, I saw the two CB last name Williams that impressed me at the combine with 4.41 speed and fluid movement in the drills and good hands. From the mock drafts I saw they were going in the later rounds I think they can be sleepers.

    Also not too worried about the D Line there is always a good D lineman late first round and Fred Played well. Besides its not like they are going to take the Big Ticket out on nickel downs to let Griffen and a Rookie play the tackle spots
    .

  86. By VikeNasty on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Agreed Tomcat

  87. By Titus Flavius Caesar Vespasianus Augustus on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Okay, no Te’o–maybe he is too slow. Then we take honey boo boo.

  88. By sandiamond on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    after an exhausting day – Te’o to Mayock…. um i’ve been running 4.6,4.5 area

    excuse? fib? or the truth?

  89. By Troutdaddy on Mar 1, 2013 | Reply

    Hey- lighten up on Teo. The kid is talented and an excellent football player and any NFL team would be glad to have him on their roster. His play speaks for itself. He got a the short stick with all of the fake- girlfriend stuff and the media had a field-day with that, but that does not make him a target to say he is slow. The combine is just a tool used to check players out and as we have seen in the past, many who did not “Shine” specifically in the combine can make it big in the NFL. I honestly don’t think the Vikings are even considering Teo with their pick scenarios that exist right now, but I iwill tell you that he is a dedicated player and has the values and drive that makes one great- plus the ability to play. I just hate to see people write someone off because of stuff like this. He deserves to get a shot. Titus was right on… Judge not. I think we will see the end result speak for itself when he gets a sweet deal and starts rolling…

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