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Small School Spotlight: RB Kerwynn Williams (Utah State)

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 22, 2013 – 10:49 am

The “small school” tag is not the only stigma this nimble, smooth-striding RB will have to overcome to make it in the NFL. He’ll also be characterized as a one-year starter who faced lesser competition. To his defense on those two charges, he played behind a pair of 2012 draft picks – Seattle 4th-rounder Robert Turbin and Tampa Bay 7th-rounder Michael Smith, and when he finally did assume a starting role in 2012 he dominated.

Kerwynn Williams, Keith Smith, James Orth

Here was his senior line as a RB: 218 carries for 1,512 yards (6.9 per carry) and 15 TDs. He also had 45 receptions for 697 yards and 5 TDs as a pass catcher out of the backfield, illustrating his ability to play all 3 downs as a versatile offensive weapon (20 total TDs). During his time at Utah State, Williams was also a talented returner, the type of player the Vikings could be looking to add in this draft. In 4 seasons at Utah State, Williams totaled 91 kickoff returns for 2,272 yards (25.0 per return) with 1 TD, and he was also an occasional punt returner (15 career punt returns). As a freshman, he was the full-time kickoff returner, averaging 27.2 yards per return with a TD.

The production is obviously there, in several facets of the game. The raw ability is there, too, as Williams was a top performer among RBs at the Combine with a 4.48 time in the 40-yard dash and a 4.15 time in the 20-yard shuttle. He also recorded explosive measurements in the broad jump and vertical leap.

Outside of the small-school, one-year starter and lesser competition tags, Williams will also be docked for his size – he measures in at 5-8, 195 pounds. Maybe that will prevent him from ascending a depth chart and becoming a bell-cow type of RB in the NFL. But maybe it won’t, either. Regardless of that, this small-school prospect who glides swiftly across and down a football field like a hockey player down the ice could be an impact player as a returner and receiver out of the backfield.


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161 Responses to “Small School Spotlight: RB Kerwynn Williams (Utah State)”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    My battle with Wobschall continues!

  2. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Okay…this is what a blogger looks like when he criticizes anyone on this blog:

  3. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I like the idea that Williams can catch the football because currently we don’t have many RBs that are considered threats in the “throwing” game.

  4. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    3 DAYS!!!

  5. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Its good to be back.

  6. By mnsoldier on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Trade gerhardt and get this guy, i think we can get two pick a 2nd and perhaps a 4 rounder or later that would be good.

  7. By mnsoldier on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @ frederick jones, is this a home movie of you getting your groove on?????

  8. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    No but it might be you in a few years!

    Young dudes think it’s a given that they will always be in Olympic shape.

    That’s not true…the older you get the harder you have to work to “stay there.”

  9. By Mike B. on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Fred if Webb is going to prove anyone wrong it won’t be in a Vikings uniform IMO. You have so far batted 0 on your QB picks, so you really don’t have much credibility do you. TJack is going to be a career back up and now Webb will be a #3 QB or WR. That’s how it is and not how you would like it to be.

  10. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @MN Soldier,

    Older people used to tell me that your body changes as you get older. You can’t just pop out of that chair and run 100 meters at top speed. (In fact even getting out of bed takes several minutes.)

    You can’t eat all you want, even if you might want to!

    Often times the warmup, was the workout!!! If you try to do more, you get hurt.

    Jones has maintained pretty good shape in old age. Unfortunately very few people manage to do that (especially women)!

    So you are 30 and in shape. Big deal, how about 40, 50, 60, 70, and beyond? That will show that you have character.

  11. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Mike B.,

    So you predicted that Favre might succeed as a Viking QB? Guess what Jones did too.

    Your post proves nothing!

  12. By iaVIKE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb = red zone receiver.

  13. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    iaVike,

    Thank you for changing your web name.

    Joe Webb is our best Red Zone QB. He is such a big threat to run or p@ss it’s not funny!

  14. By liito on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Vikes’ sports headline on Thursday should read, “Lotulelei, Austin, Te’O, and Woods falll to the Vikings . . . Takes risks on Mathieu.”

  15. By iaVIKE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Changing my web name? I didn’t mention anything about Webb being a red zone QB, but i think he could be an unstoppable red zone receiver.

  16. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb needs to be a defensive back for Vikings otherwise he will be kicking rocks shortly

  17. By dryes on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb can’t throw. Doesn’t know where to throw. can’t tie his shoes ;) oh, and hold the teo

  18. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Especially when we draft a receiver or two….whose spot will he take?? Jennings?? First or Second round rookie??? I doubt it….

    If we don’t draft a receiver we know Joe Webb is the answer

  19. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I know people don’t want Te’O right now but I bet regardless of where he ends up he will be an instant starter and big time game changer for the next decade+

    I know Spielman and Co. will draft him in the first round if given the chance…

  20. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Te’o will be selected … get used to it. ILB is our #1 weakness.

    With the addition of Jennings and depending on how much Spielman believes in Simpson … WR is the 3rd weakest position.

    With Winfield officially not an option Id say CB is the 2nd weakest link.

    Followed by DT and Guard IMO equally tied for 4th weakest links.

  21. By BlueBird7 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    All those opposed to Joe Webb, I have this to say.

    “Don’t let the Truth get in the way of a good QB”

  22. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    LOL Rolando McClain already arrested.

  23. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    If we do move up in the 1st we better not give up too much.

  24. By BlueBird7 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder? Sorry, doesn’t fit him either.

  25. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Shawn- I agree on the weaknesses.

  26. By Troutdaddy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    3 days and counting and then we can quit guessing. Kinda fun to formulate who we think is going where though. I am curious to know who all of you think is going to get traded in a deal in the draft? (if any) Do you think we would even consider coughing up someone like Gerhart for a pick? I don’t think he is a possibility but want to hear who you all think is going to get the ticket outta Minnesota…

  27. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I just hope and think we will get 2 of these names …

    Sylvester Williams
    Monti Te’0
    Trufant
    Tavon Austin
    Cordarrelle Patterson
    DeAndre Hopkins
    Alec Oggletree

    any two of those will make me a happy camper

  28. By iaVIKE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I could certainly see Gerhart being dealt for a 3rd, Rick would de very well to get a 2nd for him.

  29. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I dont see any player on the roster other teams would have a high enough interest in to give up a 3rd round pick for.

  30. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I hope we get Sylvester Williams and Manti Te’o in the first. Johnathan Banks in the 2nd. DaRick Rogers in the 3rd. Tyrann Mathiue and Aaron Dobson in the 4th.

  31. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Straight out of Marshall just like Moss

  32. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    GDP … I like Dobson.

    Ive been thinking about this draft

    1a- Monti Te’0
    1b-Sylvester Williams
    2- Tyrann Mathieu
    3- Aaron Dobson

  33. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

  34. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I just hope Thursday night ends with Te’o and Sylvester holding up the Vikings uniforms.

  35. By dryes on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    arthur brown fits our need much better than teo does. speed, reliability, tackling, coverage ability. anyone but teo. the hype has you all fooled

  36. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    dryes it depends. Frazier believes in stopping the run and forcing opponent to be one dimensional … Te’0 will be a good ILB.

  37. By Nicholas on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9GZz4l2Sxs Sylvester Williams please!

  38. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @dryes,

    According to Kfan you are right about Teo.

  39. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Bluebird7,

    You are correct sir, Joe has one bad game and suddenly he’s the worst QB ever. I bet Frazier has more patience.

  40. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    has anyone heard whether or not Ponder is in town for non-mandatory workouts?

  41. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy and dryes,

    A fella by the name o’ Johnny Unitas was cut as a rookie because he was the #4 guy on the roster. He played on rocks for the semi-pro Rams for a year, came back to the NFL, and the rest is history.

    Ya got a similar story with one Kurt Warner. Now the rest ain’t so extreme but JOE does come from the Bayou, and may surprise ya son!

  42. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy this is all we have to say:

  43. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy,

    Bart Starr spent 5 years on the Green Bay bench before he became a regular starter. No, Vince Lombardi did not discover him. He won the job by default.

  44. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Who will the Vikings take ???…

    Will they make a trade ???…

  45. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    DeAndre Hopkins – WR – Player Updating a previous item, the Rams are working out DeAndre Hopkins at Clemson University on Monday.
    A previous report stated the Rams would work out Hopkins at their own club facility, but it’s a private, pre-draft workout and coach Jeff Fisher is not attending. OC Brian Schottenheimer and QBs coach Frank Cignetti are orchestrating the workout. Hopkins is a prime candidate to be St. Louis’ pick at No. 16 overall. Related: Rams
    Source: Jim Thomas on Twitter Apr 22 – 5:36 PM

  46. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb was a 6th round draft choice that has 3 strarts to his name. The last start he had he played poorly and still threw for 180 and ran for 80. Thats a big game for Ponder!!!Give Webb 20 starts and then be the judge. Until he gets a real chance like we have given Ponder shut your piehoes!!!

  47. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Webb wont be a successful QB for the Vikings with the coaches we have.

  48. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Well said JE!

  49. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @GrandDaddyPurp,

    The jonesy thinks otherwise. Bill Musgrave probably read some Abraham Maslow during the off-season.

    He will see JOE in a different light.

  50. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Im not saying Webb is or isnt,im just sayn you cant beat the guy up when hes not been given a real chance to play. 3 STARTS IN 3 YEARS IS NOT ENOUGH OF A CHANCE FOR ANY QB IN THE NFL.

  51. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ok that was Bart Starr…..this is Joe Webb….two totally different players in different eras…what exactly is your point…it seems like a dead end one

    Time will tell on Webb but I see him watching games from the same vantage point as you and I very soon

    Sorry bud, he should switch to DB if he wants to stay in the league…or get traded to the eagles for chickens feed.

  52. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    The stage was set for Webb in the last playoff game and he blew it…at least with the Vikings….they brought in Matt Cassel and are switching him to receiver again…need I say more

  53. By Goldvike on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    We will all find out very soon!!!!!!

  54. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Joe Webb had his shot…Backup QB’s get very little chance to succeed…
    Like any other backup players…At any position in football…

    What makes Webb soooo special ???…

    When your numbers called…You better preform…Webb didn’t…
    And that player was with the team for 3 years…
    And not just some rookie…

  55. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Webb is too good a talent to be sitting on the sidelines as our 3rd string QB.

  56. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Also love the fat guy dancing….was hilarious the first time…but don’t over use it or it ruins the “hilariousness”…

  57. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    All these Webb haters kinda TEE ME OFF!! I go to Mankato every year and last year i watched Webb against the 1st team D run for 2 TDs and could have had another but ran out of bounds.He made Greenway look like a 10th grader!!..AND I LOVE CHAD GREENWAY!!

  58. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    JE there is a reason QBs wear red shirts in practice. You are not supposed to hit the quarterback.

  59. By BlueBird7 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy

    That is Horse pucky! Webb is still OK in my books, JE is correct on his statements on Joe. Ponder got all the starts. If he does the same this year, the Vikings will be about 4/12.

  60. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Honest question:
    Has Joe Webb ever worked out at defensive back??..could you imagine a 6’4 220 that runs 4.4 DB go up against Brandon Marshall and C Johnson…shut down time

  61. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    WHAT MAKES PONDER SOOO SPECIAL???…23 CONSECUTIVE STARTS AND WHAT HAS HE DONE??…WHAT?? WE KEEP CALLING PONDERS NUMBER EVERY WEEK AND HE DOESNT PERFORM!!..O THATS RIGHT,PONDER DONT HAVE ANY RECEIVERS TO THROW THE BALL TOO!!..GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

  62. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    YOU CANT HIT SOMETHING YOU CANT CATCH!!

  63. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Fred,

    Webb will not be successful with our current coaching. If Childress was still here he would have given Webb the chance he deserved instead of drafting Ponder.

  64. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    You talking PRACTICE- with Joe Webb ???…

  65. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Settle down fellas I will be right and you all will be wrong…it’s gonna be ok… Adrian Peterson is going to dominate until we draft Johnny Football within the next few years

  66. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    JE,

    I like Webb too but face it, Childress is gone and Frazier has his golden boy Ponder. I would very much welcome an open QB competition in which both QBs have an EQUAL chance to be the starter but its just not going to happen. Frazier is playing favorites and he wouldnt want to hurt poor Ponder’s feelings..

  67. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I was going to say we need to start stealing players from Seattle but we already do that to Green Bay.

  68. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    LMFAO Hopkins…..that was great!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Again, im not saying i dont like Ponder but he is the one that has played poorly.Is it all his fault?..NO,but to give Webb 1 start a year and then to beat him up because we didnt win is stupid…Webb can run for more yards a game than Ponders been throwing for…ITS PONDER THAT HAS BEEN GIVEN ALL THE OPPERTUNITY AND HASNT PLAYED WELL!!..NOT WEBB!!

  70. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I’m all for trading Ponder too….package deal with him and Webb perhaps

  71. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hey fellas…
    You better take it easy on Frazier…
    Frazier is the only reason Webb was even on the team last season…

    If it wasn’t for Frazier…Webb would already be dropping fries at some McDonald’s somewhere….

  72. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Not sure if anyone remembers ???…The Vikings were 10-6 last season…
    With Ponder at QB…

    And 0-1 in the playoffs…With Webb…

  73. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    We have game managers on the team at QB, not game changers…..

    we will learn the hard way just like San Francisco did…Ponder will be here…the TEAM will play good….Ponder will get an extension…the team will be amazing with only one glaring weakness so we will draft a QB in three years that easily wins the starting spot and we will trade Ponder to Kansas City or Oakland…

  74. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Im sorry, but for the 12th pick in the 1st round, i for one expected a little more than what ive seen so far out of Ponder. As for Webb,being drafted in the 6th round i would say hes exceeded my expectations. 6th rounders get cut every year and for him to still be around at the toughest position in the game is pretty impressive.

  75. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    We were 10 and 6 last year dispite Ponders poor play!! Adrian Peterson WAS 10 and 6,..NOT PONDER!!

  76. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Yep…Ponder WR’s were so good…They didn’t last long in free agency ???…

    Ponders number one WR last season…
    Landed a one year- 1 million dollar contract…
    No money guaranteed…(meaning they can drop him in training camp…And not have to spend a dime on the contract)…

    Aromashudo ???…I don’t think a team even had him in for a visit this off season…

    And the Vikings haven’t let Burton go yet…Why ???…
    I have no idea ???…

  77. By Goldvike on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I would have all the qbs fight it out n camp 2 see who starts

  78. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Forgot to mention Harvins multi week vacation…To finish the season…

  79. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    And as for practice,I didnt see Ponder score ANY TDS!!..THAT WAS 2 FOR WEBB AND A BIG FAT 0 FOR PONDER..You all can laugh at practice all you want but it dont lie. If you cant do it there than you sure aint goin to do it on Sunday!!…NUFF SAID!

  80. By JE on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    You do realize that “Ponders” receivers were the same ones Webb was throwing too minus Harvin!!..When Webb plays poorly its his fault. When Ponder plays poorly its everybody elses fault!

  81. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    JE…Are you seriously talking about one practice ???…

    That nobody elsehas even seen- but you ???…
    __________________

    I heard Berrian was good in practice also…

    What team is Berrian playing with now ???…

  82. By BlueBird7 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Harvin’s “multi week” vacation, besides he being ingured was a gift from Frazier.

  83. By BlueBird7 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Spelling cops: Harvin was hurt too.

  84. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    BB7…

    Frazier has said…”Someday I will sit down and explain the whole Harvin situation…But for now…Lets just say its complicated”…

    Just wait for that day…

  85. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    If it were up to me i would use the money that will be spent on the new stadium to build a time machine, go back in time to 2004, and draft Aaron Rodgers. QB problem solved.

  86. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    GDP…

    If I was going to do something like that ???…

    I would go back a little further…And draft Favre… ;-)

  87. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Well Hop since you want to go back that far I’ll go to that same year, and not make the Herschal Walker trade so we actually have a draft pick to use on Favre.

  88. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Well Hop since you want to go back that far I’ll go to that same year, and not make the Herschel Walker trade so we actually have a draft pick to use on Favre.
    _______________

    If only the Hershel Walker trade- would not have happened !!!…

    That was such a dumb trade…Of historic stupidity !!… :-(

  89. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    GDP…

    Are you hoping for defense with the first 2 picks in the draft ???…

    Do you think Te’o is the man at MLB ???…
    Or do you want somebody else ???…

  90. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Yes Yes and Yes Hop.

    I want us to get Sylvester Williams and Manti Te’o but if we dont get Te’o I would not mind Arthur Brown or Ogletree instead.

  91. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    There is just something about having a Dominant D. We would not need Ponder and our O to put up big numbers every week. If we can hold our opponents to say 10-17 points per game I like our chances to win against anyone!

  92. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    We find out soon !!!…

    In Spielman- I trust !!!…

  93. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    1a- Monti Te’0
    1b-Sylvester Williams
    2- Tyrann Mathieu
    3- Aaron Dobson

  94. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hopkins you are dead wrong. If Joe Webb doesn’t win those two games he started FRAIZER is not the head coach. Wilf’s look else were for a NEW COACH. Spielman would be gone as well and the tuna would have been the next GM and he would have selected the next head coach and that is a fact.

  95. By celticvikingwarrior on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    this sight refuses to allow me to post my mock draft—OVER ONE DOZEN ATTEMPTS—FACISTS

  96. By celticvikingwarrior on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    That they allow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. By Joe Mama on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    If we could hold opponents to ten points a game we’d go 16-0.

    It wouldn’t matter who our QB was, we’d roll over everyone.

  98. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings will not select a WR in the first round nor will they trade up, But you might see them trade a first round pick to get a first round pick in next years draft and a second &third in this years draft with Arizona Jacksonville buffalo Kansas city or ny jets.

  99. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Ponder is not the answer at QB and don’t rely on Cassel either or he would still be in Kansas City. Webb we will never know if he could or couldn’t be a QB, But he has a lot more up side than these other buffoons we call QBS.

  100. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Reason for trading one of our 1st. round picks is to make sure Spielman will have two no#1’s next year. So he will have the picks to move up in the draft to save his job and draft a real franchise QB. Tell me if I am lying after Thursday. I am calling my shot.

  101. By Nicholas on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @PonderSucks07

    Who do you like in next years draft as a QB prospect?

  102. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    vikings will draft Landry Jones this year.

  103. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Champ…My guess is Tyler Wilson…

  104. By Goldvike on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    We will see how good Ponder is going 2 b this year

  105. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    You have Johnny Football to look at . First and for most take a look and I mean let the kid play with the first string in preseason. I am taking about BTM if he looks like a project then you Drafted one of the top two QBS coming out or you might try trading with New England to get Mallett(which who I thought we should have selected in the first place) who already has a repoir with childs and wright big time arm, pocket passer, big enough(6’6″) to see over line. Doesn’t have to roll out to find passing lanes.

  106. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    FRANCHIZE QB IS THE KEY TO THE SUPER BOWL> WILL ALWAYS HAVE THE ABILTY TO COME BACK FROM DOUBLE DIGET DEFICIT LATE IN GAMES> ALWAYS A CONTENDER EVERY YEAR

  107. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    This not Mac donalds we don’t need a manager

  108. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    THIS IS NOT MAC DONALDS WE DONT NEED A MANAGER

  109. By celticvikingwarrior on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    The RAMS are going to do it to us AGAIN THIS YEAR……..
    I’ve got a bad feeling that as good as last years draft was, this years is going to be…..
    I’m sorry to be negative but I have tried to post my mock draft NO LESS THAN 15 TIMES (you’d think I’d take the hint) but it’s a GOOD ONE, and very do able…and I’m PO’d
    I just do’t get it, i see many others….

  110. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Pondersucks07 – Amen on your Ponder comments. How long is it going to take for people to realize that he will never be anything more than a Brooks Bollinger clone.

  111. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    celticV…There must be a bad word in your post somewhere…

    Just put a (s p a c e) between all your letters…And it will post… ;-)

  112. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins – how big is Tyler Wilson? Strong arm?

  113. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    WRhopkins – I believe Cassel is only a one year insurance policy and that the vikings will draft a qb this year.

  114. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1632251/tyler-wilson

  115. By vikings4life on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I agree Joe will unfortunately not get another shot with the vikings but @WRHopkins couldn’t be more wrong, Joe webb was put in a bed made of horse manure that was made for him. He never had all the first team reps in his whole career look up all the media reports of that week Joe never had all the first team reps that is what makes it so sad. Also a wonderful fact that gets lost in the playoff madness is that Joe had a better game in every statistical category than Christian ponder did at Lambeau field. Ponder threw two redzone INT’s and one of them was the worst throw any QB threw last year. Joe webb’s first year he was a WR all of training camp then switched to QB preseason where he was a scout QB, that means minimal reps and working with Defense, then 2011 he remained the third/ scout so never had a rep with the first team and if you remember he was still put in the WR packages so lets be clear he has yet to have a off-season or training camp at only one position, which for a QB is very big, imagine if ponder was taking reps away from QB and running routes instead. It wasnt till last year that Webb was designated to full time QB because he was said to be in competition for the starting job with christian ponder which was never true because of the price Vikings used to get Ponder. So if you take a look at the facts its just that if Ponder had been splitting time a WR and QB since he started in the league one would have to assume he would be further back in his progression than he is today. But sadly i agree Joe webb will not get his chance with the Vikings in short Speilman is not tied to Joe because he was Childress’s last project.

  116. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins – wilson sounds like he has a touch of brett favre to him.

  117. By Parody on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Òr r3pl@cè ÿ0úr vòwéls w!th spêcîàl çhârãctêrs.

  118. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    WRHopkins – wilson sounds like he has a touch of brett favre to him.
    ______________

    Yep…

  119. By GrandDaddyPurp on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    By that he means Wilson wont show up to OTAs….

  120. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I wasn’t endosing Landry Jones, I was just thinking that he’d drop low enough for the vikings to draft him.

  121. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    GDP – if he can play like Favre no-one would care.

  122. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Speaking of OTA’s….is Ponder in town?

  123. By Northern Norseman on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    I know a player that the Vikings will select come draft day.

  124. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    teo

  125. By Goldvike on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @ Northern Norseman
    Who

  126. By pondersucks07 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Rumor Check: Tsarnaev Brothers Are Double Agents for Jihadi Networks

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  127. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Vikings do not have anything going until April 22…

    MINNESOTA
    First Day: April 22
    OTA Offseason Workouts: May 28-30, June 4-6, June 10-13

  128. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Every teams schedules…

    http://min.scout.com/2/1279287.html

  129. By dryes on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    hold the teo

  130. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    The two biggest first round mistakes the vikings can make is drafting Te’o and Austin.

  131. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_continuing_to_discuss_signing_freeagent_end_Lawrence_Jackson042213

  132. By dryes on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    agreed

  133. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/Vikings_by_position_Signing_Greg_Jennings_alone_didnt_fix_WR_depth042213

  134. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Te’o is too slow and Austin is too small…..and both are only a novelty.

  135. By Parody on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    That’s a bit short-sighted Champ. We could always draft Dustin Hopkins and Caleb Sturgis in the first round.

  136. By Champ Henson on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Parody – you may be right….is near-sighted the same as short sighted?

  137. By purple veined throbber on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Shut up about Webb!!!!!!! He’ll be lucky to be a WR!!!! Let it go!!!! PLEASE!!!!

  138. By Parody on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Champ – Yes, from the standpoint that one means you can’t see anything that is a far ways off and the other means you can’t see anything that is right in front of you…

  139. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Marcus Sherels – DB – Vikings Vikings re-signed exclusive rights free agent CB/PR Marcus Sherels to a one-year, $555,000 contract.
    Sherels, 25, appeared in all 16 games as the Vikings’ punt returner in 2012, but he played just 78 snaps on defense. He averaged 9.0 yards per return, and brought one 77 yards to the house.
    Apr 22 – 9:00 PM

  140. By WRHopkins2013 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Tyler Eifert – TE – Player ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports Notre Dame TE Tyler Eifert is “definitely a player among the most targeted for trade-up possibilities” in the draft.
    Eifert is the consensus top tight end in the draft, and he’s expected to be the only one drafted in the first round. Teams like the Bills at No. 8 and Jets at Nos. 9 and 13 need a tight end. Clubs in the bottom half of the first round that could use Eifert are the Steelers, Giants, Texans, Falcons, and 49ers.
    Source: Chris Mortensen on Twitter Apr 22 – 7:15 PM

  141. By Goldvike on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    What’s wrong w/ Austin

  142. By Shawn on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    nothing

  143. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Hey settle down purple vein….you’re getting a little too worked up….it’s just a blog bro

    Also please don’t draft Austin….we already had the BEST slot receiver this game has ever seen and didn’t want him

  144. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Drafting a tight end in the first round will be the biggest mistake the Vikings have made since drafting Troy Williamson to replace Sir Randy Moss…..the tight ends we have are perfectly fine for what we do

  145. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Don’t worry about Webb he is soon to be an after thought…..except for the Jones man who has some deep feelings about the kid

  146. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy and JE,

    You have been partly supportive of Webb.

    I wish that you would examine all the QB statistics on Pro Football Reference.com.

    In recent years it is true that coaches give up on QBs right away. But in the past they have spent more time developing them. The amazing thing is they throw the b@ll more now than in years past.

  147. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    If you examine those statistics I think you will find many examples of men who played the QB position in the NFL without starting much, and yet having 10 years or more in the league.

    Earl Morrall is one such man. He participated in three Super Bowls and won two of them as a backup. The Jones has mentioned other fellas. How about Jeff Hostetler, and Frank Reich?

    Let’s face it they are not all Dan Marino, or Jim Kelly where they just step right in and start right away.

  148. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Dear QB watchers:

    It also depends on who they are playing with. No one doubts that Jim Plunkett was better when he was in his twenties, yet he won two Super Bowls in his 30s.

    Give Joe Webb and Christian Ponder a chance. They might put it together yet.

  149. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Jeremy don’t give up on Webb, we don’t know the future.

  150. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy,

    The jonesy agrees that we “probably” don’t need another tight end! lol

  151. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, I agree with you bud….you’ve changed my opinion on the situation a little. I understand that if in the right system with right amount of opportunity Webb could be a STAR given his athletic ability…one such system would be Chip Kelly’s in Philly…

    Ponder has flashed both star potential as well as cringe-worthy, so to speak, erratic play

    The only thing that frustrates me is why we never hear about Ponder’s work ethic or preparation for the game….

  152. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy,

    Well like they have been saying about “practice,” it isn’t a game.

    Joe Webb is the ultimate underdog, 6th round draft pick, but with all the tools. The first game Jones saw him play was a pre-season game, and they said he had these big hands. They were very high on his skills. At that time..the Jonesbrother had never even heard he was considered a WR.

    When did Joe first play WR? I don’t think it was until at least his second year in the NFL. (I know he played WR in college for a year.)

    So I have always identified Joe Webb as a QB. I bet he hasn’t played DB since high school.

    What a story if he ever does make it in the NFL.

  153. By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    *

  154. By RichardA1 on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Dobson from Marshall, get em vikes!! another Moss, watch the video, “the Catch” somebody posted.

  155. By DRS. on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Frederick, Frederick, Frederick, what can I say, all I can say is, we shall see. Nothing you can say will make Webb a #1 QB for the Vikings, just sit back and enjoy the play of WR/RB Webb.

  156. By DRS. on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    SKOL Vikings

  157. By Jeremy on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Yeah good points I too think QB is probably his best chance to succeed and converting anyone on offense to another position this late in life never usually translates well to the NFL….

    But could you imagine him as DB??? Scary thought man!!!

    I also love Aaron Dobson….he is special

    Would like to see him and Aaron Mellette if we don’t take a WR early….

    I don’t understand the “experts” rationale on this WR class… There is a lot of special talent that is going to explode onto the scene within the next few years

  158. By DRS. on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    Good Night

  159. By BlueBird7 on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    Hop

    Waiting for Frazier to explain the Harvin situation, is like waiting for the Vikings to play in the SuperBowl.

    It has been a looooooooooooooooong wait.

  160. By drew on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    We should have traded Webb to the Raiders, but let hang in there with him, We got a few WR in last years draft that has potential. Why not draft a shutdown corner and a great pass rusher.

  161. By Vikings1 on Apr 23, 2013 | Reply

    @By Frederick Jones on Apr 22, 2013 | Reply

    @Jeremy,

    Well like they have been saying about “practice,” it isn’t a game.

    Joe Webb is the ultimate underdog, 6th round draft pick, but with all the tools. The first game Jones saw him play was a pre-season game, and they said he had these big hands. They were very high on his skills. At that time..the Jonesbrother had never even heard he was considered a WR.

    When did Joe first play WR? I don’t think it was until at least his second year in the NFL. (I know he played WR in college for a year.)

    So I have always identified Joe Webb as a QB. I bet he hasn’t played DB since high school.

    What a story if he ever does make it in the NFL.
    ______________________________________________________________
    I agree with you, but you are preaching to people that don’t want to hear especially about Joe Webb. No matter how many examples you bring up about other QB’s like Joe having success, they won’t listen, one game a QB does not make and unforntuately I don’t think he will ever be given the chance to prove it with the Vikings.

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