Okay, two things wrong with this draft:
1. Hageman gets drafted by the Packers. That is just not cool. I would absolutely hate that happening.
2. I think most prognosticators have Matthews above Robinson talent-wise, but I guess his selection makes sense, I guess.
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i have a guy that many would not have going 8 to Vikings, but if the vikings truly take the best player available I can truly see the Vikings taking Wide Receiver Sammy Watkins. I know the Vikings have Greg Jennings, Patterson, Jarius Wright, and possibly Simpson. However, Simpson is a free agent who likely will not be resigned. The real reason though is Watkins is a stud who is compared to AJ Green and Julio Jones. I have him going 7 to Tampa Bay, but receivers rarely go in top 10 and I think he would be a rare ocurance. I know he is not a big need but if the 3 qb's are gone i think he is definately worth considering. What does everybody else think.
i could see the vikings do what they normally do and trade back into 1st round and take a qb. But i don't project trades. A couple names to think about is AJ Mccarron, Aaron Murray, and Zack Mettenberger. I see Mccarron as a 2nd round talent but someone will take him in the first round. Murray and Mettenberger are 3rd/4th round picks that could be targets. You have Vick as Vikings 2014 starter and I think it will be Matt Schaub.
rgvtwinstalk - I agree he might add even more. Though 6'2", 215 is already a large man and not even remotely "skinny" by any means! That's an extra 55 lbs from when he signed already, and quite a transformation if you look at pictures in a before and after fashion!
thank you i appreciate you reading my work it makes me want to write more and have you let me know what you like and what you dont like so thank you.
i think Steve was just commenting that you were getting your info on Thorpe from about a year and a half ago regarding Thorpe's weight. That being said, I also loved your reports and read every single one of them! TY!!
Shane- Thanks for reading but i still believe he has room to grow physically as 215 is not that heavy for that height so i expect him to end up in that 230 range. When it comes to meyer he throws a pretty straight fastball when he doesn't get on top of it and with his height that will always be a challenge for him. I am so excited about his potential, but like I wrote there are questions about him that he needs to answer.
I'm a guy who loves talking prospects, so been reading all your entries. I just wanted to point out a few things you mention:
On Lewis Thorpe:
"Thorpe is young and continues to grow as he is 6’1 and a razor thin 160 pounds so he needs to get stronger."
There is a lot of information out there about how Thorpe has added on significant weight since he signed, which resulted in his increased velocity and somewhat unexpected performance last year. Baseball America has him listed at 6'2" 215 lbs now, and I can say he's definitely not skinny anymore.
On Alex Meyer:
"However, once he gets to the majors a straight fastball will not be enough for him."
The thing about Meyer's fastball, is it's NOT a straight fastball. It's not even a 2-seamer or a 4-seamer. He calls it a "No-seam Fastball" and has good arm-side run. -> http://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/ale...es-in-arizona/
The thing about my mocks is i don't include trades and i expect either houston or st. louis is going to trade out of their spots so it will change depends on who is in spots. The vikings have needs on defense as well so i don't see them trading up if anything I could see the Vikings trading down to get more picks.
Manziel is going to be a stud i would put my reputation on the line on that.
Manziel = Flop in the making
If Walkins is there and they aren't in love with a QB (unlikely one worth it will drop) or a defensive player (Barr, Nix) they'd be wise to trade down. There will be plenty of teams willing to give a decent bounty for him. My personal thought is they should trade down for a second 1st round pick next year rather than anything this year, and then they'll have the ammunition to move up next year for a QB they really like.
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Not bad. Looks like it could happen.
Carr is a top 10 quality pick. There are 4 quarterbacks that are 1st round quality and it just happens they both go in first round. Is it a reach slightly i would say as most have him in top 20 overall player regardless of position. If I am vikings i try to trade back and hope to get him at 13-14, but he is not a reach like Ponder and TJax was.
Looks like no QBs after Carr. Vikings Reaching Again?????
Good stuff! I like Montanez's potential. Not a fan of that Hoosier nonsense though!