Minnesota Vikings 2010 Draft Frightens and Confuses Fans

April 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings spent the NFL draft prioritizing the backup running back position; drafting a quarterback who will play wide receiver and a linebacker who will play fullback; and selecting Penn State's backup tight end.
And their fans looked on and wondered: Why?
Why not trade up for potential starting offensive lineman such as Mike Iupati or Maurkice Pouncey? Why allow Detroit to snag Jahvid Best?  Why draft a high-upside, underachiever from USC not named Taylor Mays or Joe McKnight?
The only non-puzzling pick/move the Vikings made was their first one: Chris Cook, cornerback from Virginia.  Cook is a 6'2'' big hitter with good hands and sub 4.5 speed.  He will need some seasoning but will end up being a starter for Minnesota soon - either at corner or safety.
With Lito Sheppard joining Antoine Winfield and Benny Sapp at corner, and Cedric Griffin coming back at some point during the season, the Vikings' corners look alright on paper.  The ...

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