Minnesota Vikings Draft Picks a Mixed Bag on Paper

April 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

We’ve had a week now to absorb the draft. As far as the Vikings go I can’t say that I was terribly impressed. I had no issue with trading out of the first round, really swapping picks with Detroit was barely trading out of the first round, but what happened subsequently wasn’t particularly impressive.

I will reserve judgement to a certain extent, of course, because I think the Vikings front office has earned it. Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin, even later round picks like Jasper Brinkley and John Sullivan, were all picks that had serious questions attached to them, but have all developed into solid NFL starters.

So, while I have a lot of trust in Rick Spielman and Brad Childress (as a talent evaluator anyway), I don’t think it’s a bad thing to take a look at the pros and cons of the guys the Vikings selected and see what to look for once training camp starts in a few months.

Round Two:
Chris Cook (CB, Virgi...

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