Part 1: If I Were the Vikings’ Rick Spielman (One Month Prior to the Draft)

March 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Rick Spielman does not officially hold the General Manager title for the Minnesota Vikings franchise.  But as the VP of Player Personnel, Spielman runs the draft, making final calls on draft day according to ESPN's Kevin Seifert. Many of us fans would love to be Rick right now! Count me in as a firm believer in the general philosophy of taking the BPA (Best Player Available).  But my interpretation goes a little deeper and perhaps is a little more practical. I believe the more accurate concept is that of BPANA, Best Player Available in a Need Area.  And "need area" includes not just current needs, but looking a little down the road as well. In that light, the team's areas of greatest need are:
Center/Guard —John Sullivan did a decent first year job, for a former sixth rounder.  Anthony Herrera similarly exceeded expectations considering no team saw fit to spend even a seventh rounder on him when he came out.&...

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