The Vikings had a very calm day in the first day of the NFL draft. The Minnesota Vikings traded out of the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Minnesota Vikings ended up swinging a deal with their division rival where they ended up netting several picks. The Minnesota Vikings got a second round, swapped fourth round picks and acquired seventh round pick out of the deal as noted by WDIO.
The Lions must have really coveted Javhid Best because that is who they took with the selection as noted by Sports News. The fact of the matter is that many people appeared to be expecting the Minnesota Vikings to draft a cornerback in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
The word all over ESPN appeared to be speculation that would take corner Patrick Robinson out of Florida State in the first round of the NFL Draft. As a Minnesota Vikings fan who wants his favorite team to pick the best possible player for the football team, Florida State and Bobby Bowden have not been able to have a great roster for quite a few years. A fan of the Minnesota Vikings also has to question the off the field character of a Florida State player. The Minnesota Vikings certainly don’t need another love boat situation like the one they found themselves in several years back.
The New Orleans Saints ended up selecting Robinson at the end of the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. In this sense, the Minnesota Vikings were defeated again by the New Orleans Saints if Robinson turns out to be a Pro Bowl corner. The fact that Antoine Winfield is getting up there and in fact happens to be injured these days, means it would make sense for the Minnesota Vikings to select a cornerback in the 2010 NFL Draft.
You don’t want to end up getting burned for the big play, so the selection of a corner would indeed be a welcome idea. Some people are not sold on the coverage skills of a guy like Cedric Griffin, we know he is a big hitter; it is hard to tell whether his cover technique and tactics will improve. I agree with the fact that the Vikings traded out of the 30th pick however. This is a vote of confidence in a guy like Cedric Griffin from the Minnesota Vikings, make no mistake about it.
There seems to be consistent speculation that Jimmy Clausen may be the big prize in this draft that the Minnesota Vikings covet as noted by the Victoria Advocate, I think this situation may be overblown due to the fact that I still have faith in the possibility that the Vikings currently have a fairly long term answer on their roster at quarterback.
The Vikings may want to consider the drafting of a younger defensive tackle. Pat Williams does not have that many years left and it would be important to figure out a replacement. In my view they should consider taking someone like Terrence Cody of Alabama. Terrence Cody will likely not be on the board if the Vikings want to select him at a certain spot.
Zenner, Josh. “Vikings trade draft pick to Lions.” WDIO News.
Souhan, Jim “Vikings right to avoid Clausen.” Victoria Advocate.
Lage, Larry “Lions take Suh at 2 and Best at 30. Sports News AP.