, G/C - Florida
Pick made by Dclark#44:
For the record, I think the Vikings would be fools to not at least try for one of the top 2 qb's in this year's draft. Farve or no Favre, they won't make the playoffs unless they address their biggest need. Their time is now, and Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels should NOT be given keys to this Ferrari. A developmental project at qb is not the answer, either. The bust rate for 2nd round qb's is too high to gamble. Barring a qb, their second option should be to trade a first round pick for a 60 gallon drum of Stick'em and the gorrilla glue recipe... All Day, that's for you!
The Vikings really struggled to run the football last year. While center John Sullivan is still raw, right guard Anthony Herrera struggled in that department. Maurkice Pouncey coincidentally can play both positions. He'll be a great upgrade for Minnesota's interior. Pouncey can immediately bump Herrara and next year can challenge Sullivan for the right to snap to Tarvaris "Goal Line Jump Pass" Jackson.
If Pouncey is taken #30 by theKenyatta Walker)., he would be the 1st G taken in the first round by the Vikings since 1998, when they selected overall. He would also be the first Interior Lineman from Florida taken in the 1st round ever. That's very surprising to me. The last OL taken in the 1st round from Florida was in 2001 (
Pouncey's Scouting Report from Mocking the Draft
The, and yours truly, are on the clock...
|1||St. Louis||Jimmy Clausen||QB||Notre Dame||TouchdownColts|
|2||Detroit||Russell Okung||OT||Oklahoma St.||coltsfan723|
|3||Tampa Bay||Ndamukong Suh||DT||Nebraska||TheAngelsColts|
|4||Washington||Sam Bradford||QB||Oklahoma||Colts Homer|
|5||Kansas City||Eric Berry||S||Tennessee||sanders_fan89|
|6||Seattle||Gerald McCoy||DT||Oklahoma||shake n bake|
|11||Denver||Derrick Morgan||DE||Georgia Tech||JPBarnett|
|12||Miami||Dez Bryant||WR||Oklahoma St.||fpacheco|
|13||San Francisco||Joe Haden||CB||Florida||BlueVol03|
|14||Seattle||Charles Brown||OT||USC||shake n bake|
|15||N.Y. Giants||C.J. Spiller||RB||Clemson||gizzardfanny|
|16||Tennessee||Jason Pierre-Paul||DE||South Florida||Addai Another Day|
|17||San Francisco||Mike Iupati||G||Idaho||BlueVol03|
|18||Pittsburgh||Kyle Wilson||CB||Boise St.||LV Steelers Fan|
|22||New England||Jared Odrick||DE||Penn State||skywalker|
|23||Green Bay||Trent Williams||OT||Oklahoma||bracketismyboy|
|28||San Diego||Ryan Mathews||RB||Fresno State||chad72|
|29||N.Y. Jets||Golden Tate||WR||Notre Dame||diagenesis|
What do you think about pick #30?
Correct Pick. Helps bolster an OL in desparate need of help. (39 votes)
OK pick, but other areas could have been addressed first (35 votes)
Right Position, Wrong Player (2 votes)
Wrong pick. Other areas definitely need help before the OL. (29 votes)
I really wanted him on the Colts! (51 votes)
156 total votes