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With the 22nd Pick in the 2009 Stampede Blue Community Mock Draft, Minnesota selects...


Hakeem Nicks, WR, North Carolina

22. Minnesota Vikings

Drafter: slider09

Reasons for drafting: "I've heard from several people at the Daily Norseman and hands down the biggest need for the Vikings is WR. I believe this team is clearly building around Peterson (and for good reason.) What the Vikings need to do is give their average QB a consistent option at the WR position. Nicks is arguably the best route runner in the draft with the most reliable hands. I believe that is exactly the kind of WR you want playing toss with Sage and opening the field for Peterson. Sure you have speed as an option in Heyward-Bey & Harvin and the size of Britt is appealing as well. I just don't think it wise to roll the dice on combine numbers and take the chance of landing another Troy Williamson. I view Nicks as a much needed staple for a team with an average QB in a run first offense. I would compare the potential of Nicks to T.J Houz & our very own Reggie Wayne. Not super fast, nor do they have great size, but they are consistently making plays at a very high level."


Check out Hakeem Nicks' scouting report at Mocking The Draft.

Also, see who Gonzo chose in the SB Nation Writers Mock Draft.

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