Monday, May 5, 2014

Final 2014 NFL Mock Draft Top 10 Picks

A lot has changed since my last mock draft. The biggest story has been Bridgwater falling to the second round by most estimates. I still have him as my 2nd QB, but it was clear that he was a big question mark for being considered the top pick for so long. Nobody was really talking about him, with Manziel stealing most of the spotlight. Manziel's pro day has made him a lock as a top 8 pick. I don't see him falling to the Vikings at 8, but if he does, the entire fan base is praying we grab him. Reports coming out that we have Bortles as our #1 was not what I wanted to see. I would be okay with us taking him, just not at 8. Justin Gilbert, Darqueze Dennard, and Anthony Barr all seem like better picks there. I would love to see us take one of them at 8, and then trade up into the late 1st/early 2nd and go for Bridgewater, but I don't see our front office doing something so logical. The most likely scenario is probably us taking Bortles at 8, or maybe trading down to 16ish and hoping to get him there. This is a draft we really need to get right. I know one guy only has so much impact on a team, but we are only one or two guys away from being a playoff team. There should be no scenario where we don't end up with one of Manziel/Bortles/Bridgewater/Carr. A top linebacker or corner in addition would put us in the playoffs within 2 years.

This is my final mock draft of the top 10 picks, look for more to come immediately post-draft.

1. Houston Texans

JaDeveon Clowney, DE South Carolina

The Texans have not hinted which way they are headed with this one yet. I believe that Manziel and Clowney have the best potential in this draft, but Clowney is the safer pick. The guy is a freak of nature and is a lock to be a top 5 DE at some point in his career.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Updated 2014 NFL Mock Draft (Top 10 Picks)

1. Houston Texans

Johnny Manziel, QB Texas A&M

The Texans have not hinted which way they are headed with this one yet. I believe that ultimately Manziel and Clowney have the best potential in this draft and the Texans will go with the position they need more urgently upgraded. Manziel fits best with Houston or Minnesota, two teams that aren't as far away from being a playoff team as Jacksonville. If Houston is smart, they will grab Johnny Football at #1.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

How Many Games The Vikings Will Win Next Season (Based On Starting QB)

With the Super Bowl wrapped up, teams are heavily preparing for the 2014 NFL season. I have already covered our two major off-season decisions, signing a head coach and drafting a quarterback. Now, I am going to use my time-tested Win Total Estimator (WTE) to predict the Vikings wins next season. The WTE predicted 6.28 wins for us last season, and we finished with a 5-10-1 record.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Minnesota Vikings 2014 NFL Draft Prospects

With the NFL Draft quickly approaching in May, chatter is heating up about who the Vikings should, or could take with their 8th overall pick. Many assume we will go after a quarterback. However, with multiple teams ahead of us looking in the same direction, what is our best option? Let's take a look at possible scenarios in order of likeliness.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Who Will The Vikings Hire As Their New Head Coach?

After a disappointing season under Leslie Frazier, the Vikings are in the process of hiring a new head coach. We have not heard much from the front office. Perhaps they are busy dealing with the Kluwe Accusations. Meanwhile, we are stuck with a team missing a coach and a quarterback, among many other positions. Lets take a look at the short list of head coach hires for the Vikings.