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Re: 2017 offseason thread 

Post#41 » by hermes » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:08 pm

got jaleel johnson with our first pick in the fourth round, which i am a big fan of. provides some much needed dt depth. jaleel isn't a dominate run stopper but he is really good at rushing the passer from that spot

second pick was ben gedeon a linebacker from michigan, i'm not familiar with him
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Post#42 » by hermes » Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:35 pm

i think trading draft picks is rick's favorite part of the draft
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Post#43 » by hermes » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:39 pm

we've got a couple guys on defense but it feels like we've really leaned heavily on offense this draft. i mean it needs it but maybe a couple more guys on the other side of the ball with all these 7th rounders
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Post#44 » by Worm Guts » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:14 am

hermes wrote:we've got a couple guys on defense but it feels like we've really leaned heavily on offense this draft. i mean it needs it but maybe a couple more guys on the other side of the ball with all these 7th rounders


Last 3 picks went defense. I think we hit the positions we needed to and Cook was a 1st round talent. Hopefully we have a couple contributors this year, because we need them.
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Post#45 » by hermes » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:53 am

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hermes wrote:we've got a couple guys on defense but it feels like we've really leaned heavily on offense this draft. i mean it needs it but maybe a couple more guys on the other side of the ball with all these 7th rounders


Last 3 picks went defense. I think we hit the positions we needed to and Cook was a 1st round talent. Hopefully we have a couple contributors this year, because we need them.

worm, do you think they should have gotten another offensive tackle? i know they got the guys in free agency but our depth at the position is still tj clemmings
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Re: 2017 offseason thread 

Post#46 » by Worm Guts » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:57 am

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hermes wrote:we've got a couple guys on defense but it feels like we've really leaned heavily on offense this draft. i mean it needs it but maybe a couple more guys on the other side of the ball with all these 7th rounders


Last 3 picks went defense. I think we hit the positions we needed to and Cook was a 1st round talent. Hopefully we have a couple contributors this year, because we need them.

worm, do you think they should have gotten another offensive tackle? i know they got the guys in free agency but our depth at the position is still tj clemmings


Yeah, probably. We needed a lot. Multiple linemen, lb, dt and a rb. We hit most of those positions, but we could have used another tackle.
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Post#47 » by hermes » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:29 pm

here are the udfa signings so far:

Tommy Armstrong, QB, Nebraska (Tryout, likely moving to WR)
Tashawn Bower, DE/OLB, Louisiana State
Dylan Bradley, DE, Southern Mississippi
Aviante Collins, OL, Texas Christian
Derrick Griffin, WR, Texas Southern (Tryout)
Caleb Kidder, DE, Montana
Wes Lunt, QB, Illinois
Jack Nelson, QB, Winona State (Tryout)
Terrell Newby, RB, Nebraska
Josiah Price, TE, Michigan State
Horace Richardson, CB, Southern Methodist
Richie Sampson, S, Coastal Carolina
R.J. Shelton, WR, Michigan State
Austin Tennessee, DB, Stevenson
Eric Wilson, LB, Cincinnati

armstrong is a good athlete but its for the best he not be a qb i think
lunt is actually a pretty decent qb and was overlooked in the big ten because his team was so bad
newby was solid at nebraska but nothing really spectacular

that's about all i know, not familiar with the msu pass-catchers and don't know anybody not in the big ten
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Post#48 » by hermes » Sun May 14, 2017 1:33 pm

we signed michael floyd

we'll see what happens i guess
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Re: 2017 offseason thread 

Post#49 » by hermes » Mon May 15, 2017 12:22 am

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2017/5/14/15638050/fascinating-stat-minnesota-vikings-quarterbacks
this is a real bummer, since the league went to a 16 game schedule in 1978 the vikings have never had a season where the same quarterback started all 16 games two years in a row

a full season has only happened 9 times, and none throughout the entire 80s
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Re: 2017 offseason thread 

Post#50 » by Worm Guts » Fri May 19, 2017 3:41 pm

hermes wrote:http://www.dailynorseman.com/2017/5/14/15638050/fascinating-stat-minnesota-vikings-quarterbacks
this is a real bummer, since the league went to a 16 game schedule in 1978 the vikings have never had a season where the same quarterback started all 16 games two years in a row

a full season has only happened 9 times, and none throughout the entire 80s


Not that surprising, although I would though Culpepper might have done it.
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Post#51 » by hermes » Thu Jun 1, 2017 10:54 pm

teddy's at ota's and he's moving around and throwing the ball - so that's something
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Re: 2017 offseason thread 

Post#52 » by hermes » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:07 am

randy moss and ahmad rashad are going into the ring of honor this season
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Re: 2017 offseason thread 

Post#53 » by AddiFB » Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:51 pm

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