Vikings pick: Prize or surprise?

  • Article by: JUDD ZULGAD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 30, 2011 - 6:44 AM

Florida State QB Christian Ponder might have been a reach for the Vikings at No. 12, but team officials defended the choice.

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UncadotApr. 28, 1110:32 PM

I know he's smart, but with our offensive line he'd better be fast too!

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misterwittApr. 28, 1110:36 PM

regardless of how Ponder turns out, the Queens reached...they could have traded down into late in the 1st round and got "their man" and recouped our third rounder...and if they couldn't, then Speilman is worthless...

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tic4takApr. 28, 1110:42 PM

All you need to know is right here: http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdown_corner/post/Draft-shockers-QBs-Locker-and-Ponder-both-go-in?urn=nfl-wp1532 . They're an embarrassment of an organization and they will NOT be getting a stadium!

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HapsterMNApr. 28, 1110:44 PM

Great pick...what else am I going to say? I wanna become a Vikings faithful and will stand by them, at least we are not the Chicago Cubs?

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cuso26Apr. 28, 1110:45 PM

Let's not write this guy off so quickly just because the brass averted our expectations as fans and not football personnel. With the trading up and trading down scenarios not working out (by no fault of the Vikings, just the way the chips fell), there was absolutely NO guarantee he would still be available late in the 2nd round. Let's see what the kid's got. Give him a chance.

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bdkcollectorApr. 28, 1110:46 PM

Go get 'em Ponder, good to have a q'back with a brain, for a change. If he can stay healthy I think this guy will be real good.

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gdk4lifeApr. 28, 1110:50 PM

I think the pick really sucks! There was so much more talent to grab and we grabbed a second rounder? What about Collin Kapernick 6'6" 4.39 40yrd dash huge passing yard and no injury history now look at Christian Ponder pretty shaky I would of rather had any O-linemen or Cornerback. THIS PICK IS GOING TO HAUNT THE VIKINGS!

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cnote1Apr. 28, 1110:51 PM

QB depth chart: Webb, Ponder, Bomar, hot dog vendor, all have a chance to start for the Vikings next year.

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kurt69Apr. 28, 1110:51 PM

Great pick!

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Tinye67Apr. 28, 1110:52 PM

An embarrassing pick for an embarrassing franchise.

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