Position-by-position analysis of the Vikings' draft needs

  • Article by: Dan Wiederer , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 24, 2013 - 12:27 AM

The Vikings head into this week’s NFL draft with plenty of currency. They have two picks — Nos. 23 and 25 — on Thursday and 11 selections overall

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kgk2Apr. 24, 13 1:35 AM

Kind of interest that there appears to be no reason to look at the QB position. Time will tell...

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TabarnooshApr. 24, 13 6:27 AM

Perfect assessment to me. Let's go get some players.

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bredpathApr. 24, 13 7:19 AM

Ponder has thrown about 2 accurate passes deep down the sideline. Everything else has either been out of bounds or underthrown. Good luck.

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jplamp9Apr. 24, 13 8:00 AM

If you don't have an elite QB the rest of the draft doesn't matter. Need 'none' at QB is mind-boggling because no coach has ever anointed a young, below-average performer as the unequivocal starter. Frasier's a defensive coach and he'll soon be a defensive coordinator if he continues down the Ponder or bust path.

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eastfishApr. 24, 13 9:54 AM

I was not overly impressed with Ponder but he did improve and did make it the playoffs. He didn't exactly have the talent at the WR position to go deep. Jarius had a great long catch over the middle BTW. A tall WR that can give Ponder a target like Justin Hunter would help. SS is a high priority IMHO. 0 int's and only 6 PBU's at that position is unacceptable in our division. We need PLAYMAKERS on defense. I guess years of mediocrity will lead you to believe that platooning 3 sub par guys is ok. There are so many possibilities out there, we need to prioritize correctly. MLB WR SS.

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madfaceApr. 24, 1310:54 AM

I had dinner with Spielman last night and the vikes are taking Manti Teo for sure. He's going to be a beast in a couple years. We're coming!

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sox2007Apr. 24, 1312:36 PM

Def CB is highest need....hope they get Haden or trufant.

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mike77Apr. 25, 13 5:57 PM

If Teo gets hurt maybe his girlfriend can fill in for him.

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Toronto - LP: A. Loup 4 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: J. Outman 6
LA Angels - LP: H. Santiago 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: R. Porcello 2
Atlanta - LP: G. Schlosser 3 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: J. Valverde 4
Seattle - LP: T. Wilhelmsen 2 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 3
St. Louis - LP: S. Maness 2 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 3
Milwaukee - WP: Z. Duke 3 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: J. Gomez 2
NY Yankees - WP: P. Claiborne 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: H. Bell 1
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 8 FINAL
Kansas City - LP: Y. Ventura 3
Cincinnati - WP: H. Bailey 8 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: C. Villanueva 2
Chicago WSox - WP: E. Johnson 16 FINAL
Texas - LP: R. Ross Jr. 2
Houston - LP: B. Peacock 1 FINAL
Oakland - WP: J. Chavez 4
Philadelphia - WP: J. Diekman 10 FINAL
Colorado - LP: M. Belisle 9
San Francisco - WP: T. Lincecum 4 FINAL
San Diego - LP: R. Erlin 3
Arizona - LP: J. Collmenter 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: J. Wright 4
Baltimore - LP: B. Matusz 5 FINAL
Boston - WP: E. Mujica 6
Dallas 85 FINAL
San Antonio 90
Charlotte 88 FINAL
Miami 99
Washington 102 FINAL
Chicago 93
Portland 51 3rd Qtr 8:26
Houston 61
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
NY Rangers 2
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 4
Tampa Bay 2 FINAL
Montreal 3
Los Angeles 2 2nd Prd 11:57
San Jose 1
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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