The All-Encompassing Minnesota Pro Sports Thread VI
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11-26-2012, 11:26 AM
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Disagree. They need to find a quality WR and the best shot is to draft one in the first. And probably more later on.
After examining all the wide receivers drafted from 2000-2010, our statistics tell us that selecting a wideout is little more than a roll of the dice. Whereas you might strike gold with the Johnsons in the first round (Andre or Calvin), there's a better chance you'll get the other Johnson (Bryant) or a shiny new Reggie Williams or Matt Jones.
We've found that only 40 percent (18 of 45) of wide receivers selected in the first round have worked out.
Whether any individual in this thread wants to admit it or not, drafting wide receivers in the first round is a crap shoot. With a team with as many holes as the Vikings still have, they need to pick up a quality player in the first round of the 2013 draft. Yeah, Harvin and Moss were picked at 22 and 21, but so were Matt Jones and Mark Clayton.
The Vikings need to fill out some of their other needs, and make later picks to fill out the "role player" type receiver spots as well before they start making high risk picks. They might need to pick a wideout in the first round to get the type of guy they need, but 2013 isn't the year they should be making that move.
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