I think I'm going to start a petition asking that Vikings never again trade with NE. I mean the dumb**** chilly gives up 2 3rd round picks for Moss then cuts him because he acts like a child like that wan't the ****ing reason he left the first time... I mean on his first stint in MN Moss had drug issues, tried to kill a cop with his car, its not like Chilla had the respect Sweater boy has.
Now we give up sooooo much, couldn't we have let NE pick a safty and traded with Dallas?
Patterson was one of the wide receivers I was completely sour on before the draft. But based on the first two picks, which I'm happy with, I'm willing to wait and see. Hope he's not an alligator arm-er.
For one of the more "meh" drafts of recent years talent-wise, the Vikes did surprisingly well for getting athletes that could jump in right away and make an impact.
This draft had me so uninterested overall due to the overall lack of skill... with as late as the Vikes were picking, I wasn't exactly expecting much... but that run on offensive linemen allowed this draft to fall right into the Viking's lap!
I'm pleased with the 2 picks, and I'm not down at all on the trading up 23 spots from our pick in the 2nd to be back in late first... Patterson was absolutely the right pick there!
On face value, the Vikes traded 4 picks for 1... in reality, they moved their 2nd back into the first and gave up a 3rd, 4th and 7th. IMO a small price to pay for a physical WR with game breaking potential.
Someone mentioned they hope he doesn't have alligator arms... this is NOT someone who's going to be accused of being affraid of making a catch in traffic. This guy LOVES physical football... just as a Percy Harvin replacement needs.
His weakness is route running. He comes from an overly simplified offense. Not that many of Harvin's plays were all that complex scheme-wise, so that shouldn't hurt too much early on.
Another strength is his kick return skills... IMO that was one of the bigger losses for the team when Harvin left... he was the best kick return man in the league prior to getting injured. The Vikes missed him dearly in that aspect, and it sounds as though Patterson could be just as good or better than Harvin as a return man!
You guys think the Vikes will try to trade up into the second and get a linebacker? Quite an interesting first round I will say. I'm not really too informed on the prospects but seemed like we got good value based on projections and in positions of need. If these players can step in right away and fill a role it would be great. Its exciting getting a few higher profile guys. Hopefully the Wild can move back into the first round too.