It’s deja vu all over again for a Minnesota Vikings.
The group has copiousness of holes to plug—almost all of them on a defensive side of a ball—but a position that is removing a many courtesy is quarterback. Rewind a fasten to 2011—for you younger kids, that’s a word that predates even a now-old record of DVD players.
That’s a year a Vikings also indispensable to find their subsequent quarterback. Quarterback Brett Favre had followed adult his 12-4 record in 2009 with a less-than-stellar opening that saw his uninterrupted strain of starting games finish during 298. The Vikings finished 6-10 in 2010 and indispensable to find a quarterback.
Minnesota had a 12th collect in a draft, and clearly underneath impassioned pressure, they reached and comparison Christian Ponder. Ponder was a fourth quarterback taken in a breeze that year, after Cam Newton (first overall), Jake Locker (eighth) and Blaine Gabbert (10th).
At a time, a pierce seemed like a stretch. To Ponder’s defense, he has been improved than Locker and Gabbert, but during a same time, he hasn’t been as good as a dual quarterbacks taken in a second round—Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick.
This year, a Vikings have a eighth collect in a draft. According to many breeze projections, like Walter Football and NFL Draft Scout, there are usually 3 quarterbacks that are definite first-round selections. With Houston, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland all presumably looking to breeze a quarterback ahead of a Vikings, a best fit in a initial spin competence not be a quarterback.
That doesn’t meant there won’t be any impact players that a Vikings can use when their spin comes to draft.
The Vikings need to find replacements for defensive finish Jared Allen and defensive tackle Kevin Williams. They also need to find a integrate of linebackers to play subsequent to Chad Greenway as good as an ascent during cornerback.
Here’s a demeanour during several players that best fit a Vikings’ needs streamer into a 2014 season.