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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:44 pm    Post subject: Meixdaddy's Pre FA Mock Offseason Reply with quote

2015 Minnesota Vikings Offseason

LB Jasper Brinkley (tests the market, re-signs 1 yr deal w/ MN)
LS Cullen Loeffler
G/C Joe Berger (contemplates FA/Retirement, re-signs 1 yr deal w/ MN)
RB Matt Asiata (RFA)
T Mike Harris (RFA)

LB Chad Greenway
WR Greg Jennings
RB Adrian Peterson - We give him his full salary this year as a show of god faith to repair some "emotional damage" but restructure the remaining years and salary for more guaranteed money but less cap hits...he retires a MN Viking!!!!!

Extended (during season)
S Harrison Smith
WR Wright
TE Ellison

Free Agency
My thoughts behind Free Agency – I think we look for 2-3 potential starters/ stop gaps and then fill in with depth.
We look to have the majority of holes filled going into the draft so we can go BPA as much as possible.

G Justin Blalock – 2 yr Deal to be starting LG
S Rahim Moore – 4 yr Deal to start opposite Smith
T Chris Hairston – Likely not to earn a roster spot but need some camp bodies. 1 yr deal
DT Karl Klug – 2 yr deal to replace Tom Johnson
DE George Selvie – 2 yr deal to backup both DE spots
QB Shaun Hill – 2 yr deal to back up Teddy (1st year guaranteed, 2nd year Team Option)
CB Terrance Newman – Likely brought in as a camp body similar to S Crocker last year. 1 yr deal
WR Vincent Brown – Familiarity with Norv brings him in for a look at camp. 1 yr deal

2015 NFL Draft

With two of the top WRs on the board we get a call from San Fran. We get #15, #79, & #174 (1050 pts, 195 pts, and 21.8 pts = 1266.8 pts) for #11 and #203 (1250 pts and 10.2 pts – 1260.2 pts)

RD1 # 15 via SF- CB Trae Waynes, Michigan State…With a run on QBs, DL, and WR’s we see the first CB go off the board here to us. Waynes is fast and can cover with the best of them in this draft. Tough-minded competitor and plays with a physical, downhill demeanor, delivering a pop at contact in run support. Always keeps his eyes alert to quickly diagnose and break on break on the ball with natural ball skills to make plays. Needs to watch the grabbing but Zimmer will mold him to pair with Rhodes as one of the best young CB tandems.
NFL Comp- Kyle Fuller

We don’t see Spielman hesitate to jump up to grab a guy he covets. He sees a guy on his board at #29 that he doesn’t want to see in baby poo Green & dog pee Gold. He calls up Grigson in Indy, who isn’t afraid to make a move.
MN gets #29 and #219 (640 pts and 3.8 pts = 643.8 pts) while Indy gets #45 & #79 via San Fran (450 pts & 195 pts = 645 pts)

RD1 #29 via Indy- DE Arik Armstead, Oregon…The 6-7, 296-pound Armstead is fundamentally raw after spending time with Oregon's basketball team rather than focusing on football but possesses undeniable athleticism and may be just scratching the surface of his potential. Good functional strength to jolt would-be blockers and shed. Uses height advantage to locate the football quickly.
NFL Comp - Calais Campbell

RD3 #76- OT Daryl Williams, Oklahoma... Williams looks the part with excellent body thickness and an anchor to hold his ground. He is surprisingly quick off the ball and has the flexibility and balance to turn and seal defenders. Williams has heavy hands which he uses to latch onto and control opponents. Williams' comfort in sliding to his right in pass protection is clear. He shows impressive agility and balance, keeping his knees bent while creating a large arc for defenders to circle around. Four-year starter.
NFL Comp- Phil Loadholdt (how fitting since he's picked to be his eventual replacement!)

RD4 #107- WR Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas...Sports an athletic frame with good muscular development in his upper body. Savvy route-runner who varies his release and gait to create slivers of separation. Soft, natural hands to pluck the ball outside of his frame. Good awareness to avoid the first defender after the catch, showing some wiggle and a burst. Good recognition of the sideline to get a foot down in bounds. Smooth accelerator, though his top-end speed is a question. Good awareness as a downfield blocker, though he could show greater physicality in this area.
NFL Comp- Kenny Britt

RD5 #129 via Buff- LB Taiwan Jones, Michigan State...NFL-ready size and strength in his upper and lower half. Excels coming downhill with violence and quickness. Converts speed to power. Strong base with long arms to keep blockers off his body and shed with ease. Quick foot fire and good closing speed to chase down skill position players. Knows the opponent, is well studied and prepared.
NFL Comp- Brandon Spikes

RD5 #141- DT Kaleb Euls, Mississippi State...Well-proportioned with long arms (33 1/2"), thick thighs and a big bubble. Functional strength to hold up at the point of attack. Can stack and shed blockers. Good lateral agility and balance for a man of his size. Flows down the line in pursuit, keeping his feet and showing a burst to close when the ball is near. Latches on to the ballcarrier and has good strength for the drag-down tackle.
Highly regarded off the field, as well as on it. Graduated with a degree in interdisciplinary studies in December of 2014. Received national praise as an 18-year old for disarming a gunman on a school bus full of students.
NFL Comp- Broderick Bunkley

RD6 #174 via SF- OG Adam Shead, Oklahoma...Naturally wide, massive man with tree trunk thickness. Carries his weight well. Game is all power. When he latches on, it's usually game over. Clubs with a two-hand jolt and shows some ability to be a combo blocker. All attitude and wants to win.
NFL Comp- Ronald Leary

RD7 #219 via Dal thru Indy- S Dean Marlowe, James Madison...4.58 40 yd dash at the combine shows off his quickness for the position. A four-year starter at James Madison, Marlowe has experience playing near the line of scrimmage and in the deep half of the field (sound like anything Zimmer could work with ?)
NFL Comp- Duke Ihenacho

UDFA- Just for kicks and giggles
QB Andrew Manley, Eastern Illinois
RB Thomas Rawls, Central Michigan
WR Da’Ron Brown, Northern Illinois
TE Will Tye, Stony Brook
C Jake Smith, Louisville (cuz why not?)
G Rowdy Harper, Houston
T Chad Hamilton, Coastal Carolina
DE Dylan Wynn, Oregon State
DT Ethan Farmer, North Carolina
LB Damien Wilson, Minnesota
CB SaQuan Edwards, New Mexico
S Daniel Fitzpatrick, Tennessee State
P Matt Hubbard, Georgia State
K Marvin Kloss, South Florida
LS Ethan Wahlstrom, Arizona State (only underclassman LS to declare, must be unreal Laughing )

53 Man Roster
QB- Teddy Bridgewater/Shaun Hill
RB- Peterson/McKinnon/Asiata
FB- Ellison
TE- Rudolph/Ford
WR- Jennings/Johnson/Wright/Patterson/Lewis/Theilen
OT- Kalil/Loadholdt/Harris/Williams
OG- Blalock/Fusco/Yankey
OC- Sullivan/Berger

DE- Griffen/Robison/Selvie/Armstead/Crichton
DT- Floyd/Joseph/Klug/Stephen
OLB- Barr/Greenway/Hodges/Cole/Watts
MLB- Brinkley/Jones
CB- Rhodes/Waynes/Munnerlyn/Robinson/Price/Sherels
S- Smith/Moore/Blanton/Sendejo/Exum

Special Teams:
K- Walsh
P- Locke
LS- Loeffler

Practice Squad additions- DT Euls, S Marlowe, OG Shead, TE Bostick, QB Devlin, LB Wilson, RB Banyard, WR Colter, C Kerin

Rip it boys!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's nice to see a few different names show up in mocks.

Not easy to do at this point Applause
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this one. Trae Waynes is a good pick, and I'd like to see what Coach Zimmer can do with a prospect like Arik Armstead. He has the athletic talent. If we can refine that he could turn into a real beast on the edge.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats alot of FA signings, a little unrealistic we sign all those guys.

But the secondary would be much improved.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eric dunn wrote:
Thats alot of FA signings, a little unrealistic we sign all those guys.

But the secondary would be much improved.

It does seem like alot but half of them are comp bodies. The UDFA list was just a for fun thing to throw out names some maybe havent seen before.

In 2014 we signed Joseph, Munnerlyn, Brinkley, Johnson, Wootten, Derek Cox, Vlad Ducasse, Lestar Jean, Kurt Coleman, Allen Reisner, and Chris Crocker, plus our in house moves and signed others off waivers. Yes we had a new coach and new OC and we needed to find players to fit the system, but this year isnt too different.

Zimmer still needs to find some players to fit his system. Norv needs to see new faces to see if he likes what he has or wants to go a different direction.

I only expect 5 of the new ones to stick. Thats not overkill imo.

Side note: Since SF is expected to sign Torrey Smith i dont see them jumping for a WR unless they cut Johnson.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice mock, I do hope we address the receiver earlier.
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