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jshowers


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:38 am    Post subject: Vikings Draftniks Through the Years Reply with quote

Inspired by a conversation in another thread, I thought it might be cool to see the dedicated and talented Vikings Draftniks list their top ranked players in each class since they started following. For me, that means in 2010 since I was very into football and fantasy football at the time especially. I will do offensive skill positions and an overall top 20 prospects, but list any that you like!

Oh and be honest, no revisionist history! Wink

2010
Top QB: Sam Bradford
Top RB: CJ Spiller
Top WR: Dez Bryant

2011
Top QB: Jake Locker
Top RB: Mark Ingram
Top WR: AJ Green

2012
Top QB: Andrew Luck
Top RB: Trent Richardson
Top WR: Michael Floyd

2013
Top QB: Ryan Nassib
Top RB: Giovani Bernard
Top WR: Cordarrelle Patterson

2014
Top QB: Teddy Bridgewater
Top RB: Carlos Hyde
Top WR: Mike Evans

Top 20 prospects since 2010
1. Andrew Luck
2. Ndamukong Suh
3. AJ Green
4. Patrick Peterson
5. Von Miller
6. Teddy Bridgewager
7. Khalil Mack
8. Jadeveon Clowney
9. Luke Kuechly
10. Marcell Dareus
11. Greg Robinson
12. Jake Matthews
13. Mike Evans
14. Nick Fairley
15. Michael Floyd
16. JJ Watt
17. Julio Jones
18. Luke Joeckel
19. Earl Thomas
20. David DeCastro


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Evans over Sammy Watkins? Shocked

Bold.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SodakViking wrote:
Mike Evans over Sammy Watkins? Shocked

Bold.


Been saying it for a while. I like Sammy and he's my #2 WR in this class, but don't think he's an elite prospect. Just my personal evaluation, and I can do a write up if anyone is interested.

Love Evans, though. Even more than I liked Mike Floyd which was quite a bit. Alshon Jeffery just missed the cut for my top 20 and I liked him just about the same as Julio.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have Clowney at #8 and #12. A typo?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

since72 wrote:
You have Clowney at #8 and #12. A typo?


Yep. The #12 was supposed to be Jake Matthews.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

since72 wrote:
You have Clowney at #8 and #12. A typo?

Clowney's reeeeally good.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jshowers wrote:
SodakViking wrote:
Mike Evans over Sammy Watkins? Shocked

Bold.


Been saying it for a while. I like Sammy and he's my #2 WR in this class, but don't think he's an elite prospect. Just my personal evaluation, and I can do a write up if anyone is interested.

Love Evans, though. Even more than I liked Mike Floyd which was quite a bit. Alshon Jeffery just missed the cut for my top 20 and I liked him just about the same as Julio.


Evans was probably the most impressive college player I saw this year, although I watch like a fan not a scout.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been following the NFL for nearly 15 years now but only became interested in the draft back in 08. I put my favorite guys in as well.

2008:
Top QB: Matt Ryan, Chad Henne
Top RB: Darren McFadden
Top WR: Malcolm Kelly, Desean Jackson

2009:
Top QB: Matthew Stafford, Rhett Bomar
Top RB: Beanie Wells
Top WR: Michael Crabtree, Brian Robiske

2010
Top QB: Jimmy Clausen
Top RB: CJ Spiller, Montario Hardesty
Top WR: Dez Bryant

2011
Top QB: Cam Newton, Christian Ponder
Top RB: Mark Ingram, Demarco Murray
Top WR: AJ Green

2012
Top QB: Andrew Luck
Top RB: Trent Richardson,
Top WR: Justin Blackmon, Alshon Jeffery

2013
Top QB: Geno Smith
Top RB: Giovani Bernard, Christine Michael
Top WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Terrence Williams

Since then I would rank them as such:

1. Andrew Luck, QB, Stanford
2. Ndamukong Suh, DT, Nebraska
3. AJ Green, WR, Georgia
4. Glenn Dorsey, DT, LSU
5. Patrick Peterson, CB, LSU
6. Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina
7. Dez Bryant, WR, Oklahoma State
8. Eric Berry, S, Tennessee
9. Jake Long, OT, Michigan
10. Julio Jones, WR, Alabama
11. Joe Haden, CB, Florida
12. Matthew Stafford, QB, Georgia
13. Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn
14. Nick Fairley, DT, Auburn
15. Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
16. Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville
17. Chance Warmack, OG, Alabama
18. Cam Newton, QB, Auburn
19. Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo
20. Mark Ingram, HB, Alabama
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uno, not a big fan of Von Miller, Mo Claiborne, or Michael Floyd?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jshowers wrote:
Uno, not a big fan of Von Miller, Mo Claiborne, or Michael Floyd?


The Vikings schemes detered me from liking several prospects and vice versa. Miller was a great college player but I knew the staff would never know how to use him so I didn't invest much time on him. Same with Claiborne. We were a strict Cover 2 team and Morris was a great press corner. They only reason I liked Peterson, was I though he would be a ball hawking safety like Ed Reed. As for Floyd, Cretin-Derham Hall. Wink

Can't get behind those kids or any major recruit who spurns the Gophers.

No Eric Berry for you?
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Lil Uno wrote:
jshowers wrote:
Uno, not a big fan of Von Miller, Mo Claiborne, or Michael Floyd?


The Vikings schemes detered me from liking several prospects and vice versa. Miller was a great college player but I knew the staff would never know how to use him so I didn't invest much time on him. Same with Claiborne. We were a strict Cover 2 team and Morris was a great press corner. They only reason I liked Peterson, was I though he would be a ball hawking safety like Ed Reed. As for Floyd, Cretin-Derham Hall. Wink

Can't get behind those kids or any major recruit who spurns the Gophers.

No Eric Berry for you?


I hate CDH too but I'm a sucker for guys with H/W/S and ball skills. One or the other is okay, but combine them and I'm sold. Love the WRs that play like small forwards.

I liked Berry but he was too much of a head hunter for me. All raw athleticism, aggression, and gambling instincts. Thought he would definitely be a good starter but would give up too much to be elite.

I liked Earl Thomas for his elite speed and ball hawking ability. Dude had the instincts but also the zone discipline.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did something a little different in that I kept a draft notebook for every year of the draft of who the Vikings picked and who I would have picked in the same draft spot. I remember starting in 2003 by taking Terrell Suggs over the Vikings choice of Kevin Williams when the Vikings missed their pick.

Looking back, the team should have put me in the War Room Wink
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Looking back is always neat.

I don't know what I was thinking with Jimmy Clausen. I thought we were insane to pass on him twice, he appeared to be the ideal West Coast QB. I remember getting into some lengthy disagreements over him. I think it's because it was around the same time I fell in love with college football. I didn't fully understand that college success doesn't equal professional success. I was enamored with Notre Dame's offense with Clausen, Golden Tate, Michael Floyd and Armando Allen. Probably the same reason I loved Chad Henne. The 2008 Wolverines offense was on of the best ever. Between Henne, Mike Hart, Mario Manningham, Steve Breaston, and Adrian Arrington, that offense was fun to watch.

Dez Bryant is my favorite prospect since I started following the draft. I remember watching OSU to see Adarius Bowman and fell in love with Bryant in his RS freshman year. He was the total package. Dangerous YAC ability, could climb the ladder, and a stud return man. Had a huge draft crush on him.
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Oh Bowman... How many here fell prey to him Laughing
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rpmwr19 wrote:
Oh Bowman... How many here fell prey to him Laughing

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