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disaacs


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:38 pm    Post subject: NFL Expansion Draft Scenario Reply with quote

I see this topic broached elsewhere, with the NHL expanding to Vegas, so let's bring it up here...

Using the 2002 Expansion Draft rules, indicated below, which 5 players do you believe the Vikings would offer up? One is completely obvious, but the rest are up for debate....

Rules:

1. No P or K
2. No 2017 UFAs
3. Only 1 player that was placed on IR after the start of the 2015 season can be made available (none placed on IR prior to the start can be made available)
4. Only 1 player with 10+ seasons experience can be made available

Alright go!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll give it a go...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kyle Rudolph
Andrew Sendejo
Anthony Harris
Austin Shepherd
Charles Johnson
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how about Adrian...?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
how about Adrian...?

Until Bridgewater actually proves that he can get the offense into the endzone on a consistent basis, Peterson remains our only true offensive threat.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
how about Adrian...?


And I thought people would get who I was referring to when I said the obvious choice. Only you did.

Adrian is the most obvious player to expose to the draft, because of the money he makes for the position he plays.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we'd make Adrian untouchable. neither Diggs or Bridgewater are good enough to carry the offense right now and Treadwell is unproven. McKinnon has shown well but he's still a pretty significant downgrade at the position. AD is our only true threat.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
how about Adrian...?


And I thought people would get who I was referring to when I said the obvious choice. Only you did.

Adrian is the most obvious player to expose to the draft, because of the money he makes for the position he plays.

I didn't think he was that obvious because of the integral part of our offense he plays. I agree with SK and SemperFeist in that regard.

I thought the more obvious choices would've been Loadholt and Greenway but neither fit the criteria.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are not a cap strapped team either. If we needed to shed some salary then yes Adrian would be an obvious choice.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just of the belief, and has been shown in previous expansion drafts across all sports, that the highest price players with the most mileage on their tires are always exposed to the draft..only in the cases of Rick Mahorn and Tony Boselli have the expansion team taken such a player. It doesn't matter about the cap situation of the team exposing them, it's just generally highly unlikely that the team would take Adrian because of their own cap situation and tying it up with his salary.

For example, the Falcons left Jamal Anderson ($7.5M) available, and the Bills left QB Rob Johnson available ($10.5M) in 2002. The Texans didn't touch either one.

Maybe, they'd feel they could overcome it with ticket sales, but $18M on their cap right away would be quite a hit.

Plus, you would have to consider that this draft would take place after this season. There's no guarantee that Adrian will even be in the Vikings' plans either in 2017. They may just cut bait with him on Day 1 or 2 of next league year.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So make your list then. That is all sound logic and makes perfect sense, I just didn't want to put AD up. How many picks would said expansion team make?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine is based on who I think the wife will run off with if opportunity presents itself. For the sake of my marriage these guys gotta go:

Smith
Treadwell
Diggs
Teddy
Rhodes
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slippin Jimmy wrote:
Mine is based on who I think the wife will run off with if opportunity presents itself. For the sake of my marriage these guys gotta go:

Smith
Treadwell
Diggs
Teddy
Rhodes

it appears she likes the lithe and lanky types....
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