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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: AQuintus' Big Changes Mock Draft (Updated) Reply with quote

Free Agency

Cut/ Not Re-Signed

QB Joe Webb
WR Jerome Simpson
WR Michael Jenkins
WR Devin Aromashodu
OT Troy Kropog
C Joe Berger
DE George Johnson
DT Kevin Williams
MLB Jasper Brinkley
OLB Erin Henderson
CB Antoine Winfield
CB Brandon Burton
FS Andrew Sendejo

Signed/ Re-Signed


WR Greg Jennings
QB Matt Moore
DT Glenn Dorsey

FB Jerome Felton
OG Goeff Shwartz
CB A.J. Jefferson
SS Jamarca Sanford
OT Phil Loadholt
CB Marcus Sherels
LB Marvin Mitchell

Restructured

TE John Carlson
DE Jared Allen

Draft

Trade

Percy Harvin + 4th (MIN)
For
1st (PATS)

Note: Draft availability based on CBSsports' player rankings as of today (1/6/2013)

Round 1 CB Johnthan Banks

Round 1 WR Justin Hunter

Round 2 OLB Alec Ogletree

Round 3 OG Alvin Bailey

Round 4 NT Brandon Williams

Round 5 SS Shamarko Thomas

Round 6 WR Marcus Davis

Round 6 CB Nigel Malone

Depth Chart

QB - Christian Ponder/ Matt Moore/ McLeod Bethel-Thompson
RB - Adrian Peterson/ Toby Gerhart/ Matt Asiata
FB - Jerome Felton
SE - Greg Jennings/ Justin Hunter/ Marcus Davis
FL - Jarius Wright/ Stephen Burton
TE - Kyle Rudolph/ John Carlson/ Rhett Ellison
LT - Matt Kalil
LG - Alvin Bailey/ Charlie Johnson
C - John Sullivan Brandon Fusco
RG - Geoff Schwartz/ DeMarcus Love
RT - Phil Loadholt

LDE - Everson Griffen/ D'Aundre Reed
DT - Glenn Dorsey/ Letroy Guion/ Christian Ballard
NT - Fred Evans/ Brandon Williams
RDE - Jared Allen/ Brian Robison
SLB - Chad Greenway/ Larry Dean
MLB - Audie Cole/ Tyrone McKenzie
WLB - Alec Ogletree/ Marvin Mitchell
LCB - Johnthan Banks/ Josh Robinson/ Nigel Malone
SS - Jamarca Sanford/ Shamarko Thomas/ Robert Blanton
FS - Harrison Smith/ Mistral Raymond
RCB - Chris Cook/ A.J. Jefferson/ Marcus Sherels

K - Blair Walsh
P - Chris Kluwe
LS - Cullen Loeffler


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the team would certainly be younger. That's about all I've got.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it!

The only thing I don't like is keeping Gerhart around. Any chance we try shipping him for a draft pick?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerhart has more value to this team than he does to any other. I doubt we could even get a 4th for him at this point.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpmwr19 wrote:
Gerhart has more value to this team than he does to any other. I doubt we could even get a 4th for him at this point.


Pretty much this.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Audie Cole starting would be a major concern, solid besides that.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cole competing for a starting job next year wouldn't be a terrible thing.

In this scenario Ogletree and Greenway would be the nickle backers anyway so Cole would be, at most, a two down backer.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like this mock, pretty much what I would do!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpmwr19 wrote:
Cole competing for a starting job next year wouldn't be a terrible thing.

In this scenario Ogletree and Greenway would be the nickle backers anyway so Cole would be, at most, a two down backer.


Yep.

With Brinkley downgraded to base MLB only, he played only 14 snaps in the 2nd Greenbay game. I'd be willing to bet it's a similar amount in this last game. With that few snaps, I just don't see any reason to keep the guy around. Cole can give us similar, if not better, on field production, while costing less. Also, with so few snaps, we won't need to rotate McKenzie in the game, so it shouldn't effect his special teams duties much.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AQuintus wrote:
rpmwr19 wrote:
Cole competing for a starting job next year wouldn't be a terrible thing.

In this scenario Ogletree and Greenway would be the nickle backers anyway so Cole would be, at most, a two down backer.


Yep.

With Brinkley downgraded to base MLB only, he played only 14 snaps in the 2nd Greenbay game. I'd be willing to bet it's a similar amount in this last game. With that few snaps, I just don't see any reason to keep the guy around. Cole can give us similar, if not better, on field production, while costing less. Also, with so few snaps, we won't need to rotate McKenzie in the game, so it shouldn't effect his special teams duties much.

I have no problem letting Brinkley go, but the Packers (and Lions) are exceptions. Most games you will play just as much, if not more, base 4-3 as nickel.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:49 pm    Post subject: Love it Reply with quote

Personally, this seems like an ideal offseason though i doubt it would happen. I can see the offense being scary next year if Ponder can continue to develop and use these new weapons. I doubt Rick would do this though, too much money being spent. I also don't think Ogletree will be around in the late 2nd round, we would have to trade up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

arKnaD7 wrote:
AQuintus wrote:
rpmwr19 wrote:
Cole competing for a starting job next year wouldn't be a terrible thing.

In this scenario Ogletree and Greenway would be the nickle backers anyway so Cole would be, at most, a two down backer.


Yep.

With Brinkley downgraded to base MLB only, he played only 14 snaps in the 2nd Greenbay game. I'd be willing to bet it's a similar amount in this last game. With that few snaps, I just don't see any reason to keep the guy around. Cole can give us similar, if not better, on field production, while costing less. Also, with so few snaps, we won't need to rotate McKenzie in the game, so it shouldn't effect his special teams duties much.

I have no problem letting Brinkley go, but the Packers (and Lions) are exceptions. Most games you will play just as much, if not more, base 4-3 as nickel.

Vikings spend a great deal of time in the nickel. I'd wager it's 2/3 nickel to base.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rpmwr19 wrote:

Vikings spend a great deal of time in the nickel. I'd wager it's 2/3 nickel to base.


I remember VR had the number earlier in the year, and it was something like 60-70% Nickel.

eman9416 wrote:
Personally, this seems like an ideal offseason though i doubt it would happen. I can see the offense being scary next year if Ponder can continue to develop and use these new weapons. I doubt Rick would do this though, too much money being spent. I also don't think Ogletree will be around in the late 2nd round, we would have to trade up.


Personally, I expect Ogletree to go 1st, too, but that's why I chose to go by CBSsports rankings - to take my own biases out of the picture.

If he does go higher, then we can take him in the first and go CB in his spot (Poyer, maybe) or we go Gerald Hodges or Arthur Brown in the 2nd. Brown and Hodges probably don't have the potential to grow into the MBL position like Ogletree does, though.
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AQuintus wrote:
rpmwr19 wrote:

Vikings spend a great deal of time in the nickel. I'd wager it's 2/3 nickel to base.


I remember VR had the number earlier in the year, and it was something like 60-70% Nickel.

The 4 games vs the Packers and Lions skew that though. I'd guess at least 85% nickel in those games.

Regardless, good mock. Only change I'd make is another option at LB.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really minor update:

I moved Fred Evans to the starter at NT and Brandon Williams to backup.

I think it's more realistic that a veteran in Fred Evans (who came on strong towards the end of the year) would start next year over a 4th round, small school rookie.
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