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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Robbroy's first mock for the Longest Time Reply with quote



I like this song...moving on...

Re-signings/Restructures:
FB Jerome Felton - 3 years, $8 million
WR Percy Harvin - Extended for 4 years, $41 million
OL Joe Berger - 1 year, $750k
RG Geoff Schwartz - 2 years, $2 million
RT Phil Loadholt - 3 years, $14.5 million
DT Kevin Williams - Restructures to bring cap number down to $4.5 million
RE Jared Allen - Restructures/Extended for 4 years, $51 million, cap number for this year down to $10.5 million
MLB Jasper Brinkley - 2 years, $3 million
LB Marvin Mitchell - 1 year, $800k
CB Antoine Winfield - Restructures to bring cap number down to $4.5 million
CB AJ Jefferson - Signs original round RFA tender
S Jamarca Sanford - 2 years, $1.75 million

Players not returning:
RB Matt Asiata
WR Michael Jenkins
WR Jerome Simpson
WR Devin Aromashodu
WR Stephen Burton
TE John Carlson
OT Troy Kropog
OL Charlie Johnson
DE George Johnson
DE D'Aundre Reed
LB Erin Henderson
LB Tyrone McKenzie
LB Larry Dean
CB Brandon Burton
CB Marcus Sherels
S Andrew Sendejo
P Chris Kluwe

Trades:
QB Joe Webb traded to Philadelphia for a 2013 7th round pick - Chip Kelly likes having quick, athletic guys in his offense, and with Michael Vick most likely gone, he's going to want an athletic backup to Nick Foles.
RB Toby Gerhart traded to San Diego for a 4th round pick - Ryan Mathews is extremely brittle, and San Diego will want a better, more consistent backup next year rather than continuing on with Jackie Battle or someone equivalent.

Free agency:
QB Matt Moore - 2 years, $4.5 million - Arguably the top backup on the market, Moore would bring a stable veteran presence that would push Ponder for the starting job (although Ponder should be the unquestioned starter) and provide a capable backup in case Ponder gets injured again.
WR Brian Hartline - 3 years, $10.5 million - Hartline is a solid possession receiver, and while he does not possess the home run potential that other free agent options do, he is a reliable target who is more than capable of moving the chains and making catches when he is called upon. Also provides familiarity with Matt Moore if Moore is ever called upon to play.
OG Andy Levitre - 4 years, $26 million - Here's the big splash, and Spielman finishes his run of AFC East free agents with Levitre. He's big, he's strong, he's young, and he's always been healthy, and all these qualities have been sorely missed at the left guard position since the first few years of Steve Hutchinson in purple.

Draft:
1 (23). The Vikings trade down with the Atlanta Falcons for the 30th pick and the 62nd pick after they see Chance Warmack slide down to 23.
Trade analysis: Picks 23 and 100 (760+100=860) for Picks 30 and 62 (620+284=904)
1 (30). Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, Tennessee - Minnesota was eyeing Patterson at 23 but couldn't resist Atlanta's offer, and they are still able to land Patterson at 30. He is big, strong, extremely fast, and has pretty good hands, and he will finally provide a consistent home run threat that the Vikings have sorely lacked for many years.
2 (52). Sharrif Floyd, DT, Florida - Floyd is young and very disruptive up the middle, and given the fact that Kevin Williams will only be around for 1 or 2 more years, he will get an opportunity to learn from one of the best DTs in the game for the last decade before taking the reigns when Kevin either retires or is cut due to salary in later years.
2 (62). Khaseem Greene, OLB, Rutgers - We've seen how bad Erin Henderson has been this year, and Spielman can't deny Greene's talent. He's a linebacker who can cover, tackle, and hit hard, and he can immediately step in and start from day one, relieveing the pressure off of guys like Jared Allen and Chad Greenway to be the tackling machines of the team.
3 (83). TJ McDonald, S, USC - Spielman loves USC players, and this wouldn't be a Vikings mock without one USC player being picked. Lucky for us he's a great one, as McDonald is a very good, physical safety that would be a great addition next to Harrison Smith. This pick gives the Vikings a solid core of Chris Cook, Josh Robinson, McDonald, and Smith in their secondary that can can ptentially be together for a very long time.
4 (118). Demontre Hurst, CB, Oklahoma - Hurst had a fantastic East-West Shrine week, and he would give some much needed depth behind the top three corners on the roster. Hurst would make a great nickel corner in about a year or two when Winfield finally decidees to hang them up.
5 (153). Michael Mauti, MLB, Penn State - Yes, there are medical red flags, but considering this is a late round pick and also factoring in that Jasper Brinkley re-signed, the Vikings decide to gamble on Mauti. He was a leader on Penn State's defense, and he proved that he's a very reliable defender who is a sure tackler that is good enough in pass coverage. If he can stay healthy, he will start in 2014, maybe even 2013.
6 (174). Ryan Allen, P, Louisiana Tech - The last special team the Vikings took on day 3 worked out pretty well, why not try again? Ryan Allen is easily the top punter in the draft, and with Chris Kluwe talking and playing his way out of Minnesota, the Vikings capitalize again on getting a young, very good specialist in the draft.
6 (188). Zac Stacy, RB, Vanderbilt - Stacy is a small yet strong running back who is capable of catching passes out of the backfield, and he will have the opportunity of learning from the best running back in today's game while also being able to spell him on third downs (sometimes).
7 (230). Jasper Collins, WR, Mount Union - Another guy who shined at the East-West Shrine Game, Collins is a project who has a big chance at success. He routinely torched the DBs at the Shrine Game, and his special teams ability makes him even more valuable. Given the success of fellow Mount Unioners Cecil Shorts III and Pierre Garcon, the Vikings decide to take a flier on a project like Collins.

Depth Chart
Bold denotes starter, Underlined denotes rookie, Italics denote free agent acquisition
QB: Christian Ponder, Matt Moore, McLeod Bethel-Thompson
RB: Adrian Peterson, Zac Stacy
FB: Jerome Felton
WR: Cordarrelle Patterson, Brian Hartline, Percy Harvin, Jarius Wright, Jasper Collins, Greg Childs (PUP)
TE: Kyle Rudolph, Rhett Ellison
LT: Matt Kalil, Joe Berger
LG: Andy Levitre, Brandon Fusco
C: John Sullivan, Joe Berger
RG: Geoff Schwartz, Brandon Fusco
RT: Phil Loadholt, Geoff Schwartz
LE: Brian Robison, Everson Griffen
DT: Kevin Williams, Sharrif Floyd
NT: Fred Evans, Letroy Guion
RE: Jared Allen, Christian Ballard
OLB: Chad Greenway, Khaseem Greene, Marvin Mitchell
MLB: Jasper Brinkley, Michael Mauti, Audie Cole
CB: Chris Cook, Josh Robinson, Antoine Winfield, Demontre Hurst, AJ Jefferson, Robert Blanton
FS: Harrison Smith, Jamarca Sanford
SS: TJ McDonald, Mistral Raymond
K: Blair Walsh
P: Ryan Allen
KR: Percy Harvin, Jasper Collins
PR: Jarius Wright, AJ Jefferson

Draft order courtesy of LeGarrettsBlunt

I've never really been great with approximating what kind of contract figures a player will get, I'm open to critique, both positive and negative. Hope you guys enjoyed, feel free to leave feedback!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I like Patterson in the trade down (unlikely he is there at 30 IMO) Warmack would have to be the pick at 23!!!

Kalil-Warmack-Sullivan-Johnson/Fusco/Schwartz/Loadholt

That would be a very very strong o-line.

Heck I would even take Patterson at 23.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VikeManDan wrote:
As much as I like Patterson in the trade down (unlikely he is there at 30 IMO) Warmack would have to be the pick at 23!!!

Kalil-Warmack-Sullivan-Johnson/Fusco/Schwartz/Loadholt

That would be a very very strong o-line.

Heck I would even take Patterson at 23.


I realized right after I posted this that I'm gonna get some flak since there's no chance Patterson will be there at 23, much less 30, but I think you missed the part where Andy Levitre was signed, and since he would be the left guard, there would be no need for Warmack.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Winfield can't restructure as be only has one year left on his deal. He would have to take a paycut and if I were Winfield I would laugh at the Vikings of they asked me to take a paycut.

And then personally... I don't see Patterson, Floyd or Greene being available where you have them. If they are I would run to the podium from Minnesota to make the picks though.

Trading Toby for a 4th isn't a good move either and I doubt a team offers us that much.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patterson should be a top 20 lock, his athletic ability, production and potential, combined with the lack of any high end WRs will cause him to fly up the boards.

I love the selections of Floyd, Greene and McDonald, though I think each of those players will go about a half a round higher than where you have them.
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Robbroy45 wrote:
VikeManDan wrote:
As much as I like Patterson in the trade down (unlikely he is there at 30 IMO) Warmack would have to be the pick at 23!!!

Kalil-Warmack-Sullivan-Johnson/Fusco/Schwartz/Loadholt

That would be a very very strong o-line.

Heck I would even take Patterson at 23.


I realized right after I posted this that I'm gonna get some flak since there's no chance Patterson will be there at 23, much less 30, but I think you missed the part where Andy Levitre was signed, and since he would be the left guard, there would be no need for Warmack.


You assumed correct! I did forget about the Levitre signing. Would be a great draft with quite a few guys falling to our laps. Since you now think Patterson would not be available at 30 who would you take? Minter? Rhodes?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty much in the same boat, in that most of these guys will be off the board at our selections. Sharrif Floyd is a perfect fit on our line and I wouldn't mind using our #23 on him. He is both consistent and disruptive working out of the 1 tech. I also love the Zac Stacy pick. He is prototypical 3rd down back. Solid in pass protection, patient runner, and great receiver out of the backfield.

Also, I think there is zero chance Matt Moore comes here. He is the best option on the market before cuts. He has already stated that he wants to to start next season, and we've already said Ponder is our starter next year. Doesn't really workout.
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Agreed with Moore. he will find a starting gig and he will go to a team that is willing to pay him $4-5 million per year. Is it really worth spending $4-5 million per year for a backup QB with no long term upside? Look at what Jackson signed to start a few years ago, no reason why Moore cant get that same deal.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree as well. As great an option as Moore would be I've moved on from thinking he would come here to be a backup.

He originally signed with Miami to be a potential starter.
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Don't forget the late rounder(s) for AJ Jefferson. Does anybody know how the trade was structured? AJ and a 7th for 2 6th rounders is what I heard.
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