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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:52 pm    Post subject: [UMN]'s Disaster Mock Reply with quote

NOTES
- Percy Harvin forces a trade and refuses to resign in MN
- Phil Loadholt decides to test the market and signs elsewhere
- Jasper Brinkley also leaves as a FA to go to a 3-4 team
- None of the notable external FA’s sign with MN
- Antoine Winfield unexpectedly retires
- Chris Kluwe is cut after he gets arrested for indecent exposure at a civil rights protest


RESIGNINGS

FB Jerome Felton - resigned 4 years
OL Geoff Schwartz - resigned 2 years
WR Jerome Simpson - resigned 1 year
LB Erin Henderson - resigned 3 years
CB Marcus Sherels - resigned 1 year
S Jamarca Sanford - resigned 1 year
DE Jared Allen - extended 4 years

LOSSES

RB Matt Asiata - not resigned
WR Devin Aromashodu - not resigned
WR Stephen Burton - cut
OL Joe Berger - not resigned
OL Phil Loadholt - not resigned
DE George Johnson - not resigned
LB Jasper Brinkley - not resigned
LB Marvin Mitchell - not resigned
LB Tyrone McKenzie - not resigned
S Andrew Sendejo - not resigned

FREE AGENTS/TRADES
- WR Percy Harvin traded to CIN for #37 and conditional 2014 pick
- QB Joe Webb traded to PHI for a 7th round pick
- QB Jason Campbell signed - 2 years

DRAFT
* trade down to early 2nd, pick up an early 3rd

2. LB Kevin Minter, LSU - the future leader of the defense. all around great linebacker.
2. WR Aaron Dobson, Marshall - long, lean and athletic. did well at the Senior Bowl.
2. CB Jordan Poyer, Oregon State - will battle Robinson for the #2/#3 spot. also returns punts.
3. DT Sylvester Williams, North Carolina - big body that can get to the QB. needs coaching.
3. FS Racarri Rambo, Georgia - should be a day 1 starter next to Smith.
4. WR Aaron Mellette, Elon - tons of potential. very productive. small school sleeper.
4. G Brian Winters, Kent State - very experienced, played LT but will kick inside.
6. OT Rick Wagner, Wisconsin - also very experienced, good developmental RT.
7. LB Kenny Tate, Maryland - SS/LB hybrid who brings a good skillset to a zone defense.
7. WR T.J. Moe, Missouri - shifty slot guy. strong hands.
UDFA. P Jeff Locke, UCLA - gotta get the UCLA kid to replace Kluwe.
UDFA. RB Robbie Rouse, Fresno State - small dude, big plays.
UDFA. QB Sean Renfree, Duke - seems smart, good size. Duke has nice jerseys.

DEPTH CHART

QB| Christian Ponder | Jason Campbell | Sean Renfree/McLeod Bethel-Thompson
RB| Adrian Peterson | Toby Gerhart | Robbie Rouse | Jerome Felton
TE| Kyle Rudolph | Rhett Ellison | John Carlson
WR| Aaron Dobson | Jerome Simpson/Greg Childs
WR| Michael Jenkins/Aaron Mellette
WR| Jarius Wright | T.J. Moe

LT| Matt Kalil
LG| Brian Winters/Charlie Johnson
C| John Sullivan
RG| Brandon Fusco/Geoff Schwartz
RT| Demarcus Love | Rick Wagner

RE| Jared Allen | D’Aundre Reed
DT| Sylvester Williams | Fred Evans | Letroy Guion
DT| Kevin Williams | Christian Ballard
LE| Everson Griffen | Brian Robison

WLB| Erin Henderson | Kenny Tate
MLB| Kevin Minter | Audie Cole
SLB| Chad Greenway | Larry Dean

CB| Chris Cook | AJ Jefferson
CB| Josh Robinson | Brandon Burton
CB| Jordan Poyer | Marcus Sherels
FS| Ricarri Rambo | Mistral Raymond | Robert Blanton
SS| Harrison Smith | Jamarca Sanford

ST| Blair Walsh | Jeff Locke | Cullen Loeffler
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You weren't kidding about this being a disaster
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know, quite honestly I don't mind that offseason. If that is the worst we end up doing, I will be a happy man. Our WRs are obviously worse, but I think Poyer and Rambo would upgrade our DBs significantly and Minter and Williams in the front 7 would help too. Our defense could be pretty badass if that offseason went down.

Theres no way Love will be the starting RT going into next season. If Loadholt leaves, the Vikes will probably overpay somebody to come in and at least start on a 1 yr stopgap deal.

Dobson, Simpson, Wright, Mellette is pretty rough, but on the flip side Simpson can't be worse than he was this year, Wright is serviceable as a slot guy (though we mostly will run only 2 WRs sets), Dobson has some upside as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Lewis retiring, I don't see Minter hitting the second round.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least Minter and Dobson were a nice thing. lol
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a disater situation, I would be against trading down. I wouldnt want to possibly dilute the talent on the board just to fill more spots with the players that left. I think it would be even more important to try and get the higher level players (in thinking long term now)

Breakdown the trade -- #23 (760) for #38 (520) + 70 (240)

Will ARZ (or a similar team) really want to do this trade? I have my doubts.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something small but Tyrone Mckenzie isn't a free agent.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thought process!

I think most of us understand the Vikes are challenged, but not as harshly some other teams out there. I also believe some of the pending FAs or RFAs will re-sign with the team because of the taste of success -- the belief in a brighter future.

Also agree that trading down isn't something I want the Vikes to do, although good players, even stars, can be picked up that way. For the 2013 draft, I prefer the Vikes watch the talent that falls to them. If it's a WR or LB in the 1st and 2nd, great . . . then DT/OG/CB etc. Eventually, they may surprise us and use a 5th or 6th on a punter, and I suspect Locke will not be a FA . . . lol.

Can we all agree the Vikes are set at RB, TE, DE and Safety?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not set at DE or S. All three DE's are free agents after this coming year and I foresee only two of them coming back; plus, you can never have too many pass rushers.

At Safety Sanford was better this year, but could still be improved upon.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a rather unimaginative disaster, if you ask me.

where are the season ending injuries due to lawnmower mishaps, or the late night naked coach fast food drive throughs?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sly Williams in the 3rd; I'd be doing cartwheels.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smiley4805 wrote:
Sly Williams in the 3rd; I'd be doing cartwheels.


I'd bet my house that never happens
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now thats just scary
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anything that ends with Erin Henderson staying on this team is a disaster.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wha happened to Wright?
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