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Dolmonite26


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really think this pick should have been Isaiah Ford, feel like we'll regret that in a few years
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
Blind hope he holds on as the #5 WR and can be an okay kick returner.

Diggs
Thielen
Treadwell
Wright
Adams

Should at least be a passable group, right?

MoBo.


MoBo? More like NoBo amirite? Cool . I never got why some people cling to certain fringe roster players. Greg Child's had fans in this thread three years after his knees fell off.

Adams and Cooley will likely fight for the WR5 spot.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dolmonite26 wrote:
I really think this pick should have been Isaiah Ford, feel like we'll regret that in a few years


Don't see much in Ford. Not like I was fond of Adam's but he is athletic.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NoDakViking wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
Blind hope he holds on as the #5 WR and can be an okay kick returner.

Diggs
Thielen
Treadwell
Wright
Adams

Should at least be a passable group, right?

MoBo.


MoBo? More like NoBo amirite? Cool . I never got why some people cling to certain fringe roster players. Greg Child's had fans in this thread three years after his knees fell off.

Adams and Coley will likely fight for the WR5 spot.


You don't think the rumours about The Vikings going after Michael Floyd are true?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robb_K wrote:
NoDakViking wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
Blind hope he holds on as the #5 WR and can be an okay kick returner.

Diggs
Thielen
Treadwell
Wright
Adams

Should at least be a passable group, right?

MoBo.


MoBo? More like NoBo amirite? Cool . I never got why some people cling to certain fringe roster players. Greg Child's had fans in this thread three years after his knees fell off.

Adams and Coley will likely fight for the WR5 spot.


You don't think the rumours about The Vikings going after Michael Floyd are true?

They might be. I haven't seen or read any articles personally. If they do sign Floyd, I am not sure Adams or Coley could bump Wright off the roster. Perhaps they keep 6 WRs?
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NoDakViking wrote:
Robb_K wrote:
NoDakViking wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
Blind hope he holds on as the #5 WR and can be an okay kick returner.

Diggs
Thielen
Treadwell
Wright
Adams

Should at least be a passable group, right?

MoBo.


MoBo? More like NoBo amirite? Cool . I never got why some people cling to certain fringe roster players. Greg Child's had fans in this thread three years after his knees fell off.

Adams and Coley will likely fight for the WR5 spot.


You don't think the rumours about The Vikings going after Michael Floyd are true?

They might be. I haven't seen or read any articles personally. If they do sign Floyd, I am not sure Adams or Coley could bump Wright off the roster. Perhaps they keep 6 WRs?

If they acquire Floyd, I think Adams will fight for a nominal 6th WR spot, mainly on the strength of a KR/ST spot.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watched his highlights on youtube and saw a lot of taking hand-offs, swing passes, and kick returns. Dude didn't catch a ball past the line of scrimmage that wasn't a go-route. Looks like Patterson-lite with even less route-running ability.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SammyBradwater wrote:
Watched his highlights on youtube and saw a lot of taking hand-offs, swing passes, and kick returns. Dude didn't catch a ball past the line of scrimmage that wasn't a go-route. Looks like Patterson-lite with even less route-running ability.

But they didn't use three picks to move up or draft him in the first round, so I'm not too worried about it.
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Klomp wrote:
SammyBradwater wrote:
Watched his highlights on youtube and saw a lot of taking hand-offs, swing passes, and kick returns. Dude didn't catch a ball past the line of scrimmage that wasn't a go-route. Looks like Patterson-lite with even less route-running ability.

But they didn't use three picks to move up or draft him in the first round, so I'm not too worried about it.


Yeah I know I sounded like I was complaining, but I'm not. He looks like a good return specialist. A 5th rounder for that plus spot duty at WR isn't so bad. Just saying that I don't think we have to worry about who is going to make room for him on the roster, because I seriously doubt he is going to be a big part of the offense.
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Adams could replace Cordarrelle Patterson as Minnesota’s kickoff returner. He averaged 29.1 yards in 2015 and 24.3 in 2016. Adams ran the 40-yard dash in an impressive 4.44 seconds at the combine. He caught 67 passes for 822 yards last year.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/04/29/a-look-at-the-vikings-2017-draft-choices/[/b]
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rodney Adams - Waking up a Viking, feels amazing! #SKOL

https://twitter.com/rodney_adams87/status/858693335095152640
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watching more of this kid, because I was unfamiliar with him more than any of our prospects (maybe other than Tocho).

Positives
*Speed is legit and it doesn't take him long to get up to top gear. Very dangerous with the ball in his hands.
*Fearless - either doesn't understand that he's a bit slight or doesn't care. Doesn't avoid contact and will drop the pads. Will leave his feet over the middle to make a play
*Has a definite nose for the end zone
*Willing blocker (even if he doesn't offer a whole lot in that area)

Negatives
*Body catcher with suspect hands - catches the ball well, but too often lets it get to his body
*Limited route tree - screens, 8s, and 9s. USF offense is based off of RPOs, so Adams isn't very polished
*Loose with the football - some fumbles, some carrying the ball like a loaf of bread
*Slight frame - his lower body seems pretty well muscled, but he's very thin up top. Will impact his ability to hold up in this league.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adams didn't crack Matt Waldman's top 50 receivers and also landed on his "overrated" list, he had this to say.

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Rodney Adams, South Florida: His speed and skill after the catch are impressive, but he’ll have to show that he’s more than a fast guy who can trap footballs to his body in spread offenses designed to exploit athletes at the college level. Adams ran a limited number of routes, and his technique catching the football is problematic. If he becomes a productive full-time
NFL starter, he’ll deserve every ounce of credit for covering a lot of ground to master a lot of skills in a short period of time.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing he was drafted more for his return abilities than his receiver abilities.
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Klomp wrote:
I'm guessing he was drafted more for his return abilities than his receiver abilities.

You can definitely see that type of ability. While on offense, he makes excellent use of a limited amount of space. His ability to get to top speed, throttle down to make a move, and gear back up again is impressive.
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