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As much as Iwould love to see the Vikings come away from the draft with a big-time RB, Ifeel it would take a serious slide by one of those players in order for the Vikings to end up with one.That said, I like the idea of moving
-- Zach N., Bloomington,IL
Moving Reynaud to RB is definitely not smoke and mirrors. He was a productive and established RB in high school and as you mentioned, he has the skill set to be a good runner in the NFL. As far as his pass protection is concerned, you’re exactly right in that this is a hurdle in the transition. It’s something he’s going to have to work on a lot and this is why NFL teams have position coaches. Reynaud will improve in this area – as well as in his footwork – and hopefully the transition will go smoothly.
Anyone following the mock drafts has seen that most experts predict the Vikings will address the secondary with their 1st round pick. I’ve seen both CBs and safeties going to the Vikings. Which position, of those two, do you think the Vikings are most likely to address?
-- Anthony A., Owatonna, MN
I would say CB for a couple of reasons. First, I actually think the top 3 safeties – Eric Berry, Earl Thomas and Taylor Mays – will all be gone by the time the Vikings pick at #30. Second, a rookie 1st round CB has a better chance to contribute in Year 1 than a S. With both
Could you see the Vikings moving up (or down)to get a specific player they like? The Vikings have a history of going after certain players they have an eye on.
-- Mike, Chicago, IL
Certainly, I can see this. Trading during the draft is sometimes a great way to find value. There might be a player you really like that falls close to you, and then you jump up and grab him before another team with a similar need drafts him. You can also decide to trade back, knowing there are a handful of players you’d like to draft that can help your team but you don’t favor any of them over the others.
-- Julie S., Iowa City, IA
They would probably keep both QBs so they would have enough arms at training camp. Whether Favre comes back or not, there’s a chance he won’t be at training camp, so that leaves the Vikings with just 2 QBs currently on the roster. Some teams actually bring 4 QBs to camp, so I would expect the Vikings to add at least one more QB before training camp starts and then to also keep both Jackson and Rosenfels.