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What do you think about trading for Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson? He has said that he wants out of Houston. I think he could be that final piece besides the quarterback that could complete the offense.
Adding a player of Johnson’s caliber would improve any team’s receiving corps, no question. That’s why I don’t believe Houston is apt to move him. He is likely a centerpiece of their efforts to turn things around in 2014, thus making him either A) an untouchable player to acquire via trade or B) too expensive to acquire via trade. Furthermore, I feel the Vikings offense already has the weapons in the passing game necessary to produce the yards and points it will need to contend in the NFC North and make noise in the playoffs.
What do you see
-- Brandon (Third-year Vikings fans)
Outside linebacker is what I expect heading into training camp, but don’t be surprised to see the Vikings defensive coaching staff move Barr around quite a bit to take advantage of his athleticism and put him in position to make plays, whether it’s as a pass-rushing defensive end in sub packages or in coverage to match up against many of the field-stretching tight ends that are becoming standard equipment in offenses.
While I believe Asiata is more equipped at this moment to be the backup running back, it could be McKinnon who sees more of the field between these two because of his ability as a receiver and as a change-of-pace runner who can carry the ball outside or between the tackles.
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-- Jerick B.
There are a number of factors that lead me to believe Floyd will indeed take a huge step forward in his development. First, and perhaps most significantly, he is one more year matured both in terms of physical build and in experience. He entered the draft as an underclassman a year ago…playing in the trenches is tough in its own right, but much more difficult as an underclassman. Additionally, though, Floyd will also benefit from playing next to
Do you think the NFL will ever hold the draft in the city that won the previous Super Bowl?
-- Dennis W.
Reports have surfaced this offseason suggesting the NFL may consider moving the draft around the country, much like it does Super Bowl host cities. My sense is the NFL will one day hold a draft somewhere other than New York City, perhaps as early as in 2015, but I’m not sure it would be exclusive to the Super Bowl-winning team’s city. If the NFL does indeed move the draft to a location outside of New York, I believe the process will include a competitive bidding component, much like with other marquee events such as the Olympics and the Super Bowl.