WE HAVE A TRADE!!!
Minnesota Gets - #26 Overall
Jacksonville Gets - #47, #113, #142 and #173
Claaaaas breaks it down this way - Our board was hit hard by the last couple of picks, so i don't see value enough among the currently available players. Receivers has to be extremely good for us to take him as we have invested a lot of money on the position in reloadingseason (Williamson, Porter). I don't see any pass rusher-value or corner value(Merling's injury-problems scare us a bit). DT is also a need (departure of Stroud), but i have 3 on my board, and at least one of the three will be available when we pick again.
With the 26th Pick, the Minnesota Vikings and Jon Tollerud select....
KENNY PHILLIPS, S - MIAMI Vikings' GM - Jon Tollerud -- The Minnesota Vikings were willing to take this chance to trade up and grab a well rounded player. We have Darren Sharper and Williams Starting at safety with two young guys here but Sharper is not getting any younger and the depth we have here is just that. Depth! We Select Kenny Phillips and will start from day one prepping him to take the place of Sharper when he retires in the next few seasons. You may criticize our trade of a handful of picks to move up but we have three real areas of concern, Safety, Defensive End and Quarterback. Addressing #1 (DE) earlier we now fix our #2 (Safety) and can focus on depth because we signed Frerotte and thus secured our belief in Tarvaris Jackson for at least one more season.
The Draft So Far --
#1 - Miami Dolphins - DE Chris Long, Virginia
#2 - St. Louis Rams - OT Jake Long, Michigan
#3 - Atlanta Falcons - DT Glen Dorsey, LSU
#4 - Oakland Raiders - RB Darren McFadden, Arkansas
#5 - Philadelphia Eagles(via Trade w/ K.C. Chiefs) - DE Vernon Gholston, Ohio St.
#6 - New York Jets - DB Leodis McKelvin, Troy St.
#7 - New England Patriots - CB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, Tennessee State
#8 - Baltimore Ravens - QB Matt Ryan, Boston College
#9 - Cincinnati Bengals - DT Sedrick Ellis, USC
#10 - New Orleans Saints - CB Mike Jenkins, USF
#11 - Buffalo Bills - WR Malcolm Kelly, Oklahoma
#12 - Minnesota Vikings(via trade with Denver) - DE Derrick Harvey, Florida
#13 - Carolina Panthers - OT Ryan Clady, Boise St.
#14 - Chicago Bears - RB Rashard Mendenhall, Illinois
#15 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers(via Trade w/ Detroit) - LB Keith Rivers, USC
#16 - Arizona Cardinals - DE/LB Quentin Groves, Auburn
#17 - Denver Broncos - OT Chris Williams, Vanderbilt
#18 - Houston Texans - CB Aqib Talib, Kansas
#19 - Kansas City Chiefs - OG Branden Albert, Virginia
#20 - Detroit Lions - RB Jonathon Stewart, Oregon
#21 - Washington Redskins - WR Limas Sweed, Texas
#22 - Dallas Cowboys - RB Felix Jones, Arkansas
#23 - Pittsburgh Steelers - OT Jeff Otah, Pittsburgh
#24 - Tennessee Titans - WR Mario Manningham, Michigan
#25 - Seattle Seahawks - QB Brian Brohm, Louisville
#26 - Minnesota Vikings(via Trade w/ Jacksonville) - S Kenny Phillips, Miami
The Rest of the 1st Round --
27. San Diego (11-5) -- Brian
28. Dallas (13-3) -- jlwyatt6767
29. San Francisco (from Indianapolis) (13-3) -- braekneck
30. Green Bay (13-3) -- PoorBoyWilly
31. NO PICK -- BroncoDude793
32. New York Giants (10-6) -- Russ