Minggu, 08 Januari 2012

NFL Teams That Need Improvement: Minnesota Vikings

The next team in our series of NFL teams that definitely need improvement is the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings took a chance on Donovan McNabb being the solution at quaterback to replace Brett Favre and to mentor Christian Ponder. McNabb played terrible for the Vikings and was cut by the end of the season. McNabb has probably played his final snaps in his NFL career. The benching of McNabb gave rookie quarterback Christian Ponder the chance to start and he played okay. Ponder's ceiling in my opinion is not that high and another young quarterback might be needed in the next couple of years. The Vikings have some stars to build around in Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, and Jason Allen. One of the biggest needs for the Vikings is a young offensive tackle and Matt Kalil would be the perfect choice with the number three overall pick. Kalil has the potential to be the next Walter Jones. The Vikings should also consider taking RG3 with that pick but because they picked Ponder, who I think will be a journeyman to middle-of-the-road quarterback at best, as their quarterback of the future, they will not pick RG3. Another need for the Vikings is cornerback due to the age of their starting cornerbacks. North Alabama and former Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins is a great possibility with their second round pick. Another need is a number 2 wide receiver to pair up with Percy Harvin. The perfect fit would be Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon. Another need is a good young defensive tackle that could be mentored by Kevin Williams. They could take Clemson's Brandon Thompson in the second round or Washington's Alameda Ta'amu. Other possibilities with their third round pick include Georgia cornerback Brandon Boykin, Georgia offensive guard Cordy Glenn, and Wisconsin offensive guard Kevin Zeitler. Offensive guard is definitely a big need for the Vikings. Safety is arguably the biggest need for the Vikings as Notre Dame's Harrison Smith would be the perfect pick in the fourth round as of right now. The Vikings have some work to do this offseason but they do have a few extremely talented players.

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