Vikings 2014 Draft: Who Should Be on Minnesota's Draft Radar?

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Vikings 2014 Draft: Who Should Be on Minnesota's Draft Radar?
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Topping the list of needs for most people, is quarterback. A quick scan of some early mock drafts all have the Vikings selecting a quarterback with the eighth pick.

The consensus is that Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel will be a Viking next year—or at least drafted by the Vikings anyway.

Walter Football, Dane Brugler from CBS Sports.com, Dan Kadar from SB Nation and Eric Edholm from Yahoo! Sports, all predict that the Vikings will select the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner. 

There is some dissent, with B/R featured columnist Chris Roling predicting that UCLA quarterback Brett Hudley will be Minnesota's selection. Rob Rang of CBS Sports anticipates the Vikings selecting quarterback Derek Carr from Fresno State. 

As a sophomore, Manziel was a better passer than in his freshman season, but his rushing yardage was much less.

Year Comp Att Yds TD INT Rating Rushes Yds
Freshman 295 434 3,706 26 9 155.3 201 1,410
Sophomore 246 356 3,537 32 13 174.9 121 654

If the Vikings have a chance to draft Manziel, it will bring a big name, with lots of expectations to quickly turn the Vikings around.

 

   

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