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2011 NFL Second Annual Fans' Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings Pick No.12

Mallet might be a reach, but does posses the arm strength necesary to take pressure off of adrian peterson and the run game.
Mallet might be a reach, but does posses the arm strength necesary to take pressure off of adrian peterson and the run game.Chris Graythen/Getty Images
Daniel KremCorrespondent IApril 7, 2011

After a highly successful “Fan’s Mock” here at B/R in 2010 we’re returning for our second go-round to once again give our fans a chance to vote for who they think their team should select in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft!

The Vikings found out the value of youth the hard way last year when a few too many key players finally showed signs of aging. Now they’ll move forward without all of the Brett Favre or Brad Childress drama and look to build for the future under new coach Leslie Frazier.

Minnesota fans will be on the edge of their seats if the NFL Draft plays out this way as only one quarterback has been selected so far, leaving the Purple and Gold to take their pick between Cam Newton, Jake Locker and Ryan Mallet, or another player if they’re not sold on taking a quarterback in the first round.

Here are the selections so far:

1.       Carolina Panthers select CB Patrick Peterson

2.       Denver Broncos Select DT Marcell Dareus

3.       Buffalo Bills Select OLB Von Miller

4.       Cincinnati Bengals select DE Da’Quan Bowers

5.       Arizona Cardinals select QB Blaine Gabbert

6.       Cleveland Browns select WR AJ Green

7.       San Francisco 49ers select CB Prince Amukamara

8.       Tennessee Titans select DT Nick Fairley

9.       Dallas Cowboys select OT Tyron Smith

10.   Washington Redskins select DE Robert Quinn

11.   Houston Texans select DE Cameron Jordan

 So, who’s it gonna be?

Remember to cast you votes below!! Voting will close in 24 hours!

The Rules: Each day for the next 32 days, we’ll post a continuation of this article at 6 p.m. Eastern time where the fans can comment, discuss, and decide who their team will pick.

At 5 p.m. Eastern the following day, we’ll look at the best comments and opinions and announce the selection your team has made, along with the next team who will pick at 6 p.m.  A list of previous selections will be included and fans will not be allowed to vote for players who are already off the board.

Note: You do not have to use the player’s full name in voting for your vote to count.  If there is a tie at the 5 p.m. cut-off, whichever player is ranked as the higher pick on CBS Sports' "overall player ranking" will be the selection.

Example: If the Bills have six votes for Von Miller and six votes for Cam Newton, then Miller, who is ranked No.2 overall, would be the selection over Newton who is ranked No. 11.

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