The Triangle of Authority no longer has one man with final say. That ended when Brad Childress left town. While he was here Childress made the final call on any and all player personnel additions, and he had his moments (Percy Harvin), and his other moments (Randy Moss), but that is all over now.
This season is going to be different with VP Rick Spielman and Head Coach Leslie Frazier having to agree upon certain players. The Vikings plan to find their future of the franchise quarterback in this draft.
While also attempting to refortify their once dominant, but now flimsy defensive line.
If Minnesota can manage to accomplish this goal they will be in a good position to make a playoff run in the near future, if the rookies play well right away they could do that this coming season.
Look for the Vikings to make some trades. If the player they covet is there at number 12 they will most likely stay put, despite their expressed desire to add a third round pick.
Minnesota has no chance of landing the quarterback they want, or any quarterback, with their current second round pick. So once the second round starts they will start contacting New England, Denver and Cincinnati in hopes of jumping up to grab their man.
This draft needs to be a winner for the Vikings to get back into playoff contention. They are not far from that level, just far enough to make this draft one of the biggest in team history.
Follow the slides as we go through some of the late round gems and learn more about what the team can get for their buck. Be sure to sound in if you know of other late round picks that fans should put on their homemade draft board.