Since the draft I have seen and heard quite a bit of criticism about the Vikings using the No. 12 pick on Florida State’s QB Christian Ponder. While picking a QB in the first round is generally always a gamble, I personally feel that Ponder was one of the better QBs in the Draft.
Many people feel that Minnesota could have traded down and acquired more picks and still have gotten Ponder with a later pick. What I don’t think some people understand is that if the Vikings feel that Ponder is going to be our QB of the future then you don’t take a giant risk in losing him, especially with QB needy Washington waiting a few picks behind.
After years of veteran and project QB’s I think it is time that the Vikings found a QB that will be the face of the franchise. While I would have loved to trade down and see the Vikings get more picks and Christian Ponder, that’s just not the way the cards fell. The Vikings did what they needed and got their man.
I have been a giant Vikings fan for a long time and am passionate about the purple and gold. Even though I may have taken a drink or two from the Ponder Kool-Aid please share your opinions and thoughts on this pick and this article.
So let’s take a look at some of the pros, cons, and questions looming around Ponder.