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Early Minnesota Vikings Offseason Prediction

I know this is like three months too early, but I am really bored and have nothing better to do, so I am going to try to predict what is going to happen during the offseason this coming year.

 

1. First off, sadly, I think that the Vikes will not make the playoffs, most likely because Brad Childress is a horrible head coach. I think we will fire him and hire someone like Bill Cowher to run our team.

Chance of that happening: 62 percent

 

2. Next, we have four options at quarterback: stick with our current quarterback for another year or two, sign Matt Cassel, trade for someone like Derek Anderson, or draft a quarterback.

Personally, I don't think that the Vikes will be drafting high enough to get a Matt Ryan-type of rookie quarterback, so I don't think that wold work very well. I think our best option would be to sign Matt Cassel.

Chance of that happening: 46 percent

 

3. The Draft. Here is my Minnesota Vikings 2009 mock draft:

Round 1: Andre Smith, OT, Alabama

The Vikings look to be set on the O-line, but if Bryant Mckinnie gets in trouble again, they will need someone good to take over. Also, Ryan Cook has struggled a lot this year. The Vikings need an offensive lineman; I'm just not sure that they will see that as a first-round need.

Chance of player getting drafted: 31 percent

Chance of same position getting drafted in same round: 45 percent

 

Round 2: Vince Oghobaase, DT, Duke

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 310

Oghobaase recorded 96 tackles and nine sacks. He bench presses 355, squats 505, and power cleans 320. Oghobaase carries a 3.6 GPA and 1020 SAT.

Sounds pretty good to me. Pat Williams is at the end of his career, and we need someone like Oghobaase who can fill in for him and stop the run.

Chance of player getting drafted: 35 percent

Chance of same position getting drafted in same round: 52 percent

 

Round 3: Domonique Johnson, CB, Jackson State

Tall, fast, and helps us out at cornerback because we don't have the best, and Winfield is at the end of his career.

Chance of player getting drafted: 24 percent

Chance of same position getting drafted in same round: 39 percent

 

Round 4: Jorvorskie Lane, FB, Texas A&M

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If you look at the video, I think that explains a lot. We don't have a fullback, and we need one.

 

Round 5: Marcus Thigpen, RB, Indiana

Would be used as a kick returner.

 

Round 6

No Selection.

 

Round 7 No. 1:  Jeff Moturi, WR, UTEP

 

Round 7 No. 2: Jared Bronson, TE, Central Washington

 

Free Agents

Vikings Free Agents. I believe the Vikings will re-sign all of the players, except Darren Sharper.

I believe the Vikings will pick up Matt Cassel during the offseason.

 

Projected 53-Man Roster

 

Offense

Quarterback

Matt Cassel

Tarvaris Jackson

John David Booty

 

Running Back

Adrian Peterson

Chester Taylor

Maurice Hicks

 

Fullback

Jorvorskie Lane

Jeff Dugan

Naufahu Tahi

 

Tackle

Ryan Cook

Bryant McKinnie

Marcus Johnson

Andre Smith

 

Guard

Steve Hutchinson

Anthony Herrera

Artis Hicks

 

Center

Matt Birk

John Sullivan

 

Tight End

Visanthe Shiancoe

Jim Kleinsasser

Garrett Mills

 

Wide Receiver

Bernard Berrian

Bobby Wade

Sidney Rice

Jaymar Johnson

Aundrae Allison

 

Defense/Special Teams

 

Defensive End

Jared Allen

Ray Edwards

Brian Robison

Otis Grigsby

 

Defensive Tackle

Kevin Williams

Pat Williams

Fred Evans

Ellis Wyms

Vince Oghobaase

 

Linebacker

E.J. Henderson

Ben Leber

Chad Greenway

Vinny Ciurciu

Erin Henderson

David Herron

 

Cornerback

Antoine Winfield

Cedric Griffin

Charles Gordon

Marcus McCauley

Domonique Johnson

 

Safety

Madieu Williams

Tyrell Johnson

Eric Frampton

Husain Abdullah

 

Kicker

Ryan Longwell

 

Punter

Chris Kluwe

 

Long Snapper

Cullen Loeffler

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