The Minnesota Vikings' Strengths and Weaknesses

jordan feldickContributor IMay 10, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 06:  Jared Allen #69 of the Minnesota Vikings runs against the New Orleans Saints on October 6, 2008 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings filled several positions of need on draft day, but not the most glaring position: quarterback. Obviously, that is there most glaring need right now.

First, I am going to look at their other positions of need. Those positions are linebacker, defensive back, and offensive line.

They drafted Phil Loadholt in the second round, who is going to battle for the starting spot at right tackle.

In the third round, they drafted Asher Allen, a 5-foot-9, 194-pound cornerback from Georgia, who will be a student to Antoine Winfield.

Then in the fifth round, they drafted linebacker Jasper Brinkley out of South Carolina.

Finally in the seventh round they drafted Jamarca Sanford out of Ole Miss.

In free agency, they signed cornerback Karl Paymah and then resigned Benny Sapp. The only problem is that they either have very little experience or are unproven backups.

Now the Vikings are trying to fill there need of a starting quarterback by coaxing Brett Favre out of retirement.

Right now, the only problem seems to be the health of Favre's right biceps; ESPN reported that Favre would sign if he did not need major surgery.


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