Bleeding Purple since 1977
The Vikes history of drafting DB's is just awful. In '83 we took Browner and later got a steal with Carl Lee in the 7th round (or something like that). Since then the number of DB's we have drafted that have worked out have been few and far between....although for whatever reason this team has never drafted a lot of early DB's.
I actually started making a list of all our DB selections since that '83 draft but I didn't want to post it after I was done because we already have enough to be depressed about. ; )
The Vikes should have taken Kerrigan and let Robson walk.They could have used that money on Hasselback or a veteran WR.
You mean Tyrell Johnson, Asher Allen, Marcus McCauley, Dustin Fox, Willie Offord, etc aren't any good???
They keep looking to pigeon hole DBs by athletic ability. That needs to stop. Plenty of DBs don't run a 4.4 flat but they can actually locate a football and read a play. Those things aren't important to the idiots that evaluate DBs for the Vikings, only size and speed.
Torian Gray and Orlando Thomas were OK.
Dewayne Washington was good for a short while.
How about this? Can anyone name the last Pro Bowl DBack we had? I cannot come up with one off the top of my head...
Winfield went to the pro bowl. Before that it was probably Griffith.
Yep, forgot about Winfield in 2009. Strange thing about that is Winfield made based on his tackling, fumble recovery for TD, not so much on pass D.
It actually would be pretty interesting if the Purple went Claiborne and Barron at the top of the draft. That would really change the culture of the Vikes D.
Didn't Sharper make it to the pro bowl that first year here??? I also think that Corey Chavous made it with us once as well.
Guys like that will have a limited impact playing nothing but soft zones and I highly doubt Frazier is about to completely go away from his "system".
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