BBV Community Mock Draft: With 30th pick, Vikings select ...

Devin McCourty, CB, Rutgers.

Making the pick for the Vikings is a newcomer to BBV, Charles L. He writes:

This is officially my very first post on BBV. What better way to start an addiction than to make a pick in our Mock draft. First off, Owner Zygi Wilf is an old school Jersey boy, much like myself. He did his undergrad at a school that denied me, Fairleigh Dickinson University. Which is why picking for the Vikings was a little exciting. However, I digress. The first thing I was to address is the some needs of the Vikings.

Need No. 1 -- Offensive line

The unit should be better. Hutchison is the only constant. McKinnie seems to have fallen out of favor, and Herrera appears to be the biggest scapegoat. Upgrading this unit is vital to the productive of AP and company.

Need No. 2 – Secondary

Winfield will be 33, and had a flat tire for some the year and Madieu Williams struggles in coverage. An elite front 7 can only do so much if the secondary is essentially empty.

Need No. 3 -- Defensive Line

With part of that Williams wall contemplating retirement and a compliment DE to Jared Allen would be great. Depth and potential starters are needed here.

Needs I didn’t mention: MLB: Henderson was IR, and is 29. Quarterback:too easy …next. I don’t do soap operas.

It was too early for Chad Jones or Nate Allen, the next best safeties after Mays went. Spikes was considered but I also felt he was a reach as well. I thought a lot about Pouncey here, especially with the cooler talk about his ability to play RG. Brian Price is available, and fits a need if/when Pat Williams retires. Carlos Dunlap would be a good pick, also to compliment Jared Allen. I agonized over Price, Dunlap, McCourty.

McCourty (5-foot-10, 193 pounds) fills a need at CB, runs a 4.4 40 and is a very smart kid (his twin was drafted by Tennessee last year). He has good speed and size for the postion. He plays special teams well, returning kick offs and not to mention the three blocked kicks he had last year. He had 80 tackles, 10 pass deflections but only one interception in 13 games.He will be an instant plug in on ST and will compete and proably win the nickel spot.

Cooler talk, a.k.a rumor mill, has Winfield moving to safety and in that case … McCourty would start …The Vikings could do worse than a young Ronde Barber.

My take: I really don't know McCourty that well, but corner is a recognized need for Minnesota. Besides, I am OK with leaving Allen and Jones on the board.

'Charles L' is up next with the Indianapolis Colts selection.

[Remember, to read explanations of previous selections click the highlighted player name in the table below.]

POS TEAM PLAYER POS SCHOOL DRAFTER
1 St. Louis Sam Bradford QB Oklahoma Soldier_
2 Detroit Ndamukong Suh DT Nebraska soulpower
3 Tampa Bay Gerald McCoy DT Oklahoma i_formation27
4 Washington Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State G Fan in England
5 Kansas City Eric Berry S Tennessee ronjohnson
6 Seattle Jimmy Clausen QB Notre Dame CCE718
7 Cleveland Dez Bryant WR Oklahoma State GreatGatsby
8 Oakland Bruce Campbell OT Maryland Hoyadestroya85
9 Buffalo Dan Williams DT Tennessee The Greek
10 Jacksonville Joe Haden CB Florida jp2y
11 Denver Rolando McClain ILB Alabama NYG_Slater
12 Miami Jerry Hughes DE/OLB Texas Christian sunlion333
13 San Francisco Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa RIPShea
14 Seattle Trent Williams OT Oklahoma Ed V.
15 N.Y. Giants Derrick Morgan DE Georgia Ed Valentine
16 Tennessee Sergio Kindle OLB Texas Json
17 San Francisco Sean Weatherspoon B Missouri RIPShea
18 Pittsburgh Mike Iupati G Idaho ross_stephen
19 Atlanta Brandon Graham DE Michigan daddyzander
20 Houston Jason Pierre-Paul DE South Florida BitterEli
21 Cincinnati Earl Thomas S Texas Woogie526
22 New England Jermaine Gresham TE Oklahoma Ryan Valentine
23 Green Bay C.J. Spiller RB Clemson Dan Luibil
24 Philadelphia Anthony Davis OT Rutgers Bye Dawk
25 Baltimore Kyle Wilson CB Boise State Larry Soprano
26 Arizona Terrence Cody DT Alabama Snipah
27 Dallas Taylor Mays S USC pataroons
28 San Diego Ryan Mathews RB Fresno State hakeemthedream
29 N.Y. Jets Golden Tate WR Notre Dame Brooklyn58
30 Minnesota Devin McCourty CB Rutgers hurikaine
31 Indianapolis Charles L.
32 New Orleans GiantsReignSupreme
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