Wow, once again the Minnesota Vikings Front Office has earned their salary. Of course, when they first traded out of the first round, I was screaming at the TV and desperately looking online for Rick Spielman's number.
The Detroit Lions moved up four places to take injury-prone Jahvid Best. This doesn't bother me because we got the their second pick(34), we traded fourth round picks: we got (100), they got (128); and finally we stole their seventh round pick.
Now Rick Spielman said that he likes what the trade gave us because it gives us the option to get more picks. While that is fine, but I think on day two we have a chance to build a great franchise for years to come.
(34)- JIMMY CLAUSEN: we have to draft this guy. Rick Spielman has said for years "We draft the best player available." Folks he is the best player available. I don't care what you think about him or that he came from Notre Dame. He was a top-ten talent, and it is a miracle that he has fallen to us. He has all the skills to be a great quaterback, and we should not let him fall past us.
(62)- TRADE UP: I am thinking we trade up to the Raiders second round pick at (39). We swap second rounds and give them one of fifth rounders. We take TAYLOR MAYS. Taylor Mays is from USC and I hate USC, but USC produces great safetys: Joey Browner, Troy Polomalu, and someone named Ronnie Lott. He could be the greatest strong safety we have had since Robert Griffith, and definitely has the potential to be best we ever had.
(93)- JOHN JERRY- I thought long and hard about this one. I think in a regular draft, John Jerry would be a second round pick but with all the depth of talent at other positions, we have a chance to grab a very highly rated guard. Other options included Mike Johnson, Dexter McCluster, Ben Tate, Lamarr Houston, Mt. Cody(i think he will drop because of talent depth and weight issues), and Brandon Spikes.
Draft Grade Day Two: A+++, and Todd Mcshay can suck it