The NFL Scouting Combine is about to dominate the world of NFL news and I decided it was a great time to update my 2013 Mock Draft.

I had previously mocked defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson to the Vikings at #23, but in this most recent draft both of those guys are off the board when the Vikings were on the clock.  I decided to go in yet another direction with this first round selection.

All three of the top middle linebackers were still on the board when I had to make my selection for the Vikings.  Manti Te’o will be answering a lot of questions about his fake girlfriend scandal this week in Indy.  Alec Ogletree recently got himself arrested for a DUI and his stock is sure to take a hit.  Kevin Minter could make up some ground against those two this week and may end up being the top linebacker on a few boards.

So, who did I give to the Vikings?

Click right here to find out.


  1. Good mock Adam. You take a look at LB Arthur Brown yet? Havent got to look at everyone yet so could always change but I have him as my #1 LB right now. Really like his game.

    • Hey, Randy, great to see you! I think Brown could be a really solid fit at WLB for the Vikings, but I don’t see him getting a lot of 1st round consideration… especially from a team planning on putting him on the weakside. I kind of worry, too, that he might actually be a step BACK from Erin Henderson in terms of coverage… which cannot happen.

      You’ll probably hear a lot about him this week though. Kid is going to kill it in the team interviews… someone will fall in love with him.

      • Thanks Adam. I actually like Brown in coverage. Seems fluid and has the speed to go along with it. Biggest knock would be his size. Might not stand a chance in jump ball situations with TEs. Appreciate the feedback. Not a top heavy draft but seems to be really deep. Need Spielman to have a draft like last year.

        • I concur. I would be very happy if the Vikes draft Brown with the 1st pick. The LB depth is lacking in this class while the DT and WR talent is deep. It would be a good move. The kid is a baller. Plays hard every down and reminds me a little of Harrison Smith. Not afraid to bring the lumber.

  2. This really doesnt have to deal with the draft but do u think it be a good idea for the vikings try to target alex smith and mike wallace as free agents

    • Dont see a need for Alex Smith. Some QB needy team is sure to pay him decently and Ponder is a similar player. Mike Wallace is probably going to get a big pay day and im not sure Spielman will spend big in FA. Likely to sign our own free agents and get better through the draft.


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