Free agency hasn’t even opened up yet, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t draft season on the blogosphere.

Brett is preparing to be the General Manager of a war room at the famous Mock One site and I was recently invited to represent the Vikings in an all-bloggers mock draft at DraftSeason.com.

The DraftSeason.com was pretty simple:  One round with no trades.

I’m not going to lie… I was feeling a little anxious about having to make a choice at #23 as I weighed options carefully and played out scenarios in my head.

As it turns out, my choice was every bit as simple as the rules.

Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was still available when I was on the clock and I considered it to be a no-brainer to make him my choice.  Richardson was my choice for the Vikings in my very first mock draft, and we know the Vikings seem to have interest in him, but the way things played out in this mock made it difficult not just consider him the best player available.

I have my doubts about Richardson actually being available when the Vikings are on the clock, but this exercise illustrates that the Vikings could be in prime position to get a steal on day one, as there are enough blue chip defensive line prospects that one of them could very well fall.  If it isn’t a defensive lineman that falls then it could very well be a receiver, defensive back, or guard which would also be positions of need.

To view the full results of the DraftSeason.com blogger mock please click right here.  I hope I represented the Vikings in good fashion.