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

The 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 blogger mock please click right here.  I hope I represented the Vikings in good fashion.



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  1. If Sheldon Richardson is there at #23, I expect the Vikings representative to bulldoze people in his mad rush to get the card to the podium. Don’t even think about it, just draft the guy.

    • I agree with Josh. Let’s just hope we don’t get injured on the way to the podium and miss our pick :-)

  2. Cool for Cats Adam that you were reconized as (And I quote from the article); “some of the top bloggers on the web. Each blogger represents an NFL team and brings with him the insight and knowledge to draft the best player available”
    And I firmly agree, if Richardson is there at 23, can’t pass him up.

  3. Blogger’s Mock Draft… How cool is that!

    Sheldon Richardson is too good to pass up. I agree, Sheldon is best available so we need to take him.

    The Vikings cut M Jenkins today. We are scary thin at WR right now.

    Hope Spielman has a rabbit in his hat… Our 31st ranked pass offensive could take a step backwards if Richardson is available and Harvin wants out of Minnesota.

  4. Perfect choice. Would’ve done exactly the same.
    He is to valueable to let go and still fit a need.
    Was really surprised with miami’s pick.


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