I figured I'd make a mock draft for the vikings round 1-7 based on the current walterfootball.com mock draft avalabilities.
1.03 Matt Kalil : Obvious I shouldn't even need to write here
2.03 Harrison Smith : Was a tough choice between Smith and Janorius Jenkins but I had to go with the former due to need and potential. I see Smith as a safer pick who fills a bigger need.
3.03 Mitchell Schwartz : Yeah, I did it. 2 tackles in the first 3 rounds, Kalil will anchor the left side for 10+ years and Schwartz will do the same for the right. Loadholt is a terrible pass protector, ponder needs help and there are no other prospects I like at this current pick debated on Criner but figured 3.03 was too early for him.
4.03 Chase Minnifield : The end of the third ate up all the players I wanted here, Minnifield has potential and comes from Virginia like Chris Cook, could be a decent combo in a year or 2.
4.33 Ryan Broles : Wr out of Oklahoma. The kid has talent and can stretch the field. I like him a LOT and think he has a lot of potential but was slowed down with injury and double teams.
4.39 Tommy Streeter : Picking up another huge talent at wr. Streeter is raw and a physical freak, just what the vikings seem to like in later rounds.
5.03 Vontaze Burfict : Burfict's draft stock has been dropping faster than (insert smart comment here). He was viewed as a top 20 pick not even 3 months ago, now some are saying he won't even be drafted. I think he would be a steal in the 5th round, look at our past 5th rounders (Burton, Triplet, Degeare, Brinkley, Guion, David Booty, Aundre Allison) not too much to brag about so Burfict is worth the risk here.
6.05 Tyler Nielson : The MLB from Iowa, the kid is solid and a good player. He will never be a big playmaker LB but could be a solid starter who never misses tackles, he is a poor mans Greenway and is by FAR the BPA.
7.03 Garth Gerhart : Lets get the Gerhart brothers together, we lost 2 interior linemen this year, and only moved charlie johnson, that means we have room for one more.
7.16 Greg Zuerlein : Why not grab the best kicker in the draft with our last pick. Bye Ryan.
I think this would address some large needs (LT, S, CB, WR, LB) and add depth at thin positions. Streeter and Burfict are my big gambles I see both with probowl potential but also see both potentially working at sports authority in 2014. Mitch Schwartz I know would be a heavily scrutinized pick but I think he could be a great RT and I believe Loadholt has to go for Ponder to grow, look what Loadholt did to Favre's ankle. Plus we could have 3 brothers on the OL in the future(Gerhart, and the Schwartz brothers)! The position I feel I neglected is DT but the vikings need a big NT not a smaller DT which is all I see in this draft after the third round.
Our starting roster would be
WR: Harvin, Jenkins, Broles
TE: Rudolph, Carlson
RB: Gerhart (sorry AP your not back yet)
DE: JA/B Rob
DT: K Will/Guion?