Friday, October 28, 2016

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mock draft roundup
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We’re a few months into mock draft season, and the predictions for the Vikings’ selection are all over the board. So, here at VT, we decided to round up some of the more prominent first round mocks from the web, and take a look at who everyone’s picking the purple to pick.

Because the NFL Scouting Combine can cause a player’s stock to rise or fall dramatically, mock drafts are often divided into “Pre-Combine” and “Post-Combine” categories. As this is the opening day of the Combine, you can consider this our “Pre-Combine” mock draft roundup. Each pick listed below will include the site, the selection, the explanation directly from the relevant outlet, and a quick comment from me. We’ll start with our two in-house mocks:

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The top-20 picks of the 2016 NFL Draft are set in stone and the Tennessee Titans are officially on the clock. (The Minnesota Fightin’ Vikings are not among the top-20, no bid deal.) Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) joins the show for his weekly look at the NFL Draft as we dive into his locked in Top-20.

Here’s a Little Taste
16. Detroit Lions – Jaylon Smith – LB Notre Dame
17. Atlanta Falcons – Andrew Billings – NT Baylor
18. Indianapolis Colts – Reggie Ragland – ILB Alabama
19. Buffalo Bills – Su’a Cravens – OLB USC
20. New York Jets – Ezekiel Elliot – RB Ohio State

Tune in for the other 15 picks! (Spoiler: Three QBs go in the Top-20 and there’s a trade!)

All this and other “Why Can’t Treadwell Drop to 31?” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

Hit up all of Luke’s stuff at eDraft and Cold Omaha.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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With the NFL season winding down it’s time to enter NFL MOCK DRAFT SEASON! Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) of eDraft and Cold Omaha joins us for his weekly draft take as we run through his first mock draft of the 2016 draft cycle.

Luke’s Top-Five Include:
1. Tennessee Titans: Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss
2. San Diego Chargers: Ronnie Stanley, Offensive Tackle, Notre Dame
3. Cleveland Browns: Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State
4. Baltimore Ravens: Jalen Ramsey, Safety/Cornerback, Florida State
5. Detroit Lions: Vernon Hargreaves, Cornerback, Florida

Read up on the rest of Luke’s Full First Round Mock Draft 1.0 at eDraft. Spoiler: Vikings fans will enjoy who Luke gives us.

All this and other “I’m not smart enough to figure out playoff scenarios” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint

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We’re looking to shut em down today on this edition of the NFL Draft Forecast with Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) — of eDraft and Cold Omaha — as we talk about some hot cornerback prospects to watch heading into NFL Draft season.

This Week’s Prospects Include
• Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
• Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
• Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech
• Tre’Davious White, LSU
• Desmond King, Iowa
• Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
• Eric Murray, Minnesota

All that and other “Stiff Hips” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast!

An Andy Carlson Joint.

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