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Branch And Jackson Slapped With The Tag

Yesterday, I scribbled a list of my “Top 25” free agency targets for the Vikings.

DeSean Jackson didn’t make the list, but that was only because we all knew he would get hit with the franchise tag.  Today, he got hit with the franchise tag.

Rumors suggest the Eagles intend to trade Jackson, but I highly doubt the Vikings would be a willing trade partner.  With a somewhat saturated market at the receiver position, it doesn’t make much sense to give up a high pick to obtain a player that wants to get paid like a superstar.  Besides, he’s a headache.

One player who did make my list, Raiders safety Tyvon Branch, is no longer on the market.  It has been reported that Branch will be tagged by the Raiders.  In an already depleted safety market, one more option is off the table for the Vikings.

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Adam Warwas

Adam Warwas (Founder) has been writing about the Vikings for a total of eight years. Five of those years have been here at Vikings Territory where he continues to surround himself with enough talented individuals that people keep coming back. As proud as he is of what Vikings Territory has become, his real treasures are in his home... a beautiful wife and three amazing children (and a dog named Percy).

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  1. I watched quite a bit of the combine. I really liked what I saw from Harrison Smith SS (Notre Dame). The guy is fast, big and as smooth as a CB. That’s one guy I really wish the Vikes would target in the draft. Oh buy the way, he is a ball hawk and has great hands.

    Adam, for us draftniks out here, it would be really cool if you could put a countdown clock to the draft on the website. Just a thought.

  2. Too bad about Branch, he would have been a good target. I think Smith will be gone when our 2nd round pick comes around. He’ll be a great pick late in the first for a team like the Pats. I’m starting to think that the Vikes might look to trade down in the 2nd round and target Minniefield. If they want to make sure they hit on their picks, why not stick to guys with NFL bloodlines? Kalil in the first and Minniefield in the 2nd would be solid additions with extremely low bust potential.