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Venturing Into The Second Round

Up until today, our Vikings Territory mock drafts have been limited to the first round.

Considering the Vikings are set to select near the top of each round, it only made sense to make things more interesting an include a second round.  You can view my mock draft by clicking here, using the tabs to move between the rounds.

As expected, the Vikings had a number of interesting options available to them with the 35th pick.  These options included DT Devon Still, WR Stephen Hill, CB Alfonzo Dennard, and MLB Dont’a Hightower.

I felt that Still was the best player available at this point but still went against my better judgment and pulled the trigger on wide receiver Alshon Jeffery instead.

Jeffery, once regarded as a top ten prospect, has endured criticism from talking heads for a weight and conditioning issue that seemed completely unfounded when he showed up to the Combine and his Pro Day in great shape.

The Vikings have a huge need at receiver, particularly one that can be the top downfield target for years to come, and I think Jeffery has the potential to fill that role.

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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 love the pick. He was a dominant receiver in college. I think he could easily be the best receiver in the draft. He was also durable.

  2. I don’t like the pick.. Scouting says he don’t get seperation consistently. Also I really have a problem with his weight.. Going up and down from 235-215..
    But then again if he stays at that weight he might be very good, but the FO have to feel very sure that he will stay at the same weight and his work ethic is top notch.
    Stephen Hill would be my option, with his size and speed, he will be a good deep treat, something vikings really need – He has worked his butt up to learn the entire route tree better and become a more complete player.

  3. OT: pass the jam, gregg williams is toast in the nfl. wishing the hockey gophers luck against a tough BC team tonight, this should be for the title, two best teams left

  4. Nice work on the draft AK.

    Your old pal really hopes for a DT or quality linebacker if they hold the pick at it’s current location in the second round. Hightower would look great in purple.