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A Final Mock On The Final Day

I’m going to be honest with you, I’ve just about thrown in the towel on the whole mock draft thing this year.

It isn’t for a lack of preparation.   It isn’t a lack of confidence in my evaluations.  It isn’t for a lack of reading “this will 100% happen” or “there is no way that happens” from various media outlets or from fans.  It certainly isn’t for a lack of caring.

I just find this draft class to be so incredibly unpredictable.  The lack of quarterback talent will test teams with the need for a new one.  The incredible depth at the defensive line and secondary positions makes it very hard to stack the talent with any conviction.  With the Vikings now having two first round picks to work with, and a roster with plenty of needs, their draft possibilities seem even more endless than usual.

Setting all that aside, however, I now present you with my final 2013 NFL Mock Draft with just hours to go until the real thing goes down tonight.

I have decided to give the Vikings a well-known linebacker and an often-mocked defensive tackle, and the results in full can be seen right here.

Get ready for a wild evening, Vikes fans!  We’ll be here all night to give insight and opinions as the action unfolds.

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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. Your mock is just as good as anyone’s this year Adam. If you get 5-10% right in this crazy draft, then you should be justifiably proud. This draft may go down as one of the craziest ever. Get your popcorn ready!

  2. If you all can make it down here to Katy Texas in about 6 hours I will be doing some, chicken, salmon, shrimp, burgers and dogs on the grill. Got 36 adult beverages marinating in 65 lbs of ice. Got Texans, Cowgirls, Dolphin and Brown fans all coming over.

    1. that’s just mean, inviting those browns and dolphins fans over to have someone to laugh at

      sounds like fun, though

      1. I may mention (again) how the Browns passed on AP in 2007. It may come up in conversation.

  3. As usual, my final mock draft won’t be ready until Monday, but what it lacks in punctuality, it makes up for in accuracy. I’ve nailed it 100% accurate for 6 years running.

  4. Can’t wait to see that mock Tomb. Yeah….
    All that really matters is if we get Manti….yes I said it!

      1. Not sure Norse? I’ve seen great reports on Ogletree but have read ones that say he isnt NFL caliber.

        1. Yeah, I know. That seems to be the theme on a lot of these 1st round prospects this year. Besides being a exciting draft, it is also a confusing one.

  5. would not surprise me to see MLB (not teo) and CB in first, or trade down on one of those firsts

    1. I agree Cal, I think the Vikes would be wise to trade down with one of there 1st rounders. Being in the top of the 2nd round and still getting an extra pick or two would be huge for this team.

      1. I think anything is possible in this draft. Just hope Ricky brings his “A game” for the next 3 days.

      2. good value guys falling would be a good reason to use both of the firsts. otherwise, trade down (which, unfortunately, might be the goal of a lot of teams) and use the depth to get DTs and WRs later

      3. Damn my head is spinning. All I know is some fans are gonna be pissed and some are gonna be happy. It’s going to be a fun and drunk evening.

        1. gonna be some very happy and newly rich people and their families, too

          good for the ‘little guys’ in the world, who are really big guys

  6. This is definitely going to be a fun one to watch unfold. I’ve whipped up a batch of “bathtub gin” and have ten or so buddies rolling over to take it all in. The Bengals, Chiefs, Steelers, Titans, Rams, Dolphins and of course VIKINGS will be represented!

  7. Where’s Adam? Hope they did not kidnap him for a bunch of meetings today and make him work overtime!

    1. Dunno about you, but the being on the fiscal month end is killing me. work today and tomorrow.

  8. don’t ask how i ran across this, or why i’m posting it, i just think it’s funny. in 1016…

    Edmund Ironsides – Stabbed in the anus by a Viking hiding in his toilet.

  9. I’m stuck at work until 5. I’m recording though.
    I was going to include my mock here but I just don’t have time. Instead, I’ll do like Tomb and send mine in on Monday. Be curious to see if Tomb and I have any discrepancies. .

    And I just have to say this; I got a BAD feeling about Manti teo’ I REALLY, REALLY hope we don’t take him and go CB, DT instesd.