Potential Vikings targets like Brandon Scherff, Kevin White, Vic Beasley and todd Gurley were off the board when Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings were first “on the clock” Thursday evening. The top ten featured a grand total of zero trades, which was largely unexpected.
With everyone desiring to trade back, and evidently little desire to move up, Rick Spielman’s “For Sale” sign turned out to be a wasted effort in terms of gaining additional picks.
Instead, the Vikings were looking at options such as Trae Waynes, Bud Dupree, Andrus Peat, Marcus Peters, and Danny Shelton as potential options.
In the end, cornerback Trae Wayne out of Michigan State was the guy selected, as expected for weeks and weeks.
As I spoke about on the Purple For The Win! Podcast with Andy Carlson, just moments before the pick was announced, I am personally a huge fan of Waynes and everything he has to offer Mike Zimmer’s defense. Waynes has come under fire for of late, after eventually becoming a media favorite for the Vikings to select, from the online draftnik community.
Me? I love the kid and love this pick. More importantly, however, what do you think?