Vikings Draft Scenarios with Luke The GM [PODCAST]

The Minnesota Vikings’ draft plans are a big talking point for fans right now as the 2016 version is less than a month away. GM Rick Spielman will have a lot of decisions to make behind-the-scenes, some will be crazy stories and scenarios that will never see the light of day. To shine a light on a few hypotheticals is our resident NFL Draft BOSS Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman)! The scenarios are…….

Scenario 1: Myles Jack is the #1 player on your board. He’s still available at #5 when David Caldwell of the Jacksonville Jaguars calls you up and says he wants the #23 overall pick plus your 2nd, 3rd and 5th 2016 picks and your 1st rounder in 2017. What say you?

Scenario 2: Laquon Treadwell, Josh Doctson, Corey Coleman, Andrew Billings, Jack Conklin, Taylor Decker are all off the board at 23 (as well as who you’d expect to be gone). You cannot trade back. Who do you take?

Scenario 3: Doctson is off the board, but Treadwell is available at 23. Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner has said unequivocally he does not want to work with Treadwell and prefers an offensive lineman. What do you do?

Scenario 4: Washington is on the clock at 21. Doctson is available and your sources say the Texans will grab him at 22 if available. Washington offers to swap picks if you include your 2nd, 5th, and Adrian Peterson. What do you do?

Scenario 5: You get a call from whoever the hell the Titans GM is this week. They’re offering the #1 pick in exchange for your 2016 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th round picks, 2017 2nd rounder, and Matt Kalil. What do you do?

Scenario 6: Head coach Mike Zimmer says that Robert Nkemdiche is the #1 player in this draft and wants to work with him despite the off the field stuff. He’s available at 23, but so is Josh Doctson. What do you do?

Scenario 7: Mike Tannenbaum of the Dolphins calls you up. He offers DeVante Parker for Anthony Barr straight up. What do you do?

Scenario 8: The Dallas Cowboys select Ezekiel Elliott 4th overall. Midway through the first round, Jerry Jones calls you up and offers Zeke and a 5th rounder for Adrian and the 23rd overall pick. What do you do?

All that and other “All. Of the Draft Picks. You Have.” nonsense on this edition of the Purple FTW! Podcast.

An Andy Carlson Joint

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Andy Carlson (Podcast Producer) is life-long Vikings fan with a sense of humor to help dull the pain of that existence. Sports are fun. They're meant to be be enjoyed and not taken too seriously. He lives that mantra over at the Purple FTW! Podcast: Dedicated to the Pain AND Pleasure that is the Minnesota Vikings. Check out his shenanigans there and on Twitter @AndyCarlsonShow and @PurpleForTheWin.

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  1. What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

    1. The article title drew me in to take a read. STUPID! What a waste of time. Not worth a response. Take this post down. Yada, yada, yada. HAHA!

  2. Lol all these dont even make absolutely no sence at all. One of the stupidest things i ever read. Lol wooww. Devante parker for Anthony wow lol NO. What are you smoking seriously.

  3. If Luke is really on the fence with Teddy going into year 3, thinking we might move on … Sorry but for all his analytics just lost credibility with me. That was basically his case for drafting Doctson in scenario 6.

    Really kind of annoyed with Doctson obsession too. Great as he is at catching his route running, speed, and all around ability to separate need a lot of development. You guys seem to assert he is NFL #1 WR and I think that is short sighted.

  4. Some of those scenarios conjure up ghastly reminders of Hershel Trade that set us back and solidified the cowboys, up to that point Mike Lynn was considered one of the games’ better execs proving that -it takes a lifetime to build a reputation and it only takes one bad move to compromise it

    1. I’m not sure about Lynn, promoted to GM in 1975, being considered one of the better execs in the league prior to the Herschel Walker trade. For one thing, he wasn’t responsible for the draft: Jerry Reichow has said that Bud Grant and Jerry Burns told him what they needed and then Jerry and his scouts went out and tried to get it, and that Dennis Green made a mistake, in his opinion, when he took final authority over the draft away from Reichow (I agree). Lynn was, however, responsible for negotiating contracts. He maintained the Vikings’ reputation for cheapness – I think we had the lowest payroll in the league at the same time that we had the oldest roster – and had a reputation of his own for disparaging players during negotiations. Contract disputes led to charges of racism (no smoking gun, but Wade Wilson and Keith Millard were paid a LOT more than Joey Browner, Anthony Carter and Chris Doleman), pre-season holdouts (A. Carter and Steve Jordan) and players on other teams balking at being traded to the Vikes (Brad Van Pelt, for one). Some rookies made it known that they didn’t want to be drafted by us and Millard, our 1984 first round draft pick, signed with the USFL for more money. On the other hand, I’ve just learned that Lynn sure took care of himself, and at great expense to the team.

      Brian Murphy reported in the Pioneer Press four years ago – http://www.twincities.com/2012/06/22/vikings-how-ex-gm-mike-lynn-made-the-metrodome-his-sugar-daddy/ – that “Early in his tenure as general manager, Lynn negotiated a controversial contract with the Vikings that granted him 10 percent of luxury suite revenue for every event at the Metrodome, staring in 1982 [which] has paid Lynn between $14 million and $20 million over the past 30 years.” The report noted that the team ranked 31st in stadium revenue and “relied on $15 million in handouts from other teams in 2011 to make up for the disparity.” Lynn’s cut of the luxury suite revenue was in perpetuity, so he continued raking in the dough even after he quit the team midway through the 1990 season. How have I not heard about this sweetheart deal before, and why, in God’s name, are there no comments, zero, on this story?

  5. 1 No
    2 Michael Thomas
    3 Treadwell
    4 No
    5 No
    6 Doctson or pick again
    7 No
    8 No

    All your trades were upside down one way or the other. There will be plenty of choices available at #23. I might suggest they trade for Josh Gordon. Or, trade back into the 1st or 2nd by offering pick or picks. 10might be nice, but, they don’t need 10 this year.

  6. Always has to be one Rube who throws out the “trade AP” bulls**t.
    Ashtrays makes me wonder if they have a alternate motive !?!?!? (Racism… don’t agree with his parenting…stupidity….lack of football knowledge…hatred of the Vikings).
    All you mooks who always beat the “trade Adrian drum” until the skin breaks are the exact same ones who cheer everytime he breaks off a long run.