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singersp
04-13-2014, 09:01 AM
Time for Vikings to draft a running back?

Time for Vikings to draft a running back? | Star Tribune (http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/255043641.html)

313zoe
04-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Tha vikings should draft De'Anthony Thomas if he still there in tha third round

RK.
04-13-2014, 10:34 PM
If they wanted another running back they should have kept Toby.

tarkenton10
04-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Tha vikings should draft De'Anthony Thomas if he still there in tha third round

I would not draft him any higher than the fifth round. He is going to be primarily a third down back and that is about it. Another RB to keep your eye on and maybe take a chance is Isaiah Crowell out of Alabama State. He is a major talent and got into trouble and left Georgia. He had a chance to start his freshman year and played very well, he was really impressive against Fla. He has all the tools to be great but was dismissed from the team because of a weapons charge. You should be able to get him in the sixth or seventh round but he has first or second round talent.

Ted Dibiase
04-14-2014, 09:13 AM
If they wanted another running back they should have kept Toby.
I would have loved that, but I doubt he would have signed a new contract here. MAYBE if we had overpaid him by a lot, but probably not. He wanted his opportunity to start.

tastywaves
04-14-2014, 10:50 AM
Sure. With the way RB's are devalued these days, a good value RB later in the draft makes a lot of sense. They can typically come in and contribute on day one making rookies more attractive.

313zoe
04-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Wat if tha vikings trade for LaMichael James probably wouldn't have to give up much

midgensa
04-17-2014, 03:22 PM
I love the idea of Tre Mason if he is sitting there for our third round pick(s). He could easily backup Adrian while gradually taking over the role for the future.

Now, he is probably one of the better backs in the draft ... there is a ton of sixth-seventh round talent that would more than be serviceable for the next couple of years as well behind Adrian.

Point is ... it definitely needs addressed during the offseason at some point ... and the draft is as good a place as any.

gamecocksbaseball31
04-18-2014, 08:56 PM
Wat if tha vikings trade for LaMichael James probably wouldn't have to give up much

Exact comment I was coming to this thread with. 4th rounder at the most. Probably could get him for a 5th. Definitely the best deal.

midgensa
04-19-2014, 07:15 AM
Wat if tha vikings trade for LaMichael James probably wouldn't have to give up much

He has fumbling issues. And the 49ers are already willing to give up on him even though he was a second round pick ... willing to take much less to part ways.

I am not a big fan of him. I don't think his speed is elite in the NFL and that was his biggest asset.

All that said ... if they made a move for him as the No. 2 ... I would not think it was the worst thing ever. Low risk, high reward hopes.

purpleblood32
04-19-2014, 07:41 AM
wouldnt waste a pick on a running back ..wait and see who is left over at end ...to many holes and real depht is needed.we need,, cb qb lb mlb og de wr blocking te

tarkenton10
04-22-2014, 01:59 PM
I love the idea of Tre Mason if he is sitting there for our third round pick(s). He could easily backup Adrian while gradually taking over the role for the future.

Now, he is probably one of the better backs in the draft ... there is a ton of sixth-seventh round talent that would more than be serviceable for the next couple of years as well behind Adrian.

Point is ... it definitely needs addressed during the offseason at some point ... and the draft is as good a place as any.

I would love to get Crowell in the seventh round, he is very talented but is overlooked because he went to Alabama State. Another Rb I am starting to like is Jeremy Hill out of LSU, powerful runner, decent speed and effective receiver (3rd or 4th round). Someone else who is moving up my charts is Lache Seastrunk out of Baylor (3rd or 4th round), he was the #2 overall prospect out of high school. He has great speed, runs low to the ground and a great athlete, he works well out of the backfield as a receiver. He could also be a returner.

kevoncox
04-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Dat Thomas please.
This guy is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. It's not just about speed with him, his quickness, change of direction and burst are all elite attributes the moment he signs a contract. The guy was averaging a TD ever 3 or so touches 2 seasons into his career. Unreal.

tarkenton10
04-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Dat Thomas please.
This guy is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. It's not just about speed with him, his quickness, change of direction and burst are all elite attributes the moment he signs a contract. The guy was averaging a TD ever 3 or so touches 2 seasons into his career. Unreal.

I would like him if we can get him in the fifth round, he should be there. He is probably going to be just a third down back though, much like Sprowls from Philly. If you are looking for an every down back with speed and agility like Thomas, you may want to read up on Lache Seastrunk. Very similar backs but Seastrunk is a little bigger and stronger.