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Dolmonite26

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  1. 2019 Draft Talk

    @SemperFeist not a bad haul, not much a fan of Daniel Jones, but...overall I'd be happy!
  2. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Till we know the particulars, it's hard to say isn't is?
  3. 2019 Draft Talk

    Any substance to this claim or just a hot take?
  4. Free ain't free in the NFL...

    @Ozzy hey man, you seem to know to a lot more about this player than anybody else here, so I hope he's as good as you say and Vikings sign him 😁
  5. 2019 Draft Talk

    It seems like there is an impression he is falling behind some of the other top OL prospects, and I have no idea why! His tape is sooo impressive, I doubt he falls to 18 but my god, time to dream, no? Also seems like the type of OT prospect who could play OG for year while Rieff mans the tackle spot.
  6. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I personally think this is a flawed way to view things. A pass/fail grade for something as dynamic as a player draft is highly reductive thinking and relies too much on results and not enough on process. For example: was Matt Kalil really a bad pick? Sure he was a bust and better players were certainly taken after him, but he checked every single box the Vikings were looking for at that time and was widely regarded as a top prospect. Conversely, was Anthony Barr a good pick? This one is a tougher analysis, but a good argument can be made that Donald should have been taken at 9, even knowing only what we knew then. A further example of how examining the process is more important is looking at the Teddy Bridgewater pick. You noted it as incomplete, yet imo it was a brilliant draft decision. The pick was made after acquiring additional ammo from trading pick 8 to 9, the team desperately needed a young QB and he was a guy they believed in so aggressively moving up for him was the right move; it just didn't work out.
  7. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Wow...panic mode by the Saints, dang. Low key big blow to the team's plans imo
  8. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    But a 1st or 2nd rounder looks mighty nice, especially if he isnt a part of the team's future plans
  9. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    This is my position, personally. While, yes, I do believe there have been some blunders on the player acquisition side, the sheer number of linemen added by the FO should have yielded more starting talent by the coaching staff than we have seen. I also believe that adding Kubiak will help this a lot
  10. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    Can you name them? Some of the best starters taken after the Vikings picks have been Elflin and O'niel
  11. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I'd recommend going back to some of the recent drafts and looking at some of the offensive linemen taken around those 1 and 2nd round picks....not great
  12. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I don't think Spielman places a low value on the offensive line. He may view individual positions on the line at a lower value (guards) but there's plenty of evidence that suggest he place plenty of value of the importance of the phase of the game, albeit I could still be less than what certain fans or analyst give it. I'm curious, how many of the all pro guards of the past, say...5 years(?) have been drafted in the 1st or 2nd round?
  13. 2019 Draft Talk

    Thoughts on Jerry Tillery? I'm a fan of what I've seen, impressive prospect and PFF grades him with the best rushing grade for IDL (for whatever that's worth)
  14. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    I've kind of just moved on from making this team's success such a priority lol. Just how I've deal with the gut punches in guess
  15. Valhalla Villager: News, Rumors and Gossip

    A lot of posters are looking at things through the perspective of what the team can do right now to get better relative to FA signings. So rehashing old mistakes in that light makes it seem like you're just saying old mistakes should be paid for by making new ones (overpaying mediocre linemen). Criticism over failing to build a competent offensive line is fair, but right now it just looks like sour grapes
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