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With the 18th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select Garrett Bradbury, C - NC State

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Just now, vikesfan89 said:

I'd almost rather him compete against Jones and move elfein to guard right away

This thread isn't about them, but that would be ugly. The Vikings would be putting themselves in a losing situation to have to pick between those two.  Hopefully they bring someone else in to compete for that spot.  I haven't read anything that makes me think Bradbury would compete at guard, which is fine since the team wouldn't have a decent center if he was competing there.

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Absolutely love this pick.  Day 1 starter & should be the next great Center that Minnesota produces

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Thought you guys would've gone Dillard. 

This is a solid pick. I generally am not a fan of 1st round IOL but he's a damn good one. 

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1 minute ago, Cearbhall said:

This thread isn't about them, but that would be ugly. The Vikings would be putting themselves in a losing situation to have to pick between those two.  Hopefully they bring someone else in to compete for that spot.  I haven't read anything that makes me think Bradbury would compete at guard, which is fine since the team wouldn't have a decent center if he was competing there.

I would expect Bradbury to win easily but worst case scenario Elfein could switch back to center

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22 minutes ago, Cearbhall said:

This probably moves Elflein to G. Does anyone think he should be handed a starting guard job though?

Depends on what happens in round two or three. Let Elflein, Kline and another highly touted rookie compete.

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I like the Bradbury pick because Cousins isn't a very mobile QB, and he can work with pressure from the outside by stepping up into the pocket.  It's harder for him to deal with a collapsing pocket.  For this reason, Bradbury makes a lot of sense for us.

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Bradbury didn’t allow a single QB pressure last year. Enough said.

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Watch his game against Clemson. That’s all you need to do to be sold on this pick. 

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Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman and Head Coach Mike Zimmer refrained from committing to a position for Bradbury in Purple.

Spielman: “The most important thing right now is getting the best football players we can get in.  The one thing I know is that he doesn’t play corner.”

https://www.vikings.com/news/5-things-to-know-minnesota-vikings--garrett-bradbury?sf211640757=1

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Bradbury chatted with the Twin Cities media on a conference call less than an hour after being drafted, and said his background in another sport now helps him on the gridiron.

Bradbury: “As a catcher, I was a huge Jorge Posada fan with the Yankees. I think it helped a little bit with my mobility and being able to bend. In terms of communication, you’re kind of the leader back there behind the plate. I got to call pitches and talk to the infield. I think that helps because as an offensive lineman, you have to be able to communicate and have all five guys on the same page.”

https://www.vikings.com/news/bradbury-s-athleticism-mobility-perfect-fit-for-vikings-o-line

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