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5. 157 - Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa


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Great pickup, like him more than that Iowa State RB they took earlier, averaged 28 yards per kick return which apparently is 2nd in Big Ten history.  Has big time juice, not always consistent but good upside and again is a special teams weapon and will see how wins out.  

 

Would love for the Vikings to take Jose in this round as a kicker with McPherson already gone.  

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Got hurt on this play but just the fact he can do it during a game, pretty nuts and shows off his elite athletic ability.  PS was a huge win against Wisconsin so cannot hate the guy.  

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9 minutes ago, SemperFeist said:

Smith-Marsette is the reason Nate Stanley got drafted. 

Agreed in many ways, Smith-Marsette has freaking juice as a WR.  Big time playmaking ability and flashes, Vikings needed a big play deep threat and help in the return game, got it with Smith-Marsette.  

4.43 40, 37" vertical, 7 flat 3 cone, 1.47 10 yard split.  

 

 

 

Speaking of Iowa, Nixon can freaking sing!  Great voice on him and could be a good player and Nick Niemann should be drafted, amazing 40 time for a linebacker at 4.45,

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Really big fan of this pick. I felt like he was always open. When he did get the ball he was a big time playmaker. He’s a fluid route runner and natural hands catcher. 
 

while he’s a solid special teams weapon, I think he has starting wr potential. At the very least he plays in 3 wr sets for minny and brings a lot more to the table than the current receivers outside of thielen and jefferson. 

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39 minutes ago, vike daddy said:

well, he has water polo experience. gotta mean something, right?

Good cardiovascular endurance, water polo is exhausting. 

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hopefully he can contribute as a 3rd/4th receiver (i'm hoping KJ osborn can contribute more this season) and give us an explosive YAC option with defenses loading up on jefferson and thielen in coverage.

 

also, between him and kene it would almost make sense to put them both back near the goal line to field kick returns. if anything goes over their heads we get the ball at the 25 and if teams try to kick short they're almost guaranteed to put the ball in a dangerous returners' hands. 

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