Monday, April 26, 2010

Vikings surprised us with their choices in draft

Last offseason, the Minnesota Vikings successfully attracted enough attention from NFL fans by managing to sign Brett Favre, who previously announced retirement after an unhappy season with New York Jets. And on the point, they had success again by drafting new players beyond expectation and keeping it secret on whether Favre will put on Vikings jersey again.

The only choice that the Vikings made and did to confuse us was the pick of Virginia cornerback Chris Cook, who is 6-2 tall and had good playing skills and fine speed, all the elements necessary to a good cornerback. However, it was still a bit surprise when it turned out that the Vikings’ first choice in the draft was a cornerback. Previously people had guessed that the team could acquire help for other positions because they just signed former Jets cornerback Lito Sheppard. With addition of Cook, the Vikings now have at least four cornerbacks available for the new season.

The Vikings made their second choice with running back Toby Gerhart from Stanford, adding back up to running back Adrian Peterson. Then they drafted defensive end, guard, linebacker, wide receiver, tight end and linebacker, but no quarterback, even though the return of Brett Favre seemed more intriguing than even. Fans and analysts got confused and tried hard to find explanations for what Vikings did. Well, they did manage to find one, that is, the team does not want much change at all. They seem confident that the starters leading them to 12-4 last season are able to lead them an even better season this season.

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