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May 10, 2014

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2014 VIKINGS DRAFT PICKS

Round Overall How Acquired
1 9 (From CLE via BUF)
LB ANTHONY BARR, UCLA
Player page
Barr's reaction: Move paid off
Vikings' reaction: Raw but explosive
VIDEO: Spielman explains Barr's abilities
VIDEO: Zimmer on Barr's usage
VIDEO: Barr at Winter Park
Predraft analysis
Anthony Barr profile
Anthony Barr durability, agility, stats
Scout's take on OLBs
Anthony Barr Combine video

Photo gallery: Barr through the years
Fan Reaction/Interaction

1 32 (From SEA for 40 and 108)
QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, L'VILLE
Player page
Strong: Poise among Bridgewater's best assets
Bridgewater's reaction: Moving past glove
Vikings' reaction: Beyond poor pro day
VIDEO: Zimmer likes Bridgewater's intangibles
VIDEO: Spielman on extensive meetings
VIDEO: Bridgewater at Winter Park
Predraft analysis
Teddy Bridgewater profile
Teddy Bridgewater durability, agility, stats
Scout's take on QBs
Photo gallery: Bridgewater through the years
Fan Reaction/Interaction
2 40 Traded to Seattle
3 72 Original pick
DE SCOTT CRICHTON,
OREGON STATE

Player page

Crichton's reaction: Overwhelming emotion
Vikings' reaction: Relentlessness an asset
VIDEO: Spielman on Crichton, McKinnon
Predraft analysis
Scott Crichton profile
Scott Crichton durability, agility, stats
Scout's take on DEs
Photo gallery: Crichton through the years
Fan Reaction/Interaction
3 96 From Seattle in Percy Harvin trade.
RB JERICK McKINNON, GA. SOUTHERN
Player page

McKinnon's reaction: Backing up A.P. OK
Vikings' reaction: Impressive athleticism
VIDEO: Spielman on Crichton, McKinnon
Jerick McKinnon profile
Jerick McKinnon durability, agility, stats

Scout's take on RBs
Fan Reaction/Interaction
4 108 Traded to Seattle
5 145 Acquired from Cleveland
G DAVID YANKEY, STANFORD
Player page

Yankey's reaction: Ready to go
David Yankey profile
David Yankey durability, agility, stats

Predraft analysis
Scout's take on OGs
Photo gallery: Yankey through the years
Fan Reaction/Interaction
5 148 Traded to Carolina
5 168 Traded to Atlanta
6 182 Acquired from Atlanta
S/CB ANTONE EXUM, VA. TECH
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Exum's reaction: Recounting the injury
Antone Exum profile
Antone Exum durability, agility, stats
Fan Reaction/Interaction
 
 
6 184 Original pick
CB KENDALL JAMES, MAINE
Player page
James: 'All-around great corner'
Kendall James profile
Kendall James durability, agility, stats
Fan Reaction/Interaction
  
 
7 220 Acquired from Atlanta
DT SHAMAR STEPHEN, UCONN
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Shamar Stephen's reaction: Rotation guy
Shamar Stephen profile
Shamar Stephen durability, agility, stats
Fan Reaction/Interaction
  
7 223 Original pick
LB BRANDON WATTS, GEORGIA TECH
Player page
Brandon Watts' reaction: Wait was frustrating
Brandon Watts profile
Brandon Watts durability, agility, stats
Fan Reaction/Interaction
   
7 225 Acquired from Carolina
CB JABARI PRICE, NORTH CAROLINA
Player page
Price's reaction: Knows Vikings well
Jabari Price profile
Jabari Price durability, agility, stats
Fan Reaction/Interaction
    
UNDRAFTED FREE AGENTS AGREEING TO TERMS WITH VIKINGS

OFFENSE: TE AC Leonard, WR Kain Coulter, OT Antonio Richardson, C Zac Kerin, OT Pierce Burton, OT Matt Hall, G Austin Wentworth, RB Dominique Williams, WR Erik Lora, WR Donte Foster, G Conor Boffeli.
DEFENSE: NT Isame Faciane, DE Jake Snyder, DE Tyler Scott, DE Rakim Cox.


 

2014 NFL DRAFT

Round 1: Thurs., May 8 (7 p.m. Central)
Rounds 2-3: Fri., May 9 (5:30 p.m. Central)
Rounds 4-7: Sat., May 10 (11 a.m. Central)
TV Coverage: NFL Network and ESPN
Radio City Music Hall, New York

VikingUpdate.com Story Archives
Scout.com Draft News


DRAFT ORDER

DRAFT VALUE CHART
First-Round Draft Order | Full Seven-Round Order
Viking Update Mock Draft | Viking Update Round 2
Scout.com Publisher's Three-Round Mock Draft | Mock Draft Muncher



SCOUT.COM RANKINGS

 



POSITIONAL ANALYSIS
Position: QB RB WR TE OT OG C DT DE MLB OLB CB S



NFL DRAFT REPORT ANALYSIS
Dream Team Scouting Reports
(Free samples: Offense: WR Mike Evans | OT Greg Robinson | Defense: DE Jadeveon Clowney)
QB Blake Bortles | RB Bishop Sankey
WR Mike Evans | WR Jordan Matthews | TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
 FB Jay Prosch  | RB Bishop Sankey  |
OT Greg Robinson | OT Jake Matthews
 G Xavier Su'a-Filo  | G Joel BitonioC Weston Richburg

DT Aaron Donald  | NT Louis Nix
DE/OLB Trent Murphy  | DE Jadeveon Clowney
WLB Ryan Shazier  | SLB Khalil Mack
CB Darqueze Dennard  | CB Justin Gilbert
S Jimmie Ward

In-Depth Stat Comparisons
Wide receivers | Running backs | Tight ends

Super Sleeper Series
WR Cody Latimer | WR Dri Archer | RB Jerrick McKinnon
C Travis Swanson | G Brandon Linder | G Brandon Thomas
OT Michael Schofield | OT Ja'Wuan James
DE James Gayle | DE/OLB Marcus Smith
DT Justin Ellis | DT Caraun Reid
OLB Howard Jones  | MLB Yawin Smallwood | SLB Chris Smith
 CB Keith McGill

Grading the Pro Potential
Quarterbacks | Running backs | Fullbacks | Wide receivers
Tight ends | Centers | Guards | Offensive tackles
Defensive ends | Nose tackles | Defensive tackles
Outside linebackers | Middle linebackers
Cornerbacks | Strong safeties | Free safeties
 

Pro Projection Rankings
(Free sample: Offense: Tight ends | Defense: Safeties)
Position:
QB RB WR TE OG C OT DT DE OLB CB FS/SS 

All In The Family Series
Quarterbacks | Running backs | Wide receivers | Tight ends | Offensive linemen
Defensive linemen | Linebackers | Cornerbacks | Safeties and specialists




VIKINGS DRAFT STORIES

Vikings hold ideal position for Donald | Vikings visitor: S Brock Vereen
Middle rounds time to address middle of 'D' | Vikings have many QB influences
Vikings draft chat | Spielman discusses QB position
Vikings visitor: QB Tom Savage | Draft's delay gives critics more time
Vikings visitor: MLB Preston Brown | Team-by-team draft needs
Trade-downs full of danger, possibilities | RB of interest: David Fluellen 
Vikings visitor: OL Billy Turner | Need doesn't always drive drafts
Hit-and-miss history of pick No. 8 | Horizontal ranking allows flexibility
Early entries face risk-reward decision | Head2Head: The safety slot 
QB conundrum shaking out | Concordia-St. Paul DE gaining attention
QB drought may force needs for 3 teams | QB losing steam in mock drafts
Grading pro potential: QBs | NFL loads up on Green Room hype
Head2Head: CBs Gilbert vs. Dennard | H2H: The 'other' QB options 
H2H: The big 3 QBs | H2H: LBs Mack vs. Barr
Vikings move draft party downtown | The book on: AJ McCarron
AJ McCarron: Durability, agility, stats | Deception season in full bloom
The book on: QB Jimmy Garoppolo | Garoppolo: Durability, agility, stats
Carr: Injuries, agility, stats | The book on: QB Derek Carr 
Vikings: Mettenberger's recovery 'amazing' | Mettenberger: Injuries, agility, stats
The book on: QB Zach Mettenberger | Creams of the draft-class crops: 2007
Bortles: Injuries, agility, stats | The book on: QB Blake Bortles 
Time to draft Gerhart's replacement | Bridgewater: Injuries, agility, stats
The book on: QB Teddy Bridgewater | Vikings work out G prospect
Vikings showing interest in LB | April misdirection started early
Mid-round MLB options plentiful | Zimmer trying to decipher Manziel
Day 2 QB accuracy charts | Holler: Manziel will come with marketing 
Zimmer, Turner assess Manziel | Manziel impressive in front of Vikings
The book on: QB Johnny Manziel | Vikings have options at OLB
Carr valued higher than many believe? | Vikings shut out in compensatory picks 
Bridgewater explains decisions, criticisms | QB slide opening up for Vikings?
Son of former Vikings has speed | Griffen last of Vikings' 2011 draft
Carr valued higher than many believe? | Vikings shut out in compensatory picks 
Bridgewater explains decisions, criticisms | QB slide opening up for Vikings?
Son of former Vikings has speed | Griffen last of Vikings' 2011 draft
Turner: Carr had 'heck of a workout' | QB Fales gets Vikings' interest
Which QB prospect is most accurate? | Mock draft, version III  
QB options wide open for Vikings | Mack impresses at pro day
Hageman draws scouts to Minnesota | Mock draft, version II 
Workout winners, losers | Mack sets records, gains praise
Spinning scenarios before No. 8 | McCarron feels disrespected
Vikings admit QB need | Assessing the Combine throwers
QB prospects benefit from new thinking | Bortles admits room for improvement
Spielman embraces prospect interviews | In Turner Vikings will trust  
Vikings met with athletic QB | Carr survives personal test
Manziel gets down to business at Combine | Analysts assess draft's depth 
Opinions vary on QB Bridgewater | Scout's take: Many versions for MLBs
Scout's take: Weight an issue for DTs | Scout's take: Draft has overrated TEs  
 Scout's take: OL class  | Vikings undeterred by Sam attention 
Vikings' Plan B: A LB? | Vikings unlikely to receive compensatory
Turner reveals desired QB traits | Rookies get Combine invitation
Vikings' extra pick low as could be | Manziel elicits strong opinions
Borland versatile, producitve despite size | Hageman: Disruption, diversity
Garoppolo knows pros, cons | Carr would be 'privileged' to be Viking
Grading underclassmen by round | Underclassmen enter in record numbers
Overrated and underrated LBs, DBs | QB-needy teams stacked before Vikings
Valued, overvalued on OL, DL | Draft: Valued, overvalued at skill positions



COMBINE VIDEOS

 QB Blake Bortles | QB Zach Mettenberger | QB Aaron Murray
WR Sammy WatkinsWR Jarvis Landry | WR Brandin Cooks 
WR Donte Moncrief | WR Odell Beckham
RB Tre Mason | RB Jeremy Hill
TE Eric Ebron | FB J.C. Copeland 
OT Greg Robinson | OT Ja'Wuan James  | OT Taylor Lewan
 DT Ra'Shede Hageman | DT Timmy Jernigan  | DL Cassius Marsh
DT Anthony Johnson | DE Kareem Martin
LB Anthony Barr | LB Adrian Hubbard | LB Michael Sam 
  CB Bradley Roby | CB Chris Davis | S Deone Bucannon  

VIKINGS COMBINE VIDEOS

Zimmer on Vikings QBs, player buy-in | Spielman talks QB evaluation
Spielman on Zimmer's impact, more


VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Chris Davis  | Jay Prosch | David Fales
Travis Swanson | Joel Bitonio | Adrian Hubbard
C.J. Fiedorowicz | Chris Smith | Marcus Smith
Jaylen Watkins | Solomon Patton | Michael Sam

Jordan Matthews  | Kenny Ladler | Ra'Shede Hageman
Morgan Moses | Stephen Morris | Brandon Thomas
Wesley Johnson | Zack Martin | Cyril Richardson
Mike Davis | Chris Borland | Tajh Boyd

Terrence Brooks  | Will Sutton | Daniel McCullers
James White | Marcel Jensen | Michael Schofield
Josh Huff | Christian Jones | Kareem Martin
Aaron Donald | Dee Ford | Brent Urban

Jon Halapio  | Jaylen Saunders | Dontae Johnson
Craig Loston | Jared Abbrederis | Aaron Murray
Deone Bucanon | Jordan Zumwalt | Jeremiah Attaochu
Shaquelle Evans | Arthur Lynch | Jack Mehort