A new highly ambitious three-round mock draft on Yahoo! Sports has the Vikings landing OT Eben Britton in the first round. It seems to me, just based on what I’ve read, that taking Britton #22 overall would be a small stretch, but if that’s the guy the Vikes want and they don’t want to mess with trading down, then I have no problem with them taking him there. Right tackle is by far the most glaring hole on this team and if you can get yourself a well-thought-of young guy who might be starting there for the next 7 years, go for it.
After Britton, the Yahoo! people have the Vikings taking cornerback D.J. Moore of Vanderbilt, and then in the third round, safety Darcel McBath of Texas Tech. The Moore kid, says Yahoo!, dropped some in value after posting slow 40 times. Yes, just what the Vikings need – another slow defensive back. Of the McBath kid, the article says, “A well-built safety with a nose for the ball.” Uh…okay, whatever. My own gut tells me taking a guy off a defense that gave up about 100 points per game is probably not the soundest bet, but then I confess I know nothing about this specific player. Frankly, the only thing more absurd than a mock draft is a multi-round mock draft. But people enjoy speculating so, there it is.