Vikings Trade 30th Overall Pick to Detroit

Hours of anticipation led to something of an anti-climax, when the Vikings traded the 30th overall pick to the Detroit Lions.

Many had speculated the Vikings would indeed trade out of the first round entirely, given the lack of an obvious big-time guy to fill one of their needs.

Others thought the Vikes might take sliding quarterback Jimmy Clausen. But, like every other team in the first round, the Vikes are apparently not that impressed with what Clausen brings to the table.

So, now the Vikings will draft twice in the second round, once early, once late. They also add an extra fourth round pick from Detroit.

And all that anticipation will transfer over till tomorrow, when the Vikes will finally make their first selection.

Dang, the draft sure is boring when you finish as one of the top 3 teams. I envy all those loser teams who got to pick way up in the top spots.

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  • Mike

    The Vikings will need to move up with their original pick in the second round if they want both corner and safety. They would likely have to use the second pick of the second round to get their choice of a top safety, like Mays, Burnett or Allen and would then need to move up to about the tenth pick (from the 30th pick) of the second round to get corner Chris Cook. Or they could get Cook with the second pick of the second round and hope Nate Allen falls to the 30th spot, but that is risky.

  • Mike

    The Vikings pick 2 and 30 in the second round. Rick Gosselin has rated the top players left on the board including: 1 QB Jimmy Clausen, 3 S Taylor Mays, 11 DT Brian Price 13 S Nate Allen, 17 CB Chris Cook and 44 S Morgan Burnett.

    The Vikings are putting pressure on teams to trade up with the Rams to get Clausen by saying warming up to him, but I really doubt they would draft him dues to arrogance, questionable arm strength and accuracy deep, trouble seeing over line and small hands).

    Since teams can trade up to get Mays, I would get S Mays with the second pick and try to trade up with extra second, fourth and fifth picks to get Cook at around 10 to 15 in the second round.

    Otherwise, I would trade down again to get both Cook and Burnett in the late second round. But I would be so pumped to have both Mays and Cook.

  • Mike

    I think the draft screams for the Vikings to take S Mays and CB Cook to improve their miserable secondary. Green Bay got an anti-sack OT to neutralize the Vikings pass rush, and so the Vikes need a much better secondary to stop Rodgers. Dallas took a huge third WR. The other big rival New Orleans also improved their secondary with a corner.

  • Barbi C

    I am down for any new or existing player that will take us to the superbowl. FARVE is a very good quarterback but I have no respect for him at all…. Once Farve is out, I wouldn’t mind Michael Vick!!!! Seriously!!! GO PURPLE!!!!!

  • Mike

    Hot off the Presses Just an 1 Hour Ago

    Are Vikings Targeting Taylor Mays?

    The Minnesota Vikings traded out of the first found of the NFL Draft Thursday night, leaving many fans wondering what the team will do with several high-profile names still on the board.

    Star Tribune Vikings reporter Judd Zulgad said he believes the team has four players in mind, and none of those four are quarterbacks.

    “Sounds like USC safety Taylor Mays, Virginia CB Chris Cook and Texas LB/DE Sergio Kindle are on list,” Zulgad posted on Twitter Thursday night.

    …… Mays is considered by many to be the No. 2-rated safety available in the draft behind Tennessee’s … Berry.

  • Mike

    Phillie is interested in Taylor Mays to replace the loss of safety Brian Dawkins and complementing cornerback Assante Samual with the number 37 Donavan McNabb pick.

    Too bad the Vikings own number 34!

  • http://MSN Diradin

    “Brandon Ghee” Wake Forrest 4.37, “Cris Cook” 4.45 CB’s “Eric Norwood” OLB South Carolina a play maker never out of position, “Sean Lee” Penn State rock soild injured last season, smart MLB, “Montario Hardesty” power back very quick feet good vision Tennesse, “Carlos Dunlap” DE Florida hot & cold but great potential, “Brian Price” DT Pac 10 Defensive Player of the Year, Pat Williams clone. If the Vikings don’t trade for Hanesworth, he’d be the next best thing. OL I don’t know that’s up too Minny’s War Room.

  • Mike

    The Chicago Tribune’s Haugh writes: If the Bears want to get an early start Friday night, then finding a way to trade up to draft USC safety Taylor Mays in the second round to address the team’s greatest need would show the aggressiveness of a team facing a make-or-break season. Mays runs a 4.43 40-yard dash and was projected to be a first-rounder by many analysts but dropped due to concerns over coverage skills. Still, Mays would give the Bears a play-maker at a position they have tried without success to fill via the draft since Smith’s arrival in 2004.

  • Mike

    Maybe the Vikings can wait on Cook:

    Lions beat reporter Tom Kowalski calls Virginia CB Chris Cook a likely target for the team at no. 66 overall.
    After dealing the 34th pick to Minnesota on Thursday, the Lions don’t pick again until the top of round three. Nagged by injury for much of his college career, Cook is a second- to third-round prospect, so he’d be fine value at No. 66. Cook, also capable of playing safety, would be a corner in Detroit.