If you believe Mike Mayock, this year’s draft may resemble a nature special about shark behavior. And it’s all because of the quarterbacks.
“There will be a feeding frenzy for QBs this year,” Mayock predicted in a Wednesday conference call.
Picture this: Jake Locker paddling through a sparkling sea, not a care in the world, when out of nowhere ten NFL GMs set upon him, tearing his flesh asunder with their razor-sharp teeth. When did Mike Mayock become David Attenborough?
Vivid sea-predator analogies are fun, but all anyone really cares about is whether the Vikings plan on joining in the feast.
Mayock himself thinks the Vikings could chomp down Locker at 12. Peter King in his new mock has Locker being swallowed by the Vikings as well. For weeks now we’ve heard that the Vikings love them some Locker.
Problem is, a lot of teams with a QB need are drafting ahead of the Vikings. The conventional wisdom is leaning toward Locker being off the board by 12, even though most people agree Locker is probably not a Top 10 talent. Reaching is bad, but several teams are apparently lining up to reach on Locker.
If Locker is indeed devoured early, the QB-starved Vikings would be left to search for different prey. Is that Christian Ponder I spy flailing helplessly in the shallow water of the late first round?
And if somehow the Vikings are unable to obtain fresh meat? There’s always Donovan McNabb. If you don’t mind a little staleness.