Stop drafting to fit a scheme
Rick Spielman has been out making the media rounds, subtly trying to convince everyone he’s talking with that the Vikings’ miserable season and the ultimate firing of himself and the head coach, were not his fault.
One telling thing he did say on a visit with one podcast was that he was trying to draft players to fit certain schemes. He said the problem was that with the constant change of the coaching staff the schemes were always changing and the person you drafted last year may not be the right fit for what you are doing in the current season.
That whole philosophy is crap and one that Adofo-Mensah needs to not emulate. When you try to draft players to fit a scheme oftentimes you end up reaching and getting players who are simply not cut out to be in the NFL.
Adofo-Mensah needs to take the best players available because a good football player can adjust to any scheme, and a good coach knows how to use those players in ways that they can succeed. Enough of this drafting to fit a certain scheme because, with all of his late-round picks, Spielman has proven this method just does not work.