3 scapegoats from the Minnesota Vikings loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 16

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3. Kwesi Adofo-Mensah - GM

Everyone gets it. Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah missed on the Lewis Cine pick.

Kyle Hamilton is better, and barring some incredible leap from Cine, Hamilton will continue to be the better player.

That being said, it's time to move on from that pick and look ahead.

GMs miss on picks all the time, and while it's okay to be upset about it, that won't change the outcome of what happened in any way.

Outside of the Cine fiasco, it's hard to deny that Adofo-Mensah has done a solid job drafting and signing UDFA players like Ivan Pace Jr., Minnesota's top rookie defender this season.

The state in which Rick Spielman left the Vikings was not an ideal starting place for Adofo-Mensah, as he has had to try and dig Minnesota way out of the hole he inherited.

Being upset that Cine hasn't panned out isn't going to bring Hamilton to the Vikings, so it's time to move forward and look to the future.