Vikings pass on a passer

So much for the Vikings drafting at the top of round two a potential successor to Brett Favre.

After being Rex-blocked for cornerback Kyle Wilson and having the Saints take cornerback Patrick Robinson after Minny traded down four spots to upgrade in round four, they selected Virginia cornerback Chris Cook.

Cook also can play safety, another area of need for the Vikings.  Per Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly, Cook has the size but not the physicality or aggressiveness to thrive at safety.

With a pick at the bottom of round two, the Vikings could still take Jimmy Clausen or Colt McCoy, if their slides continue.

25 responses to “Vikings pass on a passer

  1. Not big on a DB here. We already have about 10 between the active roster and practice squad. I do not see him playing very much. But what do I know.

  2. What and the f@#$ is going on? When are they going to pull their heads out of their asses? not saying I love Clausen or McCoy, although I’d rather have McCoy. But seriously when are we going to think about the future? McNabb is not the answer!!!!

  3. If they wanted a safety, why not Taylor Mays from USC. Draft day can be so frustrating sometimes.

  4. I will defer to their draft record and say we did good, but i cant see this guy contributing much next year. There are so many playmakers left, please take one.

  5. Terrible pick.
    The guy is #4 or 5 on the depth chart. Even if you dont take a QB here, the need at OL help is much more glaring than DB.
    I’ll also point out that the Vikes will have 1 QB on roster at the end of the season, so those who THINK they dont need a QB, chew on that.
    Personally, they should have taken Clausen, but I do like LaFevour later as well.

  6. Vikings_rube says:
    April 23, 2010 6:34 PM
    What and the f@#$ is going on? When are they going to pull their heads out of their asses? not saying I love Clausen or McCoy, although I’d rather have McCoy. But seriously when are we going to think about the future? McNabb is not the answer!!!!
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    Im with you on this one however I think a QB will be the next pick.

  7. Oh wait, Skelton, Pike, or LeFevour would be great….We all know how well Chilly molds young QBs. He could develop them just like he has done with TJa……Oh wait, nevermind.

  8. you just never know with cornerbacks
    theres no way to tell who will be better while drafting

  9. Clausen or McCoy could easily still be on the board at 30 in this round. The camps that were expected to pick a QB (Browns, Bills) passed on them too.

  10. Chris Cook is not the answer. Footwork is poor and backpedal isn’t great. The Vikes continue to do this and it pisses me off. They took Marcus McCauley he was around for a couple years without doing much and then was gone. Asher Allen was taken last year and I don’t see him offering anymore than Cook.
    I was sold on Kyle Wilson, any other CB shouldn’t have been the pick in my opinion.

  11. I think Cook brings a whole new mess of AIDs to Minnesota. Keep your shirt sleeves on Nate, the FC can’t support the party in the back like Stafford.

  12. BrINT Favre would have blown a gasket if the Vikes took a QB early (for proof, look at the hissy fit he threw when the Packers drafted Rodgers without his permission)
    To ask a coach to humiliate himself even further (as if cross dressing and taxi driver isn’t enough) by living with BrINT’s bruised ego and a solid prospect sitting on the bench would be too much to ask. Even if a solid QB was the best thing for the organization.

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