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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.

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25 Responses to “Vikings pass on a passer”
  1. purpleDAWG says: Apr 23, 2010 6:27 PM

    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. Contra says: Apr 23, 2010 6:27 PM

    The Vikings had a need at CB and they filled it. Great job Vikes!

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 23, 2010 6:27 PM

    norseman69: lol, what do you think about the pick?

  4. funi says: Apr 23, 2010 6:28 PM

    Vikes will take Pike, Skelton or Laflever

  5. VaNorseman says: Apr 23, 2010 6:28 PM

    I hope speilman knows what hes doing?

  6. Smitty Gill says: Apr 23, 2010 6:33 PM

    Snookered by the Saints again,,,,,,,,,,HA

  7. Vikings_rube says: Apr 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!!!!

  8. The Doctor says: Apr 23, 2010 6:39 PM

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

  9. LBPACKFAN says: Apr 23, 2010 6:41 PM

    Brett was NOT ok with taking Clausen.

  10. vikes says: Apr 23, 2010 6:43 PM

    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.

  11. VaNorseman says: Apr 23, 2010 6:45 PM

    cook could have been there later in the draft. I agree with purlpeDawg

  12. Franchise says: Apr 23, 2010 6:46 PM

    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.

  13. Contra says: Apr 23, 2010 6:46 PM

    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!!!!
    ———
    Im with you on this one however I think a QB will be the next pick.

  14. treydogg97 says: Apr 23, 2010 6:48 PM

    Just what we needed, another soft safety.

  15. Vikings_rube says: Apr 23, 2010 6:49 PM

    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.

  16. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Apr 23, 2010 6:52 PM

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

  17. cusoman says: Apr 23, 2010 6:55 PM

    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.

  18. mike says: Apr 23, 2010 6:55 PM

    The vikings have a qb need and they blew it

  19. Deep6d says: Apr 23, 2010 7:01 PM

    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.

  20. VaNorseman says: Apr 23, 2010 7:13 PM

    HEY NICK I THINK YOU WOULD LOOK GOOD SPORTING A MULLET. REPRESENT FALLS CHURCH SON

  21. purpleDAWG says: Apr 23, 2010 7:30 PM

    I’m hoping they grab McCoy later in round 2.

  22. Contra says: Apr 23, 2010 7:33 PM

    Vikings will pick McCoy if he is still available at the 62nd pick.

  23. 2Legit says: Apr 23, 2010 7:43 PM

    dumb

  24. progman4all says: Apr 23, 2010 7:52 PM

    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.

  25. JimmySmith says: Apr 26, 2010 11:12 AM

    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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