What to do, address an immediate concern, or address the long-term future of the team? That is the question the Minnesota Vikings will have to struggle with on Draft Day 2010.
If the Vikings choose to address the long-term future they have to take a young QB with the 30th overall pick. The most likely candidate for that would be Texas QB Colt McCoy. If they are not sold on him, maybe they chose to get a young QB prospect in later rounds. However they must add a young QB to the mix in this draft.
No one knows what Brett Favre is going to do, and the Vikings as a team must prepare themselves for any outcome. Now should they choose to address immediate needs they should take the best available defensive back.
We can make effective arguments for them to take Safety Earl Thomas, CB Devin McCourty, CB Kareem Jackson, or any other DB with a big upside. DB’s either safety or corner are the number one concern for this team in the immediate future.
In my opinion the Vikings should take Colt McCoy, and address their needs at DB in the later rounds of the 2010 NFL draft. This is a very deep draft and here are plenty of quality DB’s who will be available in later rounds. Having McCoy on the roster gives them a safety net if Brett Favre retires, and if he doesn’t McCoy could learn a lot watching him play in 2010.
An outside the box kind of move would be for this team to draft Tim Tebow in the second or third rounds. Favre is an unconventional kind of QB and maybe this offense would work with Tebow at the helm. I also think Tebow could learn a lot from watching a guy like Favre play the game. That might be too far out there for some, but an interesting premise, nonetheless.
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