PJD is on vacation. During this time, we've decided we'll take a quick look at potential Minnesota Vikings draft picks for the second or later rounds. With so many needs and so many draft picks to get this team back to a place where we can at least pretend they are respectable, we'll have plenty of ground to cover. Let us know what you think of each prospect in the comments, and whether or not they'd be a good fit or impact player, and of course if you can think of a funny nickname for them.
Today, we look at Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard.
From ESPN's flap jacks, because I'm sure Shawn Zobel is copying and pasting from them also:
Overall Football Traits
Cornerback Specific Traits
Full disclosure; I'm a Nebraska homer. I've watched Fonzo for the past three years closely, and the guy is as good as advertised. Remember how we all wanted the Vikings to draft Prince Amukamara from Nebraska last year? Well, this guy might be even better. I'll tell you right now that the injury concerns listed here are complete bullshit, his size is almost of no concern, and his production is skewed because people never threw towards him. He's that good. He'd end up being a great pick with our 2nd rounder, if he somehow could fall that far. I also remember watching the Nebraska/Goofers game in 2011 closely (because I like Nebraska, living here, put two-and-two together, lady boys) and hearing about how Vikings scouts were at the game to watch certain draft prospects. Well, we know they weren't watching any Gophers players, so we can assume that Fonzo has caught the eye of the Vikings, and if that's the case, thank your lucky stars. If he ends up on the team you will be mighty happy.
As an additional note, him and teammate, linebacker Lavonte David have been nicknamed "Swag Patrol," which is awesome, and would be even awesomer if they both ended up on the Vikings, because then we would have a worthwhile nickname to use. CROSSING FINGERS!
What say you?
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Well if you guys are serious in your Nebraska Homerness, then I'll take your word for it. Let's get this dude, we need him. I definitely wanted Prince last year, so this guy in the second round sounds even better.
Full disclosure... I too am a Nebraska homer. I love Dennard because he is physical and a great press corner. He just plan frustrates recievers. I would love to have him and Lavonte David (and David will probably slide to the 4th or 5th round because he's very small for a linebacker)... they would both instantly turn our defense from pitiful to respectable.