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 Wisconsin wide receiver Nick Toon, who would rival Packer fans' "KUUHHNNN" chant with the inevitable "TOOOOOOOOONNN."
From ESPN's draft analysis, which really should be written "analysis":
Overall Football Traits
Wide Receiver Specific Traits
We've touched on the Vikings needs for a receiver several times before. In thinking about why the Vikings would mayeb draft a player like Toon if he's available, it's helpful to look at what's currently on the roster which, of course, is not much. Percy Harvin is our guaranteed-dynamic player, and Michael Jenkins is likely to stick around for another year or two as the "savvy veteran" whether or not he actually fits that bill. I actually like him, think he has nice hands (trust me), but clearly the team needs an upgrade. A true number one receiver would be fantastic, and that's what the team will have to figure out if that's what is available with Nick Toon. Obviously, his combine 40 speed will have a lot to do with his draft stock (that information should be out by now), and could propel him up draft boards. He's currently ranked as ESPN's 58th best player, which means he could potentially sneak into the top of the 3rd round if the Viking wanted to wait on him. Chances are he'll go higher though, as skill position players tend to do so. Also, Toon has been impressively under-appreciated during college, consistently putting up some solid numbers throughout college without getting the recognition that others have. Wisconsin has been solid during his time there, and he's been a pretty big reason for it. On top of this, he's got great big-game experience, having played in two Rose Bowls and a Big Ten Championship game.
Unfortunately, I just don't know if he'd be worth a high pick on for the Vikings, particularly considering that we're still looking for our Randy Moss. ... Wait a second ... WE SHOULD SIGN RANDY MOSS!!! Nevermind. On another note, wouldn't it be fun to steal a Wisconsin player that those fat humps loved and make them hate him now? I would enjoy that, quite a lot.
What say you?
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