Jonathan Jenkins, DT, Georgia
As with the Titans fans, I spent some time with the Vikings fans over at the Daily Norseman. The Vikings have not made much of a splash in free agency, and they have their own cap concerns. Therefore building through the draft is going to be their best option.
The general consensus of needs were, DT, DE, WR, CB, and G. Most were wanting Chance Warmack, but unfortunately that option is off the board. Also the top 3 CBs are already gone in our mock. Johnathan Banks is still available, but they have concerns with his lack of physicality.They also didn't want anything to do with Kenny Vaccaro, which surprised me. Well that one doesn't matter either, as he is gone also.
With the signing of Greg Jennings in free agency, I don't see WR as high a need for the first round. Quality WRs can be found in the later rounds.
Pass rush was an interest. Where, oh where, have I heard that one before. With most of the best DEs already gone that would fit their 4-3 defense, I decided to look in another direction.
With the decline of the run defense that used to be a hallmark of this team, I decided to go with Johnathan Jenkins, defensive tackle out of Georgia.
Now, I well admit my own prejudices when it comes to Jenkins. With his size and strength (he was a top performer on the bench press at the Combine), I would really like him to anchor the Saints line as a NT, but at the 23rd overall pick he isn't as high a reach. Hint, hint, Payloo; this is a trade possibility.
With the loss of Pat Williams, this is just the player Kevin Williams needs to work alongside. Jenkins is a true run stopper, and will draw plenty of double teams and open up the inside pass rush. Kevin was also drafted in 2003, so now is a good time to be thinking of his eventual replacement. Most would think Jenkins is a more 3-4 NT rather than a 4-3 DT, but with K. Williams to mentor him, I see him as a great fit with this team.
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|Pick||Team||Selection||Team Representative||Approval Rating|
|1||Kansas City Chiefs||
OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
||Dragon Ninja Warrior||48%|
CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
||Fan since the Aints||54%|
|7||Arizona Cardinals||OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
||Joseph Williams Stern||94%|
|8||Buffalo Bills||G Chance Warmack - Alabama
|9||NY Jets||S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
|10||Tennessee Titans||G Jonathan Cooper - UNC
|11||San Diego Chargers||DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
|12||Miami Dolphins||DT Star Lotulelei- Utah||Ralph Malbrough||59%|
|13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||CB Xavier Rhodes - Florida St.||jeff.l.b||77%|
|14||Carolina Panthers||CB Desmond Trufant - Washington||Stilljreming||28%|
|15||New Orleans Saints||DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo - LSU||Dave Cariello|
|16||St. Louis Rams||OLB Jarvis Jones - Georgia||caomhin|
|17||Pittsburgh Steelers||WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee||aryanspecial|
|18||Dallas Cowboys||OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama||SAINTMANUMIT|
|19||NY Giants||DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri||BlackandGold4ever|
|20||Chicago Bears||ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame||MobileSaint|
|21||Cincinnati Bengals||WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia||Fan since the Aints|
|22||St. Louis Rams (from Washington)||TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame||Kevin Held|
|23||Minnesota Vikings||DT Johnathan Jenkins - Georgia||cajuncommando58|
|24||Indianapolis Colts||Legatron Morstead|
|25||Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle)||Fan since the Aints|
|26||Green Bay Packers||caomhin|
|29||New England Patriots||ShadowFlash|
|30||Atlanta Falcons||Dave Choate|
|31||San Francisco 49ers||BlackandGold4ever|