Team Needs: Minnesota Vikings
By: Scott Peek
Category: Washington Redskins News
2008 Projected Cap Status: $16,604,400 under the cap
2007 Season Recap:
It was a disappointing season for the Vikings who started the season with an opening day win over Atlanta then lost the next 3 to go 1-3 into the bye week. Struggling to a 3-6 record, the Vikes went on a 5 game winning streak to put themselves into a solid position to make the playoffs. Losses to Washington and Denver however, sealed their fate as a playoff spectator. A major bright spot was the play of Adrian Peterson who as a rookie broke Jamal Lewiss rushing record for most yards in one game (296), it was his send 200+ game of the season. Balance was lacking on offense though, with a #1 ranked rushing attack and only a 28th ranked passing game. The defense also could not hold up down the stretch and a 20th ranked squad will need help in 2008 to improve.
1. Wide Receiver: Need a speed guy who can stretch the field and respect the deep ball. Sidney Rice is solid, but needs help.
2. Defensive End: With a 32nd ranked passed defense, the Vikings need to improve their pass rush. Erasmus James has been ineffective and Kenechi Udeze nothing special they need a veteran pass rusher to take the pressure off the blitz defense.
3. Safety: Age is a factor Darren Sharper is 32, need to start grooming a replacement.
2008 Draft Picks:
1st Round 17th overall
2nd Round 47th overall
3rd Round 73rd overall (from DEN)
3rd Round 82nd overall
4th Round 117th overall
5th Round 150th overall
6th Round 193rd overall (from JAX)
7th Round 209th overall (from STL)
Free agency status:
S Michael Doss
WR Robert Ferguson (resigned)
DT Spencer Johnson (signed w/Bills)
RB Mewelde Moore (signed w/Steelers)
RB Tony Richardson (signed w/Jets)
DE Darrion Scott
LB Dontarrious Thomas (signed w/49ers)
S Tank Williams (signed w/Patriots)
LB Heath Farwell (resigned)
QB Kelly Holcomb
S Dwight Smith (signed w/Lions)
FREE AGENT PLAYERS AQUIRED:
WR Bernard Berrian
LB Derrick Pope
LB Dallas Sartz
FB Thomas Tapeh
S Michael Boulware
S Madieu Williams
DT Ellis Wyms
DT Kendrick Allen
RB Maurice Hicks
CB Benny Sapp
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