Most every quarterback which has been rumored to be on the trading block this season has been linked to the Minnesota Vikings at one point or another this year, but should the Minnesota Vikings use their #12 pick in the first round for Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb?
It had been rumored that the Eagles were asking for two second round picks for Kolb, and I didn’t like the idea of the Vikings giving up those picks in order to obtain Kolb, and I really don’t like the idea of the Vikings giving up the number 12 overall pick for a quarterback which has basically just had a few good games in his career.
The Vikings cannot afford to surrender any more picks this season after giving up this year’s third round pick for the 4 week rental of WR Randy Moss. According to the Pioneer Press this weekend, the Vikings are actually trying to move down in the draft in order to acquire more picks, a move which would be wise.
In related news, newly released S O.J. Atogwe is expected to be meeting with the Washington Redskins this afternoon according to reports. Since Atogwe has been released, he is now a free agent and can sign with any team up until March 3rd. Atogwe would make a nice fit in the Vikings secondary. The seven year veteran recorded 73 tackles last season and has played both positions at safety, although he is best suited at free safety.
The Vikings have a need at safety and Atogwe has experience playing in the Tampa-2 defensive scheme.