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Adrian Peterson’s Reinstatement Forces Vikings to Tackle Hard Truth of Moving on – Bleacher Report


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Adrian Peterson's Reinstatement Forces Vikings to Tackle Hard Truth of Moving on
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Running back Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have fallen into one of the biggest traps of the NFL landscape: They've made things personal. While the vast majority of player movement is simply a transactional or accounting matter, Peterson and …
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated by NFLSI.com
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NFL Officially Reinstates Adrian Peterson to Minnesota VikingsThe Christian Times
The Viking Age -Sports World Report -LancasterOnline
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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 3:06 am

5 Realistic Trade Partners for Minnesota Vikings in 2015 NFL Draft – Bleacher Report


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5 Realistic Trade Partners for Minnesota Vikings in 2015 NFL Draft
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For example, Minnesota and Spielman appear to have a special bond with the Seattle Seahawks and their GM John Schneider, who isn't too bad at drafting himself (see 2010-2012 classes for reference). Not only do the Seahawks prey on the Vikings' veteran …
Minnesota Vikings 2015 draft preview: Offensive tackleFOXSports.com
Minnesota Vikings RUMORS: Teddy Bridgewater Getting Dorial Green-Beckham Headlines & Global News
5 Thoughts: Minnesota VikingsToday’s Pigskin (blog)
CBSSports.com -TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press -NFL.com
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Posted on 18 April 2015 | 12:31 am

Making Vikings’ Case Against Trae Waynes – Bleacher Report


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Making Vikings' Case Against Trae Waynes
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The Minnesota Vikings have been linked to Trae Waynes more than any other player in the coming 2015 NFL draft, and though there may be good reasons for that, it wouldn't be a wise move for the Vikings. With the majority of mock drafts selecting Waynes …

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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 10:10 pm

Minnesota Vikings Draft Survivor: La’el Collins Eliminated – Daily Norseman


Minnesota Vikings Draft Survivor: La'el Collins Eliminated
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In the last round of voting, we got rid of one potential future member of the Minnesota Vikings with the last name of Collins. This time around, the tribe has decided that we didn't need the other one, either. LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins was

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 7:04 pm

Adrian Peterson reinstated to Minnesota Vikings’ roster – FOXSports.com


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Adrian Peterson reinstated to Minnesota Vikings' roster
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Adrian Peterson has returned to the Minnesota Vikings' active roster. Whether he returns to the Vikings is still to be determined. Peterson was informed by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday that he would be officially reinstated Friday
Adrian Peterson reinstated, can participate in all team activitiesESPN
NFL Will Reinstate Adrian Peterson On FridayCBS Local
Adrian Peterson will return to the Vikings and make historyUSA TODAY
NFL.com -Dallas Morning News -Latinos Post
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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 6:15 pm

Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt faces federal charges for alleged … – FOXSports.com


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Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt faces federal charges for alleged
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Former Minnesota Vikings tight end Stu Voigt is charged in a federal indictment with conspiracy and fraud in an alleged Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday. The government accuses Voigt, 66, and another man, Jeffrey Gardner, 61, …
Fmr. Viking Accused Of Multi-Million Dollar Ponzi SchemeCBS Local
Former Minnesota Viking Stu Voigt indicted in alleged Ponzi schemeMinneapolis Sun Times
Vikings legend Stu Voigt accused of running Ponzi scheme to defraud investorsRick Kupchella’s BringMeTheNews
New York Times -NBCSports.com
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Posted on 16 April 2015 | 12:51 am

Polish offensive tackle gives Vikings a big presence – USA TODAY


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Polish offensive tackle gives Vikings a big presence
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EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. — Babatunde Aiyegbusi's T-shirt declares "I'M KIND OF A BIG DEAL," as if anyone in this shopping complex coffee shop wouldn't have noticed. The massive Polish offensive tackle is listed at 6-9 and 351 pounds on the Minnesota …

Posted on 15 April 2015 | 10:17 pm

2015 Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft preview: Quarterback position outlook – FOXSports.com


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2015 Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft preview: Quarterback position outlook
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In 2014, Minnesota's Teddy Bridgewater passed for 2,919 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He finished with the third-highest completion percentage (64.4 percent) for a rookie in NFL history. Thus, the Vikings appear set at the quarterback
Vikings Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater Selected Grand Marshal For Pegasus CBS Local

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Posted on 15 April 2015 | 10:03 am

Minnesota Vikings Draft Survivor: Round Seven Voting – Daily Norseman


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Minnesota Vikings Draft Survivor: Round Seven Voting
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We're to the halfway point in our Minnesota Vikings Draft Survivor contest, ladies and gentlemen. . .we've eliminated six prospective Vikings' draft picks, and we'll eliminate six more before a winner is declared. Thus far, the following prospects have
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Posted on 14 April 2015 | 6:37 pm

NFL draft 2015: Minnesota Vikings find offensive weapon in DeVante Parker with … – PennLive.com


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NFL draft 2015: Minnesota Vikings find offensive weapon in DeVante Parker with
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The Minnesota Vikings are making headlines this offseason for all the wrong reasons. They continue to be linked to trade rumors surrounding running back Adrian Peterson, who could be reinstated by the NFL as soon as this week. The Vikings are set on …

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Posted on 13 April 2015 | 2:44 pm

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Commissioner reinstates Vikings rusher Peterson (AFP)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was initially placed on the National Football League’s exempt list in September, has been reinstated by commissioner Roger Goodell, the league announced. After reaching a plea agreement in the case, Peterson was suspended by Goodell in November for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. “Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was advised today that effective tomorrow he is reinstated as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings,” the league said in a statement Thursday.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 7:06 am

Thursday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)

A former Florida State University student on Thursday filed a lawsuit against top NFL prospect Jameis Winston, saying he assaulted and raped her at an off-campus apartment in 2012. The lawsuit by Erica Kinsman, which seeks damages from the former Seminoles quarterback, was filed two weeks before the April 30 NFL draft. Winston could be selected as the first overall pick. The hearing was held to determine whether Winston violated four sections of the code of conduct – two for sexual misconduct and two for endangerment.

Posted on 17 April 2015 | 5:39 am

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson will be reinstated by the NFL on Friday, returning to active status for the first time since September, when child-abuse charges involving his 4-year-old son led to seven months on the sideline. Peterson was informed via a letter from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell that he is expected to satisfy his obligations to authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as additional counseling and treatment commitments Peterson made April 7 during a meeting with Goodell, the league said in a statement Thursday. – - Jameis Winston, projected to be the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft in two weeks, is being sued for an alleged sexual assault. – - The Jacksonville Jaguars added a year to linebacker Paul Posluszny’s contract while reportedly lowering his salaries and guaranteeing more money.

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 11:41 pm

#TBT: Looking back, the 1995 NFL draft was a really weird one (Shutdown Corner)

Looking back, the 1995 NFL draft was, well, not so hot. But the top 10 picks were a fascinating historical study. We had a trade involving the No. 1 overall pick, only the fourth time that ever has happened in the league history, and the pick — Ki-Jana Carter — turned out to be a major bust. He’s also the final running back to be taken first overall. Maybe for good reason. The expansion Carolina Panthers traded down out of that spot, down to No. 5, where they took quarterback Kerry Collins with their first-ever selection. Fellow expansion club Jacksonville Jaguars took Tony Boseli second. Although Boseli played fewer than half the NFL games that Collins did, the offensive tackle had a brilliant run when healthy. Steve McNair out of Alcorn State went third, followed by Michael Westbrook fourth, Collins fifth and Kevin Carter sixth. McNair had a great career but never won a Super Bowl, beaten out by the St. Louis Rams’ Carter in the 1999 season. Westbrook never fulfilled his potential after making one of the more incredible catches in college football history. Also falling under the category of unfulfilled potential is Mike Mamula — perhaps the most famous “workout warrior” of all time, tearing up the NFL scouting combine workouts and moving up to the No. 7 pick all time. But to call him a bust is roundly unfair; he had 31.5 sacks and eight forced fumbles in a good but not great (and injury-plagued) six NFL seasons. The problem? The Philadelphia Eagles traded up from No. 12 to select him, swapping picks with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Their pick: Warren Sapp, whose stock had tumbled after a positive drug test. Another team passing on Sapp was the New York Jets, whose fans tore into them when the pick of Penn State tight end Kyle Brady, he of the nine touchdown catches in 45 college games. We also had a trade to round out the top 10, with one coaching genius (Bill Walsh) swapping picks with another (Bill Belichick). Word is that Belichick loved Brady — insert punch line here — and moved out when he was off the board. Walsh wanted to draft his top-rated receiver in the draft, J.J. Stokes. Like Westbrook, Stokes had a fairly nondescript NFL career. In fact,  only one receiver in the entire draft class — Joey Galloway, who was taken eighth overall — had more receiving yards in the NFL than Wayne Chrebet, who went undrafted that year. Yeah, it was one of those years. Incidentally, the two players in the ’95 draft Belichick acquired in the Stokes deal —linebacker Craig Powell and defensive end Mike Frederick — barely contributed. Of course, the 1996 first-round pick the Browns acquired in the deal turned out to be pretty good … for the Baltimore Ravens. That pick was Ray Lewis. Here are 10 more interesting facts on the 1995 NFL draft: Ki-Jana Carter before Curtis Martin, Terrell Davis Two running backs selected, respectively, in the third round (Hall of Famer Curtis Martin) and the sixth round (Hall of Fame candidate Terrell Davis) rushed for a combined 21,708 career yards in their careers, which is only 1,099 fewer than the eight running backs who were selected ahead of Martin. That included No. 1 overall pick Carter, who ran for 1,144 yards — fewer than two quarterbacks and four fullbacks from the same draft class — in an injury-plagued career. A lose-lose deal? The expansion Panthers originally held the No. 1 selection prior to their maiden season but traded out of the pick. The Bengals moved up from the fifth overall pick, throwing in their second-rounder (No. 36 overall) as well, to select Carter. Call it a lose-lose deal. Carter tore his ACL on his third preseason carry as a rookie and never was the same. Collins had his moments as a Panther, leading the team to the NFC title game in 1996, but he flamed out there after a bout of alcohol abuse before resurrecting his career elsewhere. Shaun King, a defensive end from Louisiana-Monroe, was the Panthers’ other pick in the deal, and he tallied 8.5 sacks in six nondescript seasons that were plagued by multiple substance-abuse suspensions. The Bucs’ draft grade: A+ There are three Hall of Famers to date in the 1995 class — Martin, Derrick Brooks and Sapp. Brooks and Sapp both were first-round picks of the Tampa Buccaneers, at Nos. 12 and 28 overall. Brooks and Carter, who was the sixth overall pick, each played in 224 career regular-season games — the most from this class. Kansas City Chiefs first-round pick (31st overall) Trezelle Jenkins played in only nine games over three seasons. And the Iron Man Award goes to … Collins was the final member of the 1995 draft class to play a game in the NFL. He started the first three games, losing all three, of the 2011 season for the Indianapolis Colts when Peyton Manning was out for the season with a neck injury. Second-round pick Jimmy Oliver (61st overall) by the San Diego Chargers was the highest selection that year never to appear in a regular-season game. Shane Hannah, a guard picked by the Dallas Cowboys two spots later, also never appeared in a regular-season game. “We want Sapp! We want Sapp!” The Jets were one of the teams to pass on Sapp, setting off one of the great mass Jets fan apoplexies of all time. Instead, the Jets selected Brady (and listen to the creepy way Chris Berman says, “ooohhhhh” when they do), who played in 197 games in the NFL but only 63 for the Jets. In the four seasons with the team that drafted him, Brady caught 93 passes for 949 yards and 10 touchdowns. In his 13-year career, Sapp made seven Pro Bowls, was named first-team All Pro four times and collected 96.5 sacks. Uh, yeah, he was > Brady. Not exactly football factories The 1995 draft was the last time a player was drafted from the following schools: Augustana (S.D.) College — Brian Schwartz, second round; Central Oklahoma — Joe Aska, third round; Concordia (Quebec) — Mark Montreuil, seventh round; Howard Payne College — Brandon Harrison, sixth round; University of Pacific — Craig Whelihan, sixth round; Wayne State (Nebraska) — Byron Chamberlain, seventh round; Trinity (Texas) — Herb Coleman, seventh round. Top of their class This year also featured the highest-drafted players ever from the following schools: Alcorn State —McNair, third overall; Central State (Ohio) — Hugh Douglas, 16th overall; Fort Valley State — Tyrone Poole, 22nd overall; Stephen F. Austin — Terrance Shaw, 34th overall; and Augustana (S.D.) — Schwartz, 64th overall. Rocky Mountain High The two schools that produced the most draft picks in 1995, with 10 apiece, were Florida State and, interestingly, Colorado. In the 19 drafts since then, FSU has produced 108 NFL draft picks. Colorado has had 56. Punters and kickers are people, too The Chicago Bears made punter Todd Sauerbrun the 50th overall selection, which made him the second-highest punter taken since 1980. The St. Louis Rams made kicker Steve McLaughlin the 82nd overall pick; only eight kickers were drafted higher in that same time range. Sauerbrun had a very respectable 13-year NFL career, making three Pro Bowls, being named first-team All Pro twice and currently sitting 30th all time in punting yards. McLaughlin, however, flamed out after a mere eight games, missing half of his 16 field-goal attempts as a rookie. RIP McNair, Stringer Two first-round picks from the class are deceased. McNair was murdered on July 4, 2009 by his mistress, Sahel Kazemi. Korey Stringer, the 24th overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings, died on August 1, 2001, suffering a heat-related stroke during a training camp practice after a six-year NFL career. – - – - – - – Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at edholm@yahoo-inc.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Eric_Edholm

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 9:54 pm

Vikings' Peterson to be reinstated on Friday (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Adrian Peterson is free to resume his playing career, the National Football League said on Thursday, but whether the former Most Valuable Player who was suspended for beating his son returns to his former team is unknown. The Minnesota Vikings running back was advised by the NFL that he would be reinstated as an active player on Friday and that he may participate in all scheduled team activities, the league said in a statement. In a letter from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill obligations to authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as commitments he made during an April 7 meeting with the commissioner. The league also said any further violation of the personal conduct policy by the running back would result in additional discipline, which could include suspension without pay or banishment from the NFL.

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 8:59 pm

NFL-Vikings' Peterson to be reinstated on Friday (Reuters)

* Must maintain ongoing program of counseling and treatment * Further violations could result in banishment from NFL (Recasts with further background, quotes) April 16 (Reuters) – Adrian Peterson is free to resume his playing career, the National Football League said on Thursday, but whether the former Most Valuable Player who was suspended for beating his son returns to his former team is unknown. The Minnesota Vikings running back was advised by the NFL that he would be reinstated as an active player on Friday and that he may participate in all scheduled team activities, the league said in a statement. In a letter from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill obligations to authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as commitments he made during an April 7 meeting with the commissioner. During his meeting with Goodell, Peterson said he would maintain an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors.

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 8:57 pm

NFL reinstates Adrian Peterson from suspension (The Associated Press)

Adrian Peterson has been cleared to return to the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell sent the Minnesota Vikings star a letter on Thursday advising him of his reinstatement. Peterson missed most of last season while facing child abuse charges in Texas. Goodell wrote that Peterson will have to fulfill all the obligations of his plea deal that reduced a felony charge to a misdemeanor.

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 8:04 pm

Adrian Peterson officially reinstated from suspension by NFL (Shutdown Corner)

Adrian Peterson is now officially a member of the Minnesota Vikings again, after the NFL reinstated him from a suspension dating back to last year. Here’s the release: “Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was advised today that effective tomorrow he is reinstated as an active NFL player and may participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings. “In a letter from Commissioner Roger Goodell, Peterson was informed that he is expected to fulfill his remaining obligations to the authorities in Minnesota and Texas, as well as the additional commitments Peterson made during his April 7 meeting with the commissioner regarding maintaining an ongoing program of counseling and treatment as recommended by medical advisors.” The suspension stems from Peterson’s legal case last year in which he injured his 4-year-old son by disciplining him with the switch. Really though, the suspension came about because Peterson had the nerve to not go along with the NFL’s punishment methods, refusing to go to a disciplinary hearing last November, as the NFLPA ripped the league for insconsistent application of discipline. The league wanted Peterson to show remorse. The NFL doesn’t like its punishment authority questioned. So last November, Peterson was suspended for the rest of the 2014 season. When a federal court ruled that the NFL acted incorrectly in punishing Peterson and vacated the suspension, the NFL again refused to have its authority questioned and instead of letting it go and admitting a mistake, it appealed the court’s decision so Peterson would have to serve every bit of his suspension, and two days as it turns out. Peterson was eligible for reinstatement on April 15. The reinstatement is effective on Friday. That’s in the past, but there are now pressing questions for Peterson and the Vikings moving forward. The team and player have been at odds, with Peterson reportedly not being happy with how the Vikings didn’t stand by him during his legal issues. That has led to a lot of speculation about a possible trade, although his $12.75 million base salary might limit those options. Peterson is now free to join the Vikings for offseason workouts, though it’s unclear if he’ll choose to do so. The Vikings’ statement on Peterson was short and to the point: “The Minnesota Vikings have been informed by the NFL that Adrian Peterson has been reinstated. We look forward to Adrian re-joining the Vikings.” That was the entire statement emailed to the media. Peterson, the former NFL MVP, is officially a Viking again though. If he remains a Viking will be sorted out this offseason. – - – - – - – Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at shutdowncorner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab Related Video:

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 6:29 pm

NFL-Vikings' Peterson reinstated by the league (Reuters)

April 16 (Reuters) – Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was suspended by the National Football League (NFL) for using a tree branch to discipline his son, has been reinstated, the league said on Thursday. Peterson's reinstatement is effective on Friday and he will be free to participate in all scheduled activities with the Vikings, the NFL said in a statement. (Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Edirting by Mark Lamport-Stokes)

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 6:20 pm

Two-round NFL mock draft: Trade speculation heats up in top 10 picks (Shutdown Corner)

What has happened since our last NFL mock draft ? Not a ton outside of some wild rumors and baseless chatter — the fun stuff! — about Team X liking Player Y and the like. But we’ve been gathering information behind the scenes, double-checking our lists and circling back on prospects we missed the first time around. And with it comes another two-round mock draft, this one two weeks prior to liftoff on April 30: 1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers  — Florida State QB Jameis Winston Although the team has gone out of its way to point out that it is examining all avenues, and wild rumors tend to catch wind this time of year,. we believe this pick has been solid since head coach Lovie Smith essentially signed off on Winston’s character at the NFL scouting combine, even if some higher-ups are a little skittish. 2. Tennessee Titans — Oregon QB Marcus Mariota We don’t believe the Titans will be making this pick themselves, but rather another team — the San Diego Chargers have been our wild-card pick here for weeks, and the St. Louis Rams should not be ignored — trading up to pick in this spot. If the Titans stand pat, we think they’d select USC’s Leonard Williams, for what it’s worth. 3. Jacksonville Jaguars — Clemson OLB Vic Beasley Dante Fowler Jr.  said he’d be stunned if he wasn’t the third pick. Well, Dante, prepare your best “stunned” face. Yes, the Jaguars threw a changeup with Blake Bortles in this same slot a year ago, and we would not be shocked if it’s happening again. It’s either Beasley or Williams in our eyes, and Beasley is the bigger need in the Jaguars’ “Leo” pass rusher role. 4. Oakland Raiders — USC DE Leonard Williams If you’ve been following our mocks, we’ve etched in a receiver here consistently. But that was on the premise that Williams was gone. Given that Williams is the rare player who openly has campaigned for the Raiders to take him — and that he’d fill a need, too — we feel like it must happen. The Raiders can get their wideout(s) later. 5. Washington Redskins — Florida DE Dante Fowler Jr. New Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan fills a major hole opposite Ryan Kerrigan now that Brian Orakpo is gone. Trent Murphy is a nice player, but don’t be fooled; he’s nowhere near the all-around force Fowler is. This also is a strong trade-down slot if the right deal materializes. Otherwise, we also could see a safe pick such as Iowa’s Brandon Scherff. 6. New York Jets — Alabama WR Amari Cooper There’s no glaring need at receiver with Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall and Jeremy Kerley currently manning the top three slots. But what better way to boost Geno Smith (or Ryan Fitzpatrick) than with a front-line playmaker such as Cooper? He’s silky smooth, polished and a nice complement to the size of Decker and Marshall and the underneath ability of Kerley. Plus, Marshall currently is a one-year investment, and the Jets could walk away from either Decker or Kerley after this season without getting crushed on the salary cap. We could see this very safe, very smart maiden pick by new GM Mike Maccagnan. 7. Chicago Bears — West Virginia WR Kevin White The Bears would be in a win-win position, able to pick between the draft’s top two receivers and its best nose tackle in Danny Shelton. With new GM Ryan Pace spending most of his time this offseason sprucing up the defense, he shifts gears and gives Alshon Jeffery a running mate who could be a perfect replacement for Marshall — without the headaches. White’s character checks with NFL teams have been off-the-charts good, a total departure from the wideout he’d be replacing.

Posted on 16 April 2015 | 2:21 pm