With Free Safety Lonnie Ballentine clocking in as Mr. Irrelevant, the 2014 draft is over and the negotiations with newly acquired rookies can begin. But there are still hundreds of hopeful rookies that were ignored in the past 3 days. Luckily for them, and for the teams that are smart enough to find the remaining players with NFL quality talent, they still have a chance of keeping their dreams of becoming an NFL Superstar alive. Below is a list of undrafted free agents that I think the team should consider.
Seeing as we only have 4 WRs worthy of a roster spot, we should be talking to some of the more promising players that were ignored in the past 3 days. Brandon Coleman tops my list, as a huge 6-and-a-half foot red zone target.
LBs Christian Jones, Shayne Skov, Adrian Hubbard, and Max Bullough all had 4th round grades or higher, and seeing as we only have 2 players who are certain to be starters, it would be good to get more competition in for the 3rd spot.
CBs Rashaad Reynolds, Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy were all highly rated on rube draft boards, and even though we already have a lot of CBs to weed through, it wouldn’t hurt to keep on adding competition for a group that panned out as the worst in the league at the end of the season.
Safety Craig Loston could also come in to add more competition for the DBs.
OL – Antonio Richardson was a 2nd round prospect, and could help to show Charlie Johnson the door under proper coaching. His weaknesses appear similar to Johnson’s, but as a rookie are much more likely to be diminished with proper coaching.
DL – Deandre Coleman and Anthony Johnson are two massive bodies that could help out in the rotation if Zimmer thinks that Fred Evans may be getting a bit too old to be a rotational backup.
QB – Brett Smith and Connor Shaw stand out as potential rookies who can come in as the #3 QB to help Zimmer hand Ponder his walking papers.
Who did I leave out? What players do you think would be a good fit to fill out the Vikings’ roster?