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Vikings Reportedly Adore One Particularly

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Pace distant company will inform a clearer tale upcoming date referring to Kirk Cousins’ day, the Minnesota Vikings may well be locked on one particular rookie QB with the draft about seven weeks away.

Vikings Reportedly Adore One Explicit Rookie QB

This 12 months’s quarterback draft magnificence includes a “Big 6,” together with Caleb Williams (USC), Drake Maye (North Carolina), Jayden Daniels (LSU), Michael Penix Jr. (Washington), J.J. McCarthy (Michigan), and Bo Nix (Oregon), all males anticipated to drop the board via the top of Spherical 2. Williams, Maye, and Daniels may relatively be the primary 3 alternatives general.

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And according to The Athletic’s Alec LewisMinnesota “adores” Maye, the North Carolina product. Lewis tucked that factoid into a piece of writing latter date, and because the plot thickens on Kirk Cousins’ imaginable retirement, Vikings enthusiasts are putting on each and every clue.

Bringing up unused Vikings quarterback schoolteacher Josh McCown, who has ties to Maye as a highschool professor, Lewis wrote, “McCown’s presence is also useful because he can relate to veterans and has experience working with highly touted draftees (Sam Darnold, Jalen Hurts, Bryce Young, etc.). Another facet to consider: McCown coached North Carolina’s Drake Maye, whom the Vikings adore.”

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Maye has been featured because the Robin to Caleb Williams’ Batman for over a 12 months in mock draft placement, and despite the fact that Jayden Daniels may overtake Maye when it’s all mentioned and completed, Maye will nonetheless most probably discover a unused crew throughout the draft’s first 5 alternatives.

Lewis added, “Most NFL evaluators have been eyeing USC’s Caleb Williams and Maye for a couple of years. Daniels’ ascension has been different, but it hasn’t caught Minnesota off-guard. It remains unclear whether the Vikings will be willing (or able) to move heaven and earth to snag one of the three.”

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Minnesota must “trade the farm” for the select impaired on Maye, almost definitely with the Washington Commanders or Unused England Patriots. It’s non-transperant if both crew will journey from their natural draft spot. Keep tuned.

The Draft Community’s Damian Parson described Maye in January, “He can alter the pace and tempo of his throws based on the target window. He makes routine NFL throws at all three levels of the field. He has the arm strength to drive passes into tight windows. Maye’s arm talent gives his offense access to the entire field. His work in the quick passing game provides his receiving options the opportunity to gain yards after the catch. Maye’s touch and arc on passes are impressive.”

Maye additionally possesses prototypical measurement at 6’4″ and 230 kilos and isn’t afraid to eject from the region and journey. At middle, he’s a region passer who can “do both” in the best way of slinging the rock and getting cell when important.

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The massive hurdle is how you can get the person. Minnesota will have to both pray he tumbles ill the draftboard — which is not likely — or behavior a splashy industry with the aforementioned Commanders or Patriots, as an example.

However let or not it’s recognized that the Vikings’ brass plainly adores the 21-year-old.

Minnesota hasn’t drafted a quarterback in Spherical 1 since 2014 and hasn’t ever selected one within the Supremacy 10.


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Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the College of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his day by day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each and every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates again to 1996. Indexed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doorways (the band).

All statistics supplied via Pro Football Reference / Stathead; all contractual knowledge supplied via OverTheCap.com.

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