You show your lack of knowledge by suggesting the Vikings need to upgrade at Safety next to Harrison Smith. Not only do they not need to upgrade at safety with Sendejo having another good season and emerging as an extremely capable counterpart to Smith in Mike Zimmer's defense, but you completely overlook the Vikings biggest need. And that has been evident from day 1! Offensive tackle. Not only will they take an offensive tackle with their first pick, they might try to trade up into the first round (if possible to get the OT they want. In fact, their need is so dire up front at tackle, it's possible they could take multiple OTs with their first few picks.
Hey Walt, love the site, but noticed you never did a disaster rating for Reshad Jones injury. Was wondering your opinion of that. Also, I'm sure you'll hear of this soon, but Arian Foster also just retired.
Owen Daniels is one of the most talented tight ends in the NFL. However, he now has three ACL tears in his football career, so that's a huge concern.
Tony Scheffler (RFA), TE, Broncos. Age: 27. Traded to Lions
Tony Scheffler didn't do much in 2009 because he's way too talented for Josh McDaniels' incredible offense. Scheffler will resurface once he lands on a team with a coach who understands how to utilize good players properly.
Jeff King (RFA), TE, Panthers. Age: 27. Re-signed with Panthers (1 year, $1.7 million)
A solid blocker, but not much of a threat as a receiver.
Alge Crumpler, TE, Titans. Age: 32. Signed with Patriots
Alge Crumpler is no longer a pass-catching option, but he's a very good blocker for a tight end.
David Thomas (RFA), TE, Saints. Age: 27. Re-signed with Saints (1 year, $1.1 million)
Played very well in relief of Jeremy Shockey this season. Caught eight balls for 77 yards in a loss to Dallas.
Bo Scaife (RFA), TE, Titans. Age: 29. Re-signed with Titans (1 year, $4.9 million)
A favorite target of Vince Young's, Bo Scaife caught at least four passes in five of his last seven games.
Ben Hartsock, TE, Jets. Age: 30. Re-signed with Jets
Not a factor in the passing game, but a quality blocker.
Ben Watson, TE, Patriots. Age: 29. Signed with Browns (3 years, $12 million; $6.3 million guaranteed)
Ben Watson caught 29 passes for 404 yards and five touchdowns in his contract year. Time for the Patriots to move on.
Chris Baker, TE, Patriots. Age: 30. Signed with Seahawks (2 years, $4.7 million)
A good blocker, but a complete non-factor in the passing game.
Derek Schouman, TE, Bills. Age: 25.
Sometimes life isn't fair. Derek Schouman was having the game of his life (6 catches, 62 yards) in Week 2, but suffered a season-ending knee injury.
Randy McMichael, TE, Rams. Age: 31. Signed with Chargers (1 year)
Randy McMichael caught more than three passes in a game only once all year. He also averaged a depressing 9.8 yards per reception.
J.P. Foschi (RFA), TE, Bengals. Age: 28. Signed with Bills
A decent blocker, but not a pass-catching threat outside of his 82-yard game against the Chargers in December.
Billy Miller, TE, Saints. Age: 33.
Billy Miller missed all of 2009 because of a torn Achilles.
Quinn "Miracle Man" Sypniewski, TE, Ravens. Age: 28.
Quinn "Miracle Man" Sypniewski is the only player in NFL history capable of putting up stats while on injured reserve. The Miracle Man is a solid blocker who caught 34 passes for 246 yards in 2007.
Daniel Fells, TE, Rams. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Rams (1 year, $1.5 million)
Anthony Fasano (RFA), TE, Dolphins. Age: 26. -- Re-signed with Dolphins
Reggie Kelly, TE, Bengals. Age: 33. -- Re-signed with Bengals
Darcy Johnson (ERFA), TE, Giants. Age: 27. -- Signed with Rams