2015 NFL Draft – 11th Overall Pick – Vikings Draft Trae Waynes

The Vikings drafted the first corner of the draft in Trae Waynes from Michigan State.

Waynes isn’t big but is fast with a 4.31 40-time and will play under defense-minded Mike Zimmer. He’ll be added to a good, young defense and should help the offense get more opportunities. For IDP purposes, he won’t be a big contributor.

Dynasty Impact – Minnesota Vikings select Teddy Bridgewater, QB

bridgewaterDynasty Impact: The Vikings trade up to get their quarterback in Bridgewater. On tape, Bridgewater looked like a top five pick but dropped thanks to a disastrous pro day. That didn’t deter the Vikings where he could step in and start immediately. With Adrian Peterson and Cordarrelle Patterson, he’ll have the tools to be the top quarterback taken in dynasty rookie drafts.

Dynasty Impact – Minnesota Vikings select Anthony Barr, LB

barrDynasty Impact: Barr will, most likely, play end for Mike Zimmer in the Carlos Dunlap / Michael Johnson role. If he plays end, he has the capability to get to double-digit sacks but is still raw. Has incredible speed and height at 6′ 5″ but checks-in at only 255-pounds. Even as a lightweight, Barr can knock quarterbacks out and should be an explosive player with the right coaching. For IDP leagues, Barr will be in the mix for best end after Jadeveon Clowney and could rise to a DL1/2.

Week 3 Dynasty Recap – Browns down Vikings, 31-7

  • While the Cleveland running game appears to be a wreck in the wake of the Trent Richardson trade, the passing game had no problems. Brian Hoyer had 321 yards and three touchdowns (with three interceptions) on the day. Hoyer will be a hot waiver wire pickup. At the moment, I couldn’t imagine the Browns sticking with Hoyer past this year (hello Kelly Holcomb) but stranger things have happened.
  • On the receiving end for Cleveland, receiver Josh Gordon led the way with 10 catches for 146 yards with tight end Jordan Cameron hauling in three touchdowns.
  • Just avoid the Cleveland running game. Please.
  • On the Vikings side, quarterback Christian Ponder had a good day on the ground with two touchdowns and 46 yards. Through the air, he averaged 5.4 YPA, had one interception and was sacked six times. Yikes.
  • Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had his best receiving game so far with 49 yards. He’ll only get better as the season progresses if you can snag him.