From: Tucson, AZ
ORIGINAL: Mark Anderson
ORIGINAL: Mark Anderson
ORIGINAL: Bruce Johnson
Good value in the Vikes WR selections based on one man's evaluation (two if you include kgdabom)
Top Value picks WR
Team Name School My Value/Pick (Diff)
MIN Bisi Johnson CSU 132/247 (+115)
DET Travis Fulgham ODU 97/184 (+87)
CHI Riley Ridley UGA 42/126 (+84)
MIN Dillon Mitchell Oregon 161/239 (+78)
WAS Kelvin Harmon NCST 138/206 (+68)
AZ KeeSean Johnson Fresno 123/174 (+51)
Here is more on how Daniel Jeremiah liked our draft. It's interesting to me how he rated Samia right behind McGovern. (#75 and#76) A notable omission from the list is our running selection. Also, he has Johnson rated above Mitchell.
Daniel Jeremiah appears to be a big fan of the Vikings’ draft https://www.dailynorseman.com/2019/5/11/18615872/daniel-jeremiah-minnesota-vikings-2019-nfl-draft
Note: Sorry again for the lengthy links. I was sharing from an app on my phone.
Nice Link Bruce. While there I found the following illuminating information on Dillon Mitchell.
By Christopher Gates May 11, 2019, 9:47am PDT
A tweet by Dillon's Father.
One week ago today the Minnesota Vikings @Vikings drafted my son, @DMFM1_ taking a chance on him and giving him an opportunity. I want to personally thank the Vikings ofganization myself for the once in a lifetime opportunity. Due to a few entrusted individuals with ill intent (and you know who you are) who gave NFL teams some false negative info about his team character he dropped in the draft from a 3rd round graded selection to the 7th round. His head coach verified that the info was false and not true but teams went with it anyway. Everyone who really knows him knows that his skills speak for themselves and what his true team character really is, which is to work hard to be the best player he can be for his team. To those individuals as the saying goes “No man can stop what God has for you.” Again @Vikings Thank You!
Now, I assume that by saying that Mitchell was a “3rd round graded selection,” the elder Mitchell is referring to the grade that Dillon Mitchell received from the College Advisory Committee, the body that college underclassmen are able to consult with when making their decision to declare for the Draft or not. Obviously, we can’t confirm that one way or another, but that’s the impression I get from the statement.
Dillon Mitchell was coming off of a season where he set the Oregon school record for receiving yardage with 1,184 yards on 75 receptions, and also had ten receiving touchdowns. He did come out after his junior year, which is more reason to believe that he did get a decent grade from the advisory board. I wouldn’t think he would have declared for the draft otherwise.
I haven’t been able to find anything resembling a mark against Mitchell’s character, whether on the field or off, from any sort of search that I’ve done. I don’t recall hearing anything during the pre-draft process, either.
If Mitchell was given a third-round grade by the College Advisory Committee and wasn’t selected until the Vikings grabbed him at #239 overall, it certainly sounds like he’s going to get to Eagan this summer with some extra motivation to make his way up a wide receiver depth chart that, after the first two spots, is pretty much wide open.
Supposedly, Bisi Johnson making biggest 1st impression. Great routes and great hands.
Nothing wrong with the Bisi Johnson pick but 54 receptions for 749 yards or something like that doesn't compare to 75 catches for 1184 yards. Mitchell makes things happen and they are mostly good things.
Have these two switch teams and then check their stats.
I hope they both become studs.
Agreed. the stats are very very arbitrary. Treadwell killed them both as a college senior ... so what.
Johnson and Mitchell have talent but its just farm talent. They will have to work through the 'system', have the fortitude and develop their skill sets while they sit on the PS or bottom of the roster (if they're lucky). If we are lucky, both hang on ... but not very likely.