How the Santonio Holmes trade affects the Vikings

The Steelers traded away Santonio Holmes for a fifth round draft pick, reportedly, despite the fact that he was a Super Bowl MVP less than two years ago.

This is just another case of what getting into trouble can do to a talented player and his (former) team.

The Steelers are imploding in a way that can really only be rivaled by the Cardinals this offseason.

So how does this affect the Vikings?

Many people thought the Jets would target a wide receiver in the first or second round.  The fact that they pick one spot before the Vikings throughout the entire draft makes this change interesting.

The presence of Braylon Edwards, Jericho Cothery, and now Holmes gives the Jets no real need for wide outs.  In fact, they are seemingly set at just about every offensive position.  Their defense is pretty darn solid, as well, but could probably use some bolstering, especially in the secondary.

The secondary is also thought to be a big need for the Vikings.  It could prove interesting if the Vikes decide that they have to leapfrog the Jets in order to get the DB they desire.


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One Response to “How the Santonio Holmes trade affects the Vikings”

  1. mrbigshot says:

    unless they target a safety it shouldn’t effect the vikings at all. they are set with possibly the best corner duo in the nfl and there not going to waste a high draft pick on a #3 corner/nickle back.

    maybe they target a safety in the second round but the 2 good safeties will be gone by than. they will do with a de in the first round.

    vikings will blow it and draft tebow in the first round and be even weaker in the secondary than they were last year. keep i mind they were terrible at best back there.