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Ramblings... 05/07/2014

by Dan Gunderson

Local - Billy Turner

The former North Dakota State University football offensive lineman is going to be drafted. I have not doubt in my mind he will be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. The question is what round. I have already explained as to where he would go and why.

What I haven't talked about is Turner's YouTube show "Driven." The show, which is produced by All Def Digital, has four episodes so far. The fourth episode, "Family Ties" is my favorite by far. So, enjoy!

Regional - Minnesota Vikings Draft Pick

The Minnesota Vikings hold the 8th overall pick in this year's NFL Draft. The question will be, what are the going to do with it? So many people want to see the Vikings get a quarterback. Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel are names that regularly pop up.

However, I would argue that unless Johnny Manziel is available at eight, do not pick a QB in the first round. You have Matt Cassel for another year and your defense was more so the issue last season than your quarterback. You need pass rushers and better outside linebackers to create depth at that position.

I would be shocked if the Vikings decided to take a quarterback before their second round pick. They also have two third round picks, which is another place for potentially drafting a quarterback.

National - NFL Draft

Or, as I like to call it, "taking five hours to read 32 names." But, I digress. The most interesting position this year has to be the quarterback. Not just because of Johnny Manziel but because of all the other names in this draft.

Tajh Boyd, A.J. McCarron and Aaron Murray are players i think about right away because of the success they had the college level. You also have names like Jimmy Garoppolo and Zach Mettenberger, guys who could be potential steals in the later rounds.

When the draft is all over, I like to go back and find where these guys went. Always interesting to see if they will turn into a Russell Wilson or a Matt Flynn.

You can follow Daniel "Pinto" Gunderson on Twitter at @pintoKFGO or friend him on Facebook. You can hear him on his weekly podcast show on kfgo.com, 740thefan.com or on iTunes called The Pinto and White Shadow Show. Pinto is a radio producer within the Midwest Communications-Fargo company.