Experts weigh in on Vikings’ draft picks

They say you need to wait at least three years to grade a draft -- but there's something to be said for immediate feedback, so we've rounded up expert analysis from around the web.

After all that build up and waiting, the NFL Draft is finally over.

The Vikings added a number of new players. How good will they be? Well, they say you need to wait at least three years to grade a draft.

Of course, that doesn’t stop people from grading the draft ASAP.

And let’s be honest, while we all subscribe to the three-year plan, we also enjoy getting that immediate feedback.

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So that being said, here’s a number of grades and analysis from around the web of the Vikings’ picks, including some player and team grades.

Prisco (rounds 2-3) and Derek Stephens (rounds 4-7) also graded every other pick: Scott Crichton: B-plus "Crichton is a good, tough player who isn’t a great speed guy but will fight every play. He will back up Brian Robison and Everson Griffen."; Jerick McKinnon: C-plus "He was a quarterback at Georgia Southern in the option offense, but will be a running back. He’s a quick, speedy guy. They need a backup."; David Yankey: A-minus "Yankey is a smart, instinctive lineman who blocks well in the run and despite lacking top-notch athleticism, has adequate feet to slide and be effective against the pass-rush."; Antone Exum: C-minus "Exum is an undeniable athletic talent with tools to be a good NFL DB, but questions abound regarding his commitment level and effort, and he needs quite a bit of technical refinement."; Kendall James: B-minus "Undersized DB with great speed, and impressive natural ball skills who could be a special teams booster, with upside to contend for a rotational nickel spot for the Vikings."; Shamar Stephen: B "Stephen is a good athlete for his size, who can anchor and plug the run, and has some untapped upside as a rusher, considering his natural quickness."; Brandon Watts: B-plus "Physically, Watts brings rare speed and arm length considering his position and size, and although raw, could project as a nice developmental piece with strong special teams contribution."; Jabari Price: C "Price is an aggressive corner but lacks stand-out quality in any one area. Will have to make it on special teams."

Prisco also did a team grade. He gave the Vikings an A. "For the second consecutive year, the Vikings did a nice job with the draft. They landed pass rusher Anthony Barr with their first-round pick, then traded back into the round to get quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Keep an eye on sixth-round corner Antone Exum."

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Burke and Farrar also handed out team grades. The Vikings got an A-plus. "On paper at least, the Vikings had one of the top drafts in 2014. UCLA’s Anthony Barr was a slight reach as a pass rusher under development, but the team really scored by trading back into the end of the first round and grabbing Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Their third-round picks — Oregon State defensive lineman Scott Crichton and Georgia Southern do-it-all back Jerick McKinnon — should provide valuable depth right away. And grabbing Stanford guard David Yankey in the fifth round could amount to highway robbery in a few years. An outstanding haul for first-year head coach Mike Zimmer and his staff."

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