With the Third Pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings Select...

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 26: Wide receiver Justin Blackmon of Oklahoma State catches a pass during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

With the third pick in the 2012 Dawgs By Nature Community Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select...

Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State

This selection and write-up was made by pt_999:

Since the the Rams took Matt Kalil with the second pick, the Vikings will have to go with Blackmon. They were rated 28th in passing and with a young QB like Ponder, who will need more than Percy Harvin, Kyle Rudolph, and Devin Aromashodu (*a UFA who probably won't be brought back) to help develop Ponder. With a player like Blackmon, the Vikings will not have to put most of the offense on Adrian Peterson's shoulders.

Adding Blackmon to the Vikings' offense will help improve the passing game as Ponder matures along with the overall offense of the Vikings. Blackmon will probably take over as the No. 1 receiver right away, allowing Percy Harvin to slip into the No. 2 spot. I expect Blackmon to have 60 to 70 receptions, 800 to 900 yards receiving yards, and 10 touchdowns.

I think the Vikings would ultimately like to end up with Kalil, which would happen if any team decides to trade up to No. 2 to take Griffin. Given that Kalil is gone, though, what about the scenario of the Vikings taking Robert Griffin III? I know they just took a quarterback in the first round last year, but surely they did not see themselves in this type of position the following year (plus, I have my doubts that Ponder will ever be anything more than average). Sticking with the more likely scenario of them not giving up on Ponder, Blackmon can be a good addition to an offense that really underachieved last year.

The Cleveland Browns are on the clock next (email has been sent to rufio).

Pos Team Player Pos School Drafter
1 Indianapolis Andrew Luck
QB Stanford Ryno III
2 St. Louis
Matt Kalil LT USC SpecialBrownie
3 Minnesota Justin Blackmon WR Oklahoma State pt_999
4 Cleveland rufio
5 Tampa Bay
6 Washington Groza
7 Jacksonville Chalmdeezy
8 Miami gentryholdem
9 Carolina nickjs21
10 Buffalo The New Kardiac Kids
11 Kansas City
Brownie's Year
12 Seattle Jon @ DBN
13 Arizona Browns town
14 Dallas bross09
15 Philadelphia PaduaDSP
16 N.Y. Jets
17 Cincinnati
18 San Diego Adrock2009
19 Chicago OrangeAndBrownFever
20 Tennessee iwearmocs
21 Cincinnati Bernie19Kosar
22 Cleveland rufio
23 Detroit nickmar19
24 Pittsburgh rdy
25 Denver notthatnoise
26 Houston troy145
27 New England
Boston Browns
28 Green Bay
29 Baltimore Ecwingen
30 San Francisco -bobby-
31 New England
Boston Browns
32 N.Y. Giants
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