As you've no doubt heard by now, the Minnesota Vikings selected Florida State University quarterback Christian Ponder with their first round selection in last week's National Football League draft. While the selection has been almost universally panned. . .which, as we've gone over, is dumb for any draft selection within a few days of it being made. . .we still generally think that it's a good one.â†µ
Ponder sat down for a telephone interview with Paul Allen of KFAN in Minneapolis the day after he was selected, and had some very interesting answers about whether or not he wants to be the Week One starter, the sort of vibe he got from the Vikings leading up to the draft, and other things.