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2011 NFL Mock Draft: Quarterbacks Could Be Hard To Come By In The Second Round

With the Brett Favre situation seemingly resolved, the Vikings need to find a new quarterback to put under center next year. They have the twelfth overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, which could be a good opportunity to land that elusive "quarterback of the future."

But if they elect to go in another direction in the first round with the hopes of landing that elite signal caller in the later rounds, that might be a harder task than they realize, according to Judd Zulgad of the Star tribune. Zulgad asked ESPN Mock Draft guru Todd McShay about what kind of prospects might be available to the Vikings if they decide to wait until the second round to take a quarterback. The answer was not very inspiring.

Even if the a number of quarterback prospects that are worthy of being on a second round pick are on the board when that round begins, there is a chance they could all be gone be the time the Vikings pick at No. 43. McShay lists Buffalo, Cincinnati, Arizona, Tennessee and Washington as teams that all pick before the Vikings and will be looking to add a quarterback in the first two rounds. There is a very strong chance that there could be a run of quarterbacks early in the second round and the Vikings could be left on the outside looking in.

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