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2011 NFL Mock Draft Round 2: McShay Projects Rahim Moore To Minnesota

ESPN.com's Todd McShay has a mock draft ready for tonight's Round 2 action. If you're silly like me and splurge on ESPN Insider, here's a link to his entire Round 2 projection. For those of you that spend your money in better places, I'll give you the important part as it pertains to Minnesota Vikings fans. McShay has the Vikings upgrading a position that many fans viewed as a big weakness in 2010 by drafting safety Rahim Moore from UCLA.

Safety is one of the weakest positions in this year's draft, with nobody projecting or getting drafted in the first round. However, Moore is widely considered the top prospect at his position. Moore started all 37 games in three years at UCLA and he seems to be a great leader (a very hard worker, voted a team captain as a junior).

If Moore is still available at 43, he seems like a great fit to fill a void in the Vikings defense. While Madieu Williams is a world-class guy off the field, his play last year was anything but. While Moore is a bit undersized for an NFL safety, the Vikings' defensive scheme doesn't call for the safeties to jam up the box too often. I might be going out on a limb here, but picking Rahim Moore in Round 2 would probably be less controversial than the Vikings' first round pick.

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