Vikings and the NFL Draft
The Star Tribune reported on the many choices that the Minnesota Vikings have in the NFL draft. They Vikings have the seventh overall pick and NFL Network draft analysis Mike Mayock makes many comments on what the Vikings should do. One possibility is that the Vikings pick a wide receiver that they need, says Mayock. The story reports on the potential draftees and what the Vikings could do.
The article used only quotes from Mayock and this gives a skewed view of the Vikings. The audience is being forced to read only one opinion. The reporter didn't quote anyone assiciated with the Vikings team. This story doesn't show a thorough search because no one else's opinion is give to contrast with Mayock.
The Pioneer Press also reported on the Vikings picks for the NFL draft. Mike Mayock is named in the lead of the story and this puts alot of emphasis on his opinions. "The NFL Network's Mike Mayock believes the Vikings are in position to select one of a handful of elite players in the April 28-29 draft." The reporter also quotes Kiper but the main focus is on Mayock's opinions. No representatives from the Vikings team are quoted.
I think both stories do a poor job because they only give the opinion of one person. This forces the reader to pretty much take on that person's opinion because no other side is shown. Mayock does give many different options that the Vikings could take, but it would have been nice to read what other people thought, if they agreed or disagreed. To make the story even better, someone from the Vikings organization could have been contacted.