Where Would Christian Ponder Have Gone If Minnesota Vikings Didn't Draft Him?

There's no point to it after the draft but I'm always curious about the stories you the days, weeks, months or even years after the draft about a particular team liking a certain player that they weren't able to draft and imagining how life would be different with them. (Like my Kansas City Chiefs passing on Dan Marino in 1983.)

So let's take Christian Ponder. The Minnesota Vikings used the 12th overall pick on him and a lot of people thought that was pretty early. 

If he didn't go 12th overall, where would he have gone? No other quarterback went in the first round so it's possible he would have been falling. But, according to former QB turned NFL analyst Jim Miller, he wouldn't have gotten out of the first round.

"I know the Buffalo Bills were definitely going to trade up into the first round to get Ponder," Miller said. "There were some other teams that liked him (because) he's probably the most pro-ready of this group."

We've heard the Bills talk before. In fact. several people in the BIlls organization have apparently connected the dots and thought Buffalo would make a run at Ponder, if he was available later in the first round. 

But Buffalo did not address quarterback which Chan Gailey apparently feels is not an immediate need (and I agree, for the record).

It'll be interesting to watch Ponder's career and see which way it goes. If it's up, then you'll have plenty of teams wishing he did fall.

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