First-round reaches, steals and winners 

April, 29, 2011
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Christian PonderAP Photo/Dave MartinChristian Ponder got picked earlier than expected Thursday, going No. 12 to Minnesota.
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Q: I thought that Kevin Seifert was crazy when he had the Minnesota Vikings drafting Andy Dalton at No. 12 in a mock draft, but taking Christian Ponder!? Isn't this a huge reach for a QB who was injured a ton in college and many had ranked as the fifth- or sixth-best QB in this class?