Obviously they've had [Everson Griffen] here, we still have Danielle [Hunter], but no, they depend on the nose tackles to do stuff in the pass game as well as the run game, and that's kind of where I came here," Pierce added. "Obviously Coach Dre does an amazing job with defensive linemen and specifically with Linval. That's kind of what I want to mold myself after, being a dominant nose guard in the run game but also getting to the passer and rounding my game out."
While it's hard to argue with Ragatz's logic, and fans would most likely revolt if the Vikings had their pick of Fields or Lance and instead took… let's just guess… a corner, I will make the Devil's Advocate argument that bringing in Fields or Lance wouldn't help the Vikings' 2021 chances and thus raises a couple interesting questions.
The Minnesota Vikings need to add talent to their roster during the 2021 NFL Draft but should hesitate before selecting any of these players. The Minnesota Vikings enter the 2021 NFL Draft looking to fill some holes on their roster as well as add depth and competition at other positions. However, not all prospects are created equally and some players will come with greater risks than others.