PFF lists a later-round and early-round fit for the Vikings

Jack White, Vikings Wire
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Minnesota has just one pick in the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL draft.

With all the needs the Vikings have, the team doesn’t have the luxury of finding all its necessary players in the early rounds. PFF is here to help. The outlet’s Michael Renner listed a later-round and early-round fit for Minnesota. Renner tabbed Florida State DE Joshua Kaindoh as the late-round candidate and Miami DE Gregory Rousseau as an option in the early rounds. Here’s what he wrote:

“The Vikings have a type, and it’s Rousseau and Kaindoh. Both are listed at 6-foot-7 and have ridiculously long arms to match. Zimmer loves his edge-setters and both look capable of that with some refinement.”

If the Vikings can find value at defensive end in the later rounds of the NFL draft, then the team could focus on shoring up the offensive line and defense back corps earlier on.

Last draft, Minnesota hit on plenty of its 15 picks. It likely needs similar fate for 2021 in order to compete for the postseason. A big part of that will be focusing on the talent that the team can land later on in the draft process.