Top NFL draft prospects who could be available for the Vikings at No. 14

Jack White
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Some teams, like the Packers in 2020, don’t necessarily have to rely on their draft classes to be good in the short term.

This past season, Green Bay already had so much talent that despite lackluster rookies, the Packers won the NFC North.

The Vikings do not have that luxury. Minnesota needs its first-year players to earn big roles right away, just so that the team can try for a bounce-back season.

So the NFL draft in 2021 is of the utmost importance. There’s an argument to be made that the Vikings should trade back at No. 14, but if they don’t, here are some prospects they could select:

Alabama DT Christian Barmore

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Northwestern OL Rashawn Slater

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Michigan DT Kwity Paye

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Alabama WR DeVonta Smith

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Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II

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Miami DE Gregory Rousseau

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USC OL Alijah Vera-Tucker

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South Carolina CB Jaycee Horn

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