Updated ideal draft prospects for the Vikings after free agency moves

Jack White
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Minnesota is coming off a season where it had plenty of weaknesses exposed. The Vikings struggled to protect the quarterback and stop opposing offenses as Minnesota slipped to 7-9.

Now that the team has signed several big-name players this offseason, the Vikings don’t have as many holes to fill through the NFL draft.

There are still some weak spots on the team, though: like at offensive line, defensive end, wide receiver three and linebacker depth. Those spots will likely be filled by draftees.

So here is a list of some ideal draft prospects for the Vikings at No. 14 in the draft:

Michigan DE Kwity Paye

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Miami DE Gregory Rousseau

Miami Hurricanes defensive lineman Gregory Rousseau. Photo:Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports

Miami DE Jaelan Phillips

Miami Hurricanes defensive line Jaelan Phillips. Photo Ken Ruinard/USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern OL Rashawn Slater

Offensive lineman Rashawn Slater #70 of the Northwestern Wildcats. Photo: Steven Branscombe/Getty Images

Virginia Tech OL Christian Darrisaw

Virginia Tech Hokies OL Christian Darrisaw. Photo: Lee Luther Jr.-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama OL Alex Leatherwood

Alabama offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood. Photo: Syndication: Montgomery

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith. Photo: Syndication: The Montgomery Advertiser

Minnesota WR Rashod Bateman

Minnesota Golden Gophers wide receiver Rashod Bateman. Photo: Patrick Gorski/USA TODAY Sports

Michigan OT Jalen Mayfield

Michigan Wolverines offensive lineman Jalen Mayfield. Photo: Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports

Texas OT Samuel Cosmi

Texas offensive guard Sam Cosmi. Photo: AP Photo/Michael Thomas

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