Updated ideal draft prospects for the Vikings after free agency moves
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
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