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Minnesota Vikings



MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: TEAM

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
OT
EDGE

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OG

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
RBC
DL3T
DL5T
ILB
CB

Depth Fill (P4)
QB
WR
SFTY

Late Round Fill (P6)
WRS
OC
TE
OLB

Minimal Need (P9)
RB
NT


VIKINGS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: Draft
Most recent mock draft update: 5/1/2021

R1
23
Minnesota (Trade)
Christian Darrisaw
Virginia Tech
OT
Reach/Value:
+9
Height:
6'5''
Weight:
314
Christian Darrisaw NFL Draft photo
MIN g NYJ (draft trade)
The Vikings saw two of the top 3 Tackles fall to Pick #10 and sat patiently. The Chargers took Rashawn Slater at Pick #13, which left Christian Darrisaw, our third-ranked Tackle, for the Vikings who needed a Left Tackle in the worst way. What did they do? They trade down with the Jets giving up Pick #14 and #143 to get Picks #23, #66, and #86. In the meantime, they saw Alijah Vera-Tucker and Alex Leatherwood come off the board.

Rick Spielman did a masterful job of knowing his rivals and taking the chance of a player he really liked being still available. The Vikings get quite a steal at Pick #23 by taking Darrisaw, who was ranked #14 on the DraftTek big board. Darrisaw is the third-ranked Tackle on most draft boards, and is a solid player who feels specifically like a zone-blocking scheme Left Tackle only.

The Vikings can now feel set at Left Tackle and only need another Guard to have their offensive line totally re-built. This grade, combined with the trade-down, can be nothing but an A++

- Mark P, Vikings Analyst - DrafttekVikings@Gmail.com
R3
66
Minnesota (Trade)
Kellen Mond
Texas A&M
QB
Reach/Value:
-19
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
217
Kellen Mond NFL Draft photo
MIN g NYJ (draft trade)
Vikings fans rejoice; we have an exciting QB of the Future. This is a perfect fit for Mond, as Kirk Cousins' contract guarantees he's not going anywhere for two years. Mond can sit and learn and develop and his ceiling is extremely high.

- Jonah Anderson, DraftTek Senior Analyst

Grade: A
R3
78
Minnesota
Chazz Surratt
North Carolina
ILB
Reach/Value:
+5
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
230
Chazz Surratt NFL Draft photo
Eric Wilson has been playing well but Anthony Barr is gone after this year. Troy Dye had a decent rookie season, but the Vikings needed another LB. Chazz Surratt is strong, fast and quick. He's a very physically-gifted player and could develop well.

Jonah Anderson

Grade: A-
R3
86
Minnesota (Trade)
Wyatt Davis
Ohio State
OG
Reach/Value:
+53
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
315
Wyatt Davis NFL Draft photo
MIN g NYJ (draft trade)
Could this draft be going better for the Vikings? They just picked the best OG in the draft in RD 3. Anyone is an upgrade over Dakota Dozier, but Wyatt Davis is a bonafide stud. This has been an incredible draft for Minnesota so far. I don't want to keep giving the Vikings great grades, but they keep making great picks.

- Jonah Anderson, DraftTek Senior Analyst

Grade: A
R3
90
Minnesota (Trade)
Patrick Jones II
Pitt
EDGE
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
260
Patrick Jones II NFL Draft photo
MIN g BAL (Y Ngakoue trade)
Mike Zimmer must have been having heart palpitations with all the offensive players the Vikings have been taking. Patrick Jones II has good pass rush moves, he's a smart pass rusher. The Vikings need an EDGE rusher to work in with Stephen Weatherly and DJ Wonnom. Jones II should also be coached up by the great Andre Patterson. It's a solid pick.

Jonah Anderson

Grade: B+
R4
119
Minnesota
Kene Nwangwu
Iowa State
RB
Reach/Value:
-89
Height:
6'1"
Weight:
210
Kene Nwangwu NFL Draft photo
R4
125
Minnesota (Trade)
Camryn Bynum
Cal
CB
Reach/Value:
-56
Height:
6'0''
Weight:
198
Camryn Bynum NFL Draft photo
MIN g CHI (Draft trade)
R4
134
Minnesota (Trade)
Janarius Robinson
Florida State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-75
Height:
6'5"
Weight:
261
Janarius Robinson NFL Draft photo
MIN g BUF (S Diggs)
R5
157
Minnesota
Ihmir Smith-Marsette
Iowa
WR
Reach/Value:
+36
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
175
Ihmir Smith-Marsette NFL Draft photo
R5
168
Minnesota (Trade)
Zach Davidson
Central Missouri St
TE
Reach/Value:
-79
Height:
6'7"
Weight:
245
Zach Davidson NFL Draft photo
MIN g PIT t BAL (Draft trade/C Wormley)
R6
199
Minnesota
Jaylen Twyman
Pitt
DL3T
Reach/Value:
+143
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
290
Jaylen Twyman NFL Draft photo


VIKINGS HISTORICAL DRAFT PICKS

Reach/Value (R/V) Explained
The difference between where a player is selected in the NFL draft versus where the player was listed on the final Drafttek Big Board for the season in question.
Example: A player who was listed at #50 on the Big Board and was selected at #35 will be a "Reach" of -15. Alternately, a player listed at #35 on the Big Board who was selected at #50 is a +15 "Value".

Simply put: a positive number is a Value pick, a negative number is a Reach.

YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2020 1 22 Justin Jefferson LSU WR Reach -2
2020 1 31 Jeff Gladney TCU CB Reach -25
2020 2 58 Ezra Cleveland Boise State OT Reach -3
2020 3 89 Cameron Dantzler Mississippi State CB Value +10
2020 4 117 D.J. Wonnum South Carolina EDGE Reach -68
2020 4 130 James Lynch Baylor DL5T Value +75
2020 4 132 Troy Dye Oregon ILB Value +69
2020 5 169 Harrison Hand Temple S Reach -60
2020 5 176 K.J. Osborn Miami WRS Reach -59
2020 6 203 Blake Brandel Oregon State OT Reach -69
2020 6 205 Josh Metellus Michigan DB Reach -184
2020 7 225 Kenny Willekes Michigan State EDGE Value +36
2020 7 244 Nate Stanley Iowa QB Value +89
2020 7 249 Brian Cole II Mississippi State S Reach -80
2020 7 253 Kyle Hinton Washburn OG Reach -121
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2019 1 18 Garrett Bradbury North Carolina St OC Reach -10
2019 2 50 Irv Smith Jr. Alabama TE Value +3
2019 3 102 Alexander Mattison Boise State RB Reach -56
2019 4 114 Dru Samia Oklahoma OG Reach -63
2019 5 162 Cameron Smith USC ILB Value +60
2019 6 190 Armon Watts Arkansas DL5T Reach -60
2019 6 191 Marcus Epps Wyoming S Reach -49
2019 6 193 Olisaemeka Udoh Elon OT Reach -23
2019 7 217 Kris Boyd Texas CB Value +26
2019 7 239 Dillon Mitchell Oregon WR Value +88
2019 7 247 Bisi Johnson Colorado St. WR Reach -159
2019 7 250 Austin Cutting Air Force LS Reach -98
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2018 1 30 Mike Hughes UCF CB Value +2
2018 2 62 Brian O'Neill Pittsburgh OT Value +22
2018 4 102 Jalyn Holmes Ohio State DL5T Reach -12
2018 5 157 Tyler Conklin Central Michigan TE Reach -133
2018 5 167 Daniel Carlson Auburn PK Reach -75
2018 6 213 Colby Gossett Appalachian St OG Reach -199
2018 6 218 Ade Aruna Tulane DL Reach -110
2018 7 225 Devante Downs California LB Reach -112
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2017 2 41 Dalvin Cook Florida St RBF Value +21
2017 3 70 Pat Elflein Ohio St OC Value +2
2017 4 109 Jaleel Johnson Iowa DT Value +13
2017 4 120 Ben Gedeon Michigan LB Reach -23
2017 5 170 Rodney Adams South Florida WR Reach -9
2017 5 180 Danny Isidora Miami (FL) G Value +4
2017 6 201 Bucky Hodges Virginia Tech TE Value +7
2017 7 219 Stacy Coley Miami (FL) WR Value +2
2017 7 220 Ifeadi Odenigbo Northwestern DE Reach -17
2017 7 232 Elijah Lee Kansas State LB Reach -33
2017 7 245 Jack Tocho NC State CB Value +16
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2016 1 23 Laquon Treadwell Ole Miss WR Value +7
2016 2 54 Mackensie Alexander Clemson CB Value +42
2016 4 121 Willie Beavers W Michigan OT Reach -53
2016 5 160 Kentrell Brothers Missouri ILB Value +106
2016 6 180 Moritz Boehringer SH Unicorns WR Reach -97
2016 6 188 David Morgan UTSA TE Reach -310
2016 7 227 Stephen Weatherly Vanderbilt OLB Reach -12
2016 7 244 Jayron Kearse Clemson S Value +64
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2015 1 11 Trae Waynes Michigan St CB Value +2
2015 2 45 Eric Kendricks UCLA ILB Value +24
2015 3 88 Danielle Hunter LSU EDGE Value +48
2015 4 110 T.J. Clemmings Pittsburgh OT Value +90
2015 5 143 MyCole Pruitt Southern Illinois TE Value +8
2015 5 146 Stefon Diggs Maryland WR Reach -26
2015 6 185 Tyrus Thompson Oklahoma OT Reach -80
2015 6 193 B.J. Dubose Louisville DL5T Reach -70
2015 7 228 Austin Shepherd Alabama OT Value +56
2015 7 232 Joey Iosefa Hawaii FB Value +35
YEAR RD PK NAME SCHOOL PSN R/V RV Val
2014 1 9 Anthony Barr UCLA EDGE Reach -3
2014 1 32 Teddy Bridgewater Louisville QB Value +15
2014 3 72 Scott Crichton Oregon State EDGE Value +20
2014 3 96 Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern RB Reach -39
2014 5 145 David Yankey Stanford OG Value +108
2014 6 182 Antone Exum Virginia Tech CB Reach -49
2014 6 184 Kendall James Maine CB Reach -60
2014 7 220 Shamar Stephen Connecticut DL3T Value +4
2014 7 223 Brandon Watts Georgia Tech OLB Reach -53
2014 7 225 Jabari Price North Carolina CB Reach -53