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Minnesota Vikings



MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: September 22

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
DL3T
CB

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OLB
SFTY

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
WR
WRS

Depth Fill (P4)
QB

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
RBC
OT
OG
OC
TE
EDGE

Minimal Need (P9)
NT
DL5T
ILB


VIKINGS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #5
Most recent mock draft update: 9/22/2021

R1
10
Minnesota
Kyle Hamilton
Notre Dame
S
Reach/Value:
+7
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
210
Kyle Hamilton NFL Draft photo
The Vikings are off to a "slow" start after losing two very winnable games vs the Bengals and Cardinals. Since the NFL adopted the 12-team playoff format in 1990, 88% of teams that started 0-2 missed the postseason. But don't give up! Of all the teams that made it to the Super Bowl since 2007, 61% emerged from a 0-2 or 1-1 start. Further still, the expanded 14-team playoff field will improve the odds for the Vikings, as will expected weakness of divisional foes. So, yes, I am telling you there is still a chance.

The Vikings are currently sitting at negative 9.3M in cap space for 2022 according to Overthecap.com. Further, the team signed several players to one-year deals this past offseason. They just gave Harrison Smith a 4-year $64M extension through 2025 when he will be 36 years old. Smith has 26.379M guaranteed paid through the first two years.

Kyle Hamilton is 6'3" 219 and is a top-5 player in the rankings for the draft next year. He has already been very impressive early on this season:


Xavier Woods is playing very solid and will be a free agent next year. His price tag is going up. Considering Smith has two years guaranteed, the Vikings having negative cap space, and Woods likely seeking much more in his next deal, drafting the BPA at a position of probable need makes too much sense to this "analyst".

Mark P, Vikings Analyst - DrafttekVikings@Gmail.com

Please visit our Vikings team page where you can see all the team's picks in the 7-round mock and more.
R2
42
Minnesota
Carson Strong
Nevada
QB
Reach/Value:
-3
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
215
Carson Strong NFL Draft photo
R3
74
Minnesota
Nakobe Dean
Georgia
ILB
Reach/Value:
-12
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
225
Nakobe Dean NFL Draft photo
R5
156
Minnesota (Trade)
Tiawan Mullen
Indiana
CB
Reach/Value:
-26
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
185
Tiawan Mullen NFL Draft photo
MIN g BAL (Y Ngakoue)
R6
161
Minnesota (Trade)
Jadon Haselwood
Oklahoma
WR
Reach/Value:
+19
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
206
Jadon Haselwood NFL Draft photo
MIN g NYJ (C Herndon)
R6
170
Minnesota
Thomas Booker
Stanford
DL3T
Reach/Value:
-21
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
310
Thomas Booker NFL Draft photo
R6
191
Minnesota (Trade)
Isaiah Pola-Mao
USC
S
Reach/Value:
-5
Height:
6'3"
Weight:
205
Isaiah Pola-Mao NFL Draft photo
MIN g KC (M Hughes & pick swap)


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
2021 1 23 Christian Darrisaw Virginia Tech OT Value +9
2021 3 66 Kellen Mond Texas A&M QB Reach -19
2021 3 78 Chazz Surratt North Carolina ILB Value +5
2021 3 86 Wyatt Davis Ohio State OG Value +53
2021 3 90 Patrick Jones II Pitt EDGE Value +4
2021 4 119 Kene Nwangwu Iowa State RB Reach -89
2021 4 125 Camryn Bynum Cal CB Reach -56
2021 4 134 Janarius Robinson Florida State EDGE Reach -75
2021 5 157 Ihmir Smith-Marsette Iowa WR Value +36
2021 5 168 Zach Davidson Central Missouri St TE Reach -79
2021 6 199 Jaylen Twyman Pitt DL3T Value +143
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