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Minnesota Vikings



MINNESOTA VIKINGS TEAM NEEDS
Most recent team needs update: January 12

Starter Need High (P1, P2)
SFTY

Starter Need Medium (P3)
OLB

Mid Round Fill High (P5)
WR
TE
ILB
CB

Depth Fill (P4)
WRS

Late Round Fill (P6)
RB
OT
OG
OC
NT
DL3T

Minimal Need (P9)
QB
RBC
DL5T
EDGE


VIKINGS PICKS/COMMENTS MOST RECENT MOCK
Results from Consensus Mock Draft: #13
Most recent mock draft update: 1/12/2022

R1
12
Minnesota
Ahmad Gardner
Cincinnati
CB
Reach/Value:
+4
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
190
Ahmad Gardner NFL Draft photo
The 2021 season has come to an end for the Vikings and they have fired Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer. The new regime will inherit a team that is over the salary cap by 9.1M. Quarterback Kirk Cousins has a $45M cap hit and is in the last year of his contract. He will be 35 years old when any extension begins. Also, Danielle Hunter, who has played 6 games the last two seasons, has a $26M cap hit with a $18M roster bonus due the fifth day of the new league year.

The new GM will have some immediate decisions to make. Owner Mark Wilf said "I don't want to get into a full rebuild conversation. The point is we have high expectations for this football team and we believe we can be super competitive in 2022". Does that statement portend an extension for Cousins? They'll need cap space in order to rebuild the defense which was ranked 30th in yards and 24th in points allowed per game.


Considering the cap space and the fact that the team only has 4 young cornerbacks under contract for next season, the team may not be able to sign enough free agents to strengthen the position. They will have to look to the draft as well.

Ahmad Gardner is one of the top Cornerbacks in the 2022 draft and would help solidify the position immediately. He never allowed a touchdown in coverage during his UC career and didn't allow more than 20 receiving yards in a game this season.

The Vikings add some Sauce to their secondary!

Mark P, Vikings Analyst - DrafttekVikings@Gmail.com

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R2
46
Minnesota
Jaxson Kirkland
Washington
OT
Reach/Value:
-16
Height:
6'6"
Weight:
310
Jaxson Kirkland NFL Draft photo
R3
77
Minnesota
Jermaine Johnson II
Florida State
EDGE
Reach/Value:
-9
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
262
Jermaine Johnson II NFL Draft photo
R5
141
Minnesota (Trade)
Quay Walker
Georgia
ILB
Reach/Value:
+11
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
240
Quay Walker NFL Draft photo
MIN g BAL (Y Ngakoue)
R6
165
Minnesota (Trade)
Bralen Trahan
Louisville
S
Reach/Value:
+0
Height:
6'0"
Weight:
191
Bralen Trahan NFL Draft photo
MIN g NYJ (C Herndon)
R6
173
Minnesota
Jerreth Sterns
Western Kentucky
WRS
Reach/Value:
+2
Height:
5'8"
Weight:
180
Jerreth Sterns NFL Draft photo
R6
189
Minnesota (Trade)
Tariq Woolen
UTSA
CB
Reach/Value:
-39
Height:
6'4'
Weight:
205
Tariq Woolen NFL Draft photo
MIN g KC (M Hughes & pick swap)
R7
214
Minnesota (Trade)
Matt Araiza
San Diego State
P
Reach/Value:
+64
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
180
Matt Araiza NFL Draft photo
MIN g SF t DEN (J Griffith / S Weatherly)


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