Free agency has been a non-starter for the Vikings, so it’s time to turn our attention to the draft. The Vikes will be picking #22 overall, which means they will likely be out of the running for a big name quarterback…unless they were to trade up. Today in a chat Q&A, ESPN’s Kevin Seifert addressed this possibility, and specifically, whether USC‘s Mark Sanchez might make a worthy target:
Chris (Mn): Would the Vikings consider moving up if Sanchez starts to fall past pick #10?
Kevin Seifert: Not totally out of the question. Last year, the Vikings cited the USC offense as one of the main reasons they drafted John David Booty. Sanchez is more talented and played in the same offense.
Sanchez also had a disappointing combine – which is why there’s talk of him slipping out of the top 10. I still think right tackle should be the #1 concern, but if Sanchez dropped far enough…maybe it would be worth making a run at him.