One of my favorite Twitter follows, Evan Silva of Rotoworld, released this 2012 NFL free agent list last Friday. While many of the big names on this list are expected to resign with their current teams, this still looks to be a strong crop and in a year that the Vikings sorely need to make a splash in the free agent market.
I think most fans agree that the Vikings greatest need areas entering this offseason are at wide receiver, offensive line, cornerback, safety and possibly even middle linebacker as ESPN blogger Kevin Seifert pointed out the other day. Some of these will be addressed during the draft, but this team needs a number of starters and you’re lucky to find 2-3 of those per draft. That should lead to the Vikings to search long and hard for upgrades in this free agent class.