Minnesota Vikings seven-round mock draft
By Dan Zinski
Round Six, Pick 180
Ken Crawley – CB – Colorado
No way Mike Zimmer goes through a whole draft without taking at least one cornerback. Ken Crawley looks the part of a Zimmer corner: He’s got good height, good length and he can run. There are concerns that Crawley lacks the strength to deal with bigger receivers but he has good quickness and should be able to match up effectively against slot receivers. Crawley could end up being a slot corner but he also has enough height and speed to match up outside if you need him there in a pinch.
Round Seven, Pick 240
Henry Krieger-Coble – TE – Iowa
With Rhett Ellison battling back from a devastating patellar tendon tear, the Vikes bring in some insurance. Krieger-Coble is not going to be a big-time weapon at tight end in the NFL, but he possesses a somewhat Ellison-like skill-set. He’s a good run blocker and he can line up at H-back and he can get you a catch now-and-then if need-be. Plus he’s from Iowa so you know he’s gritty and gutty.
Round Seven, Pick 244
Tyrone Holmes – DE/OLB – Montana
An athletic edge rusher for Mike Zimmer to mess around with. Andre Patterson went out to Montana to take a look at Holmes and said the player reminds him of Everson Griffen, for what that’s worth. A project player who could be a rotational contributor down the road.