NFL Draft 2018: 4 tight ends the Minnesota Vikings could possibly select

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(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Troy Fumagalli
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Of the tight ends available in this year’s NFL Draft pool, which ones could possibly end up as a member of the Minnesota Vikings in 2018?

For some, tight end may not necessarily be a need for the Minnesota Vikings entering the 2018 NFL Draft. But with really only two legit tight ends heading into next season, this could easily be a position group that the Vikings look to improve during this year’s draft.

Kyle Rudolph’s current contract expires in 2020, but Minnesota does have the option to release him next year without enduring any sort of salary cap hit. David Morgan’s current deal also expires in 2020, but it should be expected that he will be around for the entirety of his deal due to how cheap it is ($618,864 average salary).

Blake Bell and Josiah Price are the two other tight ends currently on the Vikings’ roster. Both have one year remaining on their current contracts with Minnesota and both have not really produced much during their time in the NFL.

Perhaps new Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo would like a more athletic tight end to use in his offense for next season. If so, Minnesota will likely turn to the draft to fulfill that desire.

Who are some of the tight end prospects available in the 2018 draft pool that may end up on the Vikings’ roster for next season?