NFL Draft 2018: Five bold predictions for the Minnesota Vikings

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4. Vikings will add a RB, LB, CB and more OL in the middle rounds

Okay, so this one isn’t that bold, but it makes sense. Rounds 4-6 are the perfect time to start taking a gamble on some players with a lot of potential at spots where you have starters penciled in and hope they can make a name for themselves.

The need for depth on the offensive line is obvious, but Minnesota there are some spots where players can make some challenges and compete for spots on the 53-man roster or on the practice squad.

Ben Gedeon was solid as a starting linebacker despite playing less than a quarter of the team’s defensive snaps in 2017 according to Pro Football Reference. The team spent a lot of time in nickel, but with the lack of cornerback depth, that might be a bit of an issue during the 2018 season. That means we should expect to see more than one cornerback come to the Vikings in the draft this year to go with a linebacker.

Meanwhile, Minnesota will want to bring in competition for running back Mack Brown and hope to see him outplay a shifty pass-catching running back who is taken somewhere on Day 3.