The Minnesota Vikings were not awarded a player during the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft although two players were selected from this year’s eligible players.
The 2018 Supplemental Draft was held on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. For the first time since Isaiah Battle in 2015, a selection was made during the event. In fact, two players were chosen during the draft, but none of them went to the Minnesota Vikings.
Over the course of the Vikings franchise history, they have only acquired one player. In 1988, Minnesota used a fifth-round draft pick to acquire South Carolina wide receiver Ryan Bethea and haven’t utilized the system to add another player since.
However, that doesn’t mean that other franchises haven’t acquired some great players through the Supplemental Draft. NFL greats like Bernie Kosar, Cris Carter, Bobby Humphrey, and Ahmad Brooks all got their start through the system and this year a couple of new faces will join that list.
Western Michigan University defensive back Sam Beal was chosen with a third-round selection by the New York Giants while the Washington Redskins nabbed Virginia Tech cornerback Adonis Alexander by using a 6th round pick.
As of the publishing of this article, there has been no indication that the Vikings put in any claims on either of the players and considering the top prospects were cornerbacks, it isn’t shocking to see Minnesota stand firm.
With a roster boasting Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes, Mackensie Alexander, Terence Newman, Mike Hughes, and others, cornerback isn’t a pressing need for the Vikings. However, the team isn’t likely to pass up talented players if they are available, so there is a chance Minnesota did attempt to acquire one of these players.
However, the Minnesota Vikings will be going forward without adding a player through the Supplemental Draft and will be headed into the 2018 NFL season with one of the most talented secondaries in the league.