Top 10 needs for the Vikings heading into the 2019 offseason

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What are the top 10 areas that the Minnesota Vikings need to address on their roster in the 2019 offseason?

With championship Sunday now over, the official start of the 2019 NFL offseason is quickly approaching. The Minnesota Vikings have already made a few offseason moves since their final game a few weeks ago, but there is still plenty more to be done.

When the Vikings do pick up the pace and start making more decisions this offseason, what are the top 10 areas of their roster that they should focus on improving the most?

10. Inside Linebacker

The Vikings are just not real deep at this position. Eric Kendricks had a down year in 2018, but he’s not going anywhere, as the team just gave him a truck full of cash last offseason.

Ben Gedeon was solid but he doesn’t make many splash plays. Primary backup Eric Wilson flashed when called upon and he’s someone Minnesota knows they can rely on. After Wilson is Kentrell Brothers, who after a few seasons in the league, is basically just a solid special teams player.

This is definitely an area the Vikings could upgrade most likely through the draft, but an affordable veteran could also be an option.

9. Defensive End

Minnesota is three-deep at the position with Everson Griffen, Danielle Hunter, and 2018 breakout player Stephen Weatherly.  Promising young pass rusher Tashawn Bower rounds out the depth, and while he has flashed at times in the preseason, he is still very much a question mark.

The Vikings could bring in a rookie to compete with Bower and give their roster some added depth if one of the top guys were to get hurt. They could also look at an inexpensive veteran or someone who wants to play for a contender at a team friendly price.