5 positions the Minnesota Vikings won’t draft in 2019

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(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Everson Griffen
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Defensive End

I did a needs article a few weeks back and think I actually had this position on there but the more I think about it, especially when it comes to the Draft, I don’t think the Minnesota Vikings add anyone. The depth chart as it stands now has starters Everson Griffen and Danielle Hunter on the top. That is one of the best tandems in the entire NFL.

Griffen didn’t have his greatest season last year with just 5.5 sacks, but he battled health issues and it was amazing to see him get back on the field by mid-season. Behind those two are 2018 breakout player Stephen Weatherly and talented but still unproven Tashawn Bower. That’s some good depth right here, especially with Weatherly who had a great year filling in for Griffen and racking up 3 sacks during that time.

If that wasn’t enough, the Vikings also signed Ifeadi Odenigbo to a reserve-futures contract. Odenigbo had a great 2018 preseason but didn’t make the final 53. He bounced around a couple NFL teams before deciding to come back to Minnesota. He’s got loads of potential. So with this position being basically five deep, the chances seem very slim the Vikings would bring in a young guy to join this rotation unless they did something crazy like cut Everson Griffen to create cap space.