5 positions the Minnesota Vikings won’t draft in 2019

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 24: Kyle Sloter #1 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the ball under pressure from Erik Walden #56 of the Seattle Seahawks for a touchdown during the fourth quarter in the preseason game on August 24, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Seahawks 21-20. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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There have been rumblings that the Minnesota Vikings were very interested in QB Will Grier down in Mobile. Soon after there were tweets and articles being written about it. Is Grier an interesting prospect? Sure, but the Vikings already have the young quarterback they need on the roster, so don’t expect them to add a guy in the Draft.

Kyle Sloter who is only 24 years old, has been with the team for two seasons now and has done nothing but impress. He was the third quarterback a season ago, but really outplayed backup Trevor Siemian every chance he got. Sloter is mobile, with a strong and accurate arm. But the best part about his game is that he’s a leader. The guy plays with a ton of fire and energy and his teammates clearly feed off that. He rallied the team to victories in a couple meaningless games but again he just has that “it” factor. Another plus in Sloter’s corner is that new offensive assistant guru Gary Kubiak is familiar with him from his days in Denver, so that’ll do nothing but help his chances of being the primary backup in 2019.

Instead of the Vikings drafting a quarterback, the chances are much higher they bring in an aging experienced vet who can pass some knowledge and wisdom to Kirk Cousins and young Kyle Sloter.