3 trades the Vikings should make before the 2019 NFL Draft

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Without much money to spend, the Minnesota Vikings have to get creative this offseason and they should consider making a few trades before the draft.

Since being promoted to be the general manager of the Minnesota Vikings in 2012, Rick Spielman has never been one to shy away from a trade or two if he felt it would help the team.

Just in the past two years with Spielman manning the phones, the Vikings have made a total of 13 different trades, including those made during the NFL Draft. Minnesota has yet to make any sort of deals this offseason, so one should assume that something will go down in the near future as the team adjusts its roster prior to this year’s draft.

The Vikings have reportedly received calls from other teams asking about the availability of a few of their players this offseason. Corners Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes seem to be the two biggest names that have reportedly drawn interest from those outside of Minnesota.

A trade seems more likely than ever this offseason when one takes a look at what is going on with the Vikings’ current salary cap situation. After re-signing offensive lineman Brett Jones on Monday, Minnesota now has less than $2 million in cap space according to multiple reports.

With less than a month until the 2019 NFL Draft, the Vikings need to figure out ways to free up some more money in order to sign this year’s rookie class. Making a few trades is one way in which Minnesota can go about doing this.

If the Vikings are willing to take this route, what are three trades that they should make over the next few weeks?