Minnesota Vikings plan of attack for the 2019 NFL Draft

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Anthony Barr
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Anthony Barr /

First, we have to look at the players the Vikings cut or didn’t re-sign and also the ones they brought in this offseason.

Free Agent Acquisitions:

Free Agent Losses: 

After all of these transactions, Minnesota clearly has more defined needs than others before we hit the draft.

The Vikings were lucky to be able to re-sign Anthony Barr, which would’ve created a huge hole at linebacker. The loss of Sheldon Richardson hurts badly, but at least Minnesota was able to bring back a familiar face in Shamar Stephen.

Listed below are the Vikings’ biggest needs as we approach the 2019 NFL Draft.

Team Needs: 

  • Offensive Guard
  • Wide Receiver
  • Running Back
  • Defensive Tackle
  • Safety
  • Offensive Tackle
  • Linebacker
  • Tight End

Obviously, Minnesota’s offensive line is the biggest issue with left guard being the largest hole. After that, it’s a toss-up between running back and wide receiver.

The backup running back job is a big question mark, as is the team’s third wide receiver spot. The Vikings also need a penetrating defensive tackle, another safety, and backup offensive tackles. Minnesota also needs to think about the future at tight end and possibly use a later-round pick on one.