Minnesota Vikings plan of attack for the 2019 NFL Draft

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Mike Zimmer /
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(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Charles Omenihu
(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Charles Omenihu /

Second-Round Targets: 

  • Erik McCoy – OL
  • Greg Little – OT
  • Kaleb McGary – OT
  • Tytus Howard – OT
  • Dre’Mont Jones – DT
  • Charles Omenihu – DL
  • Deebo Samuel – WR
  • Kelvin Harmon – WR
  • Parris Cambell – WR
  • Elgton Jenkins – OG
  • Darnell Savage – S
  • Juan Thornhill – S
  • Deionte Thompson – S
  • Miles Sanders – RB
  • Irv Smith Jr. – TE
  • Jerry Tillery – DT
  • Jeffery Simmons – DT

Plan of Attack:

The Vikings’ second-round plan should really be just to take the best player available that fills an area of need.

Minnesota could definitely double up on offensive linemen and look here again even if they took one in round one. They could go the tackle route and get a guy like Kaleb McGary. He’s a bit raw and looks only like a right tackle at this point. But he would provide valuable depth if Brian O’Neill were to get hurt.

The best value the Vikings could see on the board in the second round could be at wide receiver. They have a hole at their third receiver spot after a couple of disappointing seasons from Laquon Treadwell. Guys like Kelvin Harmon, Deebo Samuel, and Parris Campbell could all be available and all would be major upgrades and favorites to land that job in 2019.

There could also be some nice defensive line prospects left on the board when Minnesota goes on the clock in the second round. Ohio State’s Dre’Mont Jones is a penetrator who can also play the run and versatile Charles Omenihu from Texas can play basically any position on the line and he would be a fun and versatile weapon for Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

Minnesota could also see a lot of safeties worth taking in round two. Juan Thornhill, Darnell Savage, Jonathan Abram, and Deionte Thompson are just a few names with second-round grades this year. Any of these would be solid choices and would be welcome additions to the back end of the Vikings’ secondary.

Round two is really wide open for Minnesota this year and there should be a guy available at one of these positions that provide value too good for them to pass up.