2. The Vikings first three picks will be on offense.
The Vikings have been known lately for their stifling defense and for good reason. They have used a lot of high draft picks on that side of the ball and many of those picks have panned out swimmingly. This year they won’t be using any high picks on defense, as they’ll all be used to upgrade their offense.
Early in the draft, the Vikings will address their offensive line. They have to go that route and should be able to land someone in the first round who can fill the big hole at guard.
In Round 2, the Vikings could find the best player available either at wide receiver or tight end. There are a handful of second-round wide receivers who could be on the board. Deebo Samuel, Kelvin Harmon, and Parris Campbell are just a few of the names that could still be had. At tight end, Irv Smith Jr. would be too good to pass up and the same could be said for rising Texas A&M star Jace Sternberger.
In the third round, the Vikings could find a running back. Yes, Dalvin Cook is the starter but his injury history will force the team to find a reliable backup and an emergency replacement if he has another lengthy stay on the inactive list. Guys like Miles Sanders, David Montgomery, and Damien Harris would all provide better value than any defensive player on the board. The team will go offense again, making this prediction a reality.