7 prospects the Vikings could select in the 2020 NFL Draft

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It has been less than two weeks since the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look ahead to 2020 and see who the Minnesota Vikings may be interested in.

For the first time since Mike Zimmer became the team’s head coach in 2014, the primary focus of the Minnesota Vikings in this year’s NFL Draft appeared to be on making significant improvements to their offense.

Each of the Vikings’ first four 2019 draft selections were spent on offensive players and Zimmer didn’t even really seem to have a problem with his team’s decision to do this.

Obviously, Minnesota’s head coach would have loved to select at least one defensive player with the team’s first four picks this year. But Zimmer also knows that his fate with the Vikings likely rests on how well the offense is able to perform in 2019.

With this year’s NFL Draft in the books, the prospects that may be available in 2020 now have around 12 months to state their case to be a top pick in next year’s draft. The direction that Minnesota takes in the 2020 draft will be determined by a number of factors.

The Vikings are hoping to be picking in the later portion of the first round next year since that would likely mean that they were successful in 2019. But if not, Minnesota could be led by an entirely new regime for next year’s draft and the new leadership may want to steer the team in a totally different direction.

Wherever they end up picking in the 2020 NFL Draft, who are some of the prospects that the Vikings should already have their eyes on?