7 prospects the Vikings could select in the 2020 NFL Draft

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(Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images) Justin Herbert
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Justin Herbert – QB (Oregon)


  • Height: 6-foot-6 | Weight: 233 pounds

2018 Stats:

  • 59.4 completion rate, 3,151 passing yards
  • 29 touchdowns, 8 interceptions

Another player who decided to stay in school for his senior season, Herbert was considered among the top 20 prospects in this year’s draft pool before he announced his decision to remain at Oregon for his senior season.

As a senior in 2019, Herbert will be hoping to deliver a season that results in him becoming the top pick in next year’s NFL Draft.

He already has the attributes that teams look for in a quarterback at the pro level. Now it’s just up to him to prove that he also has the skills to become a franchise signal-caller in the NFL.

Why Herbert could end up on the Vikings:

Hopefully, Minnesota will not be in the market for a quarterback in 2020. Especially since Kirk Cousins is under contract until 2021.

But if the Vikings are looking to move on from Cousins after 2019, they may look into drafting Herbert. Minnesota could even have the current Oregon passer sit for a season and then move him into the starting lineup in year two once Cousins becomes a free agent.

Once again though, the hope is that the Vikings will not be looking for a new quarterback when the 2020 NFL Draft rolls around.