Chance to re-build the core of the defense
Over the past few seasons, the Vikings have had the luxury of having a defense that features the majority of the same players. This continuity and familiarity with one another has allowed Minnesota’s defense to develop into one of the best units in the NFL.
However, the Vikings are likely going to see some members from the core group of their defense go elsewhere in 2020. Griffen, Joseph, and Rhodes are all heading into the backend of their careers and Waynes will be hitting free agency after this season.
So going after a player like Jalen Ramsey, who turns 25 in October, would be a good way for Minnesota to get younger on the defensive side of the ball without having to sacrifice any talent or experience.
Barr, Hunter, and Kendricks is still a good, young nucleus for the Vikings to build their defense around over the next few years. But adding Ramsey to the mix would make it much easier for Minnesota’s defense to continue being among the NFL’s best for the next handful of seasons.