As the NFL season approaches the halfway mark, who are five 2020 prospects that would be worth drafting for the Minnesota Vikings?
Around this time of the NFL season is when you start to see the glaring needs of teams around the league. The Minnesota Vikings currently have one of the best rosters in the NFL, so what are some of the positions they need to worry about for the future?
Well, we all saw after Week 4, everyone was calling for the Vikings to find a new quarterback. With emerging LSU signal-caller Joe Burrow and star Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa likely to go one and two in the 2020 NFL Draft, there are a few other passers to look out for.
Oregon’s Justin Herbert is one, though he may not make it to where Minnesota is slated to pick. Guys like Georgia’s Jake Fromm and Washington quarterback Jacob Eason also come to mind. But there’s one passer in particular that the Vikings could really have their eye on.
Has Minnesota finally found their third wide receiver in Bisi Johnson? Possibly, but this has been another glaring need for the Vikings for quite some time.
They haven’t found much success in the receiving game outside of star receivers Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. With the deep 2020 class of potential star receivers, Minnesota is likely going to take a pass catcher in this draft.
Vikings fans know it’s basically inevitable that the team will draft an offensive lineman in 2020, but what about the defensive line? The interior, in particular, will need to have some depth added to it. This incoming class of prospects has some playmakers on the interior defensive line, so expect to probably see one taken by Minnesota.
The Vikings’ secondary has had a few bad games this season, which is a cause for concern. A lot of fans have been calling for the trade of Xavier Rhodes and have begged for them to let Trae Waynes walk when he becomes a free agent next year.
So who are some corner prospects to look for? Minnesota likely won’t get a shot to select guys like LSU corner Kristian Fulton or Ohio State lockdown, man-coverage corner Jeffrey Okudah, but there is one guy that the Vikings could still go after in the first round.
So let’s take a look at five 2020 draft prospects Minnesota fans should get to know now that the team has completed half of their the season.