The 2020 NFL Draft will be here before we know it, so let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the prospects the Minnesota Vikings might choose to take with their selections.
It’s never too early to look ahead to the future of the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings’ current roster is loaded with talent and each year this team gets closer and closer to the promised land.
During a loss to the Seattle Seahawks last Monday that dropped Minnesota’s 2019 record to 8-4, some glaring issues continued to stand out.
So how do the Vikings fix these issues? One way will be to sign free agents at key spots during the upcoming offseason. The other way will be for Minnesota to ensure they come away with some of the best prospects that they can find in the 2020 NFL Draft. Each is much easier said than done though.
There’s really no simple formula for who is going to succeed in the NFL. That’s why the evaluation process for college prospects starts as early as it does. General Managers need to get a read on the talent and skillset a prospect brings to the table.
Too many times you see a team miss on top prospects and that’s going to happen from time to time. But come April, the Vikings need to have their ducks in a row if they want to continue to get closer and closer to winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl.
Minnesota has a solid roster this season, as a whole, but there are some holes to fill. One big one that became quite evident on Monday night against the Seahawks was the play of the Vikings’ cornerbacks. So improving their corner depth may be a top priority for Minnesota come draft day in 2020.
Also, with Kirk Cousins playing as well as he has, do the Vikings even think about drafting his heir apparent this year? With Adam Thielen missing from the lineup these last few weeks, Minnesota also needs to get better depth at the wide receiver position.
So with the help of The Draft Network’s Mock Draft Machine, let’s dive into this seven-round Vikings 2020 mock draft.