Oklahoma Offensive Prospects
As I mentioned, Oklahoma is led by former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts. Hurts had a fantastic season in 2019 and he briefly had his name mentioned among first-round prospects. I think that conversation has slowed down a bit since early November.
He will be drafted in 2020, but not as high as many previously projected. If the Vikings want to take a chance on him, they may have to do so on Day 2 of the draft. However, he does not fit the offense right now and he would be a tough sell as the replacement to Kirk Cousins.
CeeDee Lamb has emerged as perhaps the best receiver in the 2020 class. He led the team with 58 catches for 1,208 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. Lamb will be one of the first players off the board.
The Sooners have two underclassmen running backs who I would love to see in Minnesota. Kennedy Brooks led their running backs with 145 carries for 976 yards and he also added 10 receptions for 79 yards on the season.
Trey Sermon is out for the remainder of the year with an undisclosed injury, but he was able to score four times on just 54 carries and he added another touchdown with one of his on eight catches.
If either declares, they could be used to replace Dalvin Cook. Cook’s contract expires after 2020 and it is yet to be known if the Vikings choose will extend him.
The name that makes the most sense for Minnesota is center Creed Humphrey. Humphrey is believed by many to be the best interior lineman in the class and could be an option for the Vikings in the first round.