5 prospects the Vikings could trade up for in the 2020 NFL Draft

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If the Minnesota Vikings feel bold in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, who are five prospects they could trade up for?

The NFL Draft is always a great watch because even after months of guessing and doing mocks, no one knows what is going to happen. Teams will move up and down the board and some prospects will often end up being selected much earlier than anticipated and others will be available much longer than they ever imagined. It’s truly the pinnacle of drama and tension.

The Minnesota Vikings usually stay pat and let the draft fall to them. Occasionally, they will move back and accumulate more draft picks. Only a couple of times in the Rick Spielman era have the Vikings moved up and taken a prospect they desired.

Minnesota did it in 2012 when they moved back into the first round to get Harrison Smith and again in 2014 when they traded back into the end of the first round to grab Teddy Bridgewater. So based on their past history, the chances of the Vikings moving up in the 2020 NFL Draft seem slim.

Still, it’s fair to wonder what prospects Minnesota would be willing to acquire in exchange for valuable draft picks. This team does need just a more few pieces to remain competitive again in 2020 and they may see one of this year’s prospects as the missing part.

So who are five prospects that could cause the Vikings to potentially make a trade to move up and land in this year’s NFL Draft?

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