The Minnesota Vikings hold the pick No. 25 in the 2020 NFL Draft, but will they actually pick at that slot or trade down and accumulate more selections?
The Minnesota Vikings head into the 2020 NFL Draft holding the No. 25 selection in the first round. Even though they were able to advance into the divisional round of this season’s playoffs, the Vikings still some pretty big needs. Ideally, they will address one of these needs with their first-round draft choice this year.
When a team picks at the back end of the first round, there are no guarantees as to which prospects will still be available at that point. Oftentimes, players who are projected to go much higher slide down the board while others who many think will be available at that juncture have shockingly already come off the board. The NFL Draft is a crapshoot and picking at the end of the first round is an even bigger crapshoot.
Minnesota has held picks late in the first round before and on at least one occasion they have traded out of the first round altogether. Could that be something they do again in 2020? If so, what are some of the reasons the Vikings might look to move down the draft order?
Let’s explore three possible reasons why Minnesota’s best option might possibly be to move down a few slots from pick No. 25 this year and acquire more draft capital.