If the Minnesota Vikings trade down from pick No. 25 this year, who are five potential prospects that could end up as their first choice?
This year, the Minnesota Vikings pick late in the first round and there’s a decent chance all the guys they’d like to take there are off the board by the time they’re on the clock.
The Vikings’ biggest needs are at both cornerback and offensive tackle and many teams picking ahead of them have those needs too. The best option for Minnesota during this year’s draft could be to seek a trade to move down the board and accumulate more picks.
Trading down is always a tricky process. Teams don’t want to move too far down the board and miss out on potential prospects that could help them this season. At the same time, teams want to be fairly compensated for giving up their initial choice and only sliding down a few spots may not get the perceived value they want.
If the Vikings are able to complete a trade on Day 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft, they will likely move down toward the end of the first round or early in the second round. Going any farther would be a very risky move unless they were offered something glorious like a future first-round choice.
So if a deal is made, Minnesota will likely be picking very ate in the first round to somewhere within the top 15 choices of the second round. Let’s take a look at some of the prospects who could be available in that pick range that the Vikings could draft in the event they do move down the board this April.