Can the Vikings’ land Hurts?
Jalen Hurts went into this year’s NFL Scouting Combine as a projected third-round selection. This has risen considerably and he might not even last past the first few picks of the second round.
The Vikings need to strengthen several different areas before focusing on a potential long-term option at quarterback. Their secondary is set for a significant makeover this offseason and the interior of the offensive line also needs some reinforcement to make the most out of a gifted offense.
There is some considerable interest in Hurts from several different organizations. He represents an intriguing prospect that can open up an offensive scheme thanks to his versatility, two-dimensional play, and ability to find the end zone.
Hurts has all the tools at his disposal to have a good NFL career. Providing there is not too much pressure put on his shoulder right away, there is some real potential there. The quarterback boasts a wealth of big-game experience in the college system and this will also stand him in good stead.
Minnesota will certainly consider Hurts if he is available in the second round, especially with Kirk Cousins’ future up in the air. What sort of players are brought in during free agency will also play a significant part in any NFL Draft moves the Vikings make during a busy upcoming few weeks for the front office decision-makers.
Drafting Hurts is a low risk, high reward option in the second or third round and he has the ability to be a real game-changer.