7 draft prospects who could replace Everson Griffen for the Vikings

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(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images) Curtis Weaver
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Curtis Weaver (Boise State)

Former Boise State sensation Curtis Weaver is another enticing proposition for the Vikings. He has all the tools needed to make a real go of things in the NFL.

His 2019 campaign was nothing short of phenomenal. Weaver was a disruptive force from the edge on his way to 13.5 sacks, 52 total tackles, a forced fumble, and one interception.

Weaver is a powerful presence on the line of scrimmage who can also stop the run in an accomplished manner. He has exceptional upper body strength that is the catalyst behind his success.

Although this is going to be tested against stronger lineman in the NFL, there is nothing to suggest Weaver cannot continue to thrive. He is surprisingly evasive for a man his size as he has enough speed to get around offensive tackles and to the quarterback on a consistent basis.

One thing that Weaver does need some work on is his footwork. He also has a tendency to switch off at times and cannot be relied upon on every down. These are things that can be coached out of a player with a tremendous attitude.

Weaver helped himself to 34 sacks in three seasons at Boise State and he has all the traits the Vikings normally look for in a pass rusher. He is a prospect who can provide help right away and he could take his game to greater heights with one or two years of NFL experience.