5 best prospects who could be available for the Vikings at pick No. 22

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Who are five 2020 NFL Draft prospects that would be the best player on the board when the Minnesota Vikings have their first pick in round one?

Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman, like most in the NFL, will always say during a post-NFL Draft press conference that they stuck to the board and took the best player available regardless of position. That is usually not true as teams often take the player who they think is the best fit for one of their biggest areas of need.

If the Vikings are truly going to take the best player available this year, the chances are it won’t be at a position of need. Some of these players could help out in the secondary and some play positions that Minnesota is more than set at.

The Vikings’ first opportunity to add a prospect will now come at pick No. 22 after the Stefon Diggs trade in addition to the No. 25 pick they already had. Sometimes taking the best player available regardless of need is actually a good idea.

In the past, when teams end up picking in the late portions of the first round, they’ll force a need and that player will ultimately not pan out. Where if they would’ve chosen the universal best prospect left on the board, they would have landed a stud.

If Minnesota is going to stick to the best player available philosophy, who are some of the prospects they could consider at pick No. 22?

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