Minnesota’s draft capital
The Vikings received a king’s ransom for wide receiver Stefon Diggs that has put them in a good position heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.
Minnesota now boasts two first-round selections at pick No. 22 and 25, in addition to the No. 58 overall pick in round two and a pair of third-round choices. The Vikings also possess one pick in rounds four and five.
Some value can also be found late in the draft as Minnesota holds five selections in the final two rounds. This gives the organization plenty of room to maneuver if they want to get their hands on a blistering prospect in CeeDee Lamb.
The Vikings will not be the only ones looking to upgrade at wide receiver. They must be decisive and pick out their player of choice from the outset. Acting swiftly and with purpose is the only way to get their desired draft prospect.
They need to replace Diggs’ production, which was significant despite his off-the-field antics. What Minnesota also needs is a No. 3 receiver to contribute in the slot and give quarterback Kirk Cousins an additional weapon in what has the potential to be a potent offense under new coordinator Gary Kubiak.
Having 12 draft picks should put the Vikings in prime position to move up if they desire. This is a gamble the decision-makers within the franchise have made before with mixed success.
The margin for error is slim this time around and any false move could hamper Minnesota’s chances of returning to the postseason.