6 quarterbacks the Vikings could draft in 2020

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The Minnesota Vikings need some young depth at the quarterback position and they could get it with one of their 12 NFL Draft selections in 2020.

Although Kirk Cousins signed a two-year extension with the Minnesota Vikings worth a fully guaranteed $66 million, they need to find a development prospect in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Sean Mannion re-signed with the Vikings during this offseason on a one-year, $910,000 deal. But he hardly set the world alight when given the opportunity last season and if their franchise player goes down, the Vikings’ playoff opportunity will vanish.

That might also be the case if a rookie is thrown in at the deep end. But there are plenty of intriguing prospects later on in the draft that could develop into a potential starter and potentially become a replacement for Cousins down the line.

One would expect the Minnesota Vikings to use their first three or four picks on cornerback, defensive end and the offensive line. After that, they will be looking for depth elsewhere and that brings a player who has the potential to start under center in the coming years into play.

It is going to be interesting to see if Minnesota’s decision-makers decide to go with a stereotypical pocket-passer like they have in the past, or move with the times and go for a dual-threat at the position.

This isn’t a position of importance right now. But there is no telling how Cousins’ future with the franchise is going to look in two years if he fails to live up to expectations.

Here are six prospects that warrant consideration in the 2020 NFL Draft.