6 defensive tackles the Vikings could select in the 2020 NFL Draft

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The Minnesota Vikings could use an upgrade on the interior of their defensive line. Which prospects fit the bill heading into the 2020 NFL Draft?

The Minnesota Vikings defense is going to look a lot different than it did in 2019. After getting rid of many of their key players throughout this offseason, Minnesota has a lot of work to do in the 2020 NFL Draft to make sure their defense doesn’t suffer a severe drop-off.

One of the new holes created was in the middle of their defensive line. With Linval Joseph being released and opting to sign with the Los Angeles Chargers, the Vikings signed Michael Pierce in free agency. However, they could still use an upgrade citing the ineffectiveness of Shamar Stephen and the dearth of talent behind him.

This year’s class of defensive tackle prospects holds a couple of great options at the top, but it also has some solid alternatives if Minnesota chooses to wait. In the past, the Vikings have opted to use later-round picks to select defensive linemen, choosing to look at their athletic traits rather than their production in college.

In this piece, we’ll highlight some of the best names, but also try to pick out some that Minnesota could be interested in later. This should give us an intriguing list of who the Vikings could select in the draft.