5 players the Vikings could trade during the 2020 NFL Draft

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Riley Reiff – OT

If the Vikings trade Riley Reiff during this year’s NFL Draft, it’ll be because they were able to land a stud offensive tackle at pick No. 22 like Andrew Thomas or one of the other premier tackles.

Those prospects are all plug-and-play guys who are ready to step on the field from day one. Minnesota could be willing to slide Reiff inside to guard for 2020. But at his current price, the Vikings would probably be unwilling to deal with his $13.2 million cap hit next season. Instead, they could look to trade him this week.

After the top five tackles are off the board this year, there aren’t many prospects left who could come in and earn playing time as a rookie. A team that needs a tackle and is in a win-now mode could find Reiff appealing.

Reiff’s play is declining, but he was an average left tackle a season ago and he probably has at least two years of decent football left in him.

At his age and price tag, he likely wouldn’t net Minnesota much more than a mid-round pick and potential late rounder. But it could be worth it because of the money a trade would free up for the Vikings.