Vikings Draft 2020: Realistic three-round mock draft

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First Round (Pick No. 22)

Jaylon Johnson – CB (Utah)

With the departures of Mackensie Alexander, Trae Waynes, and Xavier Rhodes, adding a cornerback is among the Vikings’ top priorities in this year’s NFL Draft.

If Mike Zimmer is looking for a corner who can increase the swagger of his defensive backfield and also make an above-average amount of plays on the ball, then Jaylon Johnson could be his guy.

At 6-feet and 193 pounds, Johnson has good size to match up with just about any current receiver in the NFL. He might not develop into a superstar at the pro level, but he has the potential to become a solid starter for the Vikings for multiple years beginning as early as 2020.

First Round (Pick No. 25)

Josh Jones – OT (Houston)

Minnesota seems to always be in need of upgrading their offensive line and this year is no different. Josh Jones is someone who could start immediately for the Vikings in 2020 as their left tackle or he could be used as a reserve and fill in as both a tackle and a guard when needed.

He’s currently a better run blocker than a pass protector, but he would fit in well with the zone-blocking scheme that Minnesota is expected to run next season. He’s not regarded among the elite tackles in this year’s draft, but Jones would still be a solid addition to the Vikings offensive line.