What will the Minnesota Vikings’ 15-man 2020 NFL Draft class do on the field?
They say hope springs eternal in the spring. But for Minnesota Vikings fans, it seems to stretch a little later than that.
Nearly one month after the Vikings added an NFL-record 15 players through the draft, fans are wondering what these new players can do, especially without a typical offseason.
Despite the challenges each player will face coming into the league, there will not be a shortage of opportunity. The Vikings are in transition throughout the roster, and with five starters leaving on the defensive side of the ball, they could have a completely different look by the time they host the Green Bay Packers in Week 1 to open the 2020 season.
On the flip side, the Vikings have a lot of the pieces from last year’s offense, but still need help plugging some holes. The loss of wide receiver Stefon Diggs creates opportunity at the position, but the Vikings are still conducting their decade-long search to find out if someone can play guard.
The Vikings added plenty of talent in the NFL Draft, but now is the time for players to take advantage of the opportunity in front of them.
In this piece, we’ll try to predict what these first-year players can do when they hit the field and what their roles with the Minnesota Vikings could wind up being.