3 prospects the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Which 2021 prospects the Minnesota Vikings should already be thinking about?

The Minnesota Vikings did a fair job at drafting for need this year, especially with losing some key pieces, primarily on defense. Landing corners Jeff Gladney from TCU and Cameron Dantzler from Mississippi State should bode well for their future success in the secondary.

The Vikings selecting Justin Jefferson with their first pick in the first round tells us that they are preparing to attack the air and continue their primary two wide receiver sets. Pairing Jefferson and Adam Thielen together should give Kirk Cousins the weapons he needs to keep this offensive train rolling.

Snagging Ezra Cleveland at the backend of the 2nd round is a tremendous value considering his athletic numbers. He was beginning to get late 1st/early 2nd round hype, so getting him where the Vikings did is an excellent value pick.

While this draft appears to be successful early, they have yet to hit the field yet, and there will be more names to look for in next year’s class, and it’s never too early to start evaluating the talent that is coming up.

The 2020 NFL Draft class received a lot of hype considering the talent of the overall class, but this 2021 class could potentially rival it. Let’s dive into three of these prospects from this upcoming draft class that the Vikings could look to draft next year.