3 directions the Minnesota Vikings 2020 season can go from here
By Dean Jones
Continue to struggle and get a high-end NFL Draft
What this season’s start has done for the Vikings from a confidence perspective remains to be seen. They have played well during parts of the campaign without having anything close to a winning record to show for it. But if things continue as they are, then it’s sure to come with plenty more in the way of disappointment.
This would see Minnesota secure themselves a high-end selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, something they haven’t had for quite some time given their recent success.
It is highly unlikely the Vikings are going to be in with a shot of drafting the likes of quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence or Justin Fields. But a top-10 pick would give them plenty of options to get a player who can immediately improve their fortunes in problem areas.
Minnesota and their long-suffering fan base will be hoping it doesn’t come to this and they can get back on track at the earliest possible opportunity. But 2021 is expected to feature a talented draft pool at the top-end with a lot of prospects who could fill a significant need in Minnesota.
Former Oregon offensive lineman Penei Sewell immediately springs to mind. He is arguably the most dominant college tackle to enter the draft in quite some time and he could slot in instantly if the Vikings decide to part ways with Riley Reiff next spring.
Others that could warrant consideration for Minnesota are Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, Alabama corner Patrick Surtain II, and former Virginia Tech defensive back Caleb Farley. This is the worst-case scenario for the Vikings. But it might just improve their chances in the long-term.