Vikings Power Rankings: Minnesota’s national standing continues to fall

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Are the experts right about the Vikings this week?

Interestingly enough, the average of 19.1 translates to an approximate pick of No. 13 in the 2021 NFL Draft. According to Tankathon, the Vikings currently hold the No. 13 selection heading into the final week of the season.

Despite the confusing ebbs and flows from experts and their interesting evaluation of the team after their holiday loss, they seem to have come to a proper conclusion somehow and that is fairly surprising.

Minnesota will be without Kyle Rudolph (placed on IR) and Dalvin Cook (personal) for Week 17 and they could see some other starters sidelined for the game. Depending on how many of the Vikings’ best players sit, the outcome of Sunday’s game could be up in the air.

Minnesota will likely own the rights to a pick somewhere between 13 and 15 in the 2021 draft if they beat Detroit, and that isn’t the best news for those hoping for the team getting elite talent. However, a great draft placement doesn’t always guarantee a great player and that is what makes the draft so much fun.

Do you agree that Minnesota should be placed around No. 19 in this week’s power rankings? Or do you think this team is getting either too much or not enough credit from experts? Let us know your opinion in the comments.