Vikings 2021 Draft: How will Week 17 impact Minnesota’s draft pick?

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With a Vikings win

A win by the Minnesota Vikings will ensure the team gets a draft pick somewhere between 13 and 15. Of course, where they would land in that range will depend entirely on the outcome of several games n Week 17.

There are only a couple of games that fans will need to keep their eyes on in Week 17 if Minnesota gets a win and moves to a 7-9 record on the season, they will need some help to get their best possible results.

Here is how the team can earn each possible pick if they beat Detroit.

Pick 15

  • 49ers and Patriots. A San Francisco loss to the Seahawks and a loss by the New England loss against the Jets would make those teams select before Minnesota in the draft.

Pick 14

  • One win. If either the Patriots of 49ers win this week, but not both, Minnesota will have pick 14.

Pick 13

  • Two wins. If the Patriots and 49ers both win their season finales, Minnesota would earn pick 13 in the 2021 NFL Draft.