Lesser needs the Vikings could address with the 14th pick
By Nik Edlund
While many expect the Minnesota Vikings to address the defensive or offensive lines in Round 1, there are some lesser needs the team could fill with that pick.
The Minnesota Vikings hold the 14th pick and have plenty of needs as they approach the 2021 NFL Draft. They could use help on their defensive line at both defensive tackle and defensive end. They need a young safety or two, and on offense, they need to bolster the interior of their offensive line with at least one big road-grading guard.
There should be at least one tantalizing option at one of those needs when they are on the clock in April, but there’s also a chance the cupboard could be picked clean at all their biggest areas of concern.
If there isn’t a player available who fills a huge hole, the Vikings shouldn’t hesitate to address a secondary need with their first-round choice. The NFL Draft is all about accumulating talent and taking the highest-graded player available regardless of need, which usually pays off down the road. Here are some secondary needs the Vikings could address with their first-round pick.