Vikings Draft 2021: Super early four-round mock draft

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Third Round (Pick No. 78)

Jevon Holland – S (Oregon)

This is another great value for the Vikings, especially considering the state of the secondary. Jevon Holland one of the top safeties in the 2021 class and he is someone who has the potential to come off the board during the top 50 picks. In this scenario, Holland falls to the third round, and Minnesota can replace Anthony Harris seamlessly.

Holland is a Swiss Army knife defender who can play in the slot, outside, or deep at safety. All he did at Oregon was make plays in the secondary, which is what the Vikings need.

Like Rousseau, Holland opted out of the 2020 season, and he only has 27 games under his belt at the NCAA level. In those 27 games, he recorded 108 tackles, nine interceptions, and 4.5 tackles for loss.

His biggest flaw is turning his head and covering deep halves. But Playing next to Harrison Smith in Minnesota should help him tremendously in that regard.

Third Round (Pick No. 91)

Levi Onwuzurike – IDL (Washington)

Let’s keep adding to the defense. The Vikings’ offense was great in 2020 and it was only held back by a disastrous defense. So spending picks on that side should only make things easier for Minnesota next season.

Levi Onwuzurike is a big body up the middle that would probably pair nicely with Michael Pierce moving forward. Onwuzurike would be an ideal interior defensive lineman with enough size to stand his own against the run, but the quickness and length to be a pass rusher.

He is a tremendous athlete for his size (6-foot-3, 288 pounds) who can be a rotational piece as soon as he steps in the building. The Vikings have a lot of young interior linemen that are waiting for their time. Could he be next?