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Zimmer reveals Minnesota’s 2021 draft strategy

Following all of the defensive moves the Vikings have made since the beginning of this year’s free agency period, some have wondered if the team will be looking to fill most of their offensive needs in the upcoming NFL Draft.

On Wednesday, Mike Zimmer shared that Minnesota won’t necessarily have their eyes on a specific offensive or defensive need for each of their selections in this year’s draft. Instead, Zimmer says the Vikings’ free agency activity this offseason should allow the team to be able to pick the “best player available,” when it comes time for them to make their 2021 draft selections.

Basically, Minnesota isn’t going to reach with any of their draft picks this year. If there’s a pass rusher available who is rated higher on the Vikings’ board than an offensive lineman that’s also still available, then the team is probably going to go with the pass rusher.

Minnesota could go in a variety of different directions with their 2021 draft picks, especially with the early-round selections, and it sounds like they’re open to all of them.