5 needs the Vikings could double-dip at during the 2021 NFL Draft

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The Vikings lost Anthony Harris in free agency this year and that came as no surprise to anyone who follows the team. They did well by bringing in Xavier Woods to replace him, but second-year man Josh Metellus is really the only solid backup they currently have. This position group is one that the team could definitely add prospects to in the 2021 draft and do it more than once.

Just because Minnesota signed Woods doesn’t mean they won’t address this area of their roster early in the draft. He was only inked to a one-year deal, so his time in purple could be over in 2022.

Trevon Moehrig remains a possibility for the Vikings this year at pick No. 14 in the first round. He’s a do-it-all type of player who could have a major impact in the team’s secondary for a long time.

Minnesota could also trade back into the second round and target a player like Richie Grant. He’s got the skill set to be an asset in coverage and also be a problem for offenses near the line of scrimmage.

The Vikings have six choices in the third and fourth round of this year’s draft and they could certainly add another safety with one of these picks even if they take one earlier.

If Minnesota hasn’t taken a safety by the third round, they could address this position twice in these rounds since there will still be many quality players to be had. Talanoa Hufanga, Ar’Darius Washington, Andre Cisco, and Hamsah Nasirildeen are just a few of the names that might still be on the board in the middle of the draft.