Vikings Draft 2021: Four-round risk-reward mock draft

(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Kary Vincent Jr.
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Which prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft are boom or bust options for the Minnesota Vikings?

When the Minnesota Vikings are on the clock in this year’s NFL Draft, they will have a lot of good players to choose from with a run on quarterbacks expected to come early on. What if they decide to take a gamble on upside rather than more proven players as they shape the roster for next season?

The draft is often filled with future superstars that do not always pan out for several reasons, whether on the field or off of it. This year’s talent pool is no different as there are already a number of players with question marks next to their names.

Character concerns, injury histories, and many other factors have altered the draft experience for so many prospects throughout the years. Those same character concerns have popped up for the Vikings‘ first-round pick from a year ago with the recent news of Jeff Gladney getting into trouble with the law.

Several players in this class fit those descriptions but could be crucial players at the next level if they overcome whichever concerns they currently have attached. What would a Vikings draft look like if they only went after prospects based solely on risk-reward potential?