4 luxury prospects the Vikings could pick in the 2021 NFL Draft

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Which prospects who might be deemed luxury selections could the Minnesota Vikings possibly draft in 2021?

It doesn’t take long to pick out the problem positions for the Minnesota Vikings heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.

The Vikings did a nice job of bringing in some nice pieces in free agency this year despite the obvious financial constraints they were working under. So although there were some notable sacrifices, the roster looks a little better now than it did after the 2020 season.

What comes next for the Vikings will be vital to their chances of making a postseason return in 2021. They have plenty of selections to utilize in this year’s draft despite not possessing a second-rounder following their ill-fated trade for Yannick Ngakoue. If they can hit the majority of the draft picks out of the park, it will benefit them enormously.

While the general consensus is that Minnesota will address their problem positions first, general manager Rick Spielman hasn’t been afraid to go bold if he thinks it will benefit the franchise. If he chooses to go this way once again with head coach Mike Zimmer’s approval, then some out-of-the-box picks might be in the team’s thoughts that don’t represent an immediate or pressing need.

Much will depend on how the draft plays out in front of them – especially in the first round before the Vikings are on the clock at No. 14. However, if history has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected whenever Minnesota is involved.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at four “luxury pick” prospects the Vikings could draft later this month.