4 bold predictions for the Vikings during the 2021 NFL Draft

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Minnesota will draft three offensive linemen

Minnesota still has 10 picks to use how they see fit despite not having a second-rounder. This is something that is sure to benefit them greatly, not only in problem areas but also when it comes to boosting depth at positional groups considered a little stronger than others.

One of the main problem groups that need addressing early and often is the offensive line. The Vikings made Riley Reiff a salary-cap casualty during the offseason and their guard positions might also need an upgrade if they want to get the most out of Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook in 2021.

There is a big chance they go with a lineman with their first-round selection at No. 14, but this is projected to be a deep draft class across the line and something the Vikings should take full advantage of in no uncertain terms.

Much will depend on what Minnesota plans to do with second-year-pro Ezra Cleveland, who showed plenty of promise when introduced into the lineup as a rookie. They have a stud right tackle in Brian O’Neill and a progressive young center in Garrett Bradbury, so if they can get their hands on two potential starters during the draft, it will do their chances the world of good.

Depth within the group is also a real concern. So taking three linemen over the course of the three days would be another real boost.