4 bold predictions for the Vikings 2021 rookie class

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How will the 11 players the Minnesota Vikings just selected in the 2021 NFL Draft perform in their first season with the franchise?

After three days and 11 selections in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings have a new group of players to help them reach the ultimate goal.

This year, it seemed like the Vikings‘ biggest priority was improving the trenches. Of the 11 players Minnesota picked in the 2021 draft, five were either offensive or defensive linemen.

The Vikings also made a selection that possibly signaled the beginning of the end for Kirk Cousins in the Twin Cities. Minnesota added former Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond in the third round and some believe he has the ability to take over as the Vikings’ starting signal-caller within the next year or two.

At this point, it’s hard to determine how big of an impact Minnesota’s 2021 draft class will have on the team next season. Still, we’re going to try and predict some of the things that will happen with the Vikings’ new batch of players during their first year with the team.