4 Vikings rookies who will make the biggest impact in 2021

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Which college prospects drafted by the Minnesota Vikings could have the biggest impact in 2021?

The Minnesota Vikings got themselves a great haul of college prospects from this year’s NFL Draft. They led the league, along with the Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers, with 11 selections over the three-day period, which should give their roster some high-impact players and improved depth as they look to make a playoff return in 2021.

Much will obviously depend on how this year’s class plays out. Minnesota played their board extremely well and managed to get plenty of bang for their buck, so to speak. But one cannot say with any guarantee that this was a home run draft until we see their picks out on the field making a contribution.

Some will be counted on more than others next season, which is a high stake one for both head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman. The Vikings don’t appear to be that far away from being hugely competitive despite their 7-9 record in 2020. So how these rookies perform will go a long way to determining whether playoff football is a possibility or not next season.

With that being said, let’s look at the four rookies that could make the biggest impact for Minnesota in 2021.