5 late-round picks from 2020 that could impact the Vikings in 2021

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The Minnesota Vikings are bathing in the afterglow of their 2021 NFL Draft, but there are some late-round players from a season ago who could have an impact in 2021.

While the Minnesota Vikings and their fans are stoked about their most recent draft class, the team still has some players from its 2020 class who have yet to have any sort of impact on the roster.

Some of these Vikings players missed their rookie years due to a season-ending injury, while others failed to get the necessary reps needed after the COVID-19 pandemic eliminated multiple offseason practices and the preseason.

Most of these Minnesota players were largely forgotten about during the 2020 campaign and they are definitely on the back burner with the new faces coming aboard this year. But they can’t be written off.

Some of these unproven Vikings could fill some depth holes at different areas of need for the team next season and some could even be forced into action if the starters are hit with an injury.

The majority of these Minnesota players won’t be in the running for any starting jobs this year, but who are the guys that could still make the final 53-man roster and have an impact on the team’s 2021 season?