Use the top pick the defensive front seven
Minnesota is likely to move on Danielle Hunter and Anthony Barr this offseason, leaving their defense in a vulnerable state where they could use some help on the defensive line or with the linebacker grouping.
The last player taken from those positions in the first round of the draft was Anthony Barr in 2014. He had some great years in Minnesota but now it’s time to boost that pass rush or secure the run stoppers by investing in the defense instead of pouring more picks into an offense held back by the gameplan and not a lack talent at the “skill” positions.
If the Vikings want to stay among the leaders in sacks in 2022, they will need to invest in the position. The 2022 NFL Draft is deep in pass rushers and there should be an excellent prospect on the board when the purple and gold are on the clock.
Instead of continually throwing money at the defense, spending draft picks to fill positions of need would be a smart move, especially considering the team’s salary cap situation. Plus, the Minnesota Vikings need some youth on defense to pair with their excellent veterans like Harrison Smith and Eric Kendricks.