5 positions the Vikings could fix with the 12th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft

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With a new regime often comes a new quarterback. The two go hand in hand like Top the Tater and Old Dutch ripple chips that come in the box. We saw it in the Childress era as he took Tarvaris Jackson, Leslie Frazier had Christian Ponder, and Mike Zimmer deemed Teddy Bridgewater his quarterback.

The new brass will want “their” guy, and even with Kirk Cousins on the roster, the team could take a new quarterback with the 12th pick.

With it being the middle of January, it is extremely difficult to predict who will rise up the boards in what is considered a relatively weak quarterback class. It happens every year though, prospects who are looked at as late first or early second-round talents in January end up shooting up the boards and wind up in the top ten by April.

Maybe the new regime will want a quarterback who can make plays with their legs like Malik Willis or maybe they want more of a traditional passer like Kenny Pickett out of Pittsburgh. Whatever they fancy, picking a quarterback is very much in play for Minnesota his year whether fans want to agree with it or not.

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If they do go this route, let’s just hope they trade Cousins so they have either an additional first or second-round pick to hit up some bigger areas of need.