4 common draft tendencies the Vikings should avoid in 2022

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Teams routinely make the same mistakes on draft day. Which four tendencies the Minnesota Vikings should avoid in 2022?

The Minnesota Vikings are just a few weeks away from the 2022 NFL Draft and it is an extremely important and exciting time for the franchise. They have a new regime in charge both in the front office and in the coaching staff. They’ve re-signed some key players, and they have added some players in free agency that should help them be much more competitive this season.

All they have to do to make this offseason complete is finish it up with a solid draft. While we don’t know how Kwesi Adofo-Mensah will approach the draft or what positions he values more than others, there are some tendencies he and his scouting department attempt to avoid.

These are common tendencies or stigmas that many teams adhere to when they are trying to finalize their draft boards or trying to separate one player from another.

In most instances, it is wise to adhere to these rules, but every single year very good players get drafted later than expected due to one of these tendencies. Then a few seasons down the road, we often wonder how this player was taken so late.

Here are four draft day tendencies the Vikings should try to avoid this season.