7 trade targets to make the Vikings contenders in 2024

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Vikings Trade Target No. 6

Derrick Brown - IDL (Carolina Panthers)

The Panthers are struggling due to a roster that isn't designed for success. They are unwilling to spend money to compete, and it may be time for the team to rebuild and trade away its top players.

Carolina failed to trade Brian Burns last year, and they risk losing him in free agency with no return. However, some argue that Derek Brown is the team's true star player.

Brown has been consistently healthy and has performed well as an interior defensive lineman despite not receiving as much recognition as others in his position.

Despite generating a lot of pressure, Brown's skills have been criticized as his sack numbers do not reflect the same.

However, Brown is highly efficient in plugging gaps in the run game and forcing opponents to pass the ball. At just 25 years of age, Brown is an attractive prospect for teams like the Vikings.

It would be a smart move for the Vikings to acquire Brown and extend his contract to prevent him from becoming a free agent next year, even though the price tag may be steep. Brown's abilities could prove to be a valuable asset in the team's quest for a Super Bowl victory.