With the NFL Draft less than three weeks away, the Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of making final analyses and preparations for an incoming class of new rookies who they hope will put the finishing touches on the roster that will compete in 2018.
The Vikings addressed a number of areas of concern during free agency. With the additions of quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Trevor Siemian, defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson, and wide receiver Kendall Wright, the Vikings either strengthened or fortified key positions, leaving even fewer areas of need heading into the draft.
As is the case with most analysts, I decided to try my hand at how I think a potential Vikings draft could break down. I conducted my simulation on the Fanspeak.com On the Clock Draft Simulator Premium engine, set to Difficult to allow for potential trades.
Entering the draft, I viewed the interior offensive line as the Vikings biggest need. Based on most of the talk around other NFL sites, the team is also looking for depth along the defensive line, secondary, and running back.
With that, I present to you my Vikings Mock Draft, version 1.0: