The combine brought a few revelations and impacted the stock of a handful of top-tier talents. More players are in the public eye and more people are developing more opinions on said players. Free agency looms large now as team needs set to change drastically. But for one last pre-free agency go-around, we used Fanspeak's Mock Draft Simulator to predict the Vikings' draft strategy.
Khalen Saunders is an intriguing prospect as a compact, productive nose with plus athleticism inside. He has some major flashes to his game, including against top prospects at the Senior Bowl, which should alleviate concerns that his FCS competition aided his impressive game tape.
Hollins is a versatile, moveable piece who shined at the East-West Shrine Game, ultimately earning MVP honors. His stock may have been boosted by a strong combine, though much will come down to how teams view his raw pass rushing ability.
Possibly the most mobile lineman in the class, Bradbury drew eyes at the combine with his athleticism following an award-winning run at North Carolina State. Though a bit undersized, he has emerged as one of the top center prospects.
Jonah Williams is one of several top tackle prospects in this year's class who some suspect may benefit from a move to guard early in his career. With Williams, the primary reason for it would be his length, or lack thereof. That said, Williams is a fluid mover with sound technique who should be an immediate starter, regardless of who takes him.
The 2018 free agent class has some major names on it. For the most part, given the deals they have already signed and the re-signings they have yet to pull the trigger on, the Vikings may ultimately sit out a good chunk of free agency. However, with the team's significant need for help on the offensive line, it would be foolhardy to think they make no effort at signing a potential starter this offseason.
With his Senior Bowl performance and perceived underdog status, Isabella has emerged as an early fan favorite in this year's receiver class. However, he is far from a "lunch pail" guy. He is a supremely quick, efficient, dynamic receiver who will provide a strong slot option in the mid rounds.
As far as pure hand-in-the-ground defensive ends go, not many in this draft class are fit the prototype like Omenihu. His frame and physicality would indicate top-15 pick, yet for the most part, he seems to be a day two prospect. Regardless, someone is adding a diamond in the rough from the defensively absent Big 12.
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