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DRAFT GUIDE: Minnesota Vikings Targets

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TOP 40 PLAYERS
VIKINGS NEEDS
POSITION RANKINGS
VIKINGS DRAFT TRENDS
ARIF HASAN’S CONSENSUS BOARD

Time to focus in on who the Vikings might be taking in the 2018 draft. These prospects are being recommended after taking into account team needs and drafting trends from the past. For example, the Vikings don’t need a top-five quarterback, so obviously Josh Rosen is not a target. On the other hand, the Vikings are very much in need of a third running back, who they will likely find in the middle rounds.

Within each position group, watch our video explaining the logic behind the choices, then click on each player for additional breakdowns, bios and analytics.

OFFENSIVE LINE (Rounds 1, 5-7)

 

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ROUND 1

Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
Billy Price, Ohio State
James Daniels, Iowa
Will Hernandez, UTEP

ROUNDS 5-7

Brandon Parker, NC A&T
Joseph Noteboom, TCU
Brett Toth, Army

 

DEFENSIVE TACKLE (Rounds 2-4)
Harrison Phillips, Stanford
Nathan Shepherd, Fort Hays State
Andrew Brown, Virginia
Trenton Thompson, Georgia

 

CORNERBACK (Rounds 3-5)

 

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Donte Jackson, LSU
Quenton Meeks, Stanford
Parry Nickerson, Tulane

 

WIDE RECEIVER (Rounds 3-5)

 

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Michael Gallup, Colorado State
J’Mon Moore, Missouri
Antonio Callaway, Florida

 

RUNNING BACK (Rounds 3-6)

 

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Rashaad Penny, San Diego State
Nyheim Hines, NC State
Kalen Ballage, Arizona State

 

TIGHT END (Rounds 3-7)

 

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Ian Thomas, Indiana
Tyler Conklin, Central Michigan

 

LINEBACKER (Rounds 4-7)

 

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Genard Avery, Memphis
Matthew Thomas, Florida State
Dorian O’Daniel, Clemson

 

SAFETY (Rounds 5-7)

 

Troy Apke, Penn State
Siran Neal, Jacksonville State

 

QUARTERBACK(Rounds 5-7)

 

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Kurt Benkert, Virginia
Danny Etling, LSU

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TOP 40 PLAYERS
POSITION RANKINGS
VIKINGS DRAFT TRENDS
VIKINGS NEEDS
ARIF HASAN’S CONSENSUS BOARD

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