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Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 6.0

Minnesota Vikings
08 Apr 2020, 04:37 GMT+10

The predicted pick at No. 58: Lucas Niang, T, TCU

Despite weighing in at 315 pounds at the combine, his film shows remarkable mobility and movement that overcame the tightness he felt in his hips - and he should be a great fit for the kind of zone-style running the Vikings employ.

The predicted pick at No. 89: Damien Lewis, G, LSU

He has to do a better job leveraging that power into his pass sets and improve as a pass protector, but he has all the tools to excel as a guard in the NFL at both skills. The Vikings will have to spend a little bit of time working on Lewis, but they could get a starting-caliber guard in the third round.

The predicted pick at No. 102: McTelvin Agim, DT, Arkansas

Agim is a lengthy defensive tackle who has played everywhere on the line. Originally recruited as a five-star prospect at defensive end, he could be what the Vikings are looking for at the position with his remarkable track record of run-stopping and ability to flex into the nose in a pinch - arguably his best position in college.

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NFL.com's Charles Davis

April 2, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Xavier McKinney, S, Alabama

Could be the replacement for franchise-tagged safety Anthony Harris, if the Vikings trade him in the coming weeks, or might figure right into coach Mike Zimmer's "big nickel" scheme.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

A nifty slot receiver who ran 4.43 at the combine, Jefferson adds playmaking opportunities for Kirk Cousins and softens the loss of Stefon Diggs.

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NFL.com's Peter Schrager

April 1, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Austin Jackson, T, Southern California

Jackson has an incredible backstory, and he's a heck of a player, too. The Vikings have invested in the offensive line over the past few drafts, but they may not be done. Still just 20 years old, Jackson's upside is off the charts.

The predicted pick at No. 25: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

Terrell had an outstanding combine and solidified himself as one of the top cornerbacks in this draft. The national title game was not his best showing, but Terrell has interviewed extremely well and has answered any doubts about that performance. He also has as much big-game experience as just about any top defensive back in this class. Minnesota's strength was once that defensive backfield. Not so much anymore. It's time to reload.

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NFL.com's Maurice Jones-Drew

March 31, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

The Vikings rebuild this defense starting with Fulton, an opportunistic corner who excels in press coverage.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

With Everson Griffen testing free agency, Gross-Matos would be a great, young piece to continue Minnesota's defensive prowess.

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NFL.com's Cynthia Frelund

March 30, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

The departures of Stefon Diggs and Xavier Rhodes/ Trae Waynes create a big primary need on each side of the ball. My neutral model is slightly higher on Justin Jefferson than Higgins. However, pairing Higgins with Adam Thielen and Minnesota's tight ends adds the most wins in 2020.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

This pick remains the same from last time, yet has a higher win impact now that Xavier Rhodes has departed.

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NFL.com's Chad Reuter

March 26, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Trading Stefon Diggs makes finding a deep threat at receiver a high priority for Minnesota; the athletic Mims will make plays on the outside for Kirk Cousins.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

With Everson Griffen voiding his contract, the Vikings now have a hole on defense that Gross-Matos could fill.

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Will Brinson of CBS Sports

April 2, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

The Vikings taking a cornerback with this pick feels like a fait accompli given Mike Zimmer's tendencies.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

The Vikings got a cornerback and can now add a wide receiver to replace the departed Stefon Diggs.

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Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports

April 5, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Minnesota is now without Xavier Rhodes, Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander. Upgrading the cornerback position is imperative and it starts with Fulton, who is coming off a strong season for LSU.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Jefferson balled out at the combine, and that effort, in addition to his '19 season with Joe Burrow, makes him a solid first-rounder, and one who can excel from the slot in Day 1.

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Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports

April 1, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Derrick Brown, DT, Auburn

After moving on from Linval Joseph, the Vikings need a big body on the interior who'll devour blocks and consistently make plays against the run. Brown's the perfect prospect here.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Reagor is a burner with smooth athleticism in space and will create separation. This fills a big need after the Stefon Diggs trade.

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Pete Prisco of CBS Sports

March 26, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE, LSU

The Vikings lost Stephen Weatherly in free agency and will also be losing Everson Griffen when he signs with another team. They have to get edge-rush help, which is why Chaisson makes sense.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

They lost two corners in free agency, so this would make sense. We know how Mike Zimmer likes to pick corners.

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Josh Edwards of CBS Sports

April 3, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Murray is an active linebacker that covers sideline to sideline. Minnesota will need to make some changes to that unit in the near future.

The predicted pick at No. 25: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

Minnesota overhauled the cornerback position this offseason so they need some bodies in that room. Terrell is not a consolation prize. He has a high ceiling.

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Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports

March 31, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

I really like Johnson, and I think his physicality will appeal to the Vikings. He's a corner with a bit of a strong safety mentality.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Mims isn't a finished product, so he's not going to step in and replace Stefon Diggs. He does offer the big-play threat that Diggs had, and he has room to develop further.

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Kevin Hanson of Sports Illustrated

April 2, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

The Vikings have a need for an upgrade at WR2 to pair with Adam Thielen following the trade of Stefon Diggs, which has [brought] this pick to Minnesota. One of the biggest winners at the NFL combine, Jefferson ran a faster-than-expected 40-yard dash (4.43) and he's a nuanced route-runner with outstanding ball skills.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

The departure of Everson Griffen (eight sacks in 2019) and Stephen Weatherly, who signed with Carolina in free agency, will lead to an expanded role for Ifeadi Odenigbo (seven sacks). Especially if four corners are off the board before the Vikings pick, adding another defensive end to the rotation makes sense here. Using his length, agility and first step, the ex-Nittany Lion recorded 17 sacks and 34.5 tackles for loss combined over the past two seasons.

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Dan Kadar of SB Nation

April 6, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

I continue to be stuck on Fulton to the Vikings with the No. 22 pick. Fulton is the type of cornerback who will not hesitate getting physical with receivers and is a sure tackler. That, combined with his ability to play man coverage, makes him an attractive target. If he didn't have some character issues in his past, he might be considered a more highly rated player.

The predicted pick at No. 25: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

After trading Stefon Diggs, the Vikings could use some help at wide receiver. Reagor is a big play waiting to happen. He is an aggressive pass catcher who will battle at the high point to make a catch. He's just behind [Jerry] Jeudy in terms of route runners in this class, and has value as a punt returner.

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Matt Miller of Bleacher Report

April 1, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

_With starters at wide receiver expected to last well into the third round, the Vikings will instead go cornerback early and land one of the few Week 1 starters in the class. TCU's Jeff Gladney is a fantastic press cover man who plays much bigger than his 5-foot-10 size would indicate. He's NFL-ready to play at the line of scrimmage and wreck any receiver. _

The predicted pick at No. 25: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

Iowa's A.J. Epenesa is a clean replacement for [Everson] Griffen, with his 6-5, 275-pound frame bringing a combination of power and quickness that will play perfectly opposite Danielle Hunter. With Epenesa's proven play in the Big Ten over the last two seasons and his positional versatility, he's tailor-made for the Vikings 4-3 scheme.

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Benjamin Solak of The Draft Network

March 23, 2020

The predicted pick at No. 22: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Justin Jefferson in place of Stefon Diggs is such an easy fit. Jefferson doesn't have the same contested-catch prowess but as a route-runner, he's equally loose, physical and savvy.

The predicted pick at No. 25: A.J. Terrell, CB, Clemson

The Minnesota Vikings and general manager Rick Spielman can't resist a first-round cornerback if they tried. A.J. Terrell has a well-rounded skill set and can win on the outside but only offers a modest ceiling.

Click here for Solak's full mock draft.

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