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GM: Rick Spielman

Head Coach: Mike Zimmer

Offensive Coordinator: John DeFilippo

Defensive Coordinator: George Edwards

Offensive Scheme: West Coast

Defensive Scheme: 4-3, Attacking

NFL Offensive Rankings

Run: 7 Pass: 11 Total: 11

NFL Defensive Rankings

Run: 2 Pass:Total: 1

2018 Estimated Cap Space

$52,732,939

2018 NFL Mock Drafts

2018 NFL Mock Draft

DraftGeek’s Mock Draft

 

Minnesota Vikings Previous Draft

2/41 Dalvin Cook RB FLORIDA STATE
3/70 Pat Elflein C OHIO STATE
4/109 Jaleel Johnson DT IOWA
4/120 Ben Gedeon ILB MICHIGAN
5/170 Rodney Adams WR SOUTH FLORIDA
5/180 Danny Isidora G MIAMI
6/201 Bucky Hodges TE VIRGINIA TECH
7/219 Stacy Coley WR MIAMI
7/220 Ifeadi Odenigbo DE NORTHWESTERN
7/232 Elijah Lee OLB KANSAS STATE
7/245 Jack Tocho CB NC STATE

Post Draft Thoughts:

“The Vikings moved up to get some talent that they targeted, and believe they may have stabilized some problems that they had last year. Cook was arguably the best RB in the draft, and getting him at 41 is quite a value.  He is going to catch a lot of passes this year. Elflein provides them with the center of the future, and can play guard as well. Isidora was viewed as one of the safer offensive line prospects, and could fight his way into the starting lineup.”

2018 NFL Draft

The Vikings really struck gold with additions to the offensive line that weren’t necessarily coming off of stellar seasons with their previous teams. Doubts have been cast aside, as the offensive line has formed into a unit that has provided protection for the QB as well as has created lanes for whomever is running the ball. The line has played well, but they have also been lucky to not have had test the lack of depth of talent, and should start developing some young offensive line talent through the draft.

The defense, particularly the secondary is the strength of the Vikings team at this point, but the interior of the defensive line is aging. With quality players all around, getting that interior pass rush could take this defensive to even greater heights.

One major question surrounding Minnesota is who is going to be the quarterback next year. They have a pending free agent starter that they traded a top pick for, a budding star, albeit unproven, coming off a gruesome injury, and a designated backup QB that has performed admirably in reserve duty.

Minnesota Vikings 2018 NFL Draft Needs

DT, OT, ILB, OLB

 

2018 NFL Draft Trades for the Minnesota Vikings

Round 1
Houston to Cleveland
Kansas City to Buffalo

Round 2
Houston to Cleveland
Los Angeles Rams to Buffalo
New Orleans to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Cleveland
San Francisco to New England
Seattle to New York Jets

Round 3
Buffalo to Carolina
Washington to Kansas City
Chicago to San Francisco
Philadelphia to Buffalo
Seattle to Houston

Round 4
Arizona to Chicago
Carolina to Cleveland
Minnesota to Philadelphia to Miami
Minnesota to Philadelphia
Philadelphia to Miami
Pittsburgh to San Francisco
San Francisco to Denver

Round 5
Atlanta to Denver
Dallas to New York Jets
Houston to Seattle
Kansas City to Cleveland
Miami to New Orleans
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to San Francisco
Oakland to Seattle
San Francisco to Pittsburgh
Seattle to Philadelphia

Round 6
Buffalo to Los Angeles Rams
Detroit to Los Angeles Rams
Pittsburgh to Cleveland to Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Pittsburgh to Cleveland
Cleveland to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh to Tampa Bay
Seattle to Oakland

Round 7
Kansas City to San Francisco
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Los Angeles Chargers to Buffalo
Buffalo to Carolina
Minnesota to Seattle
New England to Cincinnati
New England to Seattle
New York Jets to Seattle
Philadelphia to Seattle
Seattle to New York Jets
Seattle to New England
Tampa Bay to Miami

Conditional / Yet to be Have Details Released
Arizona to Kansas City
Arizona to New Orleans
Baltimore to Arizona
Baltimore to Los Angeles Rams
Buffalo to Green Bay
Cincinnati to Jacksonville
Jacksonville to Miami
New England to Philadelphia
New York Giants to Pittsburgh


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