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3 NFL Draft prospects the Vikings should avoid

Vikings draft rumors, Kirk Cousins

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA – NOVEMBER 08: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Minnesota Vikings stands on the sphere along with his head down in the course of the first quarter of their sport in opposition to the Detroit Lions at U.S. Financial institution Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Picture by Stephen Maturen/Getty Pictures)

The Vikings must nail their first spherical draft choose to turn out to be a playoff contender in 2021. Which means Minnesota must move on these three prospects.

Kirk Cousins’ title was a curse phrase in Minnesota for lengthy stretches of the 2020 common season. His erratic play made it not possible for the Vikings to construct the form of momentum required to problem for a playoff berth within the NFC North. This offseason could be the time for the Vikings to make an enormous change at quarterback.

If head coach Mike Zimmer and the group’s mind belief do elect to go in that route, the concept of utilizing the group’s No. 14 total choose on buying a signal-caller of the longer term will certainly be a franchise consideration. Discovering worth at that spot is likely to be robust for the Vikings, however plenty of intriguing quarterbacks ought to nonetheless be on the board when Minnesota goes on the clock.

Even when the group doesn’t elect to make use of its first rounder on the sport’s most necessary place, it’s crucial for the Vikings to get an instantaneous impression participant on Day One. Avoiding these three overhyped prospects is crucial for Minnesota’s long-term future.

3. Rashod Bateman, Broad Receiver, Minnesota

If Bateman continues to be on the board at No. 14 the Vikings may really feel some temptation to nab the hometown prospect. Admittedly, he’d be good worth at that spot within the draft as a receiver who has a professional probability to develop right into a No. 1 possibility.

The fact for the Vikings is that huge receiver isn’t a large enough must justify using a primary rounder on the place. Minnesota ought to be ok with Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson being their starters on the surface for years to come back. Including a brand new starter within the slot may very well be intriguing for Minnesota, however solely within the center rounds.

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