If any of the top 4 OT are available (Wirfs, Wills, Thomas, Becton) are available after 10 overall I would aggressively trade up for one of them.
If Tua slides past Carolina at 7 overall, I’d really consider trading up as well. I think his recent injury is overstated and he will be fine.
I have zero interest in a WR for the 1st round. The draft class is simply too deep, and the Vikings’ scheme does not require 2 great WRs.
I really want to beef up the line on both sides of the ball. The interior OL as it stands today lacks depth and experience. There’s still no replacement for Griffen on the edge, nor is Shamar Stephen a starting caliber DT.
Lots to do over the next few days!
Mostly agree here.
The OL needs to be addressed. Just can't keep hoping later round picks can somehow be developed in to studs even though it happens once in a while, (I do have hopes for Us on however). I don't know that I'd trade up for a tackle though as it seems there are another 4-5 past the first few that have real ability and potential later in the 1st or even the 2nd. But the time to get one is NOW. Interior OL is scarce this year, but I feel there are a few guys who have real potential 3rd round on if you get one that fits the current system.
I would take a WR in the 1st if the right guy slid. And there is no doubt we've seen some awsome WR talent come in to the league the last few years in the 1st. But how many busts have we seen? I read a half serious joking comment not so long ago that Spielman shouldn't be allowed to draft a WR until the 3rd round or later based on history, lol. But there may be some truth to that. I am absolutely fine waiting until day 2. But they need to bring in at least 2 If not 3 thjs year.
Also agree on the DL. Need to find someone who can play the 3 technique well. Especially since I think they are going to shift more back to the old "Tampa" defense and cover 3 they used to play. I'm all in on a quality DT in the first 3 rounds and depth/potential seems to be there. Call me a homer, but Khalil Davis from Nebraska is a guy I really like if they wait until the 4th or 5th round. They absolutely have to come out of this draft with TWO DE prospects for Patterson to work with. Losing Griffen hurts...though I STILL think he might be back as his and the team's best option...but we also lost Weatherly who developed in to a nice role player with potential. We need a couple nice, long, athletic kids to work with here, whether one comes early or not.