The Minnesota Vikings season came to end with a 27-10 loss to the Niners. What can they do in the 2020 NFL Draft?
The Minnesota Vikings headed into San Francisco after a big win in New Orleans with plenty of momentum after Kirk Cousins led a game-winning drive in overtime against the Saints. After an early touchdown for the 49ers, Cousins found Stefon Diggs for a 41-yard score, knotting the game back up at seven.
Down 14-7 late in the second quarter, linebacker Eric Kendricks picked off Jimmy Garoppolo, setting up the Vikings nicely for a chance to tie things up. They couldn’t convert in the red zone and settled for a field goal.
That field goal would end up being the last points the Vikings would score. San Francisco shut them out in the second half, bottling up Dalvin Cook (nine rushes for 18 yards) and allowed six sacks. The offensive line got dominated all game long.
Now, as the offseason comes for the Vikings, questions arise as well. This team is in cap trouble right now, with $204 million committed to contracts next year. They will have to make some tough decisions. Riley Reiff is owed $13.2 million in 2020, a number that is too high based on his play this season. The same goes for Xavier Rhodes, who is owed $12.9 million in 2020. Minnesota also has a $13.8 million option for Everson Griffen, who is an integral part of the pass rush.
This is a big offseason for the Minnesota Vikings, and they need to be smart managing the cap and in the 2020 NFL Draft. Who could they select to fill their needs? Let’s take a look!
Note: This mock draft was completed using The Draft Network’s mock draft simulator.