Which players are the most underhyped from the Minnesota Vikings’ 2020 NFL Draft class?
The Minnesota Vikings had a massive 15-player haul in the 2020 NFL Draft.
In addition to being one of the biggest draft classes you will ever see, the Vikings also had one of the best draft classes in 2020.
They managed to re-shape their roster in a tremendous way through the 2020 NFL Draft, starting with their duo of first-round picks: LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson and TCU cornerback Jeff Gladney.
With such a deep class, it’s easy for some picks to fall through the class.
Which players did the Vikings select that are being underhyped heading into the 2020 NFL season?
Let’s take a look.
1. James Lynch, DL, Baylor
Forget just the Vikings in general — I think James Lynch was one of the most underhyped prospects in the entire 2020 class.
At 6-foot-4, 289 pounds, Lynch is a player who can move all over your defensive line and have success. He will be playing for Adam Zimmer and Andre Patterson at the next level, and those two have the privilege of lining Lynch up anywhere they feel he can exploit the opponent.
Although Lynch lacks elite athletic traits, he’s very strong and quick off the ball.
Working as an outside defensive end a lot of the time at Baylor, Lynch showed a nice variety of moves to put pressure on the quarterback and racked up 19.5 tackles for loss, 13.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in his tremendous junior season.