Round 1: Trade the 8th pick to the Lions and receive picks 10, 76, & 111. At the 10th pick draft MLB CJ Mosley.
Round 2: Trade picks 40, 76, & 108 to the Redskins and receive pick 34. At the 34th pick draft QB Zach Mettenberger.
Round 3: At the 72nd pick draft G Gabe Jackson. Then at the 96th pick draft CB EJ Gaines.
Round 4: At the 111th pick draft RB De’Anthony Thomas.
Round 5: At the 148th pick draft DE Aaron Lynch.
Round 6: At the 184th pick draft CB Antone Exum.
Round 7: At the 223rd pick draft S Hakeem Smith.
I feel strongly that the Vikings will trade down to gather extra picks. Drafting CJ Mosley will give us a day one starter as well as a leader on the defense. In round 2 I feel like the Redskins will be a good trade partner since they do not have a first round pick. Going up to get Zach Mettenberger will solve our QB problems, and he doesn’t have to start day one. Gabe Jackson and EJ Gaines could push for starting jobs but they don’t necessarily have to be starters. De’Anthony Thomas is a good change of pace. It will give Norv Tuner a player who will be able to catch passes out of the back field. Aaron Lynch will be Mike Zimmer’s Michael Johnson clone to mold the way he sees fit. Antone Exum is coming off of an ACL injury and could be a major steal. Finally, Hakeem Smith is there for depth as well as a good special team’s contributor.
Let me know what you think in the comments below, thank you and have a blessed day.