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I thought the Vikings were done in free agency. They just signed Marcus Sherels, Tom Compton, Reshard Cliett, and Kendall Wright. Now they are interested in a Marquette King too. They will need another 15 or so free agents plus the 7 to 10 draft picks to get to the 90 players for training camp.

I expect another corner signing and that could be Newman. If that is it then corner has to be a position they address in the draft because with Newman they would only have 4 viable corners unless Tocho or Richardson make the final roster.

I could see another defensive tackle being added and there are still some decent ones available like Johnathan Hankins but the price may be too high.

Heading to the draft the Vikings can go several directions. Obviously, the majority of fans want them to draft offensive linemen early and often. I can see them doing that very easily. But I am not sure the value will be there.

I am using the fanspeak site to do the mocks. Here are the premium & regular links

This mock is full of players who are visiting the Vikings.

https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=culwku

TRADES

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 30

RECEIVED: ROUND: 2 PICK: 4, ROUND: 4 PICK: 4

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

SENT: ROUND: 5 PICK: 30, ROUND: 6 PICK: 30

RECEIVED: ROUND: 4 PICK: 30, ROUND: 7 PICK: 32

CLEVELAND BROWNS

SENT: ROUND: 7 PICK: 7, FUTURE ROUND 6 PICK

RECEIVED: ROUND: 6 PICK: 1

36: R2P4 S JUSTIN REID STANFORD

6’0.4” 207 4.40 forty, 36 1/2” vertical, 10’08” broad, 16 reps , 6.65 3-cone

John Todd/isiphotos.com

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2018/03/21/nfl-draft-profile-no-36-stanford-s-justin-reid/aa7ztv1/

62: R2P30 C FRANK RAGNOW ARKANSAS

6’5.1” 312

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/draft-2018-prospect-profile-arkansas-frank-ragnow-leads-the-pack-at-center

http://www.profootballweekly.com/draft/2018/prospects/frank-ragnow/

94: R3P30 WR DANTE PETTIS WASHINGTON

6’0.4” 186

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

https://www.cover1.net/scouting-report-wr-dante-pettis-washington/

https://www.newsday.com/sports/football/dante-pettis-son-of-gold-glove-cf-gary-should-catch-on-in-nfl-1.17056097

104: R4P4 DL NATHAN SHEPHERD FORT HAYS STATE

6’3.6” 315 5.08 forty, 31” vertical, 9’4” broad

http://www.profootballweekly.com/draft/2018/prospects/nathan-shepherd/

130: R4P30 RB NYHEIM HINES NORTH CAROLINA STATE

5’8.3” 193 4.38 forty, 34” vertical, 10’01” broad, 11 reps

https://www.bloggingtheboys.com/2018/3/3/17072482/nfl-draft-prospect-to-know-nyheim-hines-rb-north-carolina-state-nfl-combine-dallas-cowboys

175: R6P1 TE TROY FUMAGALLI WISCONSIN

6’4.6” 247

https://saturdayblitz.com/2018/02/21/wisconsin-football-troy-fumagallis-2018-nfl-draft-profile/

213: R6P39 LB MATTHEW THOMAS FLORIDA STATE

6’2.6” 232 4.53 forty, 41 1/2” vertical, 10’11” broad

218: R6P44 CB GREG STROMAN VIRGINIA TECH

5’11” 182 4.48 forty, 33 1/2” vertical, 9’05” broad, 16 reps

250: R7P32 WR JUSTIN WATSON PENN

6’2.3” 213 4.44 forty, 40” vertical, 10’04” broad, 20 reps

http://www.thedp.com/article/2018/03/penn-football-justin-watson-senior-pro-day-nfl-hopeful-40-yard-dash-speed-draft

Kelley disagrees with some of the NFL comparisons he has seen made to Watson, including Chris Hogan of the New England Patriots and Adam Thielen of the Minnesota Vikings. He says Watson dwarfs them in college production, size, and athleticism.

Considering that Watson’s vertical and broad jumps place him in the 95th percentile in Kelley’s “Burst Score”, Kelley finds three-time Pro Bowl selection Vincent Jackson or newly-signed Jacksonville Jaguar Donte Moncrief a more appropriate comparison.

“A guy that stands at least 6-foot-2, a guy that’s 220 pounds, and runs a sub-4.5 40 with explosiveness that is pretty rare,” Kelley said. “[Jackson] went to Northern Colorado, a small school, posted a 70% Dominator Rating and ended up being super explosive when he was tested. Without running an algorithm yet on his comparisons, just the eye test, he looks more like a Vincent Jackson than an Adam Thielen.”

I imagine this is not going to go over too well with the majority of fans as most want the Vikings to draft offensive linemen with two out of the first three picks. I could see them doing that but I doubt it.

Justin Reid would be an excellent pick and while he may not start this year, he could be ready next year. Since he has played corner at Stanford as well he could be in on dime packages.

Ragnow is a Minnesota native and Vikings fan and an excellent interior lineman. He might push for a starting job this year too. But if not, with Easton and Compton on one year deals, he would definitely start in 2019.

Pettis is an extraordinary punt returner. And a pretty good receiver too.

Shepherd is rising up draft boards and may not even be available in the 3rd round. He could go in the middle of the second. In that case I could see them taking Folorunso Fatukasi instead.

Hines is a good kick returner and provides some speed on the edge of the offense. He is another hot prospect and could go higher. In that case I could see them going for Ito Smith here.

Fumagalli could be a good move tight end and has shown impressive receiving ability.

Stroman and Thomas could be good depth players at positions where there is a real chance for a rookie to make the team.

I would like to say Justin Watson is a sleeper but he is on many teams radars. I think he goes by the end of the 5th actually.

This one is different and not necessarily who the Vikings are bringing in for a visit.

https://fanspeak.com/ontheclock/sharedraft.php?d=daxalh

TRADES

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

SENT: ROUND: 5 PICK: 30, ROUND: 6 PICK: 30

RECEIVED: ROUND: 4 PICK: 30, ROUND: 7 PICK: 32

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

SENT: FUTURE ROUND 4 PICK, ROUND: 6 PICK: 44

RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 26, ROUND: 6 PICK: 14

30: R1P30 DL MAURICE HURST MICHIGAN

62: R2P30 C FRANK RAGNOW ARKANSAS

94: R3P30 EDGE LORENZO CARTER GEORGIA

130: R4P30 G WYATT TELLER VIRGINIA TECH

163: R5P26 WR TRE’QUAN SMITH UCF

188: R6P14 CB DARIOUS WILLIAMS UAB

213: R6P39 RB ITO SMITH SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

225: R7P7 TE JORDAN AKINS UCF

250: R7P32 WR JUSTIN WATSON PENN

As usual, I might like the second mock better.

Feel free to use the link to either mock and post your own verisions.