We’re a little more than an hour away from the start of the 2018 NFL Draft, there hasn’t been a whole lot of news surrounding the Minnesota Vikings to this point. However, Adam Schefter of ESPN has just dropped some knowledge that a lot of fans. . .particularly those that are getting ready to settle in and watch tonight’s coverage. . .might be interested in.
Teams already eyeing move into back of first round: Vikings have received calls today from six teams interested in potentially trading into back half of first round and No. 30 pick, per source. Calls coming for New England at 31 and Philadelphia at 32, too.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 26, 2018
Schefter is reporting that the Vikings have gotten calls from six. . .yes, six. . .teams that are interested in trading from the second round back up to the Vikings’ spot at #30 overall.
I would assume that most of these teams have selections somewhere near the top of Round 2, because I can’t imagine that the Vikings would be interested in trading too far back if they decide to drop out of the first night of the selection process. If the team were to trade back, they could likely recoup the fourth-round pick that they’re missing, and possibly get more compensation depending on which team they’d be moving up with.
The depth at the offensive guard position, which one would presume is the Vikings’ main target, is good enough that the Vikings could likely get an immediate starter in the early portion of Round 2. That would also give the Vikings a chance to go back and re-rack their board after the first round was over and done with before getting after it again on Friday.
So, if you’re looking forward to finding out who the Minnesota Vikings are taking in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, it appears that there’s an increasingly likely chance that the answer is going to be “nobody.”