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Who are the best players left going into Day 2 of the 2018 NFL Draft?

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More specifically, who are the players the Minnesota Vikings could be eyeing?

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Day 1 of the 2018 NFL Draft has come and gone, but there are still two more days and six more rounds worth of selecting to go! We’re going to be here for all of it, so who are some of the names that the Vikings could be looking at?

Our own Dan Kadar from Mocking the Draft has put together his list of the best players remaining after Day 1 of the Draft, so let’s take a look at who he has on the list. Let’s do some of the positions the Vikings still need to address. We’ll go position-by-position, and include where Kadar has them ranked on his list.

Offensive linemen

  • 22. Will Hernandez, G, Texas-El Paso
  • 23. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  • 29. Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  • 36. James Daniels, C, Iowa
  • 49. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
  • 52. Brian O’Neill, OT, Pittsburgh
  • 56. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
  • 64. Austin Corbett, G, Nevada
  • 68. Braden Smith, G, Auburn
  • 71. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
  • 74. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

Those are just the guys that have potential second round grades on them. I know that many of you were disappointed, as was I, by the Vikings initially passing on an offensive lineman, but there are plenty of guys on that list that would be able to step in and immediately start for the Vikings. I would love to see them grab Corbett, quite frankly.

Defensive linemen

  • 16. Harold Landry, Edge, Boston College
  • 17. Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  • 31. Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
  • 37. Sam Hubbard, Edge, Ohio State
  • 47. Tim Settle, DT, Virginia Tech
  • 57. Uchenna Nwosu, Edge, Southern California
  • 62. Arden Key, Edge, Louisiana State
  • 69. Rasheem Greene, Edge, Southern California

Hurst is obviously dropping because of his health issues, despite receiving a clean bill of health after his scare at the Scouting Combine. Someone like Settle would potentially be a nice get for the Vikings as well, as a backup for Linval Joseph and a developmental guy going forward.

Tight ends

  • 33. Mark Andrews, Oklahoma
  • 40. Dallas Goedert, South Dakota State
  • 45. Mike Gesicki, Penn State
  • 63. Jaylen Samuels, North Carolina State

I know that tight end isn’t a huge need for the Vikings, but if they want to give Kirk Cousins more weapons, it could be a place they look. Samuels would be a fun pick, I think, because he isn’t just a tight end. He can do a little bit of everything.

Wide receiver

  • 48. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M
  • 51. James Washington, Oklahoma State
  • 53. Anthony Miller, Memphis
  • 55. Courtland Sutton, Southern Methodist
  • 67. D.J. Chark, Louisiana State
  • 73. Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame

Wide receiver is in sort of the same boat as tight end. . .something that the Vikings might have to address at some point, but not a hugely pressing need. But there are some guys that could potentially fall that could help there, too.

So fear not, Vikings fans. . .there is still plenty of talent to be had out there, and the Vikings are going to find plenty of it over the course of the next couple of days.