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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Mock!

After yesterday’s game it may be difficult to be cheerful for some. But being a father of young children does not allow me to be grumpy or more grumpy than usual. Thus, I must move on and continue to look forward.

The Vikings are firmly in the 6th seed. Some think resting the players to prevent injury would be wise but after that crappy show they put on yesterday there is no way the offense should have any player not playing. They need to show improvement immediately. The Bears defense should provide a good test if they play their starters and give good effort.

It is still up in the air who they would play in the first round. If the Packers and Seahawks win next week then they would play the Seahawks. If the Packers and 49ers win next week then they would play the Saints. I would want to face the Seahawks because they are missing their backs and the last time we played them they ran 42 times for 218 yards.

It’s still exciting to be in the dance though!

Trying to speculate about the draft next year requires a little quick review of the salary cap next year and possible contract extensions, restructures, or voids (i.e., someone getting released). Right now the Vikings have about -4.534 mil in cap space (according to overthecap). Next year’s projected cap space is expected to be somewhere between 196.8 to 201.2 mil.

How can the Vikings get cap space? Well after yesterday we can guess that they may let Rhodes, Reiff, and Griffen all go. They may try to trade Rhodes and Reiff but that may be wishful thinking. I think they can.

Just doing those 3 moves gets the Vikings to 25.467 mil in cap space.

They could use that to extend Harris, Waynes, and Alexander which I expect they will. Harris may prove to be too expensive so they could re-sign Kearse and sign a veteran free agent for cheap.

They should consider giving Hunter a raise and there is always the option of trying to extend Cousins and creating a lot more cap space. I will leave that out for now.

One player they should strongly consider if the hits the market is Brandon Scherff. He will have plenty of suitors so it will take 14 mil or more at the least. But I cannot see the Redskins letting him go. I think they will tag him if they have to.

Other than Scherff I do not see them trying to sign anyone of note besides another veteran QB like a Colt McCoy.

fanspeak has the Vikings drafting at #24 so I will go with that for this mock.

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

PRE-DRAFT TRADES

BUFFALO BILLS

SENT: XAVIER RHODES

RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 22

.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

SENT: RILEY REIFF & ROUND: 7 PICK: 37

RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 5


DRAFT TRADES

LA RAMS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 24 & ROUND: 6 PICK: 24

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 20

.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 40 & ROUND: 5 PICK: 22

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 36 & ROUND: 5 PICK: 25


24: R1P24 QB TUA TAGOVAILOA ALABAMA 6’1” - 218 - JR

LSU v Alabama Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

56: R2P24 OT PRINCE TEGA WANOGHO AUBURN 6’7” - 310 - SR

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 01 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Classic - Auburn v Washington Photo by Rich von Biberstein/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

84: R3P20 EDGE JAMES LYNCH BAYLOR 6’4” - 295 - JR

NCAA Football: Abilene Christian at Baylor Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

100: R3P36 S ANTOINE WINFIELD MINNESOTA 5’10” - 207 - JR

Minnesota v Purdue Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images

132: R4P24 G SHANE LEMIEUX OREGON 6’4” - 317 - SR

NCAA FOOTBALL: OCT 08 Washington at Oregon Photo by Steve Conner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

152: R5P5 CB DEOMMODORE LENOIR OREGON 5’11” - 212 - SR

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 21 Oregon at Stanford Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

172: R5P25 WR DEVIN DUVERNAY TEXAS 5’11” - 186 - SR

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Texas v Rice Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

221: R7P5 OT COLTON MCKIVITZ WEST VIRGINIA 6’7” - 312 - RSR

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 25 Baylor at West Virginia Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

240: R7P24 CB TROY PRIDE JR. NOTRE DAME 5’11” - 192 - SR

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 26 Notre Dame at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

250: R7P34 S BRIAN COLE MISSISSIPPI STATE 6’2” - 210 - SR

Stephen F Austin v Mississippi State Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

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

PRE-DRAFT TRADES

BUFFALO BILLS

SENT: XAVIER RHODES

RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 22

.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

SENT: RILEY REIFF & ROUND: 7 PICK: 37

RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 5

DRAFT TRADES

NEW YORK JETS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 24 & FUTURE ROUND 1 PICK

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 10

10: R1P10 QB JUSTIN HERBERT OREGON

56: R2P24 OT PRINCE TEGA WANOGHO AUBURN

88: R3P24 WR JALEN REAGOR TCU

104: R3P40 OT CALVIN THROCKMORTON OREGON

132: R4P24 CB JEFF GLADNEY TCU

152: R5P5 S ASHTYN DAVIS CALIFORNIA

169: R5P22 EDGE ALTON ROBINSON SYRACUSE

205: R6P24 DL DAVON HAMILTON OHIO STATE

221: R7P5 WR COLLIN JOHNSON TEXAS

240: R7P24 CB TROY PRIDE JR. NOTRE DAME

250: R7P34 S JALEN ELLIOTT NOTRE DAME

Obviously all the players I was able to select will go well before in the real draft.

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals!