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NCAA Football: Georgia vs Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

4 days until the Vikings fans get the offensive lineman of their dreams! I obviously am hoping the Vikings do not take an offensive lineman with the first pick just to see things burn.

I will say that if there is a top defensive end available that they should run to the podium with the pick. Montez Sweat, Clellin Ferrell, or Rashan Gary would be easy picks. The contracts given up this past season to defensive ends or pass rushers was enormous. The Vikings do not want to try to go into that market.

With Everson Griffen likely gone after this season or on a drastically reduced salary (which makes me believe he could be gone) they will need to have some viable alternatives. Weatherly looks promising and they have several players that they are developing in Bower, Aruna, Odenigbo, and Mata’afa. But if there is a top player in the draft available they really should go that route.

Defensive tackle would be another position to grab someone early. Christian Wilkins, Jeffery Simmons, & Dexter Lawrence would all be candidates worth the pick to me. With Shamar Stephen on a low priced deal and Jaleel Johnson and Jalyn Holmes still developing, a top defensive tackle would be an excellent pick.

I cannot see a defensive back in the 1st unless they are planning on trading someone.

Tight end has been a position many have discussed as a need and I am still confused by this sentiment since I do not think they will carry 4 tight ends on the roster.

QB, WR, and RB are positions that would be a complete surprise in the 1st.

That leaves the elephants in the room.

This mock tries to bring in some SIZE!

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

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TRADES

BALTIMORE RAVENS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 18

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 22 & ROUND: 4 PICK: 11

ATLANTA FALCONS

SENT: ROUND: 2 PICK: 18 & FUTURE ROUND 4 PICK

RECEIVED: ROUND: 2 PICK: 13 & ROUND: 5 PICK: 14

22: R1P22 OT JAWAAN TAYLOR FLORIDA

HEIGHT: 6’5”

WEIGHT: 312

ARMS: 35.13”

HANDS: 10”

WING: 84.75”

BENCH: 24

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jawaan-taylor?id=32195441-5934-9425-ed94-9fc450b432bc

https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/jawaan-taylor

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2019/3/20/18268464/jawaan-taylor-nfl-draft-2019-florida-offensive-tackle-scouting-report

NCAA Football: Georgia vs Florida Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

45: R2P13 DL DEXTER LAWRENCE CLEMSON

HEIGHT: 6’4.4”

WEIGHT: 338

ARMS: 34.75”

HANDS: 10.5”

WING: 84”

40YD: 5.05

BENCH: 36

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/dexter-lawrence?id=32194c41-5728-8048-d62b-e09e0d1d71d6

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/draft-2019-nfl-draft-profile-di-dexter-lawrence-clemson

https://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2019/4/5/18293395/dexter-lawrence-nfl-draft-2019-scouting-report-clemson-defense

NCAA Football: Clemson at Texas A&M Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

81: R3P17 C ELGTON JENKINS MISSISSIPPI STATE

HEIGHT: 6’4.4”

WEIGHT: 310

ARMS: 34”

HANDS: 10.25”

WING: 83”

40YD: 5.09

3CONE: 7.77

BENCH: 29

VERTICAL: 28”

BROAD: 9.08’

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/elgton-jenkins?id=32194a45-4e11-7507-3601-9c3adcefa1c1

https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/elgton-jenkins

NCAA Football: Senior Bowl Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

113: R4P11 WR JALEN HURD BAYLOR

HEIGHT: 6’4.6”

WEIGHT: 226

ARMS: 32”

HANDS: 10.25”

WING: 77.625”

BENCH: 23

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jalen-hurd?id=32194855-5208-0933-a42b-f137c6bf565f

https://draftwire.usatoday.com/2019/03/07/2019-nfl-draft-prospect-interview-jalen-hurd-baylor-tennessee/

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

120: R4P18 RB MILES SANDERS PENN STATE

HEIGHT: 5’10.5”

WEIGHT: 211

ARMS: 30.63”

HANDS: 9.25”

WING: 74.625”

40YD: 4.49

10YD: 1.67

3CONE: 6.89

BENCH: 20

VERTICAL: 36”

BROAD: 10.33’

pSPARQ: 128.9

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/miles-sanders?id=32195341-4e15-3567-869d-79c73965b54e

http://thehuddle.com/2019/03/29/nfl-draft-rb-miles-sanders-penn-state/

https://nflspinzone.com/2019/03/23/nfl-draft-2019-miles-sanders-best-running-back-class/

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - Penn State v Washington Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

152: R5P14 S WILL HARRIS BOSTON COLLEGE

HEIGHT: 6’1”

WEIGHT: 207

ARMS: 31.25”

HANDS: 9”

WING: 74.75”

40YD: 4.41

10YD: 1.54

3CONE: 6.91

BENCH: 20

VERTICAL: 36.5”

BROAD: 10.25’

pSPARQ: 128.8

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/will-harris?id=32194841-5200-0007-18bb-de0956128b7a

https://steelersdepot.com/2019/04/2019-nfl-draft-player-profiles-boston-college-ss-will-harris/

https://cowboyswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/20/dallas-cowboys-will-harris-scouting-report-30-visit-player-profile/

NCAA Football: Temple at Boston College Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

190: R6P17 G NATE DAVIS UNC-CHARLOTTE

HEIGHT: 6’3.2”

WEIGHT: 316

ARMS: 33.13”

HANDS: 9.5”

WING: 79.375”

40YD: 5.23

10YD: 1.84

3CONE: 7.94

BENCH: 23

VERTICAL: 36”

BROAD: 8.92’

pSPARQ: 94

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/nate-davis?id=32194441-5638-7014-16dd-ae9208a0087f

https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/nate-davis

Charlotte v Tennessee Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images

209: R6P36 DL JOHN COMINSKY CHARLESTON

HEIGHT: 6’5.3”

WEIGHT: 290

ARMS: 323.5”

HANDS: 9.75”

WING: 79.75”

40YD: 4.69

10YD: 1.67

3CONE: 7.03

BENCH: 22

VERTICAL: 33.5”

BROAD: 9.67’

pSPARQ: 131.8

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/john-cominsky?id=3219434f-4d27-5428-ccac-ad99ba74b4eb

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/sports/mec_sports/uc-football-john-cominsky-impresses-at-nfl-combine/article_5b4adafc-3c30-5214-8208-155ea0aa0c6b.html

https://thedraftnetwork.com/articles/john-cominsky-was-built-for-this

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

247: R7P33 TE CALEB WILSON UCLA

HEIGHT: 6’4.2”

WEIGHT: 240

ARMS: 33”

HANDS: 9.75”

WING: 79.5”

40YD: 4.56

10YD: 1.62

3CONE: 7.2

BENCH: 14

VERTICAL: 29”

BROAD: 9.42’

pSPARQ: 109.9

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/caleb-wilson?id=32195749-4c13-2675-ea2f-e42283f6be98

https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2019/03/caleb-wilson-ucla-te-nfl-draft-2019-profile.html

https://lastwordoncollegefootball.com/2019/02/19/caleb-wilson-2019-nfl-draft-profile/

NCAA Football: UCLA at California John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

250: R7P36 CB DERREK THOMAS BAYLOR

HEIGHT: 6’2.7”

WEIGHT: 189

ARMS: 33.75”

HANDS: 10”

WING: 82”

40YD: 4.43

10YD: 1.53

BENCH: 8

VERTICAL: 39.5”

BROAD: 10.92’

pSPARQ: 130.5

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/derrek-thomas?id=32195448-4f38-1313-dc0c-8662227b2789

NCAA Football: Texas Bowl-Baylor vs Vandebilt Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

UDFA

CB JORDAN BROWN - SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

WR PENNY HART - GEORGIA STATE

DL KINGSLEY KEKE - TEXAS A&M

DL GREG GAINES - WASHINGTON

S ZEDERICK WOODS - MISSISSIPPI

CB MARK FIELDS - CLEMSON

LB CODY BARTON - UTAH

LB OTARO ALAKA - TEXAS A&M

WR JAZZ FERGUSON - NORTHWESTERN ST

QB EASTON STICK - NDSU

CB DERRICK BAITY - KENTUCKY

EDGE MAXX CROSBY - EASTERN MICHIGAN

EDGE JUSTIN HOLLINS - OREGON

OT DONNELL GREENE - MINNESOTA

QB JORDAN TA’AMU - OLE MISS

OT TREY PIPKINS - SIOUX FALLS

DL ALBERT HUGGINS - CLEMSON

TE ANDREW BECK - TEXAS

QB NICK FITZGERALD - MISSISSIPPI STATE

P MITCH WISHNOWSKY - UTAH

K MATT GAY - UTAH

I would love to get Taylor, Lawrence, & Jenkins with the first 3 picks. That brings some size and hopefully talent to the lines which you always want to keep strong.

In this scenario the Vikings likely put Taylor at right tackle and O’Neill over to left tackle. Although, Taylor is talented enough to play left tackle. Jenkins could compete for the left guard spot and provides excellent insurance should Elflein gets hurt (knock on wood) or falters.

Lawrence is a no brain-er IMHO. He would be the heir apparent to Joseph in a few years and I could see them lining up together at times too. Try running on that duo. It just makes too much sense and you have to remember the Vikings had to sign Joseph to a hefty contract in free agency to address his position.

Hurd would be a potential/traits type pick. He has decent production in his one year at receiver. He has plenty of experience running the ball out of the backfield so they could use him in multiple ways.

Considering the Vikings have not brought in any veteran backs after losing Murray besides re-signing Abdullah (TJ Yeldon come on down please, Sanders would be a nice pick.

Harris is a safety the Vikings have met with and likes to bring the wood. He has plenty of speed and just needs coaching up. He is the kind of player where Zimmer would say “whoa” instead of “go”.

Nate Davis brings more size to the line at 316 lbs. He could be groomed to take over the right guard spot in a couple of years. Isidora will be entering his 3rd season and it is make or break time.

Cominsky is a size speed type of player and he may or may not stick at defensive end. He is pretty big and runs a 4.69. He could end up being a DT when it is all said and done.

Wilson seems to be dropping on some boards probably due to blocking concerns. He has plenty of speed though. If he lasts this long it could be a steal (aren’t they all?).

Thomas is another corner the Vikings have show interest and has the size and speed that Zimmer covets.

If the Vikings pulled off this draft their offensive line would be ....

LT- Reiff, Taylor, Norton

LG - Jones, Collins, Dozier

OC - Elflein, Jenkins, Edison

RG - Kline, Isidora

RT - O’Neill, Hill, Bisnowaty

Lots of options.

Recap

22: R1P22 OT JAWAAN TAYLOR FLORIDA

45: R2P13 DL DEXTER LAWRENCE CLEMSON

81: R3P17 C ELGTON JENKINS MISSISSIPPI STATE

113: R4P11 WR JALEN HURD BAYLOR

120: R4P18 RB MILES SANDERS PENN STATE

152: R5P14 S WILL HARRIS BOSTON COLLEGE

190: R6P17 G NATE DAVIS UNC-CHARLOTTE

209: R6P36 DL JOHN COMINSKY CHARLESTON

247: R7P33 TE CALEB WILSON UCLA

250: R7P36 CB DERREK THOMAS BAYLOR

Well, there you have it.

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