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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 27 Pinstripe Bowl - Iowa v Boston College Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Free agency is seemingly all but finished although I believe the Vikings have some moves they will make prior to the draft. There could be a minor signing or two of veterans at certain positions like cornerback and safety. There could be extensions for Cook and Harris (apparently). There could be a trade or two (of Harris and for Trent Williams).

In this mock/plan, I am going to continue to include things I would do if I was running the show. Therefore, it may be wise for some of you to stop reading and don’t bother to comment about when you stopped reading because I will respond.


Right now overthecap has the Vikings with $12,256,302.

2020 - $185,471,365 - $197,727,667 - $12,256,302

2021 - $172,561,689 - $215,000,000 - $42,438,311

2022 - $152,250,134 - $227,500,000 - $75,249,866

2023 - $73,680,000 - $241,000,000 - $167,320,000

2024 - $16,000,000 - $256,000,000 - $240,000,000


Extend Anthony Harris

Sign him to a 4 year 46 mil deal with a 6 mil signing bonus

Salaries of 6.5, 10.5, 11.5, and 11.5 mil.

Cap hits of 8, 12, 13, & 13 mil.

Year - Total Liabilities - Salary Cap (Projected) - Cap Room

2020 - $182,030,365 - $197,727,667 - $15,697,302

2021 - $184,561,689 - $215,000,000 - $30,438,311

2022 - $165,250,134 - $227,500,000 - $62,249,866

2023 - $86,680,000 - $241,000,000 - $154,320,000

2024 - $16,000,000 - $256,000,000 - $240,000,000


Sign Daryl Worley CB to a 1 year 1.5 mil deal.

Year - Total Liabilities - Salary Cap (Projected) - Cap Room

2020 - $182,919,115 - $197,727,667 - $14,808,552

2021 - $184,561,689 - $215,000,000 - $30,438,311

2022 - $165,250,134 - $227,500,000 - $62,249,866

2023 - $86,680,000 - $241,000,000 - $154,320,000

2024 - $16,000,000 - $256,000,000 - $240,000,000


Sign Kavon Frazier S to a 1 year 1.125 mil deal.

Year - Total Liabilities - Salary Cap (Projected) - Cap Room

2020 - $183,494,115 - $197,727,667 - $14,233,552

2021 - $184,561,689 - $215,000,000 - $30,438,311

2022 - $165,250,134 - $227,500,000 - $62,249,866

2023 - $86,680,000 - $241,000,000 - $154,320,000

2024 - $16,000,000 - $256,000,000 - $240,000,000


Here is where the plan splits with an alternate option ...

I would still trade for Trent Williams

Trade #89 plus a conditional 2021 4th to the Redskins for Trent Williams

Sign him to a 5 yr 80 mil deal with a 15 mil signing bonus

Salaries of 9, 11, 13, 16, and 16 mil.

Cap hits of 12, 14, 16, 19, & 19 mil.

Year - Total Liabilities - Salary Cap (Projected) - Cap Room

2020 - $194,819,115 - $197,727,667 - $2,908,552

2021 - $198,561,689 - $215,000,000 - $16,438,311

2022 - $181,250,134 - $227,500,000 - $46,249,866

2023 - $105,680,000 - $241,000,000 - $135,320,000

2024 - $35,000,000 - $256,000,000 - $221,000,000


Cut or trade Reiff with a post June 1 designation

Year - Total Liabilities - Salary Cap (Projected) - Cap Room

2020 - $184,494,115 - $197,727,667 - $13,233,552

2021 - $186,811,689 - $215,000,000 - $28,188,311

2022 - $181,250,134 - $227,500,000 - $46,249,866

2023 - $105,680,000 - $241,000,000 - $135,320,000

2024 - $35,000,000 - $256,000,000 - $221,000,000

This option still leaves 13 mil in cap space which about 4 mil will be needed for the rookies.


In 2021, the Vikings will need to sign Odenigbo, Wilson, Cook, and a bunch of other players that should not cost to much. They may cut Stephen and redo the contracts of Smith and Rudolph. They would also have to adjust Hunter’s deal. There is room for that because the numbers above do not have any cuts in 2021.

Heading into the draft, without the alternate option, the roster looks like ...

QB - Cousins, Mannion, Browning
RB - Cook, Mattison, Boone
FB - Pork
TE - Rudolph, Smith, Conklin
WR - Thielen, Sharpe, Bisi, pupu platter
OL - Reiff, Elflein, Bradbury, Samia, O’Neill, Udoh, Collins, Jones, Dozier
DL - Hunter, Pierce, Stephen, Johnson, Holmes, Watts, Mata’afa
LB - Barr, Kendricks, Wilson, Gedeon, Smith, Cliett
CB - Hughes, Hill, Worley, Boyd, pupu platter2
S - Smith, Harris, Frazier

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

TRADES

ARIZONA CARDINALS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 22, ROUND: 1 PICK: 25, ROUND: 3 PICK: 25

RECEIVED: ROUND: 1 PICK: 8, ROUND: 3 PICK: 8

DENVER BRONCOS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 8

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 13, ROUND: 5 PICK: 32

8: R1P8 OT TRISTAN WIRFS IOWA

6047 HT;320 WT;34 ARM;10 1/4 HAND;4.85 (40);1.69 (10);24 BN;36.5 VJ;10’1” BJ
NCAA Football: Iowa at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/tristan-wirfs?id=32195749-5237-0129-a756-9a5ceb881ea0
https://www.cleveland.com/browns/2020/04/how-historic-was-tristan-wirfs-combine-nfl-draft-2020-top-sparq-scores-for-offensive-linemen-tight-ends.html
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/04/02/broncos-draft-board-iowa-ol-tristan-wirfs/
https://www.si.com/nfl/browns/browns-maven-features/cleveland-browns-2020-nfl-draft-scouting-report-tristan-wirfs-ot-iowa

58: R2P26 CB JEFF GLADNEY TCU

5102 HT;191 WT;31 7/8 ARM;9HAND;4.48 (40);1.53 (10);17 BN;37.5 VJ;10’4” BJ
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 26 Cheez-It Bowl - Cal v TCU Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/jeff-gladney?id=3219474c-4123-3268-ddee-2301ab56da44
https://www.denverpost.com/2020/03/30/broncos-draft-board-jeff-gladney-tcu-cornerback/
https://www.milehighreport.com/2020/3/15/21178220/2020-nfl-draft-profile-jeff-gladney
https://sports.yahoo.com/yahoo-sports-top-2020-nfl-draft-prospects-no-32-tcu-cb-jeff-gladney-170731411.html

77: R3P13 OT ROBERT HUNT LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

6051 HT;323 WT;33 1/2 ARM;10 HAND
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 16 Louisiana at Texas A&M Photo by Daniel Dunn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/robert-hunt?id=32194855-4e36-0894-8461-dd1b950e2536
https://www.milehighreport.com/2020/3/14/21178870/2020-nfl-draft-profile-louisiana-ol-robert-hunt
https://draftwire.usatoday.com/2020/03/27/nfl-draft-prospects-2020-robert-hunt-louisiana-interview/
https://www.bigblueview.com/2020/2/17/21139021/2020-nfl-draft-prospect-profile-robert-hunt-g-louisiana-scouting-report-ny-giants

105: R3P41 WR JOHN HIGHTOWER BOISE STATE

6014 HT;189 WT;31 1/2 ARM;9 3/4 HAND;4.43 (40);1.49 (10);38.5 VJ;10’2” BJ
Boise State v UNLV Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/john-hightower?id=32194849-4777-2208-dbaa-36c5bd7d164f
https://lastwordonprofootball.com/2020/03/30/john-hightower-2020-nfl-draft-profile/
https://kckingdom.com/2020/02/21/kansas-city-chiefs-john-hightower-2020-nfl-draft/
https://www.pff.com/news/draft-breaking-down-2020-nfl-draft-class-talented-second-tier-wide-receivers

132: R4P26 WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES MICHIGAN

6015 HT;212 WT;33 1/2 ARM;10 1/8 HAND;4.48 (40);1.54 (10);44.5 VJ;11’7” BJ
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Ohio State at Michigan Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/donovan-peoples-jones?id=32195045-4f60-4060-aa06-be3909ebff80
https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/draft/2020/03/06/nfl-draft-donovan-peoples-jones-michigan-football/4974065002/
https://athlonsports.com/nfl/2020-nfl-draft-profile-donovan-peoples-jones
https://profootballready.com/2020-nfl-draft-scouting-report-donovan-peoples-jones-wr-michigan

155: R5P9 LB CAMERON BROWN PENN STATE

6052 HT;233 WT;34 ARM;9 1/2 HAND;4.72 (40);1.63 (10);16 BN;35.5 VJ;10’3” BJ
Penn State v Maryland Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/cameron-brown?id=32194252-4f28-7602-da68-e57df3d46cdb
https://fullpresscoverage.com/2019/12/18/2020-raiders-draft-prospect-lb-cameron-brown/
https://www.collegian.psu.edu/football/article_3466822e-2832-11ea-b493-73f555a4b211.html

178: R5P32 DL MCTELVIN AGIM ARKANSAS

6025 HT;309 WT;33 1/2 ARM;10 1/8 HAND;4.98 (40);1.76 (10);27 BN
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Colorado State at Arkansas Photo by Andy Altenburger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/mctelvin-agim?id=32194147-4941-5291-22cd-e746827ff201
https://lastwordonprofootball.com/2020/04/01/mctelvin-agim-2020-nfl-draft-profile/

201: R6P22 LB/S TANNER MUSE CLEMSON

6020 HT;227 WT;31 1/2 ARM;9 HAND;4.41 (40);1.51 (10);2 BN0;34.5 VJ;10’4” BJ
College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl - Clemson v Ohio State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/tanner-muse?id=32194d55-5309-5608-cf11-ed8e106f171c
https://247sports.com/Article/Tanner-Muse-former-Clemson-Tiger-says-do-not-sleep-NFL-Scouting-Combine-Draft-2020-Trayvon-Mullen-144502454/
https://www.thehuddlereport.com/blog/?p=999

205: R6P26 QB ANTHONY GORDON WASHINGTON STATE

6023 HT;205 WT;31 ARM;9 3/4 HAND
Cheez-It Bowl - Air Force v Washington State Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/anthony-gordon?id=3219474f-5204-5716-a75e-4ec8e313a651
https://www.pff.com/news/draft-2020-nfl-draft-wsus-anthony-gordon-is-a-quality-option-at-qb
https://www.thehuddlereport.com/blog/?p=919

219: R7P5 S L’JARIUS SNEED LOUISIANA TECH

6004 HT;192 WT;31 3/8 ARM;8 7/8 HAND;4.37 (40);1.51 (10);12 BN;41 VJ;10’11” BJ
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: JAN 18 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Photo by John Cordes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/l’jarius-sneed?id=3219534e-4523-7684-351f-445a251aa795
https://steelersdepot.com/2020/03/2020-nfl-draft-player-profiles-la-tech-db-ljarius-sneed/

249: R7P35 RB RAYMOND CALAIS LOUISIANA

5077 HT;188 WT;30 ARM;9 1/4 HAND;4.42 (40);1.5 (10);20 BN;37.5 VJ;10’0” BJ
COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 16 Louisiana at South Alabama Photo by Bobby McDuffie/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
https://www.nfl.com/prospects/raymond-calais?id=32194341-4c04-8278-3ab4-d7a50c7dc4ce
https://www.neworleanssaints.com/news/raymond-calais-attempting-to-run-into-nfl-as-inside-running-threat

253: R7P39 EDGE JONAH WILLIAMS WEBER STATE

6050 HT;269 WT;34 1/2 ARM;10 HAND;4.67 (40);30 BN;35 VJ;9’7” BJ
Weber State v Idaho State Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images
https://www.standard.net/sports/weber-state/weber-state-football-jonah-williams-posts-good-numbers-at-private-pro-day-workout/article_583fe4ce-d13c-59e3-99e8-4779d039cb72.html
https://kslsports.com/423042/weber-state-de-jonah-williams-named-big-sky-co-defensive-mvp-14-receive-all-conference-honors/

I know many will not be fans of trading both first round picks to go up and get Wirfs. They will be content with waiting and taking someone else later because they figure the cost is too high. They very well could be right too. Wirfs could turn out to be a huge bust. But I am taking my chances here that he will be a probably All Pro caliber left tackle for several years and play at a Pro Bowl level for the majority of his career which I would hope would be 10 years.

Gladney in the second would be very nice and it may or may not happen. I liked him every time I watched TCU. He is feisty and just gets after it. I loved the matchup with Collin Johnson when they played Texas!

Robert Hunt is one of the top tackle converts to guard and if he pans out, a left side of Wirfs and Hunt looks really good on paper. Really good. Even if he needs some time, I would put Wirfs at left guard for a season and then cut Reiff after this season.

Going with Hightower as the first receiver is because of his speed and ability to stretch the defense. That would open things up for Thielen, Sharpe, and Bisi. Hightower brings kick return ability as well.

Taking Peoples-Jones right after Hightower could be questioned but I have to take two good receivers in this very strong draft class and I was not waiting any longer. Peoples-Jones has his detractors and wonder why he did not do more despite the awful QBs at Michigan. I would point to the Harbaugh system and those QBs as exact reasons. He brings punt return ability too. I like getting players that can help with the return game.

Cameron Brown is a big linebacker who does well in coverage. He is similar to Barr in size and could be a replacement when Barr’s contract will be larger than the return which some have argued is already upon us.

Agim is getting some more love for his athleticism and production last year. He is an intriguing defensive tackle with pass rushing abilities.

I mock Tanner Muse most of the time and his play at Clemson was at the very worst, steady. He kocked out the combine and the fact that he kept starting at Clemson should be a sign. He can cover tight ends and most backs out the backfield and can play special teams while he is developing. He could be the next Sendejo.

Gordon is an interesting prospect which some would compare to Browning. He probably needs to gain 10 to 15 pounds to be able to absorb the punishment.

Sneed played corner and safety in his last season and some think he would be better back at corner in more of a press system. Either way he brings versatility.

Calais is a speed demon that can run out of the backfield and is an excellent kick returner. Abdullah will have his work cut out for him.

Jonah Williams is a sleeper at defensive end. He has excellent size and excelled at Weber State. He is similar to Maxx Crosby but played in the FCS. I think he would be a nice addition.


An alternate mock without trading up ...

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

TRADES

LA CHARGERS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 22

RECEIVED: ROUND: 2 PICK: 5, ROUND: 3 PICK: 7

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 41, ROUND: 6 PICK: 22

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 32

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SENT: FUTURE ROUND 4 PICK

RECEIVED: ROUND: 5 PICK: 26, ROUND: 6 PICK: 25

CAROLINA PANTHERS

SENT: ROUND: 6 PICK: 25, ROUND: 7 PICK: 5

RECEIVED: ROUND: 6 PICK: 5

25: R1P25 WR DENZEL MIMS BAYLOR

37: R2P5 OT EZRA CLEVELAND BOISE STATE

58: R2P26 WR JALEN REAGOR TCU

71: R3P7 S JEREMY CHINN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS

89: R3P25 CB BRYCE HALL VIRGINIA

96: R3P32 QB JALEN HURTS OKLAHOMA

132: R4P26 RB ANTONIO GIBSON MEMPHIS

155: R5P9 G DANNY PINTER BALL STATE

172: R5P26 EDGE TREVIS GIPSON TULSA

184: R6P5 DL MCTELVIN AGIM ARKANSAS

205: R6P26 LB SHAUN BRADLEY TEMPLE

249: R7P35 LB TANNER MUSE CLEMSON

253: R7P39 CB LUQ BARCOO SAN DIEGO STATE

This alternate mock without trading up loads up on the receivers taking two of the best. It hinges on Cleveland developing in a year to take over for Reiff. Chinn will be an interesting piece for Zimmer to figure out.

Hall was injured his senior year but was though of as a first round pick prior to his senior year. He could be a real steal which is a term I rarely use.

I have mocked Hurts often because I like him a lot.

Gibson is another threat every time he touches the ball.

Pinter tested very well at the combine and the hope is that he makes the transition to guard. Cleveland, Pinter, Bradbury, and O’Neill would be one heck of an athletic line.


Heading into the draft, with the alternate option, the roster looks like ...

QB - Cousins, Mannion, Browning
RB - Cook, Mattison, Boone
FB - Pork
TE - Rudolph, Smith, Conklin
WR - Thielen, Sharpe, Bisi, pupu platter
OL - Williams, Elflein, Bradbury, Samia, O’Neill, Udoh, Collins, Jones, Dozier
DL - Hunter, Pierce, Stephen, Johnson, Holmes, Watts, Mata’afa
LB - Barr, Kendricks, Wilson, Gedeon, Smith, Cliett
CB - Hughes, Hill, Worley, Boyd, pupu platter2
S - Smith, Harris, Frazier

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

TRADES

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 25, FUTURE ROUND 4 PICK

RECEIVED: TRENT WILLIAMS

LA CHARGERS

SENT: ROUND: 1 PICK: 22

RECEIVED: ROUND: 2 PICK: 5, ROUND: 3 PICK: 7

CLEVELAND BROWNS

SENT: ROUND: 3 PICK: 41, ROUND: 6 PICK: 26

RECEIVED: ROUND: 3 PICK: 33

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

SENT: FUTURE ROUND 5 PICK

RECEIVED: ROUND: 6 PICK: 16, ROUND: 7 PICK: 16

25: R1P25 CB KRISTIAN FULTON LSU

37: R2P5 WR DENZEL MIMS BAYLOR

58: R2P26 WR JALEN REAGOR TCU

71: R3P7 DL RAEKWON DAVIS ALABAMA

97: R3P33 QB JALEN HURTS OKLAHOMA

132: R4P26 S BRANDON JONES TEXAS

155: R5P9 G NETANE MUTI FRESNO STATE

195: R6P16 LB SHAUN BRADLEY TEMPLE

201: R6P22 RB KE’SHAWN VAUGHN VANDERBILT

219: R7P5 S L’JARIUS SNEED LOUISIANA TECH

230: R7P16 LB TANNER MUSE CLEMSON

249: R7P35 G KYLE MURPHY RHODE ISLAND

253: R7P39 EDGE JONAH WILLIAMS WEBER STATE

I obviously like this version where the Vikings trade for Trent Williams.

Well, have at it.