Vikings seeking help on both sides of ball nearing Draft

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The Vikings produced a stunning seven Pro Bowlers and four All Pro’s last season while going 13-3. Now the team is looking to rebound from a disappointing loss in the NFC Championship game. The team already made a big splash in the free agent market adding quarterback Kirk Cousins and with the draft just under three weeks away, the Vikings could make an already strong team even better.

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With Cousins owed $84 million over the next three seasons the team will likely head into the draft searching for bodies to keep him upright. The Vikings do not get their first selection until the 30th pick in the draft but thanks to a surplus of quarterbacks expected to go in the first round there could be quality offensive line help available. Thus far the names of Mike McGlinchey, Connor Williams, Isaiah Wynn and Brian O’Neill are just some of the options the Vikings could take to improve the guard and/or tackle positions.

Another option for the Vikings will be finding another target for Cousins. The Vikings passing game was carried by Adam Thielen who recorded 1,276 yards receiving. Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph both mustered eight touchdowns last season but the Vikings are expected to seek out other offensive weapons for the passing game in the later rounds.

On the defensive side of the ball the biggest question is how the Vikings will address the cornerback position. Even if Terrance Newman returns the Vikings know sooner or later his body, 40 when the 2018 season begins, will become a liability. Whether the Vikings turn to the draft to address the cornerback position could depend on if they work out a new deal with Newman or come to terms with the likes of Kenny Vaccaro, Tre Boston or Brice McCain. Even if the Vikings add one of the aforementioned it would not be a surprise to see the team use a mid-round pick on a defensive back.

For a team that came so close to a trip to the Super Bowl, the Vikings offseason has been unusual to say the least. With a new quarterback in place the offense figures to operate differently in 2018. Now the team will need to use the upcoming draft and remaining free agent list in order to patch together an offensive line, passing targets and add some help in the secondary.