Needs: QB, CB, S, WR
Quarterback, quarterback, quarterback. With the eighth overall pick in the draft, the Vikings have to get a signal-caller. Matt Cassel is a serviceable veteran backup, but Christian Ponder has to go. The offensive line and receiving corps are solid (though they could add a wideout for depth), and Adrian Peterson is the best running back in the game. The team just needs someone under center to bring the offense together. At No. 8 Minnesota should be able to get one of the top three quarterbacks in this draft.
Defensively, the Vikings definitely need to add another cornerback to help Xavier Rhodes. Captain Munnerlyn was a solid pickup at corner, but I’d like to see them get another body in the rotation. They also have to find a safety to line up across from Harrison Smith.
No. 9 – Anthony Barr, OLB, UCLA (traded down from No. 8)
No. 32 – Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville (traded up from No. 40)
No. 72 – Scott Crichton, DE, Oregon State
No. 96 – Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern
Updated needs: CB, S, WR