The Minnesota Vikings went from legitimate Super Bowl contenders at the start of 2018 all the way to missing out on the playoffs altogether.
My, how the mighty have fallen.
The good news, though, is Minnesota isn’t exactly short on pieces. There are a number of holes to be filled up front along the offensive line, but the problem is the No. 18 overall pick in the draft doesn’t exactly afford a lot of value for any quality lineman here. The Vikings likely wait until Round 2 to address that need.
Instead, Minnesota takes care of its defensive line, which will likely see defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson walk in free agency. Mississippi State’s Jeffery Simmons is an excellent 3-technique player, capable of blocking those run lanes in sub packages while creating plenty of interior havoc in passing situations.
And at this spot in the NFL Draft, he comes with good value, too.