I am a big fan of drafting best player available, regardless of need, and building your team around solid, young players instead of reaching to fill a void. After all, there is nothing wrong with having good depth at a position and/or getting better at something you are already good at.
Still, teams have needs and the Minnesota Vikings are quite obviously no exception.
With that, I present you with my rankings of how the Vikings needs stack up going into this year’s Draft:
There is perhaps no positional group on any team in the NFL that needs upgrading more than the Vikings need to upgrade their safeties. Heck, at this point I would say the Vikings have a greater need at safety than the Dolphins do at quarterback. The thought of Jamarca Sanford and Mistral Raymond being starters instead of depth players, especially in our division, should worry even the most enthusiastic optimists.