I doubt the Vikings will select any of the targets I choose today or any of the targets I mentioned yesterday. Regardless, it’s clear the kind of picks the Vikings have made so far have been relatively blind to “need” in a traditional sense—or at least in the sense of having any real level of predictability. That said, it will be fun to track a number of players and see if the Vikings attempt to pick them up. The Vikings have been making almost purely “board” picks—choosing the best player available, regardless of their perceived need.
Spielman was fully willing to acknowledge the problem at defensive back when I asked him about it, but he was also ready to point out that you don’t just build a team in the first two days of the draft and that the process isn’t over—there’s still an opportunity to sign players after the draft as well.
That said, there are a few prospects to target on Day 3 that might intrigue Vikings fans, even if they’ve been too unpredictable to project so far.