Three rounds are in the books and the Minnesota Vikings have made the dreams of two NFL prospects come true. After a trade with the Miami Dolphins, the Vikings now have six selections on the final day of the 2016 draft.
Who could be the next player to call Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer “Coach Zimmerman”?
Vidal Alexander, G – LSU
The Vikings have a ton of expiring contracts on their offensive line after this season and could add a giant player like Alexander. He did play some tackle as well in college and Minnesota does like offensive lineman who can play multiple positions.
Devontae Booker, RB – Utah
With the ability to excel at running and catching out of the backfield, Booker already possesses some skills that a certain current Vikings running back does not. This could potentially be Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson’s final season with the team, so why not groom a player that can help make up for Peterson’s absence when he is gone?
Cardale Jones, QB – Ohio State
The Vikings do not need a starting quarterback, but with quarterback Shaun Hill’s contract expiring after this season they will need a backup sooner than later. Jones is a freak athletically and could turn into a player that Minnesota could use for trade bait in the future.
Andrew Billings, DT – Baylor
The 20th ranked prospect on our big board is somehow, still available. Considered as a player that could have been selected in the first round, if the Vikings were able to snag him in the fourth round it would be a definite steal.
K.J. Dillon, S – West Virginia
Dillon is one of the prospects left in this draft that has actually spent time at Winter Park. A bit raw, but down the road he could turn into the safety that Zimmer has been looking to pair next to Harrison Smith.
Scooby Wright III, LB – Arizona
Another player whose stock has seemed to have dropped due a knee injury, Wright would be a great addition to Minnesota’s young crop of linebackers (minus grandpa Greenway). When Wright was actually on the field, he produced when it counted.