2020 NFL Mock Draft: Early Minnesota Vikings’ three-round predictions

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It may feel early for a 2020 NFL mock draft for the Minnesota Vikings, but there’s no denying they have areas in need of addressing when April arrives.

Don’t worry — this 2020 NFL mock draft for the Minnesota Vikings is not an indication that they will soon be enjoying the offseason. By all appearances, they’re headed for the playoffs with the potential to make a deep run once January rolls around.

Heck, they could even be going as far as Super Bowl LIV. For the purposes of this piece, though, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves.

Instead, let’s focus on a couple of specific things. The first is what the Vikings’ potential needs could be when the 2020 NFL Draft arrives on April 23. The second is which prospects GM Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer could have their sights set on when draft day arrives to address those needs.

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When creating this mock draft, I worked under the assumption that the Vikings will own a pick that somewhere in the 25-32 range. I gave myself some leeway in terms of what prospects may or may not be available, but keep in mind that this is not a hard prediction of what will happen come April — it’s just an exercise to address the previously mentioned focus items.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at how the Vikings could spend their picks during the first three rounds of the 2020 NFL Draft.