Up until the 2014 NFL draft, I will be taking a look around the league at each NFL team and analyzing their situations leading up to the draft. This page will contain my individual team analysis leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, and I will be providing periodic updates over the next few months. Be sure to check out my actual 2014 NFL Mock Draft predictions as well, in addition to the analysis I'll be providing for all 30 NFL teams and their potential draft needs.
2014 NFL Mock Draft Analysis - Minnesota Vikings
Top Free Agents
CB – Chris Cook
OG – Charlie Johnson
WR – Jerome Simpson
DT – Kevin Williams
Biggest Team Needs
Quarterback, Defensive Line, Wide Receiver
Top NFL Draft Targets
The Minnesota Vikings will finish a deal with Jared Allen. They will also begin another year for Adrian Peterson on a helpless team. They need to update at wide receiver and find a quarterback that can make some throws. They used a first round pick on Cordarelle Patterson in last years draft who has shown nice flashes but they must find a signal caller and a receiver that is going to allow teams to NOT stack the box against Peterson. Look for the Vikings to consider Mike Evans (WR, Texas A&M). If the season rolls on the way it has, they might have an opportunity to draft a defensive player like Jadeveon Clowney (DE, S. Carolina) or Anthony Barr (LB, UCLA) but they better have a backup plan on offense.