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NFL Draft 2014: Minnesota Vikings may trade down, draft a safety


The NFL Draft is just around the corner and with free agency offering little help to some at this point, many teams are waiting to see what will happen in the draft before going to back to the pool of veterans on the market. One team that has holes to fill are the Minnesota Vikings, who are looking to some help at safety.

They signed Captain Munnerlyn this offseason but according to ben Goessling from ESPN.com, the Vikings may look at a safety either if they trade down in the first-round or if one pops up in the middle rounds of the draft.

Per ESPN.com:

This isn’t a terribly deep draft, in terms of impact safeties, beyond the two at the top of the board (Alabama’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Louisville’s Calvin Pryor). I think the Vikings will address other needs in the first round, unless they traded back a handful of spots, but safety could be a position they explore in the middle rounds.

Drafting a safety isn’t a pressing need for the Vikings but they need some depth that is more reliable than what they have now. That seems to suggest they’ll be looking at one in the later rounds but pairing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix with Harrison Smith might not be the worst thing ever.

Tags: Minnesota Vikings NFL Draft 2014

  • ap2000

    wouldnt be quoting this guy he also in same article failed to reference the captain signing and also said we signed henry melton.doesnt even seam to follow our beloved Vikings or proof read his articles.he deserves zero credit for anything in those articles.

  • David Mallow

    there are actually 6 good safeties in this class, yes Clinton-Dix and Pryor are 1 and 2, there are good choices beyond them.. Loston and Buchanon are two that I really like between rounds 2 and 3… I do agree to trade down in the first though,around 20 and take Shazier in the first.. I really like this guy,and he WILL BE a mid to late 1st rounder

  • Bob E.

    Sendajo should be starting and Sanford become a capable backup. Safety is not a pressing need for the Vikes in my opinion but, if we could land Dix or Pryor and have another elite talent beside #22 I think our pass defense could become a force to reckoned with.