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.
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.