Oct 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Buffalo Bulls linebacker Khalil Mack (46) against the Massachusetts Minutemen at University of Buffalo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Minnesota Vikings eying Khalil Mack over QB

The Minnesota Vikings are in a good position in the 2014 NFL draft as they own the eighth pick in the first round and could be in position to land one of the big quarterbacks in the draft, including Johnny Manziel, but the Vikings may pass on a QB in round one, according to Tony Pauline.

Khalil Mack has been lauded as the best player in the draft by NFL Media draft analyst Mel Kiper, so it’s no sure thing that the former Buffalo Bulls would be on the clock when the Vikings are up with their first pick.

With Chad Greenway the only consistent linebacker on the team and considering he’s on the wrong side of 30, the team could be looking at shoring up the position for the foreseeable future with Mack who would bring a pass-rushing element the team lost with Jared Allen leaving via free agency.

It will be interesting to see which direction the club goes if both Mack and Manziel are on the board.

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  • nick

    I would want a franchise quarterback choose wisely

    • jacknine

      There aren’t any Lucks or Mannings in this draft, the 5th rated is as likely to succeed as the top rated. Why use the 8th pick on a QB when there are so many other needs?

  • David Mallow

    with a couple guys in rounds 2 thru 5.(Mettenberger, Fales, Garrapolo, Murray,Savage) worthy of a shot,and a couple of them could actually be very solid starters in the NFL… I say if Mack is your target, make it happen.. he is a mix of Luke Kuechly and Lavonte David…in other words, he is a freak… he would be my first choice