Jun 11, 2013; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits on the side of the field at the Minnesota Vikings Minicamp at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Minnesota Vikings won’t take QB at No. 8


The Minnesota Vikings are one of many quarterback needy teams in the 2014 NFL Draft, which leads to the speculation that they would be willing to select one of the top three signal-callers in this year’s class — Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater — if they are still on the board when Minnesota picks No. 8 overall.

However, that may not be the case.

According to Peter King of MMQB.com, the Minnesota Vikings will not be selecting a quarterback with their first-round pick.

“They want a sure thing,” King added.

It would be hard for the Vikings to pass up on a player like Teddy Bridgewater if he was available, but if they are looking for a “sure thing” then someone like UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr would be a potential pick.

There is one problem for the Vikings philosophy, though, with no pick in the draft ever being a “sure thing.”

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  • BossWanke .

    I very very much doubt this.

  • David Mallow

    there is NO QB in this class that is a “sure thing”… I can almost guarantee that they will not take a QB in the first round