The Minnesota Vikings shocked a lot of people when they made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game last season. At the beginning of the year, Sam Bradford was supposed to be the starting quarterback, but his balky knees gave out on him again. The team was forced to roll with Case Keenum, and all he did was lead them to within one game of the Super Bowl, and it earned him a nice new contract with the Denver Broncos.
While Keenum is gone, there will be a new signal-caller in town in 2018. That man is Kirk Cousins, who was never given a long-term contract with the Washington Redskins. In addition, star running back Dalvin Cook should be ready to go by Week 1, giving the Vikings even more weapons on the offensive side of the ball heading into next season.
On defense, the Vikings may have the best unit in football, but they could use some help in the secondary. One player who should go in the first round is Jaire Alexander, who is a speedy cornerback from Louisville. Alexander had to battle some injuries last season, but when he is healthy, he could wind up being the most talented cornerback that this draft has to offer, making the Vikings even that more dangerous on defense.