Minnesota Vikings Draft Preview; 2016 Schedule Released

With the NFL Draft set to begin on April 28th, let’s take a look at this year’s Minnesota Vikings Draft Preview and schedule.

Minnesota Vikings’ Draft Preview

Minnesota Vikings Draft PreviewAt the #23 slot in the draft this year, the Minnesota Vikings find themselves having to fill two decently sized holes – wide receiver and offensive line. With QB Teddy Bridgewater now a year further into his pro career, many are hoping he continues his ascension and becomes the quarterback they hoped they were getting when they drafted him.

To be fair, the offensive line has done an abysmal job protecting him and allowed Bridgewater to be sacked an astounding 45 times last year. Even with the addition of RG Alex Boone, they still need to sure up that line if they want to give Bridgewater ample time to make a decent throw and not have him running for his life.

Assuming they are able to fill the gaps and protect him, Bridgewater is also still searching for that elite receiver with whom he can build rapport and click with as a dependable receiver. This should yield some sort of early round consideration from the Vikings as well.

Vikings’ Top Prospects

WR –   Laquon Treadwell (Ole Miss), Will Fuller (Notre Dame), Corey Coleman (Baylor)

OL –   Laremy Tunsil (Ole Miss), Ronnie Stanley (Notre Dame), Jack Conklin (Michigan State)

Minnesota Vikings’ Schedule

Week 1: Sept. 11, at Tennessee Titans, 12:00

Week 2: Sept. 18, Green Bay Packers, 7:30

Week 3: Sept. 25, at Carolina Panthers, 12:00

Week 4: Oct. 3, New York Giants (Mon), 7:30

Week 5: Oct. 9, Houston Texans, 12:00

Week 6: BYE

Week 7: Oct. 23, at Philadelphia Eagles, 12:00

Week 8: Oct. 31, at Chicago Bears (Mon), 7:30

Week 9: Nov. 6, Detroit Lions, 12:00Minnesota Vikings Draft Preview

Week 10: Nov. 13, at Washington Redskins, 12:00

Week 11: Nov. 20, Arizona Cardinals, 12:00

Week 12: Nov. 24, at Detroit Lions (Thu), 11:30 AM

Week 13: Dec. 1, Dallas Cowboys (Thu), 7:25

Week 14: Dec. 11, at Jacksonville Jaguars, 12:00

Week 15: Dec. 18, Indianapolis Colts, 12:00

Week 16: Dec. 24, at Green Bay Packers (Sat), 12:00

Week 17: Jan. 1, Chicago Bears, 12:00

(Minnesota Vikings Draft Preview)