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Minnesota Vikings 2022 NFL Mock Draft Roundup 1.0

Throughout the year and leading up to the 2022 NFL Draft, we will update our Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft Roundup showing picks for the Minnesota Vikings from several prominent sites and draft analysts.

The following are picks in recent mock drafts for the Vikings:

EDSFootball - Hanson (5/10)

13. Bubba Bolden, S, Miami (FL)

A number of Minnesota's cornerbacks -- Patrick Peterson, Mike Hughes and Mackensie Alexander -- will be UFAs after the 2021 season and last year's first-round pick -- Jeff Gladney -- had a disappointing rookie campaign (PFF's 102nd-graded corner). In addition, safeties Harrison Smith and Xavier Woods are scheduled to become free agents in 2022 as well. The Vikings allowed the third-most 20-yard pass plays (63) and tied for allowing the most 40-yard pass plays (12) in 2020. In other words, there's a good chance they use their first-round pick on the secondary and Mike Zimmer gets a versatile safety prospect with Bolden here.

Touchdown Wire - Schofield (5/7)

15. Perrion Winfrey, IDL, Oklahoma

In the 2021 NFL draft we did not see an interior defensive lineman until the top of the second round. Could that change in 2022? If so, Perrion Winfrey is one of the leading contenders to force that issue. In 2020, his first season with the Oklahoma Sooners after playing junior college football at Iowa Western, Winfrey was named a Second-Team All-Big-12 selection by the conference's coaches. He played in all 11 games with eight starts, notching 19 tackles, including six for a loss.

The Minnesota Vikings added nose tackle Jaylen Twyman in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft, but could add Winfrey into the mix as another interior defender early in 2022.

PFF - Renner (5/7)

16. Trent McDuffie, CB, Washington

McDuffie heads into his junior season having earned coverage grades of 83.7 and 77.6 in his first two years for the Huskies. He's also one of the best tackling corners in the country, with only two misses on 64 career attempts.

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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Minnesota Vikings

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Minnesota Vikings rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a post-draft roundup for the Vikings in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 13

Player who benefited most from draft: QB Kirk Cousins

Phew! For a minute it looked like Cousins wouldn't have a viable group protecting him on the left side of the offensive line. Minnesota sought not only prospects to fit its zone-blocking scheme but also found more size. First-rounder Christian Darrisaw is now responsible for Cousins' blindside, and the Vikings can be confident that the rookie left tackle will fare well after allowing just three pressures and one sack on 264 pass blocks last season, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. But perhaps the biggest benefit will be the expected improvement of the Vikings' interior pass protection thanks to the drafting of guard Wyatt Davis in the second round. -- Courtney Cronin

NFL.com -- Rank: 17

RGIII got his shots off at Kirk Cousins' expense, but we don't imagine the oft-maligned (and perpetually productive) quarterback will lose snaps to third-round pick Kellen Mond in 2021. In fact, this draft went quite well for Cousins, who witnessed a significant talent infusion at pass protection with the arrival of tackle Christian Darrisaw (23rd overall) and interior lineman Wyatt Davis (third round). Minnesota traded down in the first round, gaining a pair of third-round picks from the Jets to move back nine spots in the draft. Coming out of Thursday night with extra picks and a potential stud at tackle in Darrisaw counts as a big win.

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Minnesota Vikings 2021 NFL Schedule

Below you will find the weekly NFL regular-season schedule for the Vikings in 2021.

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WeekDateOpponentTime / Tickets
Week 1Sun., Sept. 12at Cincinnati Bengals1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 2Sun., Sept. 19at Arizona Cardinals4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 3Sun., Sept. 26vs. Seattle Seahawks4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 4Sun., Oct. 3vs. Cleveland Browns1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 5Sun., Oct. 10vs. Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 6Sun., Oct. 17at Carolina Panthers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 7BYE
Week 8Sun., Oct. 31vs. Dallas Cowboys8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 9Sun., Nov. 7at Baltimore Ravens1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 10Sun., Nov. 14at Los Angeles Chargers4:05 PM / Tickets
Week 11Sun., Nov. 21vs. Green Bay Packers1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 12Sun., Nov. 28at San Francisco 49ers4:25 PM / Tickets
Week 13Sun., Dec. 5at Detroit Lions1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 14Thu., Dec. 9vs. Pittsburgh Steelers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 15Mon., Dec. 20at Chicago Bears8:15 PM / Tickets
Week 16Sun., Dec. 26vs. Los Angeles Rams1:00 PM / Tickets
Week 17Sun., Jan. 2at Green Bay Packers8:20 PM / Tickets
Week 18Sun., Jan. 9vs. Chicago Bears1:00 PM / Tickets

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Minnesota Vikings 2021 Draft Results

The table below are all of the 2021 NFL Draft picks selected by the Minnesota Vikings.

123Christian DarrisawOTVirginia Tech
366Kellen MondQBTexas A&M
378Chazz SurrattLBNorth Carolina
386Wyatt DavisGOhio State
390Patrick Jones IIDEPittsburgh
4119Kene NwangwuRBIowa State
4125Camryn BynumCBCalifornia
4134Janarius RobinsonEDGEFlorida State
5157Ihmir Smith-MarsetteWRIowa
5168Zach DavidsonTECentral Missouri
6199Jaylen TwymanDTPittsburgh

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Minnesota Vikings Fantasy Football ADPs

When it comes time to draft our fantasy football teams, it's helpful to know where players are typically being selected in fantasy football drafts.

As we approach the 2021 NFL season, the tool that helps us understand where players are being selected, on average, is fantasy football average draft position (ADP).

Using data from Fantasy Football Calculator, we have set up pages for all fantasy-relevant players that depicts their current trends in standard-scoring and PPR-scoring ADPs.

The chart below displays the Fantasy Football Average Draft Position (ADP) movement over the past 30 days for Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook in 12-team standard-scoring formats.

Dalvin Cook Average Draft Position

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