The 2016 NFL Draft is complete, but the Minnesota Vikings haven't addressed all of their needs yet. That's a common theme across the NFL, as every team has positions that could use an upgrade. With only so much cap space and a limited number of draft picks, teams simply end up having needs that they weren't able to address before or during the draft. So what is the biggest team need for the Vikings? We have the answer to that question below, and throw out a few potential players the team could add to help fill that need.
Their might not be a more complete team from top-to-bottom than the Vikings. They don't have any major needs, thanks in large part to crushing recent drafts. But one area the Vikings do need some help is at defensive tackle. Linval Joseph and Sharrif Floyd were both quality starters and should be again this season. Tom Johnson is a serviceable No. 3 DT. But outside of those three, the Vikings are a bit thin on depth. Kenrick Ellis hasn't lived up to his Top 100 pick status, which is why he's no longer with the team that drafted him (Jets). The rest of the players aren't that talented or are totally untested. The Vikings could look to add someone before the season starts, possibly a veteran lineman.
Who Minnesota Could Add:
The former fourth round pick has bounced around the NFL and played for the Bucs last season. He's battled injuries, which is a big reason why he hasn't signed yet. He's not really a starter at this point in his career, but he can be a very effective backup. That's exactly what the Vikings need at this point, and they could do a lot worse for depth than Melton.
Hey, why not? Williams was the No. 9 overall pick by the Vikings back in 2003 and played with the team until 2013. Sure, he's not the same player he was now that he's 35 years old and will turn 36 this season. But he still helped out the Saints a bit last season. He'd provide some veteran depth and it would give him one last run at a Super Bowl before retiring a Viking.
McDaniel is likely best known for his two-year run with the Seahawks, when he played pretty well. The veteran hasn't been quite as productive away from Seattle, especially last year with the Bucs. However, he would provide quality, veteran depth for the Vikings. He won't make a ton of plays, but he'd give the starters a breather when needed. At this point, that's really all the Vikings are looking for from any potential signing.
There will be a few quality players that don't end up making team's 53-man rosters. Perhaps it will be a veteran that is cut in favor of a rookie. Maybe it's a young player with raw talent that a team tries to sneak onto the practice squad. Either way, if the Vikings don't add anyone before the start of the preseason, expect them to monitor the waiver wire closely.Back to the Minnesota Vikings Newsfeed
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