Most of the major headlines from the Minnesota Vikings draft derived from the long-awaited solidification of the team’s offensive line and the selection of an heir apparent to quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Kellen Mond, a mobile quarterback from Texas A&M, will wait in the wings while Cousins’ contract plays out through 2021 and 2022. The offensive line welcomes two new faces in Christian Darrisaw and Wyatt Davis, outfitting the offensive trenches with its first non-hodgepodge solution in years.
But other names were discovered in the draft, too. Patrick Jones II from the University of Pittsburgh will embark on a quest to start at right defensive end, a spot currently inhabited by Stephen Weatherly and D.