July 16, 2024

Just In: vikings reportedly confirm the Signing of Another MLB player

If the Vikings don’t trade up for one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s draft, could they use their first pick on a defensive stud and still take a chance on one of the second-tier passers in the second round? That path, which is what ESPN’s Matt Miller proposed in his new two-round mock draft, could be an enticing one for Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and Kevin O’Connell as they continue to navigate their competitive rebuild.

The Vikings are at a crossroads with quarterback Kirk Cousins hitting free agency at 36 years old and coming off an Achilles tear suffered in Week 8. Could they pull the trigger on Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy, Oregon’s Bo Nix or Washington’s Michael Penix Jr.? Yes, but there are needs across the board. Danielle Hunter is a free agent, and Turner would perfectly fit D-coordinator Brian Flores’ defensive wish list at edge rusher.

Turner had 10 sacks in his breakout 2023 season, and one NFC area scout thinks his ceiling is higher than former college teammate Will Anderson Jr., who went No. 3 in last year’s draft. Turner has excellent speed in space with a pro player comparison to the Jaguars’ Josh Allen. He’s my top-ranked defender in the class and would be a steal this late in the night.

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