3 Players the Vikings Could Target in a Potential Trade Up in 2020 NFL Draft

Max Staley
Jerry Jeudy could be a great fit for the Vikings, but they'd likely have to trade up for him.
Jerry Jeudy could be a great fit for the Vikings, but they'd likely have to trade up for him. / Christian Petersen/Getty Images
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The Minnesota Vikings are one of five teams armed with multiple first-round picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. While the team has multiple holes it could fill with those selections, there's always the chance that Minnesota elects to trade up. And they certainly have the ammunition to pull that off.

With that in mind, here are three players the Vikings could target if they elect to trade up in the 2020 NFL Draft.

1. Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Jerry Jeudy could be a great fit alongside Adam Thielen.
Jerry Jeudy could be a great fit alongside Adam Thielen. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Even in what is widely considered one of the most talented wide receiver classes in recent memory, Jerry Jeudy still stands above the rest. He's the consensus No. 1 wideout in this class, and he's posted back-to-back seasons with at least 1,150 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. Having already lost Stefon Diggs, Jeudy would be about as good of a consolation prize as it gets.

2. Javon Kinlaw, DT, South Carolina

Javon Kinlaw could be a great interior pass-rusher for the Vikings.
Javon Kinlaw could be a great interior pass-rusher for the Vikings. / Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images

The Vikings had a lot of success with interior pass-rush against the New Orleans Saints in last year's NFL Playoffs. They did so by moving their best pass-rushers inside frequently. If Minnesota wants to make that a more consistent part of its approach, the team could add Javon Kinlaw, who is arguably the best interior pass-rusher in this draft. He's a freak athlete, and he could give this defense a whole new wrinkle in 2020.

3. Henry Ruggs, WR, Alabama

Henry Ruggs is another Alabama wideout who would be an excellent fit in Minnesota.
Henry Ruggs is another Alabama wideout who would be an excellent fit in Minnesota. / Michael Hickey/Getty Images

Another Alabama wide receiver, Henry Ruggs would be an excellent addition to Minnesota's skill-position group. While Adam Thielen does his best work underneath on shorter routes, Diggs always excelled as a deep threat. There's no similarly effective big-play threat on the team right now, and Ruggs, who ran a 2020 NFL Combine-best 4.27 40-yard dash, could be an excellent replacement for Diggs.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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