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Vikings Interested in Trading Up to Address Key Need in NFL Draft

Max Staley
Minnesota Vikings rumored to be interested in trading up in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Minnesota Vikings rumored to be interested in trading up in the 2021 NFL Draft. / Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

The Minnesota Vikings could be looking to make some noise in the 2021 NFL Draft. Though they're working without a second-round pick, Minnesota owns a whopping seven picks in the first four rounds.

With a hole at tackle after letting Riley Rieff walk in free agency, Tom Pelissero reports that Minnesota could be looking to package some of those picks to move up for one of the top-tier linemen.

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Pelissero highlights Oregon's Penei Sewell and Northwestern's Rashawn Slater as the players Minnesota would be interested in moving up for. Sewell and Slater are generally believed to be the top-two linemen in this class, but it's possible one (or both) begins to fall.

There's likely to be a run on quarterbacks and pass-catchers early in the top 10. Shipping some mid-round picks to a team like the Carolina Panthers, who could be looking to recoup some assets after the Sam Darnold trade, would make sense.

If Sewell or Slater begins to slip, don't be surprised to see Rick Spielman start making some phone calls.

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