With free agency approaching its second week and the draft less than a month away, teams around the league are busy trying to construct their rosters for the 2020 season.
General managers will tell you they are always looking to improve their teams the best they can, and no team is currently a finished product.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports recently went through each team and listed the biggest remaining roster need for each of them, and he opined that Minnesota could use a pass rusher on defense.
The Vikings defense is predicated on getting pressure with a four-man front. They need an end opposite Danielle Hunter. They do like Ifeadi Odenigbo, but they need more help. They have two first-round picks after trading Stefon Diggs to the Bills, so they can use one of those on that position.
Hunter has recorded back-to-back 14.5-sack seasons and is one of the NFL's top pass rushers. Odenigbo notched a career-high 7.0 sacks in 2019 and added a fumble return for a touchdown.
In the most recent Vikings Mock Draft Tracker, a handful of experts had Minnesota taking a pass rusher with either the 22nd or 25th overall pick in the first round.
Prisco also noted potential needs for the three other NFC North squads. He wrote that Chicago could use help along the offensive line and that Detroit needs both defensive tackles and cornerbacks, while Green Bay's offense needs a speed receiver.
Vikings ranked 14th in NFL.com's power rankings
There are still five-plus months to go until the 2020 season is scheduled to kick off in early September.
And while there is much to be done until then, Dan Hanzus of NFL.com recently released an offseason version of his power rankings after the first wave of free agency.
Hanzus slotted the Vikings in the 14th spot, which was down three places from when he last put out power rankings after the Super Bowl.
Trading a 26-year-old star receiver coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons is never easy, but the Vikings did what they had to do with Stefon Diggs. So they flipped the playmaker to the Bills for four draft picks, including a first-rounder. That's more than acceptable compensation for an excellent wideout who's still probably a pace or two behind the true elites at his position. The win-now Vikings have 12 draft picks next month, including two in the first round at Nos. 22 and 25 overall. A Diggs replacement and a cornerback (or three) are on the menu.
Minnesota acquired four draft picks (a first, fifth and sixth in 2020, plus a 2021 fourth-rounder) in exchange for Diggs and a 2020 seventh-round selection.
The Vikings were the seventh-highest NFC team listed behind the 49ers, Saints, Packers, Seahawks, Eagles and Cowboys.
Green Bay was ranked fifth, while Chicago was 22nd and Detroit was 28th.
KFAN to re-air Vikings-Chargers game from 2007
Fans looking to pass the time can relive one of the most historic games in Vikings history.KFAN 100.3-FM recently announced they will replay the Vikings-Chargers game from 2007 at 1 p.m. (CT) Sunday.That game, which won in a fan vote online, is titled, "He's Loose!," which has has become a signature call for "Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen.The 2007 game represented when Adrian Peterson broke the NFL's single-game rushing record with 296 yards in just his eighth pro game. Peterson delivered touchdowns of 64 and 46 yards in the second half to go along with a 1-yard scoring run from the first quarter, helping the Vikings defeat the Chargers 35-17 on Nov. 4, 2007.