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Mayock Looks Ahead To Vikings Later Draft Options

The NFL Draft is still more than two months away, so the draft scenarios for the Vikings seem endless, especially past the first round.

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock held a conference call with reporters on Tuesday afternoon and said Minnesota has multiple options on the second and third days of the draft.

Mayock noted the Vikings could go either offense or defense later in the draft.

"That's a hard one without knowing what they did on the first day," Mayock said. "They can be looking at wide out, an offensive tackle or guard, a safety."

Mayock said while it's tough to predict what the Vikings will do without being aware of their first-round choice, he said whoever gets drafted will get some strong leadership in the form of Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer.

"Zim does such good developing young players like (Danielle Hunter) last year in the third round," he added. "In a vacuum, it's hard to say what Minnesota might do. If they're looking for (offensive) linemen in that second or third round … as far as tackles, Jason Spriggs from Indiana would make a ton of sense. Jerald Hawkins from LSU, those are a couple names."

"The wide receiver position, and depending on, again, what they are looking for, I think Pharoh Cooper (from South Carolina) is a really interesting guy with the ball in his hands."

Mayock also mentioned Pittsburgh wide receiver Tyler Boyd as a potential fit with Minnesota.

The Vikings have the 23rd pick in the first round and are scheduled to make eight selections. The NFL Draft begins April 28 in Chicago.

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