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Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker: Version 2.0

EAGAN, Minn. — The 2020 NFL Draft is inching closer.

The league's top offseason event will be held April 23-25 in Las Vegas, with the Vikings currently scheduled to have the 25th overall pick.

We found 15 recent projections from draft analysts around the league, with almost half of those experts (seven) predicting a cornerback ending up in Minnesota. Draft analysts also project multiple defensive tackles and offensive tackles to the Vikings, as well as a quarterback.

Here's a look at our second Vikings 2020 Mock Draft Tracker:

DT Ross Blacklock

ESPN's Todd McShay

Feb. 3, 2019

The predicted pick: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

I really like Blacklock's tape, and he's flying under the radar ahead of the combine later this month. Yes, Minnesota piled on 48 sacks last season and was in the top half of the league in run defense, but Everson Griffen is a free agent, and Linval Joseph isn't getting any younger at 31. The big, athletic Blacklock can help that front remain strong. Cornerback and offensive line are also positions to keep an eye on for the Vikings, but I didn't love the value here — though Auburn's Noah Igbinoghene is a possibility.

Click here for McShay's full mock draft.

Dane Brugler of The Athletic

Feb. 4, 2020

The predicted pick: Josh Jones, T, Houston

If Minnesota elects to move Riley Reiff inside to guard, offensive tackle shoots to the top of the Vikings wish list this offseason. Jones needs to strengthen his anchor, but players with his athletic feet and body control usually don't make it out of the first round.

Click here for Brugler's full mock draft.

CB Trevon Diggs

NFL.com's Chad Reuter

Feb. 3, 2020

The predicted first-round pick: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

The Vikings secondary is due for a reboot this spring. Diggs gets to take on his brother, Stefon, in practice on a daily basis, which will be good prep for taking on the rest of the league's top wideouts.

The predicted second-round pick: K.J. Hamler, WR, Penn State

The predicted third-round pick: Jordan Elliott, DT, Missouri

Click here for Reuter's three-round mock draft.

NFL.com's Lance Zierlein

Jan. 29, 2020

The predicted pick: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah

Johnson is a long, man-cover cornerback who could make both Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes (pending free agent) expendable.

Click here for Zierlein's mock draft.

Kevin Hanson of Sports Illustrated

Feb. 7, 2020

The predicted pick: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Both Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander are scheduled to become free agents and the play of Xavier Rhodes has regressed significantly. Younger brother of Stefon, Trevon has ideal length for the position and led Alabama in pass breakups (eight) last season.

Click here for Hanson's full mock draft.

QB Jacob Eason

Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports

Feb. 3, 2020

The predicted pick: Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

Eason looks a lot like Carson Palmer when he's on the field. And while he could've benefitted from another year at Washington, he has the physical tools to play the position at a high level. Like most young QBs, he'll need time to grow into the position. In Minnesota, Kirk Cousins has one more year left on his current deal, and Eason would be a natural successor should the two sides decide to part ways.

Click here for Wilson's full mock draft.

Chris Trapasso of CBS Sports

Feb. 5, 2020

The predicted pick: Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn

Davidson was a rock on the edge for the past two years at Auburn but has bulked up into the 290s to present himself as an interior lineman. He has a good first step and a developed depot of pass-rushing moves with plenty of power in his punch.

Click here for Trapasso's full mock draft.

DE Yetur Gross-Matos

Josh Edwards of CBS Sports

Feb. 7, 2020

The predicted pick: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

Minnesota needs another edge rusher and potentially two before long. Gross-Matos is a long player that can apply some pressure around the edge.

Click here for Edwards' full mock draft.

R.J. White of CBS Sports

Feb. 5, 2020

The predicted pick: CJ Henderson, CB, Florida

Henderson has a high ceiling and should be able to handle himself when pressed into early duty.

Click here for White's full mock draft.

Mike Renner of Pro Football Focus

Feb. 3, 2020

The predicted pick: Marlon Davidson, DT, Auburn

Davidson was one of the biggest movers with his play at the Senior Bowl a couple of weeks ago. He has prototypical 3-tech traits even though he played mostly on the edge at Auburn. Earning an 83.8 pass-rushing grade playing out of position in the SEC is pretty dang impressive.

Click here for Renner's full mock draft.

CB Kristian Fulton

Matt Miller of Bleacher Report

Feb. 3, 2020

The predicted pick: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Fulton, who grades out higher than 2019 draft pick Greedy Williams did at LSU, is a physical cornerback with excellent instincts and toughness. He was banged up in 2019 and played through an ankle injury that may have some questioning his tape, but don't question his mentality. He's wired to be great, and like Tre'Davious White before him coming out of LSU, he could be special as a late first-rounder.

A sneaky need for Minnesota would be quarterback if one happened to fall, but none of value are available in this spot.

Click here for Miller's full mock draft.

Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports

Feb. 10, 2020

The predicted pick: Josh Jones, T, Houston

Jones could be this year's Andre Dillard — the Senior Bowl attendee whose evaluation takes a jump and lands him in the later portion of Round 1. Jones has the physical tools and enough nasty for the Vikings to consider having him replace Riley Reiff at left tackle eventually. Once Jones gets stronger and cleans up his pass sets a bit, he could be a force.

Click here for Edholm's full mock draft.

Dan Kadar of SB Nation

Feb. 10, 2020

The predicted pick: Josh Jones, T, Houston

Thomas and Jones both fell a little bit in this week's mock draft, but never forget that no one really knows what's going to happen on draft night. If Jones slides, the Vikings can stop his free fall at No. 25 and Riley Reiff can finally be moved off the left tackle spot.

Click here for Kadar's full mock draft.

CB Jeff Gladney

Jordan Reid of The Draft Network

Feb. 10, 2020

The predicted pick: Jeff Gladney, CB, TCU

Based on what they have drafted in years past, Jeff Gladney will have many fans in the team's draft room. He possesses excellent match-mirror technique and has plenty of interest with tackling in run support. Gladney is the type of cornerback prospect that the team has taken a liking to before.

Click here for Reid's full mock draft.

Vinnie Iyer of The Sporting News

Feb. 6, 2020

The predicted pick: Cameron Dantzler, CB, Mississippi State

Xavier Rhodes has faded fast as a big cover man, and Trae Waynes is a pending free agent. Dantzler (6-2, 185 pounds) has nice size and uses his hands and hips well to be disruptive against receivers downfield. He's at his best operating in zone and can be deployed well in Mike Zimmer's defense.

Click here for Iyer's full mock draft.

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