Most mocks say WR, but a defensive star the Vikings could take at 23


In a little more than two weeks football fans get their game back with the NFL Draft.

For many fans, just handicapping a team's needs against all other NFL teams gives them back the season. Enter the mock drafts.

Football watchers are divided between Minnesota picking a wide receiver or defensive player. Picking 23rd overall, Sports Illustrated's Doug Farrar predicts Eastern Kentucky edge rusher Noah Spence is the pick. He writes:

"Spence would be a top-15 (maybe top-10) talent without the off-field issues that got him kicked out of Ohio State, but he’s seemed to put his life back together, and he’s among the best edge rushers in this draft class. The Vikings, who saw Everson Griffen lead the team with 10.5 sacks last season, have a lot of players who can get pressure, but Spence would bring an entirely new level of potential for quarterback takedowns with his speed, power and ability to scoot around the edge."

Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater needs help downfield so finding the perfect receiver is a priority.'s Daniel Jeremiah writes that Baylor's Corey Coleman would be a great fit in Minnesota. Fanside also has a wide receiver Laquon Treadwell of Ole Miss going to the Vikings.

USA Today is going with TCU wide receiver Josh Doctston the Vikings at 23rd overall.

Thursday will mark the two-week countdown to the Draft, which is being held in Chicago this year.

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