Minnesota has already gone out and fixed a lot of the problems with last season’s defense.
But there is one position that could still use some tuning up. The Vikings could use a starting-caliber defensive end besides Danielle Hunter and the NFL draft might be a good way to find one.
I’m not going to necessarily advocate for the team to draft a defensive end in the first round. It would be great if the Vikings did that, but drafts are complicated and you can’t just go for need and need alone. So this is an argument for Minnesota to at least prioritize defensive end in the 2021 NFL draft. Here is why: