The Minnesota Vikings paid Kirk Cousins quite a bit of money last season and he did not perform as well as they would have hoped. The Vikings still have one of the best wide receiver tandems in the league, but they need a few more players to help get them over the top. I feel their biggest needs are an offensive tackle, offensive guard, outside linebacker, running back, and defensive tackle. Let’s talk about five small schoolers who can help get the Vikings over the hump.
Larry Allen, OT, Harvard – I am sure you remember the name because his father was one of the best linemen in Dallas Cowboys history. Allen Jr. is super athletic for his size and has tons of power. The Vikings need to protect Kirk Cousins and Allen is a great player to help with that. He is likely a priority free agent at this point, but he can definitely come in right away and compete.
C.J. Collins, OG, Kennesaw State – The 6040 offensive guard is a pretty good athlete. The Vikings have some holes on the offensive line and Collins can come in right away and compete. I like him and I feel he will likely be an undrafted free agent. With that being said I could see the Vikings snagging him up to help protect their major investment.
Denzil Ware, OLB, Jacksonville State – Former Kentucky linebacker Denzil Ware is from Opp, Alabama and the kid can play. He stands at 6020 and 250 pounds, but he is a solid playmaker. He can come off the edge and drop in coverage. He too will be an undrafted free agent and I feel he could be a steal for the Vikings who could be losing Anthony Barr.
Ryan Fulse, RB, Wagner College – He is the most slept on player in the entire NFL Draft. I have no clue why people are not blowing him up. He is a stud running back and I am a huge fan. He will be a priority free agent and maybe a late round pick, but this kid will have tons of teams calling for him.
Chris Stewart, DL, Sam Houston State – The 6020, 275 pound defensive lineman can play multiple positions on the defensive line and I feel the Vikings need both a defensive end and a defensive tackle. Stewart has a knack for getting after the quarterback and this signing would make sense. I am expecting Stewart to be a priority free agent.