After selecting the quarterback of the future at 12th overall, the Minnesota Vikings struggled to develop any consistency last season. Christian Ponder made mistakes—as all rookies do—the secondary fell apart, and Adrian Peterson finished the season with two serious knee injuries. All in all, the Minnesota Vikings finished 3-13 and will be picking third overall this in the upcoming NFL draft.
With so many needs, the Vikings will be forced to decide between drafting an elite player or attempting to trade down and accumulate additional draft picks. Assuming the Vikings stay at third overall, here are three players the team must consider drafting.