The 2013 draft never seems too far away to discuss, and the Minnesota Vikings surely already have their eye on a number of prospects. While no prospects are truly "can't miss," many are guaranteed to draw interest from the team.
With a surprising 2012 Vikings season coming to a close, Minnesota—and the rest of the country—have come to realize how close the team is to becoming a competitive force in the National Football League, already coming close to making the playoffs in the toughest division in the country just one year removed from an abysmal 3-13 season.
While there's no question that the Vikings will keep close tabs on players like Star Lotulelei and Manti Te'o in case they fall precipitously on draft day, they'll focus on those that will be available in a position they'll expect to draft in, somewhere around the 19th pick.
More than that, they'll want to make sure they draft players ready to fit into their system, leaving exciting prospects like Johnathan Jenkins or Damontre Moore available for other teams.
These 20 players should garner serious interest from the Minnesota Vikings should they be available.