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Jonathan Jenkins could be a Viking target in the 2013 NFL draft.
A big part of the Vikings' 2012 success was a solid draft. Last April, the Vikings added several key pieces to the roster, such as Matt Kalil (fourth overall), Harrison Smith (29th overall) and Blair Walsh (sixth round).
The Vikings will need to do that again if they want to continue to build on what they have going. Their draft strategy will depend a lot on what happens in free agency, but there are several routes they could take with their first-round pick.
The first option is to draft a defensive tackle to help take pressure off of Kevin Williams. By adding someone like Georgia's Jonathan Jenkins or Ohio State's Johnathan Hankins, the Vikings can create a destructive duo in the middle of their defensive line.
The Vikings can also decide to add a cornerback, as Antoine Winfield will turn 36 in June and there is little depth behind him and Chris Cook. Either Mississippi State's Jonathan Banks or Alabama's DeMarcus Milner fit the bill here.
The final option is to improve the receiving corps if they choose not to do it in free agency. Tennessee's Justin Hunter, Cal's Keenan Allen and USC's Robert Woods are all capable of adding some electricity to the Vikings passing game.
Whatever the Vikings decide to do, another solid draft will help the Vikings take the next step.