Topping the list of needs for most people, is quarterback. A quick scan of some early mock drafts all have the Vikings selecting a quarterback with the eighth pick.
The consensus is that Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel will be a Viking next year—or at least drafted by the Vikings anyway.
There is some dissent, with B/R featured columnist Chris Roling predicting that UCLA quarterback Brett Hudley will be Minnesota's selection. Rob Rang of CBS Sports anticipates the Vikings selecting quarterback Derek Carr from Fresno State.
As a sophomore, Manziel was a better passer than in his freshman season, but his rushing yardage was much less.
If the Vikings have a chance to draft Manziel, it will bring a big name, with lots of expectations to quickly turn the Vikings around.