The Minnesota Vikings wrote the storylines from the draft's first day. Through multiple moves, they put themselves in position to draft an athletic linebacker in UCLA's Anthony Barr and a talented quarterback in Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater.
Getting their quarterback must ease the minds of all involved in the Vikings war room. The shrunken supply of viable signal-callers means that teams like Minnesota have to bend their draft boards to accommodate one. Once a team has its QB, the focus can go back to picking the single best player available and maximizing the value of the selection.
The Vikings will come into Friday with a shift of attention back to the defensive side of the ball. They still have two picks to work with—both in the third round. Continuing to retool to defense with young talent is surely the focus. Both picks being invested in players on that side of the ball is highly probable.
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