Ten players the Vikings could pick

  • Updated: May 3, 2014 - 11:50 PM

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The Vikings have the eighth pick in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday. Here are 10 players who could be available and tantalizing:

ANTHONY BARR, outside linebacker, UCLA

A converted running back, Barr is an explosive athlete who could punch up the pass rush.

AARON DONALD, defensive tackle, Pittsburgh

Not a position of need for the Vikings, but Donald is a disruptive pass rusher in the Geno Atkins mold.

MIKE EVANS, wide receiver, Texas A&M

Sure, they have Cordarrelle Patterson, but this big wideout would add a different dimension.

KHALIL MACK, outside linebacker, Buffalo

Mack, a projected top-three pick, could be the dynamic playmaking linebacker the Vikings lack if he falls.

C.J. MOSLEY, middle linebacker, Alabama

He is the rare three-down linebacker who can defend the run and cover in the nickel package.

BLAKE BORTLES, quarterback, Central Florida

He might not be ready to play right away, but he has upside and would fit coordinator Norv Turner’s offense.

TEDDY BRIDGEWATER, quarterback, Louisville

Some have soured on Bridgewater after a sloppy pro day. Are the Vikings one of those teams?

HA HA CLINTON-DIX, safety, Alabama

Clinton-Dix and Harrison Smith would give coach Mike Zimmer a pair of rangy and versatile safeties.

JUSTIN GILBERT, cornerback, Oklahoma State

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San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington - LP: R. Soriano 6 FINAL
Miami - WP: M. Dunn 7
Philadelphia - LP: A. Burnett 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: B. Colon 7
Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse 1 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi 2
Toronto - WP: R. Dickey 14 FINAL
Boston - LP: C. Buchholz 1
Arizona 1 Bottom 14th Inning
Cincinnati 1
Colorado - LP: Y. Flande 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 4
NY Yankees 2 Top 9th Inning
Texas 4
Oakland - LP: J. Chavez 3 FINAL
Houston - WP: B. Oberholtzer 7
Pittsburgh 5 Top 3rd Inning
San Francisco 0
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Buffalo
Los Angeles 3 2nd Half
Seattle 0
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 23 FINAL
Brt Columbia 6
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Hamilton 33
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2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pm
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pm
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pm
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pm
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis Noon
Sep 14 - vs. New England Noon
Sep 21 - at New Orleans Noon
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pm
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pm
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit Noon
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo Noon
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay Noon
Nov 2 - vs. Washington Noon
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago Noon
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay Noon
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina Noon
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets Noon
Dec 14 - at Detroit Noon
Dec 21 - at Miami Noon
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago Noon

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