Vikings draft choices: Meet the 2018 picks

The Vikings draft class is looking to make an impact on a team that's coming off a 13-3 record and has Super Bowl aspirations. Here's a look at the first-year players who are hoping to make the 2018 roster.

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Cornerback Mike Hughes

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Cornerback Mike Hughes

How first-round pick Hughes factors on defense for the Vikings could depend on his development as a slot defender with Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes established outside.
Meet the Vikings draft picks: Tackle Brian O'Neill

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Tackle Brian O'Neill

May 21, 2018
O'Neill, an offensive tackle, comes from a family of college athletes and also has some basketball credentials from when he was in high school.
Meet the Vikings draft picks: Defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Defensive lineman Jalyn Holmes

May 16, 2018
“We still think he’s got a lot of raw, untapped potential,” head coach Mike Zimmer said.

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Tight end Tyler Conklin

May 15, 2018
Conklin has his sights set on being an all-around player for the Vikings after catching 77 passes for 1,064 yards and 11 touchdowns in two seasons for Central Michigan.

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Kicker Daniel Carlson

May 14, 2018
The Vikings drafted a big leg who is the SEC’s career leading scorer coming off a down senior season. Sound familiar? Is Kai Forbath's job in jeopardy?

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Defensive end Ade Aruna

May 11, 2018
It’s easy to see what the Vikings see in Aruna. He really looks the part of an NFL defensive end and reminds you of Danielle Hunter.

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Guard Colby Gossett

May 10, 2018
A two-star recruit turned Appalachian State starter, Gossett was blunt when asked about his game.. “Every time I step on the field. I want to be the baddest guy.”

Meet the Vikings draft picks: Linebacker Devante Downs

May 9, 2018
Recovering from a knee injury, Downs spent much of a three-day rookie minicamp walking through assignments and watching teammates run through drills.
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