NFC North Rivals – 5 Questions with The Viking Age

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Now that free agency is essentially done, what do the Vikings need to focus on for the draft?

Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel (16) claps following the game against the Detroit Lions at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Lions 14-13. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

"The Vikings draft strategy still shouldn’t change. There are so many holes on this team, that they need to focus on getting the best available players and then working with them. Minnesota needs to avoid reaching for a player at a certain position when there is a elite talent still on the board. That said, Minnesota has to work on the secondary and the linebackers. They have brought back the same offensive starters as last year, where the Vikings ranked #13 in overall offense. The defensive side of the ball isn’t nearly as good for Minnesota though. They made some great moves on getting Linval Joseph and Captain Munnerlyn, but more help is needed. Another cornerback will be needed to start on defense and the linebacking corps is lacking talent. If those positions can be improved in the draft, this team could be a contender sooner instead of later. Of course, Minnesota could always look to the draft to find their franchise QB of the future, too. You never know when it comes to the Vikings."

I want to thank Adam Carlson for answering our 5 Questions. Make sure to check out The Viking Age to get all your info about the division rival Minnesota Vikings.