Viking Fans Have Unusual Preferences Ahead of 2021 NFL Draft
Note: This article was originally published on our flagship site, VikingsTerritory.com.
The only thing that is certain about the Minnesota Viking fan draft “desires” is this: Fans adamantly want the franchise to draft an offensive lineman with his 1st round pick.
the The ‘unusual’ aspect is that the enthusiasm for a new quarterback is very low – despite the excitement of a young passer who would pivot the future of the franchise.
For starters, most Viking brains believe GM Rick Spielman will trade the 14th pick and return on Thursday night.
Remember, this is the official fan prediction. Rick Spielman will make a trade, marking the fourth time in his career that he has done so in the 1st round (since 2012, the start of his official GM gig).
Overall, the fans don’t want another cornerback, unless Patrick Surtain II falls off the board. He was mentioned in the comments to this poll.
A comedic effect will ensue if it’s a cornerback – again – for the Vikings.
In the most lopsided poll of the day, the Minnesotans believe Spielman will select an offensive, not a defensive, player in the 1st round.
The unusual part of the ballot? Again, the fans largely do do not want a replacement quarterback. Obviously, the “silent majority” prefers Kirk Cousins.
In Cousins v. Lance – respondents chose Cousins, even with a stipulation.
Considering the choice of Alijah Vera-Tucker or Trey Lance, fans unthinkably chose AVT.
By a wider margin, it’s Penei Sewell on Lance.
With the blink of an eye, however, the Vikings’ body politic would take Justin Fields over Rashawn Slater.
On another note, the sizzle of Alabama WR DeVonta Smith replaces that of LB Micah Parsons.
But more would prefer Parsons to EDGE rusher, Kwity Paye.
However, we like Paye more than Miami’s Jaelan Phillips.
What the fans really want – is an offensive lineman. The results confirm this.
This proves that OL are more important than DL for the Vikings in the eyes of the fans.
Realistic quartet shows fans prefer Darrisaw.
But Rashawn Slater is available, he’s “the guy”.
Overall, enthusiasm for Fields / Lance quarterback is low. The need for an offensive line transcends the defensive line.
In order, Vikings fans prefer these men Thursday night: Rashawn Slater, Christian Darrisaw, Alijah-Vera Tucker (assuming Sewell is unavailable).
11,372 responses were recorded among these different survey questions.