2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly For Minnesota Vikings

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Sleepers Who Fit Perfectly for Minnesota Vikings

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The Minnesota Vikings are a long way from making the NFL playoffs in 2014. However, the Vikings have a lot of key pieces for long-term success on the team now. If Minnesota can hit it big in the 2014 NFL Draft, the playoffs may be a lot closer than anyone thinks. Here are five sleepers who fit perfectly for the Vikings in the 2014 NFL Draft.

5. S Ahmad Dixon – Baylor

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No. 5 S Ahmad Dixon – Baylor

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Dixon is a great football player. The Big 12 isn’t known for defense, but Dixon made big plays for the Bears late in the game when it mattered.

4. OG Kadeem Edwards – Tennessee State

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4. OG Kadeem Edwards – Tennessee State

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FCS schools don’t get a lot of credit, but Edwards is a perfect size for the NFL. One or two years in the league and he could be a starter.

3. QB Zach Mettenberger – LSU

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3. QB Zach Mettenberger – LSU

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If the Vikings decide to forgo a QB in the first-round, Mettenberger is a legitimate NFL quarterback. His injury causes his stock to fall, but his potential is through the roof.

2. S Dion Bailey – USC Trojans

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2. S Dion Bailey – USC Trojans

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Bailey has a lot of glaring weaknesses, most notably his speed, but he looks bright for a player with a lack of experience. He would be a great pickup for Minnesota.

1. QB Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M

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1. QB Johnny Manziel – Texas A&M

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Okay, he’s not really a sleeper and, personally, I’m not a fan of how Manziel will transition into the NFL. However, his unpredictability, coupled with Cordarrelle Patterson down the field and Adrian Peterson in the backfield, would be second to none offensively.


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