Vikings get rising edge rusher in way too early mock

The Minnesota Vikings are 3-1 and in a position to make a run at a Super Bowl.

Unlike in previous years, the Vikings are winning games that they shouldn’t. Head coach Kevin O’Connell has this team playing with confidence right now and they are finding ways to bring home the victory.

The draft is still months away and is an afterthought at this point, but it is still important to continue to look at the upcoming class and get a sense for what is going on.

The latest mock draft comes to us from PFF’s Mike Renner. Four quarterbacks and four wide receivers went in the first round. The Vikings didn’t go in either direction instead taking rising edge rusher Tyree Wilson from Texas Tech.

Here is what Renner had to say about Wilson.

“The Vikings add another long edge rusher to the fold to keep the heat on opposing quarterbacks. Wilson is a freakishly long 6-foot-6, 275-pound edge rusher who is only scratching the surface of what he can do on the field. He’s notched 27 pressures already through five games this season as he continues to climb up draft boards.”

The Vikings could definitely use an edge rusher to develop and the futures of both Danielle Hunter and Za’Darius Smith are both up in the air.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire