32. Minnesota Vikings: Teddy Bridgewater – QB
Original Spot For Bridgewater: 32nd Overall
Original 32nd Pick: Teddy Bridgewater – QB
When the Vikings took Bridgewater in 2014, he was looked upon as the future franchise quarterback for a team that so desperately needed one. It didn’t exactly turn out how they planned, as a devastating training camp knee injury forced the Louisville product to miss all but one game in the last two seasons.
However, injuries are a natural component of the sport. They’re going to eventually happen, and it’s impossible to plan ahead of time. If the Vikings had a do-over, there’s no way they decide against drafting a high-character, talented signal caller at this position. Bridgewater still holds plenty of promise, and has a chance to showcase that in the upcoming season as a member of the New York Jets.
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31. Denver Broncos: Jerick McKinnon – RB
Original Spot For McKinnon: 96th Overall
Original 31st Pick: Bradley Roby – CB
The NFL has placed a premium on running backs that can run routes and catch passes out of the backfield. McKinnon was pegged as one of the premier receiving backs by the 49ers when they signed him to a four-year/$36 million deal during the 2018 offseason.
McKinnon is a downright terror in the open field. His mix of jukes and cuts can make even the savviest of defenders look silly. In four years with the Vikings, McKinnon hauled in 142 of his 191 targets, setting a career high of 51 receptions in 2017. He’s serviceable enough as a runner to keep him on the field during early downs, but his true value shines as a third-down specialist.
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