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Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings on the Clock

Who will Mike Zimmer and his Vikings take with the 8th-overall pick?

Hannah Foslien

The latest edition of the Cincy Jungle Writer's Mock Draft is here. Be sure to keep up with all of the picks in a out stream page.

Next up are the Minnesota Vikings and first-year head coach Mike Zimmer. Who will be his first draft pick as an NFL head man?

Jason: Vikings trade pick to Jets who select Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M

Vikings GM Rick Spielman has made it no secret of his desire to trade back from #8 and get more picks. Despite signing Eric Decker, the Jets badly need receiver help. New York has traded up in the past to get the guy they want, and they do so again this year to get Evans, whom they've already set up a pre-draft visit with.

Evens isn't falling to the Jets at No. 18, so they move up to this spot to secure the services of Evans, who will end up being the best WR on the Jets roster.

He's become a hot name over the past few weeks, largely thanks to his great performance at the combine. Evans is a specimen at 6-5, 230, and he knows how to use his body to create space, and posses the speed to be a deep threat.

Paired up with Decker, this will give incumbent quarterback Geno Smith, or the aging Michael Vick, enough weapons to revive one of the league's worst passing offenses in 2013.

Mickey: Viking take Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Louisville

The Vikings want to find the signal caller for the future and will be ready if Bridgewater falls to them. I think they could also look to defensive end but with their favorite QB on the board they pull the trigger.

Three years ago the Vikings tried to find that franchise QB in Christian Ponder and will try once again with a guy who could be the top QB in the draft.

Anthony: Vikings take Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo:

Mike Zimmer gets a stud of a defender at No.8, who some think could be the best bet in this year's draft. I have him slipping because of the needs of other teams and the small school factor.

Mack appears to have a Von Miller-type skill set, but he needs to be able to prove that he can stand up against NFL-like competition. Teddy Bridgewater could be a pick here, but Zimmer might wait until the second round for a QB. Mack will instantly improve one of the league's worst defenses from 2013.





1 - Texans Jadeveon Clowney Johnny "Football" Manziel Jadeveon Clowney
2 - Rams Greg Robinson FALCONS TRADE: Jadeveon Clowney Greg Robinson
3 - Jaguars Teddy Bridgewater Blake Bortles Khalil Mack
4 - Browns Blake Bortles Sammy Watkins Blake Bortles
5 - Raiders Khalil Mack Greg Robinson Johnny Manziel
6 - Falcons Jake Matthews RAMS TRADE: Mike Evans Jake Matthews
7 - Buccaneers Sammy Watkins Jake Matthews Sammy Watkins
8 - Vikings JETS TRADE: Mike Evans Khalil Mack Teddy Bridgewater