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Updated: The Vikings top 30 free agent target list

With the “legal tampering” period underway, it appearas the Vikings could be big players in free agency, whether that’s at the QB position or other spots. Based on their positional needs, here are 30 potential free agent targets:

1 – DT, Sheldon Richardson

Affording a big name will be harder after signing Kirk Cousins, but the Vikings’ defensive line would have it’s dominating every-down DT next to Linval Joseph

2- DT, Ndamukong Suh

Suh will likely have high demands, but putting him next to Linval Joseph would be terrifying for opponents.

3 – G, Josh Sitton

It was surprising to see Sitton let go by the Bears because he can still perform at a high level at 32.

4- G, Justin Pugh

An above average right guard or right tackle.

5 – Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

In 2016, he was one of the NFL’s best nickel corners.

6 – TE, Tyler Eifert

Often injured, but a very good receiving tight end when healthy

7 – DT, Bennie Logan

A terrific run stuffer as part of a rotation

8 – WR, Jordy Nelson

It’s hard to say whether he was actually bad last year or struggled with Brett Hundley.

9 – CB, Ross Cockrell

A versatile DB who has improved from year to year

10 – DT, Dontari Poe

More of a nose tackle, yet surprisingly good at creating pressure. Teams wouldn’t ever run against the Vikings with Poe and Joseph in the middle

11 – CB, Terence Newman

Had an excellent year playing the slot corner position for the first time at age 39

12 – G, Jack Mewhort

A terrific guard when healthy, but he’s only played 17 games the last two years

13 – WR, Kendall Wright

A pure slot receiver, Wright had a solid year with the Bears. Belongs

14 – G, Joe Berger 

He may be up in age, but Berger showed last year that he can still play into his late-30s

15 – LB, Pernell McPhee

Often injured, dangerous coming off the edge when healthy. A pure situational pass rusher.

16 – TE, Eric Ebron

If nobody is willing to make him their No. 1 tight end, he might have potential as a weapon to mix in with Kyle Rudolph and David Morgan

17 – RT, Cameron Fleming

Has been a backup in New England, but performed well each time he’s been given the opportunity to play

18 – WR, Terrelle Pryor

After a rough year in Washington, he will be looking for a prove-it deal

19 – CB, Robert McClain

The former Tampa Bay Buc allowed a 78.4 rating aghttp://www.1500espn.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=page_peelainst when defending the slot last year

 20 – G/C Ryan Jensen

A solid interior offensive lineman who can play multiple positions. Might be less mobile than what the Vikings are looking for

21 – RB, J.D. McKissic

Receiving back who had a good run with Seattle last year

22 – RB, Charles Sims

Has been effective in a part-time role with the Bucs

23 – TE, Luke Wilson

Big and fast, could fit in nicely with Rudolph and Morgan

24 – RB, Jeremy Hill

A poor man’s Latavius Murray. Could be a replacement if the Vikings cut Murray for cap reasons

25 – G, Luke Joeckel 

Once a top draft pick, has struggled, but also shown some potential as a guard

26 – G, Jonathan Cooper

Was reliable in a fill-in role for the Cowboys over the past few years

27 – T, LaAdrian Waddle

Saw quite a bit of work for the Patriots as a backup and showed some potential

28 – S, Kenny Vaccaro 

Has some slot corner experience, could add depth to the Vikings’ DB group

29 – WR, Cody Latimer 

Tall wide receiver who averaged 15.1 yards per catch last year in limited duty

30 – WR, Jordan Matthews

Has been dinged up but caught 73 passes in 2016





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