Vikings could look for Floyd replacement in the draft

With Sharrif Floyd's future in doubt, the Vikings could look for help come the draft. PFF premium stats show who they could look for on Day 2.

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Vikings could look for Floyd replacement in the draft


Sharrif Floyd’s uncertainty means defensive tackle is on the list of possibilities for the Vikings with their first couple of picks. Let’s look at three players who should be available after day one and see how they measure up in key statistical areas.

  • Caleb Brantley, Florida
    • Ranked fifth in both pass-rush productivity with 11.7 and run-stop percentage at 11.3. Had at least 23 QB pressures and 23 run stops each of last two years.
  • Vincent Taylor, Oklahoma State
    • Second-highest PRP with 13.6.
    • PFF’s third-highest-graded DI. In the top 15 for QB sacks, hits and hurries. Only missed 1 tackle all year. Flagged for no penalties in 2016.
  • Chris Wormley, Michigan
    • PRP of 11.4 with 22 Run Stops at 6.2 percent. Graded positively in every game in 2016.

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  • 3kolu

    The Vikings weak spot was DT with the loss of Sharif Floyd last season. They have to address DT early in the draft or free agency. OLB could be a possibility as well on the defense.