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Minnesota Vikings look to address weaknesses starting Thursday in 2022 NFL Draft

The Vikings look to fill holes on both sides of the ball, though defensive gaps could be addressed early in the NFL Draft, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Regional college stars like Christian Watson, Boye Mafe and Cordell Volson are likely to hear their names called during the three-day event.

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Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson celebrates his interception for a touchdown against the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter Jan. 9, 2022, at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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With starting and role spots open after trades and free agency, the Minnesota Vikings will turn to the NFL Draft to address the team's top needs on both sides of the ball.

Some weaknesses were filled with free-agent signings. Will the Vikings use the 12th overall pick to shore up the defense? Take a gamble on a developmental quarterback with the 46th pick in round 2?

The drama, surprises and future of NFL franchises unfolds starting at 7 p.m. Thursday. The graphic below offers some scenarios the Vikings could be contemplating.

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