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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Minnesota Vikings Select DE Yetur Gross-Matos at No. 25

The Vikings’ first-round ends with two defensive picks.

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With the 25th pick of the 2020 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Minnesota Vikings select...

Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

The selection and write-up were made by OCMiami:

Having lost a lot of veteran talent, especially on defense, with the #25 pick the Minnesota Vikings select Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State. Other options could have been at LB, WR, or O Line but I think Mike Zimmer, a defensive coach, wants to double up on Defense and take a pass rusher. The Vikings have been pressed up against the cap for a while, but with five picks in the top 105 the Vikings are poised to get younger and cheaper.

Yetur has prototypical size and length at 6-5 265 LBs and 35” arms. He is seen as a Boom or Bust prospect but has shown good production in college with 9.5 sacks in 2019 and 20 TFL in 2018. Yetur has all the physical tools to be able to be a productive edge rusher in the NFL and with good coaching and added strength he could be elite. He also should fit well as a replacement for Everson Griffen as a 4-3 Defensive End in Zimmer’s scheme.

Pokorny: “I was originally thinking wide receiver here, but Gross-Matos is a good selection too. It’ll be interesting to see whether the Vikings’ plan to get younger and cheaper will pan out. I think Mike Zimmer is a good enough coach to make it happen, but will the offense be able to stay on track too?”

The Miami Dolphins are up next, led by fjblessi.

2020 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cincinnati Bengals ShockerBrown QB Joe Burrow
2 Washington Redskins vinys06 DE Chase Young
3 Detroit Lions Robo Dawg CB Jeffrey Okudah
4 New York Giants Legoman0721 LB Isaiah Simmons
5 Miami Dolphins fjblessi QB Tua Tagovailoa
6 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T QB Justin Herbert
7 Carolina Panthers Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. DT Derrick Brown
8 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker OT Tristan Wirfs
9 Jacksonville Jaguars GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Andrew Thomas
10 Cleveland Browns xfl2001fan OT Jedrick Wills
11 New York Jets Adam Rice WR CeeDee Lamb
12 Las Vegas Raiders Barnestorm WR Jerry Jeudy
13 San Francisco 49ers tmartin5785 WR Denzel Mims
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Browns95 OT Mekhi Becton
15 Denver Broncos poultman DL Javon Kinlaw
16 Atlanta Falcons makeaplay59 CB C.J. Henderson
17 Dallas Cowboys Barry Shuck OLB K'Lavon Chaisson
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville WR Henry Ruggs III
19 Las Vegas Raiders jdreyfuss CB Jaylon Johnson
20 Jacksonville Jaguars Schnapppi DL A.J. Epenesa
21 Philadelphia Eagles ButCanHeSetTheEdge? WR Justin Jefferson
22 Minnesota Vikings BrianB77 CB Jeff Gladney
23 New England Patriots Swagnasty LB Patrick Queen
24 New Orleans Saints carrettbagel88 LB Kenneth Murray
25 Minnesota Vikings OCMiami DE Yetur Gross-Matos
26 Miami Dolphins fjblessi S Xavier McKinney
27 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever DT Ross Blacklock
28 Baltimore Ravens tinkerer OL Cesar Ruiz
29 Tennessee Titans wahoo7 CB Kristian Fulton
30 Green Bay Packers Suppa Bob WR Chase Claypool
31 San Francisco 49ers mrwhitman OT Josh Jones
32 Kansas City Chiefs pt_999 RB D'Andre Swift
41 Cleveland Browns HenryDawg S Grant Delpit