The outlet said the C + score could improve, depending on the quality of the next Minnesota draft class. But the Bleacher report also said:
“But the Vikings were far from ideal compared to the salary cap this year. They just didn’t have enough money to make many moves, even after releasing some in 2020 with an extension for Kirk Cousins. ”
It’s really true. Minnesota was short of cash this off-season, which meant that all of the team’s moves would likely be on the cheap. BR added this:
“Swapping Stefon Diggs and freeing up cornerback veteran Xavier Rhodes has freed up space. But even then, a parade of defensive players – cornerback Trae Waynes, defensive end Everson Griffen, safety Andrew Sendejo, cornerback Mackensie Alexander and defensive tackle Linval Joseph – all disappeared after playing roles important during last year’s playoffs. “
That’s a lot of names, so we’re going to have to see if Minnesota can replace them with recruits, and what’s left in the salary cap space.