Biggest post-draft questions still to be answered by the Minnesota Vikings:
Who backs up Riley Reiff and Mike Remmers? The Vikings plan to sign TCU tackle Aviante Collins as an undrafted free agent and could take a longer look at Rashod Hill after adding him to the roster late last season. But at a position where they're mostly working with Day 3 draft picks and undrafted free agents behind Reiff and Remmers, the Vikings will again try to find enough depth from that class of players unless they add a veteran at some point closer to the season.
How quickly can Jaleel Johnson contribute? With Sharrif Floyd's status still uncertain, the Vikings have spent part of their offseason accumulating options at defensive tackle. Johnson, the team's first fourth-round pick from Iowa, could play at three-technique tackle or at nose tackle, coach Mike Zimmer said. But it's at the three-technique spot where the Vikings would welcome his prompt contributions. Datone Jones and Tom Johnson will be asked to play there as well if Floyd isn't able to return from a career-threatening nerve issue in his right knee.
What will Bucky Hodges add to the offense? The Vikings have sought a tight end who can open up the middle of the field all offseason; it's what led them to pursue Jared Cook, as general manager Rick Spielman said Saturday, and Virginia Tech tight end Bucky Hodges could add a similar dimension to the offense. The 6-foot-6 Hodges ran a 4.57-second 40-yard dash and mostly played as a receiver last year. He'll have to refine his route running; if he wasn't raw, he wouldn't have lasted until the sixth round. But if he can step in quickly, he could be a tantalizing weapon for the offense.
Does the offense have enough receivers? Day 3 of the draft brought two of them (South Florida's Rodney Adams and Miami's Stacy Coley), but as the Vikings wait to see if either will be able to contribute as a rookie, they'll lean heavily on Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen while hoping for a big improvement from Laquon Treadwell. Jarius Wright could rebound after being marginalized in the offense last year, but at this point, the Vikings would have some big questions to answer if Diggs or Thielen were to get injured.
What will Dalvin Cook do in Year 1? The Vikings scored a playmaker with their first pick when they traded up to take Cook; now they'll add him to a backfield that includes Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon. Cook might be the most dynamic runner of the three, and while Murray figures to get the majority of the carries, Cook could put himself in position to be the Vikings' No. 2 back while carving out a role as a receiver. He'll need to work on his pass protection and ball security with new running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu, but the Vikings believe they have a difference-maker for their offense, and Cook figures to get a chance to prove them correct relatively quickly.