Vikings to meet with Missouri QB Drew Lock

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The Minnesota Vikings are fresh off a disappointing 2018 campaign that saw them fail to earn a playoff spot in Kirk Cousins’ first season as the team’s starter.

Sure there were more issues than Cousins. But he did not play incredibly well after signing a record three-year contract with Minnesota back in March.

While the Vikings are tied to Cousins and his fully guaranteed contract through the 2020 season, they are now looking at a potential long-term replacement.

According to multiple media reports, the Vikings are slated to visit with Missouri quarterback Drew Lock at the Senior Bowl in Mobile this week.

A three-year starter during his days with Missouri, Lock is not in the group of top quarterbacks slated to go off the board in the 2019 NFL Draft. That list is limited to Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins.

With that said, Lock is expected to be a borderline first-round pick when the annual event comes calling. He should be there when Minnesota selects 18th overall.

Seen as a prototypical NFL quarterback, the 6-foot-4 Lock tallied 12,192 yards with 99 touchdowns and 39 interceptions for the Tigers.