2018 Minnesota Vikings Draft Picks, As College Recruits

The Minnesota Vikings selected eight players in the 2018 NFL Draft. With all the scrutiny and attached to draft prospects and their fit on their new team, it's interesting to look back and see how they were regarded on the other end of their college career.

So without further ado, here's my look at the each of the Vikings' 2018 draft picks as college recruits

Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida- 1st Round, 30th overall
Hometown: New Bern, NC
Position(s)As Recruit: CB, ATH
247 Rating: 0.8777 (***)
Committed To: North Carolina, Class of 2015; UCF, Class of 2017 (JUCO)

Brian O'Neill, OT, Pitt-2nd Round, 62nd Overall
Hometown: Wilmington, DE
Position As Recruit: TE
247 Rating: 0.8143 (***)
Committed To: Pitt, Class of 2014

Jalyn Holmes, DE, Ohio State-4th Round, 102nd Overall
Hometown: Northfolk, VA
Positions As Recruit: DL, TE
247 Rating: 0.9650 (****)
Committed To: Ohio State, Class of 2014

Tyler Conklin, TE, Central Michigan-5th Round, 157th Overall
Hometown: Macomb, MI
Position As Recruit: TE
247 Rating: NA
Committed To: Central Michigan, Class of 2013

Daniel Carlson, K, Auburn-5th Round, 167th Overall
Hometown: Pike Ntl Forest, CO
Position As Recruit: K
247 Rating: 0.8368 (***)
Committed To: Auburn, Class of 2013

Colby Gossett, OG, Appalachian State-6th Round, 213th Overall
Hometown: Cumming, GA
Position As Recruit: OT
247 Rating: NA
Committed To: Appalachian State, Class of 2013

Ade Aruna, DE, Tulane-6th Round, 218th Overall
Hometown: Birmingham, AL (High School-LaPorte, IN)
Position As Recruit: DE
247 Rating: 0.8092 (***)
Committed To: Tulane, Class of 2013

Devante Downs, LB, California-7th Round, 225th Overall
Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA
Position As Recruit: OLB
247 Rating: 0.8926 (****)
Committed To: Cal, Class of 2014