There were many questions about what role Mike Hughes could have with the Vikings in 2021, and it now appears that they have been answered. The Vikings officially substituted their previous first-round selection and their seventh in 2022 to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for the KC selection in the sixth round of 2022.
Hughes was the 30th pick for the 2018 NFL Draft, but injuries hampered his production. He appeared in only 24 matches and seven entries. Hughes only appeared in four matches during 2020 due to a neck injury that landed him in IR.
The Vikings boosted the high school stage over the post-season period by acquiring Patrick Peterson, McKinsey Alexander, and Xavier Woods. Production heaps are also expected from second-year player Cameron Dantzler. Dantzler should see big shots as long as he can stay healthy. With such a high school presence, Hughes seems a bit lost in the mix, so Minnesota must see that it is best to take him somewhere where he can try to revitalize his career.
The trade may also prove the official death of any of Rick Spielman’s and Round Seven jokes. Spielman just finished a draft as he had no players in the seventh round and now has a zero in the 2022 draft up to this point. All in all, good luck to Mike Hughes in Kansas City.
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