This guard class puts Minnesota in an ideal position to sit comfortably at No. 30 while weighing all of its options in the NFL draft.
Plus, the Vikings are the only team to play the defending conference champions with both of those games coming on the road.
Trying to keep their young nucleus together could be tricky for the Vikings after they gave a monster contract to QB Kirk Cousins last month.
A critical part of the league's No. 1 defense will remain in place for the foreseeable future.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks signed a contract extension on Monday, the franchise announced. Kendricks' deal is a five-year extension worth $50 million with $25 million guaranteed, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Kendricks, 26, is the first of four Vikings players with contracts coming due in 2019 to receive an extension. Minnesota will also need to decide on extensions for linebacker Anthony Barr, wide receiver Stefon Diggs and defensive end Danielle Hunter before the three are set to become free agents after this season.
"Eric is just another young core player for us," general manager Rick Spielman said. "Great player on the field. He does nothing but represent us in a first-class way out in the community, he's a leader in the defense, he's a leader in our locker room. His work ethic, his prep that he puts in week in and week out is why he's such a dynamic player for us on Sundays."
Kendricks said that he and his agent, Doug Hendrickson, were in constant communication throughout the offseason as it related to working out a deal.
"He always told me that the Vikings wanted to keep me here, and they knew I wanted to be here as well," Kendricks said. "It kind of made things easier to get done."
Expect Minnesota to use the draft to upgrade its offensive line and find the right protection for QB Kirk Cousins.
The Vikings dove head first into the open market more than three weeks ago, doling out big deals within the first 48 hours. Where do they stand now?
The latest mock draft still has the Vikings looking for help at guard in the first round, but Kiper and McShay differ on second-round needs.
The Vikings won the North in 2017, then went out and grabbed free agency's top QB. But a healthy Aaron Rodgers might not be ready to cede the division.
The Vikings replaced Jarius Wright with Kendall Wright, who should be a good fit in the slot after playing last season with the Bears.
The Vikings were able to bolster a position of need on their list of offseason priorities. Minnesota cut veteran Jarius Wright two weeks ago due to concerns over salary-cap space.
Wright was the only Chicago Bears receiver to crack the 50-catch barrier (59) in 2017. He emerged as rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky's preferred target as the season wore on, and he had a season-high 10 receptions for 107 yards in a Week 14 victory at Cincinnati.
The 2012 first-round pick spent five seasons with the Tennessee Titans before signing a one-year deal with the Bears last spring. Wright's best season was 2013, when he caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards.
ESPN's Jeff Dickerson contributed to this report.
The Vikings made a huge splash in the first two weeks of free agency, but this second wave will be crucial for their hopes of a Super Bowl in 2018.