Vikings begin Day 3 of the 2021 NFL Draft with some major speed

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Kene Nwangwu
(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) Kene Nwangwu /

The Minnesota Vikings started the final day of the 2021 NFL Draft by adding some special prospects.

During the last few years, Day 3 of the NFL Draft is where the Minnesota Vikings have been able to find several very talented players.

Guys like Stefon Diggs, Ifeadi Odenigbo, Stephen Weatherly, Jayron Kearse, and Everson Griffen were all picked by the Vikings on the final day of the draft.

On Saturday, Minnesota kicked off the third and final day of the 2021 NFL Draft with three selections in the fourth round. The Vikings made some very intriguing picks in the third round on Friday night and this continued to be the same with the team’s selections on Day 3.

Minnesota Vikings add a speedster in fourth round of 2021 NFL Draft

With their first selection in the fourth round (pick No. 119), the Vikings went with former Iowa State running back Kene Nwangwu. He’s someone who can make up for the loss of Mike Boone this offseason and he also has the potential to be a great kick returner thanks to his exceptional speed (4.25 time in the 40-yard dash).

With their next selection in the fourth round (pick No. 125), Minnesota added a new piece to their secondary with former California defensive back Camryn Bynum. He spent his college career as a corner, but it sounds like the Vikings want to use him as a safety. Bynum had 28 pass breakups and six interceptions in four seasons at Cal.

Minnesota wrapped up their picks in the fourth round by selecting former Florida State defensive end Janarius Robinson (pick No. 134). At 6-foot-5 and 263 pounds, Robinson has the prototypical size that the Vikings look for in their pass rushers. In four years at Florida State, he accumulated a total of 20.5 tackles for a loss and eight sacks.

All three of the players Minnesota added in the fourth round on Saturday should be able to at least find a role on special teams next season with Nwangwu having the best chance to make a significant impact.