4 prospects the Vikings missed out on in the 2021 NFL Draft

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What prospects did the Minnesota Vikings pass on when they were building this year’s rookie class in the 2021 NFL Draft?

Immediately following the 2021 NFL Draft, it’s safe to say there are many Minnesota Vikings fans feeling very pleased with the team’s rookie class.

The Vikings addressed key concerns with the offensive line and pass rush in a major way by bringing in highly-touted prospects like offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw with the 23rd overall pick, offensive guard Wyatt Davis with the 86th overall selection in the third round, and edge rusher Patrick Jones II with the 90th pick in round three.

Minnesota also added several exciting developmental projects in quarterback Kellen Mond, linebacker Chazz Surratt, wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette, and defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman.

The Vikings’ haul in this year’s draft has been widely praised by several top NFL analysts and personalities, including NFL Network’s Chad Reuter. He awarded Minnesota with high draft grades across all three days and an overall grade of A.

However, there were many very talented rookies still available on the board when the Vikings made all of their selections this year.

Each of the prospects mentioned in this analysis have the potential to become game-changers in the league for many years to come, and each one would significantly change the way people view Minnesota’s rookie class.

So who are some of the prospects the Vikings missed out on during this year’s NFL Draft?