Vikings 2022 Draft: Early three-round mock draft to fix the defense

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Third-Round Pick:

Kingsley Enagbare – EDGE (South Carolina)

The Vikings have to address their pass rush in some capacity during the upcoming offseason. Even if Danielle Hunter comes back at full strength, Minnesota needs help across from him. They have tried to pluck some late-round players and mold them into rotational pass rushers, but that has not worked lately.

Kingsley Enagbare fits the mold of a massive bookend that can hold down the front line and disrupt plays in the backfield. He does an excellent job of using his frame to generate power and speed off the edge. Enagbare is a well-rounded rusher who can set up his rush moves to the inside or outside and has an unreal bend for his size.

The raw athletic ability and physical tools make Enagbare an exciting prospect and one that may remind Vikings fans of Danielle Hunter coming out of LSU. He needs to clean up his run fits and be more consistent in setting the edge in that regard.

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There are some exciting pass rushers that have stormed up draft boards this season and that has bumped Enagbare down a bit since the preseason. If he falls to the Vikings in the third round, it would be a no-brainer pick for a team that lacks a consistent pass rush.