5 prospects in play if the Vikings trade down in the 2022 NFL Draft

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The Minnesota Vikings could look at drafting the following prospects if they move down in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Now that this year’s free agency period has slowed down a bit, all the focus can be now put on the upcoming 2022 NFL Draft. With that glorious event on the horizon, a lot of the talk in Minnesota Vikings land is what they’ll do with the 12th overall pick.

They have made a lot of signings, but there are still some holes or thin spots on the roster. The biggest one is at cornerback, as the team still could use a starting-caliber cover man to play on the outside opposite Cameron Dantzler.

They could also bring in another interior offensive lineman to push Garrett Bradbury for his center job and compete with Jesse Davis to be the right guard. Names like Derek Stingley Jr., Tyler Linderbaum, and even Jordan Davis have been picking up steam in many mock draft circles.

What if the Vikings don’t make a selection at pick No. 12? There’s a very solid chance that the Vikings look to move down and acquire some extra draft capital. If that does happen, which prospects could they be looking at taking on Thursday night?

Here’s a list of five options the Vikings could grab if Kwesi Adofo-Mensah does move down the board on draft night.