Vikings dream mock draft: The perfect haul for Minnesota in 2022

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Round 6 – Pick 184 overall – J.T. Woods, S – Baylor

It wouldn’t be surprising if the Minnesota Vikings picked a safety earlier in the draft. They lack any depth at the position but have Harrison Smith and Bynum, Camryn likely penciled in to start. In four years at Baylor, J.T. Woods had 157 total tackles, eight interceptions, eight tackles for a loss, and four fumble recoveries.

Round 6 – Pick 191 overall – Mykael Wright, CB – Oregon

Expect Minnesota to spick more than one cornerback at the 2022 NFL Draft. The Vikings have the talent to start, but need bodies for depth as well as play special teams. Mykael Wright is a 5’11, 182-pound defender who has a lot of fire and tenacity but lacks the stats to match. He would be a candidate to learn on the practice squad or special teams until ready for defensive snaps.

Round 6 – Pick 192 overall – Luke Tenuta, OT – Virginia Tech

At the moment, Blake Brandel is the backup and swing tackle for the Vikings along with Timon Parris. Brandel was key in the success of the run game against the Steelers in 2022, but bringing in some depth and competition to round out the roster would be smart. Luke Tenuta is 6’8 and 319 pounds with experience on the left and right sides. He’s worth a late-round pick.

Round 7 – Pick 250 overall – Trestan Ebner, RB – Baylor

The Vikings don’t really need a running back in this haul of picks considering they have Dalvin Cook, Alexander Mattison, and Kene Nwangwu all returning. Picking Trestan Ebner with their final pick in the draft allows them to add a potential punt returner to the roster. Ebner averaged 8.1 yards per return in 2021 and brought one back to the house for Baylor in that time.

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Do you think the Minnesota Vikings would be wise to select these players when they are on the board or would you rather see the team make different selections with their choices in the 2022 NFL Draft? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.