7 safeties the Minnesota Vikings could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

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Kyle Hamilton (Notre Dame)


  • Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 220 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 34 tackles
  • 3 interceptions
  • 4 passes defended
  • 3 tackles for loss

The Minnesota Vikings would need to get extremely lucky to bring Kyle Hamilton on board during the 2022 NFL Draft. He is arguably the best prospect entering the league this year and the only reason why the safety would slide is down to positional importance and not much else.

Hamilton is a phenomenal player. He might not have tested all that well during the evaluation process, but one look at the film tells plenty about what a special prospect this is.

There isn’t much Hamilton cannot do on the backend. The defensive back has exceptional instincts to be around the football consistently and boasts a real knack for coming up huge in big moments to further enhance his status.

There are very few concerns where Hamilton is concerned. His lack of a good 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine might be a red flag to some, but he plays much faster than this and is a physical presence in the run game for good measure.

The Vikings could end up using a top-end selection on the position after losing Xavier Woods in free agency. If Hamilton is still around by the time Minnesota is on the clock, it would be very hard to turn down and could lead to their card being turned in at the earliest possible opportunity.