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

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Daxton Hill (Michigan)


  • Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 191 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 69 tackles
  • 2 interceptions
  • 8 passes defended
  • 4.5 tackles for loss

Momentum is everything where college prospects entering the NFL are concerned. Something that Daxton Hill has in abundance following an exceptional 2021 campaign at Michigan and superb testing during the preparation period leading up to the draft.

Hill’s athleticism is what sets him apart from most other safeties in this class. If Kyle Hamilton is the best player at the position, then he might be a close second and many now suspect the former Wolverine will be a top-15 selection when push comes to shove.

With incredible ball skills and eye-popping agility in coverage, Hill has everything one looks for in a prominent safety at the next level. He loves nothing more than mixing it in run support, although the prospect might be a little undersized to achieve such feats without bulking up a little at the next level.

Considering that Hill has only played 32 games over his three-year college career, there is a high chance the prospect is just starting to scratch the surface of what he is truly capable of. A player with this sort of upside normally comes with a high-end pick and it wouldn’t be the biggest shock in the world to see the Minnesota Vikings pull the trigger if some other options are off the board by then.

Hill brings a level of excitement that cannot be ignored. He’d also be a fantastic fit on the Vikings due to his high motor which would make him an instant fan favorite.