5 prospects the Vikings don’t want to see in the NFC North in 2022

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA – DECEMBER 31: Jordan Davis #99 of the Georgia Bulldogs looks on against the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Jordan Davis – DT (Georgia)

Jordan Davis is a player the Vikings have been linked to at pick 12 and it makes sense. This guy is a rare mammoth of a man who moves like a gazelle. He’s extremely powerful and quick and can be that interior disruptor the Vikings haven’t had since the prime days of Kevin Williams.

While it’s fun to think about what Davis could do for our Purple, it’s horrifying to think what he might do if he went to a division rival. With the Bears not having a first-round pick, they wouldn’t be in the mix, but the Lions could move back up in the first round and grab him, and there’s a slim chance he falls to the Packers.

The Vikings don’t have a great track record, especially in recent years, of being able to fend off big, strong, quick, powerful nose tackles. Garrett Bradbury can’t anchor at all, and he’d absolutely be owned by the massive Davis. It would take a double, or maybe even a triple team, to slow this guy down, and he’d likely flat-out eat Kirk Cousins before the first half would expire.

While Jordan Davis doesn’t fill a massive need for the Vikings, they’d be wise to take him just so the Lions or Packers can’t have him and avoid years of interior disruption.