Vikings add trio of talented prospects on Day 2 of 2022 NFL Draft

(Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) Brian Asamoah
(Photo by Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports) Brian Asamoah /

On the second day of the 2022 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings added a group of prospects that could make an immediate impact for the team next season.

Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft began very similar to Day 1 for the Minnesota Vikings as they decided to make another trade with a division rival to open the second round. Luckily, the Vikings were still able to leave the second day of the 2022 draft with some intriguing prospects.

During the second and third rounds, Minnesota added former Clemson cornerback Andrew Booth Jr., former LSU offensive guard Ed Ingram, and former Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah.

Each player the Vikings drafted on Friday night has the potential to make a significant impact for the team next season.

Minnesota Vikings add a possible starting cornerback on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft

It was pretty clear that Minnesota needed to add some additional members to their cornerback group in this year’s NFL Draft. On Friday, the Vikings did just that when they selected Booth with the No. 42 pick in the second round.

The former Clemson defender was the fourth-ranked corner in this year’s draft pool by PFF. In 11 games last season, he allowed a completion rate of 61.7 percent, and opposing quarterbacks had a 70.0 passer rating when targeting Booth.

It’s very possible that we could see a battle in training camp this summer between Booth and Cameron Dantzler to be Minnesota’s No. 2 corner next season.

Later on in the second round, the Vikings used the No. 59 pick on Ingram. Unlike the majority of the guards Minnesota has had on their roster in the recent past, the former LSU offensive lineman is actually better at pass blocking than he is at run blocking.

Ingram’s college career was a controversial one as he was suspended for the entire 2018 season after he was arrested on charges that accused him of sexually assaulting two minors when he was 16-years-old. The charges against Ingram were later dropped and he was reinstated by LSU in 2019.

The Vikings ended their selections on Day 2 by adding Asamoah with the No. 66 pick in the third round. This former Oklahoma defender will likely make his first impact for Minnesota on special teams. He’s exceptionally quick, but he’s undersized (6-foot, 226 pounds).

During his rookie year, Asamoah will have a great opportunity to learn behind two of the best veteran linebackers in the NFL in Eric Kendricks and Jordan Hicks.

Day 3 of the 2022 draft will begin at 11am CT on Saturday and the Vikings are currently scheduled to make five selections in the final four rounds.

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