What we learned about Kwesi Adofo-Mensah after the 2022 NFL Draft

(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
(Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images) Kwesi Adofo-Mensah /
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Jameson Williams (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
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He Isn’t Afraid to Trade Within the Division

We already talked about how Kwesi is a wheeler and dealer in the draft, but he also wasn’t afraid to break one cardinal rule of the draft and the NFL in general, you don’t make trades within your division.

Apparently, Adofo-Mensah has no fear of this and isn’t afraid to upgrade teams in his division if it means that the Vikings are getting better in the process. We saw this early in the draft when the Vikings traded from 12 all the way down to 32, allowing the Lions to take Alabama wide receiver, Jameson Williams.

After getting some negative feedback from the media for making that trade, he did it again on day two of the draft. This time he allowed the Packers to get a small school receiver with freakish size and speed in Christian Watson. Now the Vikings have to face both of these dynamic wide receivers twice a year for at least the next four seasons.

While it is horrifying to think about that, you have to respect what Adofo-Mensah said when receiving pushback about those deals. He said yes those are great players, but they have to also beat the Minnesota Vikings, and deal with all the guys we added. He didn’t back down and showed some balls by backing up his picks and the team he is putting together.