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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Andrew Booth Jr. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
Andrew Booth Jr. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

He’s not Afraid to Double Dip at a Position of Need

Many general managers like to spread their draft picks around in order to address as many needs as possible. Other general managers aren’t afraid to use multiple early picks to address major holes on the roster. After one draft, it appears this is the method that Kwesi Adofo-Mensah implements.

The Vikings’ secondary was atrocious last season. The cornerback corps was especially brutal giving up a ton of points and making it quite clear that no lead was safe as long as they were on the field. Kwesi definitely realized that and made it a point to upgrade this area in the draft.

He used three of his first five picks to upgrade the secondary. First, he took Lewis Cine the big-hitting safety with very good coverage skills. He’ll likely start next to Harrison Smith, allowing Cam Bynum to be used in more unique packages and ways. Then he traded back up to get Andrew Booth Jr., in the second round. He’s a rangy corner who is highly competitive and if it wasn’t for some injuries, would’ve gone much higher.

Adofo Mensah then traded up in the fourth round to get another tall, lanky corner in Akayleb Evans, These moves vastly improved the secondary, taking it from a major weakness to a potential strength.

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Double-Dipping at a major area of need has always been a strong philosophy. Hopefully, it is one that Kewsi continues to employ in the future.