Redrafting the Minnesota Vikings 2022 rookie class

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Second-Round Pick No. 1 (42nd overall)

Original Selection: Andrew Booth Jr. – CB (Clemson)

Redraft Selection: Booth

Andrew Booth Jr. was projected by many to come off the board in the first round, so when he was still on the board in the second round, it was an easy selection for the Vikings to make.

Booth has some injury concerns, but when he’s on the field, he performs at a high level. He has the size and the tools to become a solid corner for Minnesota as early as his first year with the team.

Depending on how quickly he is able to pick up the Vikings’ new defensive scheme, Booth could potentially challenge Cameron Dantzler this summer for the team’s No. 2 cornerback job.

Second-Round Pick No. 2 (59th overall)

Original Selection: Ed Ingram – G (LSU)

Redraft Selection: Joshua Ezeudu – G (North Carolina)

The selection of Ed Ingram in the second round was a questionable one for a variety of reasons. Ingram was projected by most to be drafted in the fourth round this year and the reasoning behind his year-long suspension at LSU is something that makes him a risky pick.

Instead of overdrafting a controversial blocker, Minnesota could have gone with an interior offensive lineman who actually had second-round value in former North Carolina guard Joshua Ezeudu.

Ezeudu is a much better athlete than Ingram, and while the two young offensive linemen performed similarly when pass blocking in college, Ezeudu excelled more as a run blocker than Ingram.