Vikings 2023 Draft: Seven-round post-Super Bowl mock draft

(Photo by Donald Page/Getty Images) Jalin Hyatt
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Fifth-Round (Pick No. 160)

Kenny McIntosh – RB (Georgia)

Teams believe that running backs are less valuable with each passing season and with Cook carrying a $14.1 million cap hit next season, there’s a good chance the Vikings will look to get younger and cheaper at running back.

This process began when the Vikings took Ty Chandler in the fifth round of last year’s draft, but a hand injury limited his time on the field. Even if he saw regular playing time, Chandler doesn’t project as a bell cow back, which could lead the Vikings to take someone in a deep running back class.

McIntosh is a back that could have gone higher in previous drafts but has the qualities of a starting running back in the NFL. At 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, McIntosh has the size to be a bell cow back and with 43 receptions and 505 yards receiving last year, he’s a threat to play on all three downs.

McIntosh’s pass protection needs to improve, but he’s a fit in a zone scheme and could pair with Chandler, Kene Nwangwu (or even Alexander Mattison) in a committee.