Vikings Draft 2023: Five-round post-NFL Scouting Combine mock draft

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(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) Moro Ojomo /

Third Round (Pick No. 87)

Moro Ojomo – IDL (Texas)

The Vikings need to continue beefing up the front of the defense. Harrison Phillips and Dalvin Tomlinson are both massive defenders up the gut, but they account for a large chunk of the cap as well. Getting younger in the draft would benefit the future of the defense and allow ample spending at more important spots.

Moro Ojomo measured in at 6-foot-3 and 292 pounds in Indianapolis. He was never an uber-productive player at Texas, but he has the size and frame to be a force in the middle of the defense. He can be a fresh pair of legs to supplement the veterans on the roster for a year or two before settling in.

The back end of the top 100 is where value begins to fade, and the goal is to find contributors but not necessarily starters. Ojomo can be a very good depth piece up front, but his tape shows a ton of B-gap alignment which will make for an interesting adjustment in a 3-4 front.

Games are won in the trenches, and that has been a major concern for the Vikings. Taking another talented player to throw into the mix would benefit all parties at this stage of the draft.