5 prospects the Vikings could miss out on without a 2023 second-round pick

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Who are five 2023 prospects the Minnesota Vikings likely won’t be able to get because they don’t have a pick in the second round?

The Minnesota Vikings find themselves without a pick in the second round of the draft after trading for T.J. Hockenson last November.

The Vikings definitely don’t regret the move, as Hockenson instantly made an impact and went on to haul in 60 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns.

Now it’s time to pay up as the 2023 NFL Draft approaches. The Senior Bowl, East-West Bowl, and NFL Scouting Combine have come and gone. Prospects have risen and fallen after those events, and now we have a better understanding of who will be available in that late second-round area where the pick lies that Minnesota traded away.

The Vikings have some pretty big needs that include wide receiver, defensive tackle, linebacker, and cornerback. There will be some good prospects at those positions on the board when Minnesota was originally supposed to pick.

Here are five prospects the Vikings will miss out on without having that second-round choice.