Vikings Draft Picks 2023: Every selection Minnesota has in April
By Adam Patrick
When the 2023 NFL Draft takes place at the end of April, how many Minnesota Vikings draft picks will be made during the entire three-day event?
In their second year with Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, how will the Minnesota Vikings use their picks in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft?
As he did in 2022, Adofo-Mensah will have to get creative since the Vikings currently only have five selections in this year’s draft.
Vikings Draft Picks 2023: When will Minnesota make their selections this year?
Below is the list of the current picks that Minnesota has in the 2023 NFL Draft.
- First Round – Pick No. 23
- Third Round – Pick No. 87
- Fourth Round – Pick No. 119 (via Detroit)
- Fifth Round – Pick No. 158
- Sixth Round – Pick No. 211 (compensatory pick)
Currently, the Vikings do not have any selections in the second or seventh round of this year’s NFL Draft.
Minnesota used their 2023 second-round pick in the trade to acquire tight end T.J. Hockenson from the Detroit Lions last season. Their 2023 seventh-round selection was used in a trade back in 2021 to acquire defensive end Stephen Weatherly from the Denver Broncos.
Minnesota would also have an additional fourth-round pick this year since they acquired one from the Lions in the Hockenson trade. However, the Vikings traded their original 2023 fourth-round selection during last year’s draft when they made a deal with the Cleveland Browns that ended up allowing them to pick cornerback Akayleb Evans in the fourth round.
The last time Minnesota made their first draft selection with the 23rd overall pick was back in 2021, when it was used to draft offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw.