Predicting what the Vikings will do in the 2023 NFL Draft based on 2022
By Nik Edlund
Trade up for a falling cornerback
A season ago, the Vikings acquired extra picks in their trade-down with the Lions. They used some of those picks to trade back up for a cornerback who was falling down the board in Andrew Booth Jr., and if they follow that strategy again in 2023, the target could be Kelee Ringo.
Ringo is an intriguing prospect with good size and athletic ability. He fits the Brian Flores mold, as he can play outside and be matched up alone on an island against a receiver. He could go as high as the late teens or fall into the second round. The reason he could fall is that he has trouble tracking the ball, and some teams believe his future could be at safety.
In this scenario, the Vikings have two third-round picks after trading back with the Chiefs. Ringo starts to slide into the mid-second round, and they package both of those choices to go up and get him. They did this last year when they got Booth, and mimicking that approach in 2023 could land them a solid prospect in Kelee Ringo.