5 prospects no longer on the Vikings radar in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft

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Who are five top 2023 prospects who are no longer on the radar of the Minnesota Vikings heading into the NFL Draft?

The 2023 NFL Draft is just over a week away, and as it gets closer and closer, who the Minnesota Vikings may take at pick No. 23 continues to be completely fluid.

Somedays, it seems like it’s going to be a wide receiver, then the next day, it appears a cornerback could be the choice, and then on other days, a quarterback begins to emerge as a favorite.

As the 2023 draft season begins to wind down, many prospects who were once in play for the Vikings in the first round have become afterthoughts.

This can be for various reasons. Perhaps Minnesota addressed the need already in free agency, maybe the prospect had a bad workout, or maybe they worked out so well that they are no longer believed to be available when the Vikings go on the clock on April 27th.

We will look at five prospects who fit those criteria in one form or another. Perhaps at one point, they were considered to be options for Minnesota with the 23rd overall choice. But now, after knowing what we do now, the Vikings are better off just taking these prospects off their radar altogether.