Vikings 7-Round 2023 NFL Mock Draft: Danielle Hunter traded and replaced
By Adam Patrick
Second Round (Pick No. 50)
Isaiah McGuire – EDGE (Missouri)
With Danielle Hunter sent off in a trade to the Bucs, the Vikings are likely going to look for some pass-rushing help during the first few round of this year’s draft.
Now, Minnesota isn’t going to force a pick just because it’s a need. But when former Missouri pass rusher Isaiah McGuire ends up still being available when it comes time for the Vikings to make their second-round selection, they decide to take a chance on him.
With his 6-foot-4 and 268-pound frame, McGuire generated 35 pressures during his final season at Missouri, including seven sacks.
He’s extremely athletic, and his pass rush win rate (17.6 percent) was among the best in the entire nation among edge rushers in college football last year, according to PFF.
Minnesota won’t need him to come in and immediately replace what they’ll be losing in Hunter. But since he’s still only 21-years-old, the Vikings will have plenty of time to mold McGuire into the player they want him to be.