Top 10 sleepers for the Vikings heading into the 2023 NFL Draft
By Darcy Weiss
Who are some of the biggest sleepers from the 2023 draft pool that could end up being selected by the Minnesota Vikings in this year's NFL Draft?
Sleepers are draft prospects who may have been overlooked or underrated by scouts and analysts but have shown the potential to make a significant impact for the Minnesota Vikings and other NFL teams at the pro level.
These players often come from small schools or have limited playing time in college but possess unique physical or mental attributes that make them stand out.
Each year there are several standout players that are selected in the later rounds of the draft, such as the Seattle Seahawks selecting Tariq Woolen in the fifth round from the 2022 NFL Draft and the Detroit Lions selecting Amon-Ra St. Brown, who was drafted in round four of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Although the early rounds are more exciting as the players are more widely known and have more hype attached to their names, the middle, and later rounds are where teams win the drafts with value picks and great football players using less draft capital.
Let’s look at one player from each positional group that could prove to be of fantastic value for the Vikings based on their projected draft position this year.