2024 Vikings Mock Draft: A new era begins in Minnesota

Which 2024 draft prospects might land with the Minnesota Vikings?
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Sixth-Round Pick No. 1 (162nd overall) via Jacksonville

DeShawn Pace - S (Cincinnati)

Does the last name sound familiar? Well, that is because he's the younger brother of current Vikings inside linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. Pace plays with the same tenacity and chip on his shoulder like his older brother, but when you turn on the tape, he plays eerily similar to Vikings safety Josh Mettellus.

Pace is a jack of all trades, he can play single safety, line up in the nickel, and even play some linebacker when needed. Pace loves to lay the lumber on oncoming receivers but will need to clean up his technique at the next level.

Pace would almost certainly start his career on special teams, but he has all the talent to be Harrison Smith's successor when he hangs up his cleats.

Sixth-Round Pick No. 2 (165th overall) via Jacksonville

Beaux Limmer - C (Arkansas)

The center class in 2024 is slim pickings, to say the least, and unless you land Sedrick Van Pran from Georgia, you're probably only drafting a center that will provide depth. Limmer may be better off at guard at the next level, but in Minnesota, he can sit behind Bradbury and develop.

Limmer is huge for a center, standing at 6-foot-5 and tipping the scales at 310 pounds, he has a great first punch and is very willing to attack oncoming defenders, and he has a great bend for a bigger interior lineman.

Limmer struggles in pass protection and struggles to get to the second level, along with having some issues with penalties. The Arkansas Razorback is going to take some time before he is ready to see significant snaps.