5 players rising up the Vikings 2024 draft board after the Senior Bowl and 3 falling

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Riser No. 4

Darius Robinson - EDGE (Missouri)

Darius Robinson was seen as a top-50 player in the 2024 NFL Draft heading into the Senior Bowl. After the week of practices, he is now widely considered to be a lock to go in the first round.

Robinson was extremely impressive all week and was named the overall practice player of the week by Jim Nagy, who just happens to be the executive director of the Senior Bowl.

The 6-foot-5, 286-pound defensive lineman displayed a quick get-off, raw power, and violent hands during the one-on-one portions of practice.

He was lined up inside, as well as outside, and it didn't seem to matter because he was always winning his rep. Robinson was also seen and heard giving other pass rushers tips showing what type of leader he is.

Robinson is a true hybrid who many believe can play multiple positions on a defensive line. He could play the three-technique in a 4-3 front, a five-technique in a 3-4, and even be stood up and used as an outside linebacker.

That type of versatility screams Brian Flores's defense, and it would be exciting to see all the ways he'd utilize this kid.

That performance and versatility is also going to make him attractive to numerous other teams, meaning the Vikings would either have to trade down in round one or back into the first to secure his services.

There's very little chance he makes it to them at pick No. 42, after his dominating week at the Senior Bowl