5 prospects the Vikings should avoid in the 2024 NFL Draft

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Prospect the Vikings should avoid No. 5

Any Day 3 quarterback

If the Vikings do not take a quarterback with their first or second selection, there is no use in spending a draft pick on a project on Day 3.

Jaren Hall is already on the roster as a developmental option, and bringing in another player in that role is poor roster building.

I do like Spencer Rattler and Joe Milton, but they are both going to be drafted to be backups, and Minnesota already has a young backup option.

If they cannot trade up for a quarterback and don't bring Kirk Cousins back, the Vikings will have to get creative.

Minnesota can always sign a bridge quarterback like Andy Dalton or perhaps try to poach Geno Smith from Seattle, depending on what they do following Pete Carroll's departure.

The Vikings can also look into Russell Wilson, Justin Fields, or Ryan Tannehill as potential quarterbacks for 2024.

Rather than selecting another quarterback late in the draft, Minnesota should use their Day 3 picks to try and find players that can make some sort of impact on special teams or in specific packages.

This would be a prime spot to add a running back or receiver that can elevate the offense a bit.