5 prospects the Vikings could target on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft
By Nik Edlund
Kelee Ringo - CB (Georgia)
The Vikings already addressed the cornerback position when they took Mekhi Blackmon in the third round. They could do it again, as there's a cornerback still available who had first-round buzz surrounding him, and that is Georgia's Kelee Ringo.
Ringo has plenty of size, standing 6-foot-2, is physical, and has 4.36 speed. He wasn't afraid to do the dirty work at Georgia, racking up 76 total tackles, with three of those coming for a loss. He also has solid ball skills racking up four interceptions at Georgia and returning one of those for a touchdown.
It's not really known why Ringo is still on the board. It could be a non-disclosed medical issue, or it may be due to other factors. There were concerns about his overall technique, but the biggest concern was his inability to track the ball when it was in the air. He even struggled with this at the Combine, and there were rumblings that teams could look to move him to safety.
Again, at this point, we don't know why he's still available, but there's so much talent in this kid, that many deemed him a first-round prospect. If the Vikings can get him in round four or even round five, it could end up being a huge steal.