6 biggest Vikings takeaways from the 2024 Senior Bowl

Quarterback Spencer Rattler of South Carolina
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Senior Bowl Takeaway No. 1

CB Quinyon Mitchell is going early in the draft

Prior to his outstanding performance in Mobile, there was some hope that Quinyon Mitchell would be an option for the Vikings in the second round. However, the Toledo cornerback showed NFL scouts that he can do just about everything and cemented himself as a first-round lock.

The primary concerns for Mitchell were related to his lack of press coverage experience in college, as he played off the line for Toledo for the most part.

When he was asked to press during drills at the Senior Bowl, Mitchell handled it easily and possibly earned himself the CB1 title for this class.

Minnesota was probably on the outside looking in, to begin with, but now Mitchell is going to be selected well ahead of their second pick.

If the Vikings want him, they may have to be aggressive and take him with the 11th overall pick because he will not be on the board much longer than that.

Now, taking a cornerback at 11 is not entirely off the table, and I would certainly welcome it depending on how the board falls and if they cannot trade up for a quarterback. If they do decide to go with Mitchell at 11, I wouldn't have any problems with it.

Mitchell made the most of his opportunities and there is a very good chance he is the first defensive back off the board.