6 prospects falling down the Vikings draft board after the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

Former Alabama cornerback Kool-Aid McKinstry
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Prospect No. 2

Bralen Trice - EDGE (Washington)

Bralen Trice has been a name associated with the Vikings in the 2024 NFL Draft since late December.

The dude has proven to be a very good pass rusher with his quick get-off and power. He had 18 sacks in his career with the Huskies and an impressive 28.5 tackles for a loss.

As we have gotten further into the draft season Trice's stock began to tumble a bit. Further film review proved he was a stiff athlete who pretty much just lived and died by the bull rush.

He began to be seen as a late first or early second-round pick and someone Minnesota could target with the 42nd overall selection.

The Scouting Combine was an opportunity for Trice to prove he was more than just a power rusher, and he even dropped about 20 pounds to help prove that point.

Unfortunately for Trice and his camp, that strategy backfired.

Trice still looked stiff in the drills and ran a pedestrian 40-yard dash time of 4.72 seconds. His athleticism score on NFL.com was 59, which ranked 23rd out of all edge rushers.

Trice would've been better off just embracing who he was and going with the power card. It'll be interesting to see if he puts the weight back on for his Pro Day, because right now Trice may be lucky to hear his name called on Day 2 of this year's NFL Draft.