6 prospects rising up the Vikings draft board after the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

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Prospect No. 1

Chop Robinson - EDGE (Penn State)

As we inch closer and closer to the 2024 NFL Draft, it seems like the Vikings are going to go one of two ways with the 11th overall pick. It feels like they are either going to move up or take a quarterback at 11, but if they can't, then they will go with an edge rusher.

Before the Combine, there were three options with that choice. Dallas Turner, Jared Verse, and Laiatu Latu. Those three all had good performances at the Combine and solidified that belief, but another has now entered the mix, and that is Penn State's Chop Robinson.

It wasn't surprising to see Robinson do well at the Combine. The dude is a freak athlete, and he was expected to work out very well. Robinson didn't just meet expectations; he blew them out of the water.

Robinson measured in at 6-foot-3 and 254 pounds. He posted a 10-foot-8 broad jump and a 34.5-inch vertical, showing his explosive lower body. He wowed everyone in attendance with his blazing time in the 40-yard dash as he posted a 4.48. That's a crazy time for a man so large.

Robinson's biggest knock is that he's a one-trick pony and can only rush the passer. That's fine, as he can be coached up in the run game, but being elite at getting after the quarterback is a much more important trait.

While taking Robinson straight up at pick No. 11 might be a little rich, he's an option in a trade-back. Wherever he goes, he put himself on the Vikings' first round radar with his impressive performance at the Combine.