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

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Prospect No. 6

AD Mitchell - WR (Texas)

It's very unlikely the Vikings would use an early-round pick, let alone pick No. 11, on a wide receiver, but sometimes you have to go where the draft takes you. AD Mitchell had a monster performance at the Combine to the point he should now be considered a top-20 prospect.

First, we need to talk about his weigh-in. Mitchell was 6-foot-2 in height, with 205 muscular pounds on that frame. He had a very good 39.5-inch vertical and exploded with an 11-foot-4 broad jump.

One would think a man with that kind of size might be lucky to run in the mid-4.4s, but Mitchell was much faster. He ran a blazing 4.34-second 40-yard dash, showing the speed to get deep. He also looked fluid in the drills and showcased quick feet and sticky hands.

Again, the Vikings using pick No. 11 on a wide receiver when already having Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison on the roster would cause an uproar. The Vikings have major needs on defense and at quarterback that need to be addressed first, and they surely can't go the luxury route.

That being said, after Mitchell's impressive performance at the Combine, he's improved his stock so much he'll at least be in the conversation if the top options at more dire needs are already off the board.