7 players the Vikings might regret passing on Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

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Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft is complete, and unlike Day 1, there wasn't much to be excited about for fans of the Minnesota Vikings, as the team didn't make a single selection on Friday.

Before the 2024 draft even began on Thursday, the Vikings were already without a pick in the second and third rounds. But that remained the same on Friday as Minnesota opted not to trade into either round to select another prospect.

Despite landing quarterback J.J. McCarthy and pass rusher Dallas Turner on Day 1 of this year's NFL Draft, the Vikings might look back at some point in the future and wish that they found a way to make at least one selection on Day 2.

7 players the Minnesota Vikings might regret missing out on during Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft

So, with Minnesota not making any picks on Friday, who are some of the most notable players they missed out on adding to their 2024 roster?

Cooper DeJean - CB (Iowa)

Drafted By: Philadelphia Eagles (40th Overall)

After he was one of the top surprises not to be selected in the first round, it didn't take long for Cooper DeJean to come off the board in round two. The versatile cornerback would have been a nice addition to the Vikings' defensive backfield, and he would've helped improve the team's return game as well.

Jer'Zhan Newton - DT (Illinois)

Drafted By: Washington Commanders (36th Overall)

Minnesota has been in need of a big-time disrupter in the middle of their defensive line, and Jer'Zhan Newton would have been just that. Instead, he lands with a Commanders team led by new head coach Dan Quinn, who will likely be able to take full advantage of the prospect's impressive skill-set.

Jackson Powers-Johnson - C (Oregon)

Drafted By: Las Vegas Raiders (44th Overall)

For some reason, it seems like the Vikings are going to enter yet another season with Garrett Bradbury as their starting center. Perhaps Minnesota will use one of their Day 3 picks on a new center, but Jackson Powers-Johnson could have come in and immediately competed for Bradbury's starting job.

Marshawn Kneeland - EDGE (Western Michigan)

Drafted By: Dallas Cowboys (56th Overall)

Yes, the Vikings selected former Alabama pass rusher Dallas Turner on Thursday. However, a defense can never have enough talented edge rushers, and Marshawn Kneeland would have been a great addition to the aggressive defense that Minnesota defensive coordinator Brian Flores likes to run.

Cooper Beebe - OG (Kansas State)

Drafted By: Dallas Cowboys (73rd Overall)

The Vikings still don't really know who is going to be their starting left guard for the 2024 season, so drafting someone like Cooper Beebe would have immediately solved that problem for them. Until Minnesota adds someone else to the mix, Blake Brandel, unfortunately, seems to be in the lead to land the starting left guard job for 2024.

Blake Corum - RB (Michigan)

Drafted By: Los Angeles Rams (83rd Overall)

Back in free agency, the Vikings were able to land veteran running back Aaron Jones. However, Minnesota only signed Jones to a one-year contract, so drafting someone like Blake Corum is something that most Vikings fans would have probably been fine with. Plus, Minnesota could have reunited Corum with his former teammate at Michigan and the Vikings' new quarterback, J.J. McCarthy.

Luke McCaffrey - WR (Rice)

Drafted By: Washington Commanders (100th Overall)

We know Minnesota already has Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison at the top of their wide receiver depth chart. But with the departure of K.J. Osborn earlier this offseason, the Vikings are in need of a new third receiver and Luke McCaffrey is someone who could have come in and immediately filled that role.

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