Is there any hope for the Minnesota Vikings 2022 Draft Class?

Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine
Minnesota Vikings safety Lewis Cine / Christopher Mast/GettyImages
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Minnesota Vikings 2022 Draft Class

The Ugly

This is the major issue with this class. There's just so much ugly to it. It all starts with Lewis Cine.

The Vikings traded down from pick No. 12 in 2022, passing on names like Kyle Hamilton, Jordan Davis, Trent McDuffie, and Tyler Linderbaum in the process.

He broke his leg in year one, but before that, he was fourth on the safety depth chart. Fast forward a year, and he is now fifth on the Vikings' safety depth chart, behind even Theo Jackson.

Minnesota's GM and head coach made excuses for him in a recent press conference, but it's time to admit that Cine just doesn't have it, and questions about him making the team in 2024 need to be asked.

Cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. was another huge miss. The Vikings moved back in the second round and then back up to get Booth in 2022.

He has been very slow to acclimate to the NFL game, and even at the end of season two, he only started a game because of injuries to other players. Through two years, Booth has mustered 20 tackles and one pass defended.

Brian Asamoah was Kwesi's pick in the third round. Alone from one splashy play against the Giants on Christmas Eve in 2022, he's primarily been a special teamer.

Injuries have befallen him, but even if he was healthy, he is well behind Jordan Hicks, Ivan Pace Jr., and Troy Dye on the depth chart.

There's more ugly to this class. Esezi Otomewo was cut in year two and is now on the Jaguars practice squad, and Vederian Lowe was traded.

That's five players who have given nothing to this team.