Championship QB prospect is Vikings new consensus pick in 2024 mock drafts

Former Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy
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Former Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy is the prospect that has been picked by the Minnesota Vikings the most in 2024 mock drafts from the past week.

In a little over two months, the Minnesota Vikings could potentially have the opportunity to alter the future of their franchise by selecting a quarterback with their first pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

It's also possible that the Vikings could pass on a new signal-caller with their first selection in this year's draft, especially if they figure out a way to re-sign Kirk Cousins this offseason.

At this moment, however, signs are pointing to Minnesota drafting a quarterback with their first-round pick in April, and there's one prospect in particular who keeps getting selected by the team in some of the most recent 2024 mock drafts.

Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy is the consensus Minnesota Vikings top draft pick heading into the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

Currently, the Vikings have the No. 11 pick in the first round of this year's NFL Draft. There have been rumors of Minnesota having interest in making a trade to move up in the first round, but that is not something that has actually been completed yet this offseason.

According to, the current consensus selection for the Vikings at pick No. 11 is now former Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy. This consensus selection is based on all of the mock drafts that have been added to the site's database within the last week.

For the last few weeks, the consensus pick was former Florida State edge rusher Jared Verse. So, the opinion about what Minnesota is planning to do with their first-round pick in this year's NFL Draft has clearly changed during the last handful of days.

McCarthy has been getting linked to the Vikings more and more in the last few weeks, and that is probably only going to heat up even more when the former Michigan quarterback participates in the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine.

The problem for Minnesota is that McCarthy might not be on the board anymore if they choose to stand pat at the No. 11 pick in the first round. So, if he's the guy the Vikings have their heart set on this year, then trading up could potentially be what they have to do in order to land him.