Vikings 4-Round 2024 Mock Draft: Minnesota lands next franchise QB

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Second-Round Pick

Kris Abrams-Draine - CB (Missouri)

The Vikings are going to need to continue addressing the secondary until they find some players who can make a consistent impact.

At the top of the second round, they will have some options to fix the cornerback room and pair with Mekhi Blackmon for the future. With this pick, Minnesota takes Kris Abrams-Draine from Missouri to add some flare.

Abrams-Draine is a former wide receiver, and that shows on tape. He does a great job of tracking the ball and meeting the receiver at the catch point to contend balls in the air. He's an aggressive defender on the ball, and he brings the type of ball production that the Vikings do not currently have in their secondary.

Given how Minnesota has drafted the past two years, Abrams-Draine seems to be the type of player that Kwesi Adofo-Mensah prefers in the secondary.

He is a little smaller in stature, but he plays with a passion and has the flexibility to play on the inside or outside. That is the same profile as a player like Andrew Booth Jr. just two years ago.

This would also be a key spot to look for a pass rusher to help alleviate some of the pressure away from Danielle Hunter, but the board did not fall favorably in this scenario. Instead, the Vikings get a competitor in the secondary that can make an impact right out of the gate.