Vikings 2024 mock drafts have officially gone off the rails

Former Washington QB Michael Penix Jr.
Former Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. / Alika Jenner/GettyImages

With the 2024 NFL Draft now less than two weeks from beginning, we have reached the point where almost every possible scenario has been explored for the Minnesota Vikings and their two selections in the first round.

While many have predicted the Vikings to use both of their first-round picks in a trade package to move up in the opening round, others have also explored the possibility of Minnesota holding onto one or both of their first-round selections in this year's NFL Draft.

However, a recent 2024 mock draft has the Vikings doing something a bit out of the box with their two picks in the opening round.

Recent mock draft has Minnesota Vikings picking two QBs with first two selections in the 2024 NFL Draft

With Kirk Cousins parting with Minnesota earlier this year after six seasons with the franchise, most assume the Vikings will attempt to select one of the top quarterback prospects in the upcoming 2024 draft.

In a recent 2024 mock draft shared by PFF's Sam Monson, he not only has Minnesota trading up in the first round to pick former North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye, but he also has the Vikings trading back and selecting former Washington signal-caller Michael Penix Jr. with a pick in the second round.

In the first trade to move up and select Maye, Monson has Minnesota sending the team's 11th and 108th (fourth round) overall picks to the Chicago Bears in exchange for the No. 9 selection in the opening round, which the Vikings end up using on the former North Carolina passer.

Then, with the No. 23 pick in the first round, Monson has Minnesota trading this selection to the New England Patriots and receiving picks No. 34 (second round) and No. 68 (third round). With their newly acquired second-round selection, Monson has the Vikings picking Penix.

Now, the NFL Draft is very unpredictable each year, and plenty of crazy moments have happened during the event in the past. But even as unpredictable as the draft has been during its history, the predictions for Minnesota in this recent mock draft from PFF seem a little too outlandish.

This isn't to say that the Vikings drafting two quarterbacks this year is impossible, but the chances of them selecting two young passing prospects with each of their first two picks seem very low. If Minnesota were to draft a second quarterback this year, that selection being made on Day 3 of the draft seems like a more believable possibility.

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