Vikings 7-Round 2024 Mock Draft: Minnesota waits until Day 2 to pick a QB

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Fourth-Round Pick No. 2 (128th overall)

Jacob Cowing - WR (Arizona)

To improve their pass-catching group in 2024, the Vikings should look for a reliable No. 3 wide receiver in next year's draft.

K.J. Osborn's inconsistent performance this season makes him an unreliable option, and since he becomes a free agent in 2024, it would be wise for Minnesota to consider other options.

Jacob Cowing could be a good choice as he has great speed despite being only 5-foot-11. He also excels at route running, and he has a wide range of routes in his arsenal.

Cowing's solid hands and quick bursts make him a good fit for Kevin O'Connell's offense. While he may not be a superstar, he could potentially replicate the success that former Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright had when he was the team's No. 3 receiver.

Adding Cowing to Minnesota's roster should help enhance the team's wide receiver unit, which currently lacks depth beyond Justin Jefferson and Jordan Addison. Drafting Cowing would be a smart move for the Vikings in 2024.