Vikings add Lions dynamic RB in recent 2023 re-draft

How would the 2023 season be different for the Minnesota Vikings with Jahmyr Gibbs in their backfield?

Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs
Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs / Todd Rosenberg/GettyImages

In a recent re-do of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings wound up with running back Jahmyr Gibbs, who is currently with the Detroit Lions.

What if the Minnesota Vikings were given the opportunity to re-do their first selection in the 2023 NFL Draft? Would they still add former USC wide receiver Jordan Addison, or would they select someone new?

Well, The 33rd Team's Marcus Mosher recently shared a re-draft of the 2023 first round, and he has Addison remaining in purple, but it's a shade of purple that belongs to a different NFL team.

Before Minnesota was on the clock to make the 23rd overall pick, Mosher had the Baltimore Ravens using the No. 22 selection to grab Addison off of the board.

Minnesota Vikings select RB Jahmyr Gibbs in re-do of 2023 NFL Draft

With Addison no longer available, this meant that the Vikings were going to end up with an entirely new player than they originally did in the 2023 draft.

So with their top pick, Mosher had Minnesota selecting former Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs, who was originally drafted in 2023 with the No. 12 overall pick by the Detroit Lions.

With the Lions this season, Gibbs has found a way to make an impact as both a rusher and a receiver out of the backfield. In nine games for Detroit, the rookie running back has scored five touchdowns and averaged 93.8 total yards per contest.

Given how much the Vikings' running back room has struggled this season, Gibbs might have actually been a better selection for them to make with their top 2023 draft pick if he were still on the board.

Addison has done really well in his first season with Minnesota, but looking back on it, adding a player like Gibbs in with their top pick in the 2023 draft might have allowed the Vikings to have a more balanced offensive attack this year.