Vikings Draft 2024: Midseason stock report on Vikings prospects

With the college season at the midway point, how do some potential Minnesota Vikings draft prospects stack up among the rest of the draft class?

Sep 23, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA;  Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) throws
Sep 23, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy (9) throws / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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Midway through the 2023 college football season, how are some of the Minnesota Vikings possible 2024 draft targets performing?

The 2023 college football season has hit the midpoint of the season, and the NFL Draft class is starting to take shape following an eventful start to the season. As the Minnesota Vikings show signs of life, it appears they are going to fall further out of the top of the draft.

It is appearing more and more likely that the Vikings will not land one of the premier quarterbacks in 2024, but the draft class is deep enough across the board that they should still be able to find a major contributor without needing to trade up.

As college football heats up for the final stretch of the regular season, it is important to take a minute and review some of the draft class and how they are trending at this point. The quarterback class is witnessing a ton of movement, which could impact the Vikings a ton in April.

While there will be five players mentioned shortly, there will also be plenty of prospects that will not get much attention. Michael Penix Jr., Washington's standout quarterback prospect, has not been much of a mover for me. He still hovers around the end of the first round and is a bit behind the top two quarterbacks in this class.

The running back class is fluid, and team fits are such a factor in when they get drafted, so ranking them at this point is much less of a necessity than some other positions so they will be left out as well.