Vikings Draft 2024: Pre-Super Bowl 7-round mock draft

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Fourth-Round Pick No. 1 (108th overall)

Mar'Keise Irving - Running back (Oregon)

With the first and second round picks going to the biggest needs for the Minnesota Vikings this offseason, their next pick goes to hopefully improving the rushing attack after a disappointing year on the ground.

Starting running back Alexander Mattison only ran for 700 yards without registering a single rushing touchdown last season. Ty Chandler and Cam Akers seemed to provide a small spark, but finding a dynamic, young running back could be a huge asset to the team.

Vikings fans may be familiar with Mar'Keise Irving from his year with the University of Minnesota. "Bucky" shifted to Oregon for his sophomore and junior years where he had over 1,000 yards in each campaign.

"Bucky" Irving had 11 rushing touchdowns as a junior and added two scores as a receiver. Even if the Minnesota Vikings want to use Irving in a committee instead of a featured role, he could be an important part of the team's offense in 2024.