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

Laiatu Latu
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Sixth-Round Pick No. 2 (189th overall)

Grayson Murphy - Edge (UCLA)

Not to be confused with fellow UCLA edge rusher and twin brother Gabriel Murphy, Greyson Murphy seems to be a forgotten man during this draft process. Considering the value of the position, it is a bit surprising to see him ranked so low.

Murphy started with two years at North Texas before taking his talents to UCLA. In his two years there, he played in 26 games where he accumulated 58 tackles and 10 sacks to go with three pass defenses and two forced fumbles.

It would be a shame to break up the twins, but the six-foot-two, 235-pound defender could thrive in an aggressive scheme like the one Brian Flores runs with the Minnesota Vikings and could compete for a role early.

Grayson Murphy's success at UCLA should be comforting to Minnesota Vikings fans and his motor should please the team's coaching staff. Don't be surprised if he is drafted much sooner than some expect since he is such a solid prospect on paper and film despite being the school's third edge rusher behind Laiatu Latu and his twin brother Gabriel.