Vikings Draft 2024: Minnesota waits until Day 2 to pick a QB in 7-round mock

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Fourth-Round Pick No. 2 (130th overall)

Jamari Thrash - WR (Louisville)

The need for speed sums up this pick. If the Vikings go after a speedster in the draft, Jamari Thrash is one of the top options at this stage of the draft.

After a breakout season at Georgia State in 2022, Thrash transferred to Louisville and helped turn their program around in a hurry.

The Cardinals made it to the ACC Championship game, with Thrash playing quite the part.

He finished with 858 receiving yards and six touchdowns while averaging 13.6 yards per catch.

In 2022, he caught 61 passes for 1,122 yards and seven touchdowns, which was good for an average of 18.4 yards per grab.

Thrash is simply a big-play threat with a ton of speed that can add another dimension to the offense. This may be a bit rich for a position Minnesota does not necessarily need to improve this offseason, but they could look to add pieces.

When Kevin O'Connell was with the Los Angeles Rams, they did not hesitate to add playmakers throughout the draft every year.

Another fun option for this role would be Malik Washington from Virginia.

He was taken just a few slots ahead of the Vikings' pick in this simulation, but his value would be perfect in this spot.