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

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Sixth-Round Pick No. 1 (178th overall)

Justin Eboigbe - IDL (Alabama)

The Vikings will probably add to the interior of the defensive line before the NFL Draft and could even use a high pick on a premier player from this class.

The run game has been disastrous defensively over the past few years, and while Harrison Phillips has been mostly solid, he needs help up the middle.

Tossing a Day 3 pick at Justin Eboigbe gives them another body to bring into training camp with the goal of finding a situational player who can contribute either in 2024 or 2025.

Eboigbe is a mammoth of a man, standing at 6-foot-5 and 285 pounds.

The senior defensive tackle is coming off the best year of his career. He finished the 2023 season with a career-high 64 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, and 7.0 sacks.

His production took a massive jump in his final collegiate season as he proved to be worthy of a shot in the NFL.

Minnesota's lack of interior pressure is perhaps the biggest area of concern with how the roster currently sits.

If they do not target someone in free agency - a class that features plenty of starting-caliber players - they will certainly need to add in the draft.