Vikings Draft 2024: Seven-round offense only mock draft

Former USC wide receiver Brenden Rice
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Sixth-Round Pick No. 1 (179th Overall)

Brevyn Spann-Ford - TE (Minnesota)

With T.J. Hockenson out until probably October, Johnny Mundt being a free agent, and Nick Muse being an exclusive rights free agent, tight end is an underrated need for the Vikings in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Josh Oliver is the only healthy tight end on the roster who is guaranteed to be on the team in camp this season, so some bodies will need to be added.

The Vikings could look to their very own backyard and grab Brevyn Spann-Ford from the Golden Gophers of Minnesota.

Spann-Ford is a ginormous human being, standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 267 pounds. He is more of a blocker than a pure pass catcher.

He uses that big body to crack down on defensive tackles and has enough power in his upper body and trunk to fend off edge rushers.

Despite not being a dynamic threat in the passing game, Spann-Ford does have soft hands. He catches the majority of the targets thrown his way, and his stats in college back this up.

He caught 95 passes in his collegiate career for 1,061 yards and seven touchdowns. He even had a very impressive touchdown catch in the Senior Bowl that surely got the attention of scouts and teams in attendance.

The Vikings don't need to address the tight end position early in the 2024 NFL Draft. However, at some point, they should add a prospect to help bolster the depth at the position until Hockenson is back.