Who are the Minnesota Vikings expected to select with their first-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft according to recent mock drafts?
The Minnesota Vikings are going to have some huge decisions to make this offseason. They need to work out contract extensions for key contributors as well as seek replacements for players leaving in free agency.
A great way for a team to reload on talent is to make smart selections in the NFL Draft. Making the right picks can make the difference between being a future contender and setting the franchise back a few years.
There are plenty of experts weighing in on who the Vikings should pick in the upcoming draft. Here are some of the notable players mocked to land in Minnesota. Note that most picks are mocked at No. 20 overall unless otherwise noted.
Players mocked to the Minnesota Vikings
Quinn Ewers, QB, Texas
- Jason McIntyre, Fox Sports
J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
Kamari Lassiter, CB, Georgia
- Seth Trachtman, Yardbarker
Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington
- Luke Easterling, Sports Illustrated (No. 21 overall)
Chop Robinson, EDGE, Penn State
- A.J. Schulte, Pro Football Network
J.T. Tuimoloau, EDGE, Ohio State
- Ryan Wilson, CBS Sports (No. 21 overall)
Nate Wiggins, CB, Clemson
- Walter Cherepinsky, Walter Football
A majority of these mock drafts have the Minnesota Vikings taking a quarterback with the most commonly selected QB being Michigan's J.J. McCarthy. Standing 6-foot-three, McCarthy has 18 passing touchdowns compared to four interceptions
At this time, the most popular picks for the Minnesota Vikings should be either quarterbacks or edge rushers. While it wouldn't be surprising to see some cornerbacks sprinkled in, those two positions should account for a majority of experts' picks.