Minnesota Vikings 7-Round Mock Draft

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Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft

Minnesota Vikings 7-Round Mock Draft

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The Minnesota Vikings are coming off an incredible 14-3 season but still have plenty of holes heading into the 2023 NFL Draft. In this Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft the focus is on their team needs and adding the best player available.

The Vikings have five selections in this draft, including picks 23, 87, 119, 158, and 211. Their biggest needs are wide receiver, defensive line, linebacker, cornerback, and guard. It’s very possible they try and trade back given their current lack of draft capital.

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Minnesota Vikings 7-Round Mock Draft

Round 1 (No. 23)

Pick: Zay Flowers, WR, Boston College

The Vikings desperately need to surround Justin Jefferson with other wideouts capable of separating. With veteran WR Adam Thielen released in the offseason, the Vikings are a prime team to add a wideout early in the draft. Flowers may not even be on the board at 23, but he would be a great fit. Flowers racked up 1077 receiving yards on 78 receptions as a senior at Boston College.

Round 3 (No. 87)

Pick: Jaylon Jones, CB, Texas A&M

Similar to the wide receiver position, the Vikings have a massive need at cornerback. In nickel sets, Byron Murphy Jr. could play in the slot, but this leaves Akayleb Evans and Andrew Booth Jr on the outside – two unproven players so far. Jones allowed just 94 total yards in 2022 with 278 snaps in coverage. In this Minnesota Vikings mock draft, they address two big needs with their first two picks.

Round 4 (No. 119)

Pick: Chandler Zavala, OG, NC State

The Vikings could continue to add to their offensive line in the middle rounds, and Zavala may be a strong fit. At 6’5, and 325 pounds, Zavala allowed just 3 hurries and zero sacks in 2022 on 422 pass block snaps.

Round 5 (No. 158)

Pick: Brodric Martin, DL, Western Kentucky

Brodric Martin would add some beef to the Vikings’ defensive line at 6’5, 330 pounds. ZaDarius Smith is a beast inside, but Dean Lowry has been just relatively average the past few years.

Round 6 (No. 211)

Pick: Troy Brown, LB, Ole Miss

Troy Brown played extremely well in 2022, racking up 74 tackles. He is a bit undersized but could make an impact if he adds some weight.

Author: Connor Allen

Connor Allen utilizes advanced analytics and his knowledge of football to create an edge in sports betting and fantasy leagues. He writes a weekly player prop article that's won over 57% of the time in each of the past two seasons. He placed first and 10th in the FFPC Divisional Round Playoff Contest along with fellow 4for4 writer, Joe Paeno. Connor currently resides in Chicago where he owns a small business and can be found on twitter @ConnorAllenNFL.