2024 NFL draft: Vikings mock draft roundup 9.0

Mock draft season is upon us and that means our mock draft roundup for the Minnesota Vikings is back!

What we do every week is track the mainstream outlets mock drafts and aggregate how many times a player gets selected. Last season, we tallied up 545 mock drafts and that included a whopping 54 different players. With the Vikings set to pick 11th overall, there will be a lot of discussions surrounding the quarterbacks in this draft along with trading up.

We will track them and try to determine trends and patterns, along with giving my own analysis on how they could fit with the Vikings.

Mock Draft Roundup 8.0

Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy

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The Draft Network’s Brentley Weissman
Vikings Wire’s Tyler Forness
The Athletic’s College Football Staff
Vikings Wire’s Chris Spooner
USA Today’s Nate Davis
Sports Illustrated’s Luke Easterling
CBS Sports’ Josh Edwards
Sports Illustrated’s Luke Easterling (different mock from above)

Look, I have been on record that there is no denying J.J. McCarthy’s physical tools. He is athletic, has a big arm, and has good overall size. There’s no question about his flashes because when he dials it up, it sure looks pretty. With that said, I do think it’s fair to question why Michigan seemed to limit his exposure and treat him with kid gloves. This is a risk for the Vikings, but I think it’s one they can afford to take.-Weissman

Alabama CB Terrion Arnold

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John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

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The 33rd Team’s Connor Livesay
CBS Sports’ Garrett Podell
CBS Sports’ Kyle Stackpole

The Minnesota Vikings are in an interesting spot. They have a big hole at quarterback and many more on defense. The Vikings could go in many different directions with the 11th overall pick. But with the top four quarterbacks off the board, selecting the top cornerback or edge rusher would likely be the call for the Vikings. Until we get a clearer picture of what the Vikings plan to do with Danielle Hunter, taking my top-ranked defender and the CB1 in this class in Terrion Arnold is an excellent fit for their defense in the middle of the first round.-Livesay

UCLA EDGE Laiatu Latu

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CBS Sports’ Rick Spielman
Bears Wire’s Vincent Parise
The Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer
Bengals Wire’s Chris Roling

Feeling the need to go defense here, Rick is between cornerback and pass-rusher. Under the assumption that Danielle Hunter will likely be gone in free agency and that Laiatu Latu passes his medical evolution with flying colors, Rick is going with the UCLA edge rusher.-Spielman

Alabama EDGE Dallas Turner

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USA Today’s Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz
Pro Football Network’s Wil Helms
Pro Football Network’s Lorenzo Reyna
Pro Football Network’s Oliver Hodgnikson
Fantasy Pros’ Marco Enriquez
Pro Football Network’s Owain Jones
Falcons Wire’s Matt Urben

Table the quarterback question until Kirk Cousins’ future is settled in free agency. For now, reloading the pass rush for Brian Flores has to be a priority, and the explosive and quick-closing Turner could feast in this system.-Middlehurst-Schwartz

Iowa CB Cooper DeJean

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Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

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PFF’s College Football Show

Texas DT Byron Murphy II

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USA Today Sports

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Eagles Wire’s Glenn Erby
Touchdown Wire’s Natalie Miller

Vikings fans miss the days of Pat and Kevin Williams haunting the interior of their defensive line, and Byron Murphy II is a big step in returning to that interior dominance. Murphy was a monster to guard all year long and projects as a potential double digit sack man at the next level.-Miller

Florida State EDGE Jared Verse

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ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr.’s Bucky Brooks
Seahawks Wire’s Tim Weaver
Pro Football Network’s Joe Broback

I almost went corner here — Terrion Arnold (Alabama), Cooper DeJean (Iowa) and Nate Wiggins (Clemson) are my top three — but I wonder whether this instead could be the spot for an edge rusher. If Danielle Hunter leaves in free agency, Minnesota would have a massive void to fill.

Verse could be an asset on all three downs. He had 18 sacks over two seasons at FSU, where he also developed into a solid run defender. He was inconsistent at times, but he has some savvy as a pass-rusher. I’m really curious to see how he tests in the on-field drills at the combine.-Kper Jr.

North Carolina QB Drake Maye

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CBS Sports’ Chris Trapasso
Pro Football Network’s Tony Catalina

New Vikings quarterback coach Josh McCown was Maye’s high school coach in the Charlotte area just five years ago. The Vikings need to finally swing for the fences at quarterback, and do so.-Trapasso

Toledo CB Quinyon Mitchell

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Lon Horwedel-USA TODAY Sports

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Lions Wire’s Jeff Risdon

Three months ago, there was some hope for Lions fans that Mitchell could fall to the second round. Now, it’s much more likely he’s the first CB off the board and bolsters the Vikings.-Risdon

Clemson CB Nate Wiggins

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Ken Ruinard-USA TODAY Sports

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Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar


Through nine weeks, we have collected 236 mock drafts with only 19 different players having been mocked to the Vikings.

This past week. 10 different players were sent to the Vikings across 33 mock drafts.



EDGE Jared Verse


EDGE Dallas Turner


EDGE Laiatu Latu


QB J.J. McCarthy


CB Terrion Arnold


DT Jer’Zhan Newton


QB Michael Penix Jr.


CB Cooper DeJean


CB Nate Wiggins


QB Jayden Daniels


CB Kool-Aid McKinstry


QB Bo Nix


QB Drake Maye


DT Byron Murphy II


CB Quinyon Mitchell


EDGE Chop Robinson


OT Olu Fashanu


QB Caleb Williams


TE Brock Bowers




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