Rival executives had praise for the Vikings draft

When the Minnesota Vikings came out of the 2023 NFL draft with six talented players, the grades for the class were split. Some were a high while most thought the class was average or lower.

The Athletic’s Mike Sando, who is arguably the most plugged-in reporter in regards to the NFL, spoke to multiple executives about each team’s draft class and rival executives had some nice things to say about the Vikings class.

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“Give them credit for getting good players while being limited in their resources,” another exec said. “They made a couple savvy trade-backs, got a fifth next year (from Kansas City). They were able to create value. We liked Addison, we liked Blackmon, we liked Jaren Hall.”

“You lose Thielen and then you add a really good route runner in Addison, a good get for them,” another exec said. “You probably wish they could have gotten more for the defensive side of the ball, but they had to get the receiver where they got him, while greater depth at corner let them get one who will fit Flores’ system.”

The Vikings having a good draft according to other executives is a great thing, especially when they talk about multiple players being good picks. It’s especially great when you consider only Jordan Addison was taken in the top 100.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire