Top edge rusher falls to Vikings in latest 33rd team mock draft

The Minnesota Vikings are currently facing a challenging situation as they try to fill gaps on their roster, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. With limited cap space available, the team needs to make strategic moves in order to improve its competitiveness and address its weaknesses.

On Monday, the Scouting Department of the 33rd Team released a mock draft and helped the Vikings out by selecting Clemson edge Myles Murphy.

“The Minnesota Vikings pass rushers are starting to age, so they pick a young, talented one in Myles Murphy. Murphy would help new defensive coordinator Brian Flores improve a defense that was suspect vs. the pass last season.”

Murphy is an electric pass rusher with the quickness and physicality to get to the quarterback, which is something this Vikings defense desperately needs. With Flores as the new defensive coordinator, he would be able to tap into Murphy’s relentless motor and hopefully develop him into a star in the league. Murphy is highly ranked, so getting him at 23 would be a steal for the Vikings.

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Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire