Skip to main content

Here's where the Vikings stand entering Day 2 of NFL Draft

Minnesota has a ton of ammo to move up on Day 2 if they want.
Rick Spielman, Zygi Wilf

Now that the Vikings have drafted Christian Darrisaw to solidify to secure Kirk Cousins' blind side, Day 2 of the NFL Draft could be a very active day for Minnesota. 

General Manager Rick Spielman enter the day with a ton of ammo to move up if he wants to. Minnesota does not have a second-round pick – they lost that when they traded for Yannick Ngakoue last season – but Spielman is armed with four third-round picks and a trio of fourth-round picks. 

  • Round 2: No picks
  • Round 3: Nos. 66, 78, 86 and 90
  • Round 4: Nos. 119, 125 and 134

The Vikings got 66 and 86 from the Jets when they traded down from No. 14 to No. 23, where they selected Darrisaw. Spielman said they were strongly considering Darrisaw at 14, so to get him at 23 was a perfect scenario. 

Day 3 of the draft is Saturday and the Vikings own two fifth-round picks (Nos. 157 and 168) and a sixth-round choice (No. 199). They do not have a seventh-round pick this year. 

The seven combined picks in Rounds 3-4 give Spielman the tools he would need to orchestrate a move back into the second round. The team still has plenty of needs, including on the interior offensive line, defensive end, safety, cornerback and wide receiver. 

Oh, and maybe you've heard, but the Vikings could do with finding a quarterback capable of stepping in once Kirk Cousins' mega contract expires after the 2022 season. There was talk Thursday that had the Broncos drafted a quarterback, which they didn't, the Vikings may have been interested in trading for 24-year-old Drew Lock. It's a storyline worth following again Friday. 

Next Up

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Minneapolis teen charged in carjacking, chase that left 2 dead

Two 16-year-olds died when the SUV they crashed in was split in half.


Minnesota woman who pointed gun at officer sentenced to 10 years in prison

The sheriff's deputy shot the woman multiple times in the incident.


Who left tires all over the road in Forest Lake?

Authorities said they would "love to chat" with the people responsible.


Ex-cop Kueng sentenced to 3½ years in prison in killing of George Floyd

Kueng pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in October.


Effort to support flu-stricken boy who spent his birthday on ventilator

The 10-year-old has been on a ventilator after complications followed.


What's the latest on next week's major snowstorm system?

The storm is coming. It's just a matter of where the biggest snow totals occur.

Screen Shot 2022-12-09 at 12.01.44 PM

Twin Cities radio host Matt McNeil seriously injured in crash

A post on his social media account says he'll recover.

Screen Shot 2022-12-09 at 12.48.55 PM

Marshalls in downtown Minneapolis to close its doors to shoppers

The company confirmed it will be open until mid-January.

Screen Shot 2022-12-09 at 9.45.35 AM

Boys aged 12 and 14 arrested after fleeing police in stolen car

The two boys were charged with felony fleeing in a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property.


Heavy snow brings multiple crashes to southern Minnesota roads

The snowfall is expected to end sometime Friday morning.

Cheetah Pizza

Edina pizza joint quietly closes after 38 years

The restaurant was located at 5125 Edina Industrial Blvd.


Rick Spielman, Zygi Wilf

NFL fines 3 Vikings execs $10K, strips draft pick for salary cap violation

The misuse of the salary cap stemmed from the 2019 season.

Rick Spielman

10 final mocks for the Vikings ahead of the NFL Draft

Garrett Bradbury is a very popular name in these mock drafts.

Trey Lance

Vikings' Rick Spielman among NFL execs at Trey Lance pro day

The Vikings doing their due diligence on one of the draft's top QB prospects.

Mike Zimmer

Wide Left: What the Vikings need to figure out during the NFL Draft

Blair Anderson takes a look at the Vikings' situation in his latest Wide Left blog.


Why the Vikings should trade down in the draft

It could be a very wise move for the Vikings.

Denzel Mims

Mock drafts try to predict Vikings' 2 first-round picks

How about Stefon Diggs' brother Trevon Diggs in the first round?