Publish date:

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

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

We're a month away from the April 23-25 NFL Draft, which is about the time of year when the mock draft "experts" have a decent handle on what teams will be looking to do when they go on-the-clock in the first round. 

The Vikings have two first-round picks, Nos. 22 and 25, and the latest mock drafts from around the country are heavy on wide receivers, defensive linemen and defensive backs. 

22nd overall mock picks

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Jordan Reid, The Draft Network: Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Charley Casserly, NFL Network: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

25th overall mock picks

Mel Kiper Jr., ESPN: A.J. Epenesa, DE, Iowa

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: Ross Blacklock, DT, TCU

Will Brinson, CBS Sports: Kristian Fulton, CB, LSU

Kevin Hanson, Sports Illustrated: Trevon Diggs, CB, Alabama

Dan Kadar, SB Nation: Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

Jordan Reid, The Draft Network: Noah Igbinoghene, CB, Auburn

Charley Casserly, NFL Network: Yetur Gross-Matos, DE, Penn State

Recap

Of all the players mocked to the Vikings above, no player ranks higher on Matt Miller's top-100 list than Iowa defensive end A.J. Epenesa, who is 10th overall on the Bleacher Report rankings. 

The wide receivers being linked to Minnesota are Denzel Mims and Justin Jefferson. 

Yetur Gross-Matos is commonly linked to the Vikings as a possible replacement for defensive end Everson Griffen, although Minnesota may already have his replacement on roster in Ifeadi Odenigbo. 

Two mock drafts suggest the Vikings will take Stefon Diggs' younger brother, Trevon Diggs. 

Next Up

Tanner Morgan/Gopher Football

Morgan's resurgence, Nebraska's miscues help Gophers hold on

The Gophers quarterback threw a pair of touchdowns in a 30-23 victory.

Tina Smith

Sen. Tina Smith warns Dems she may not vote for budget bill if climate plan dropped

This comes amid a White House effort to get its "Build Back Better" plan passed.

Pixabay - emergency room ambulance hospital

St. Paul man dies six days after crash on I-94

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the man as David Rodney Hardaway.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

Double murder in northeastern Minnesota, suspect kills himself after chase

The suspect died at the scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

chaska school fight

Anti-masker involved in school board meeting fight charged with assault

It happened last month at an Eastern Carver County Schools hearing.

Marcus Foligno

Marcus Foligno throws hands, scores game-winning goal in Wild's opener

The Wild forward scored with 7.2 seconds left to beat Anaheim.

Screen Shot 2021-10-15 at 10.01.55 PM

Large police presence at Emagine Willow Creek movie theater in Plymouth

There are few details at this stage as to what has happened.

Maple Grove Police Department

Maple Grove-based businessman convicted of fatally shooting wife

Wiseman owns properties in both Minnesota, Nevada and China.

betty and earls biscuits facebook

Jason Matheson's biscuit shop to briefly close ahead of relaunch

Betty & Earl's will shut down for two weeks before reopening under a new name.

Simon Merino Go Fund Me

Worker dies in forklift accident at paper recycling business

The victim was described as a loving father of two who was devoted to his church.

rosie means - go fund me

Authorities ID woman killed by hit-and-run driver who ran red light

A fundraiser was created to support the family after the "sudden and senseless loss."

Prior Lake Football

Watch: Prior Lake stuns Rosemount with last-second hook and ladder

The Lakers dusted off an old favorite to get a victory on Thursday night.

Related

Justin Jefferson

Final mock drafts link Vikings to WR, CB, OT, DL in first round

Minnesota owns the 22nd and 25th picks in the first round.

Rick Spielman

What the top mock drafters are predicting for the Vikings

It's all about wide receivers, offensive tackles and cornerbacks.

2017_0925_Buccaneers_Home_2042

Mock drafts link Vikings to offensive line, edge rusher

Will the Vikings pass on a QB if one of the top prospects falls to them?

Rick Spielman

10 final mocks for the Vikings ahead of the NFL Draft

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

Tee Higgins

Peter King's mock draft has Vikings taking CB, WR in Round 1

Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins was a touchdown machine in college.

NFL Draft

McShay's mock has Vikings taking OL, DT, RB with first 3 picks

He predicts the Vikes will take Alabaman offensive lineman Jonah Williams.

Josh Jones

3 potential candidates for the Vikings' first-round pick

After the NFL Scouting Combine, the Vikings have some options at No. 25.