Minnesota Vikings 7-round 2021 NFL mock draft: New franchise QB

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Elijah Moore, Minnesota Vikings, 2021 NFL Draft

Minnesota Vikings add Ole Miss WR Elijah Moore to the mix in this mock draft (Photo by Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Round 3, 78th Overall

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Brady Christensen
OT BYU

The Vikings do not have a second-round selection in this mock draft, but they do have a pair of third-rounders. With their first pick of Day 2, the Vikings make a much-needed improvement to their offensive line by adding BYU left tackle Brady Christensen to the mix.

Christensen is a relatively long and athletic offensive tackle who shows good technique and hand usage in pass protection. Christensen uses his length well and always plays under control. He lacks ideal power up front, but it is not like he is consistently overwhelmed at the point of attack. Simply put, Christensen is an interesting offensive tackle prospect who could quickly help the Vikings at an important position of need.

Round 3, 87th Overall

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Elijah Moore
WR Ole Miss

With Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson balling out, it may seem odd to put a wide receiver here. That being said, Elijah Moore has been fantastic this season and is impossible to ignore in this range. He is an incredibly fast and shifty player who is a tremendous deep threat and extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands.

Moore is best suited as a slot receiver at the next level, but more than anything, you just want to get this guy the ball and let him work. A wide receiver trio of Thielen, Jefferson and Moore would be exciting, dynamic and undoubtedly help with the growth of a young quarterback like Lance. Wide receiver is not a huge position of need, but it never hurts to add another offensive playmaker to the mix.

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