Minnesota Vikings 2022 Mock Draft: New QB Starts The Rebuild

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Round 2, 43rd Overall: Myjai Sanders, EDGE, Cincinnati

The defensive line is a unit that still needs work, and the Minnesota Vikings are in luck, especially with the talent on the edge. Hunter’s injuries are now something to monitor for the long-term, and Everson Griffen likely isn’t back. It’s possible they find a starter between D.J. Wonnum, Patrick Jones, and Janarius Robinson, but more help is necessary.

Myjai Sanders might not have had the season many were expecting from him, but his potential is sky high with the right coaching. Sanders is a very good rusher who has the athleticism, explosion, and flexibility to win around the outside and to counter by changing direction. He could start as a rotational rusher and grow into a three-down defender.

Round 3, 74th Overall: Coby Bryant, CB, Cincinnati

This Vikings mock draft continues with another Bearcats defender. Corner is probably a position that’s frustrated Vikings fans, and understandably so. It’s possible Patrick Peterson sticks around past this season, and Cameron Dantzler is still developing, but there is a depth issue and plenty of questions about the unit heading into the offseason.

Coby Bryant may be known as “the other Cincinnati corner”, but he did win the Thorpe Award. He’s a big, long, physical corner who looks good in man coverage. He can play in half-man turn technique, and stays patient with good transitions. Bryant has good instincts, a nose for the ball, and helps in run support.