Vikings alternate rumors: How Minnesota can kit 2024 NFL Draft picks for most considerable transfer up

Vikings alternate rumors: How Minnesota can kit 2024 NFL Draft picks for most considerable transfer up

The Vikings are loading up on 2024 draft picks. The demand now turns into what they’re going to attain with these picks.

Minnesota traded with the Texans to form the No. 23 pick, giving the Vikings a pair of first-round picks to head alongside with their No. 11 selection. The Vikings gave up a 2024 2nd, 2025 2nd, and a 2024 sixth to procure the first alongside with a 2024 seventh from Houston.

The Vikings now now not bask in any Day 2 picks in the 2024 draft. Beyond the 2024 first-rounders, Minnesota simplest has picks in the fourth, sixth, and seventh.

The transfer has fueled speculation the Vikings are building as a lot as gain a better splash, stashing up high picks to effect collectively a compelling alternate. Here’s what it’s most considerable to know.

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Vikings alternate rumors

There would possibly be a clear and evident need for the Vikings: quarterback. Minnesota could not verbalize lend a hand Kirk Cousins when he hit free agency as he signed a deal with the Falcons. After inking Sam Darnold, Minnesota’s quarterback room now contains Darnold, Jaren Corridor, and Sever Mullens. 

Angry by how spacious the Vikings defense is, alongside with offensive weapons take care of Justin Jefferson, Jordan Addison, Aaron Jones, and T.J. Hockenson, or not it’s comely to yell Minnesota stays simplest a quarterback far from serious competitors.

At this level, it’s widely assumed the first three picks in the 2024 NFL Draft will all be quarterbacks. In some divulge, this is able to maybe well also very successfully be Caleb Williams, Drake Maye, and Jayden Daniels. Additionally, there has been speculation J.J. McCarthy will be the fourth quarterback after seemingly keeping apart himself ample from the leisure of the class, and that the Cardinals could alternate out of No. 4 for a QB-needy team looking to land McCarthy with the selection.

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As The Athletic’s Dane Brugler and Chad Graff speculated, the Vikings could ogle to Fresh England on the No. 3 selection to take one of the most distinct high three. 

Safe guess: The first demand the Vikings is to the Patriots to present picks No. 11, No. 23 and yet every other sweetner for the No. 3 total pick

Then it turns into a Robert Kraft possibility.

— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 15, 2024

If the Patriots take care of Maye/Daniels, that is the pick at No. 3.

However these QBs are not universally cherished by every team (we make not know how NE feels). Vikings at least signal in and discover about if NE prepared to take into epic.

— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) March 15, 2024

The alternate possibility I receive fascinated about:

Minnesota offers No. 11 and 23 this one year plus next one year’s first-round pick for No. 3.

What attain the Patriots yell? That could even very successfully be ample to transfer them from their blueprint of a QB at No. 3.

— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) March 15, 2024

ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio added to the speculation, saying if the Vikings had intentions of the employ of the No. 23 pick, they could soundless not bask in seemingly made the alternate as early as they did. The Bears are seemingly taking Williams first and the Commanders taking Daniels 2nd, leaving the Patriots at No. 3 to both draft Maye or gain a alternate.

The alternate between the Texans and Cardinals in 2023 could offer the blueprint for a Minnesota deal with both Fresh England at No. 3 or Arizona at No. 4. Houston moved as a lot as No. 3 to draft EDGE Will Anderson, sending the No. 12 and No. 33 picks in 2023 alongside with a 2024 first- and 2024 third-round pick for the No. 3 pick and a 2023 fourth-round pick.

Should Fresh England sign the No. 3 pick better, the swap between the 49ers and Dolphins in 2021 in total is a template. San Francisco sent the No. 12 pick in 2021, alongside with first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 and a third in 2022, to transfer as a lot as No. 3.

The Vikings bask in identical picks as every examples, with the No. 11 and No. 23 picks available in the market in the 2024 NFL Draft. The Vikings also bask in their 2025 first- and third-round picks available in the market after sending their 2025 2nd-round pick to the Texans as section of the deal to discover the No. 23 selection. Minnesota also has its 2026 first-round pick available in the market to transfer.

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There would possibly be yet every other crude suggestion that has been going around. The Chargers are successfully over the cap and had been parting with hefty contracts left and correct, in conjunction with sending Keenan Allen to the Bears for a fourth-round pick. Los Angeles picks fifth total and could even very successfully be in a remark to draft J.J. McCarthy, who Jim Harbaugh coached while at Michigan. Can even the Chargers send Justin Herbert to Minnesota for a large array of picks to serve jumpstart the rebuild while the Vikings take on a big name quarterback with a large contract? 

Enormous name quarterbacks are onerous to plot by. Make not search info from the Chargers to section with theirs in need of the leisure earth-shattering.

The Vikings alternate 11 + 23 to the Chargers for Justin Herbert.

Justin Herbert now gets Jefferson/Addison/Hock to throw to.

The Chargers then draft McCarthy at 5, Bowers at 11, Kris Jenkins at 23, Roman Wilson at 37, and Blake Corum at 69 and change into the Los Angeles Wolverines.

— Addison Hayes (@amazehayes_) March 15, 2024

Minnesota no doubt seems primed to strike for a high-four pick if the Patriots or Cardinals opt to listen to the offers. If the Chargers are listening, your complete better.

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