Minnesota Vikings new general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah will have a lot of pressure on him to deliver in the 2022 NFL Draft.
The NFL Draft is getting closer and closer Minnesota Vikings Fans are sitting on needles waiting for the big decisions that new general manager Kewsi Adofo-Mensah will make. Fans were thrilled to sign Kevin O’Connell as head coach, and now their focus is on the draft.
The Vikings hold eight picks this time around, with things starting in round one in 12th overall. The expectation is that with this pick, the Vikings will focus on runners-up and nab a playful cornerback. Which player will hear his name and pack his bags for Minnesota?
Minnesota Vikings Mock Draft – First Round
derek Stingley Jr.
If the Vikings end up focusing on the secondary to begin their draft, the team should look no further than LSU’s Derek Stingley Jr. The cornerback is highly regarded as one of the best defensive players out there, period.
Stingley has had a disappointing 2021 as a Lisfranc injury meant he missed most of his junior season. Stingley could only appear in three games last season, finishing with eight tackles and one forced fumble.
Still, Stingley’s first two seasons with the Tigers were nothing short of fantastic. He was a beast for LSU in 2019, helping the team win the national championship 15-0. Stingley was named a First Team All-American.
He followed up with another strong year in 2020, taking home First Team All-SEC honors for the second straight season. Stingley won’t be participating in the NFL Combine, but he’s poised to impress the scouts at LSU’s Pro Day on April 6. If Stingley is still on the board, there’s no doubt Vikings fans would love for Minnesota to take him.
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