Minnesota Vikings Superintendent Kwesi Adofo-Mensah compared this year’s draft class to 2017, which has produced the likes of Patrick Mahomes.
Adofo-Mensah, of course, has Kirk Cousins as his start signal caller move forward. The new GM and his choice for head coach, Kevin O’Connell, have backed Cousins as their long-term starter, although we occasionally see rifts in that argument.
At the NFL Combine, Adofo-Mensah gave his first twist that the Vikings could pick a quarterback in this year’s class.
To be fair, that class wasn’t criticized for Mahomes and Deshaun Watson, but by the rest of the group – specifically Mitchell Trubisky, DeShone Kizer, Nate Peterman, do I go on?
Can the Vikings draft a quarterback in the first round?
O’Connell’s latest commentary on the “depth of QB” makes it sound like it’s not satisfied.
“Training camp is a long way off in my mind from the point of view of what any position might look like,” O’Connell said.
The Vikings coach continued to praise Cousins, quickly realizing that his remarks would be taken out of context.
“I love Kirk Cousins, I do. I think he’s made it clear this tournament in terms of the skill set, the invisible stuff in midfield to play at a high level,” O’Connell continued.
The Vikings chose Kellen Mond from Texas A&M as last season’s draft class. Sure, he was picked by the previous mode, but he’s still a potential future QB if the Vikings like.
It would be a surprise for the Vikings to pick a quarterback early, or even on Day 2, unless one of the top leads falls into their hands. Expect Adofo-Mensah to do his due diligence, but Cousins has his contract left for another year, and this class doesn’t necessarily make the same promise as next year.
https://fansided.com/2022/03/02/vikings-gm-hints-interest-draft-qb/ Minnesota Vikings’ new GM hints at potential interest in draft QB