All the Draft Prospects Who’ve Met with the Vikings | 2023

Sep 18, 2021; Gainesville, Florida, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Brian Branch (14) against the Florida Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports.

The 2023 NFL Draft is 12 days away, and the Minnesota Vikings will pick five times unless trades occur — in the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Rounds.

But trade will likely occur, so expect the five-count to balloon closer to 7-10.

All the Draft Prospects Who’ve Met with the Vikings | 2023

Meanwhile, like all other 31 teams, general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah is conducting a litany of player visits, hoping to get a better feel for players who may eventually wear horns on their helmets.

These are the players who’ve reportedly met with the Vikings as of April 15th.


approx. 13 Players

All the Draft Prospects
Oct 23, 2021; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Joey Porter Jr. (9) gestures to the crowd against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the second half at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports.
  • Joey Porter Jr. (CB), Penn State
  • Kelee Ringo (CB), Georgia
  • Cam Smith (CB), South Carolina
  • Emmanuel Forbes (CB), Mississippi State
  • Eli Ricks (CB), Alabama
  • Jarrick Bernard-Converse (CB), LSU
  • Mekhi Blackmon (CB), USC
  • Starling Thomas V (CB), UAB
  • Isaiah Bolden (CB), Jackson State
  • Terrell Smith (CB), Minnesota
  • Julius Brents (CB), Kansas State
  • Kei’Trel Clark (CB), Louisville
  • DJ Ivey (CB), Miami

Wide Receivers

approx. 5 Players

Sep 3, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Southern California Trojans wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) carries the ball against the Rice Owls in the first half at United Airlines Field at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
  • Quentin Johnston (WR), TCU
  • Jordan Addison (WR), USC
  • Trey Palmer (WR), Nebraska
  • Matt Landers (WR), Arkansas
  • Bryce Ford-Wheaton (WR), West Virginia


approx. 4 Players

Did Anthony
Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) has word with Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier in the first half. Florida hosted the South Carolina Gamecocks in the last home game of the season at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, November 12, 2022. [Doug Engle/Gainesville Sun]
  • Anthony Richardson (QB), Florida
  • Will Levis (QB), Kentucky
  • Tanner McKee (QB), Stanford
  • Dorian Thompson-Robinson (QB), UCLA


approx. 4 Players

Alabama Defender One
Dec 31, 2022; New Orleans, LA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Brian Branch (14) celebrates his interception against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second half in the 2022 Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports
  • Brian Branch (S), Alabama
  • Nico Bolden (S), Kent State
  • Jordan Howden (S), Minnesota
  • Marte Mapu (S), Sacramento State

Running Backs

approx. 4 Players

Nov 13, 2021; Huntington, West Virginia, USA; UAB Blazers running back DeWayne McBride (22) jumps over Marshall Thundering Herd safety E.J. Jackson (21) during the third quarter at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ben Queen-USA TODAY Sports.
  • Tyjae Spears (RB), Tulane
  • DeWayne McBride (RB), UAB
  • Evan Hull (RB), Northwestern
  • Mohamed Ibrahim (RB), Minnesota

Offensive Linemen

approx. 4 Players

Mar 5, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota offensive lineman John Michael Schmitz, Jr. (OL39) during the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.
  • John Michael Schmitz (C), Minnesota
  • Anthony Bradford (G), LSU
  • Colby Sorsdal (OL), William & Mary
  • Nash Jensen (G), North Dakota State

Defensive Tackles

approx. 3 Players

Sep 25, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Bowling Green Falcons defensive lineman Karl Brooks (44) sacks Minnesota Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) during the second quarter at Huntington Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Harrison Barden-USA TODAY Sports.
  • Karl Brooks (DT), Bowling Green
  • Calvin Avery (DT), Illinois
  • Gervon Dexter (DT), Florida

EDGE Defenders

approx. 3 Players

Mar 1, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia Tech defensive lineman Keion White (DL48) speaks to the press at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports.
  • Keion White (EDGE), Georgia Tech
  • Isaiah Land (EDGE), Florida A&M
  • Isaiah Foskey (EDGE), Notre Dame

Off-Ball Linebackers

approx. 2 Players

Nov 25, 2022; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns linebacker DeMarvion Overshown (0) greets fans after a victory over the Baylor Bears at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports.
  • Mohamoud Diabate (LB), Utah
  • DeMarvion Overshown (LB), Texas

Tight End

Mar 3, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Georgia tight end Darnell Washington (TE17) speaks to the press at the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports.
  • Darnell Washington, TE (Georgia)

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