The NFL Combine Starts Tuesday | Here’s Who Will Be There

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The 2024 NFL Draft is 8.5 weeks away, and the Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to pick 11th if they don’t trade up or down the board.

The NFL Combine Starts Tuesday | Here’s Who Will Be There

Minnesota hasn’t chosen this high since 2015, when the franchise made cornerback Trae Waynes the pick at No. 11.

The NFL Combine kicks off on Tuesday, an event that truly shapes the draftboard. Minnesota has a few roster needs this offseason, including quarterback, defensive line, and perhaps running back and cornerback.

So, if you’re keeping tabs on this year’s Combine, these men will be there.

Quarterbacks

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The granddaddy of them all for the 2024 Vikings, with or without Kirk Cousins on the team next season, Minnesota probably needs to draft a quarterback this go-round early in the event.

  • Jayden Daniels, LSU
  • Sam Hartman, Notre Dame
  • Devin Leary, Kentucky
  • Drake Maye, North Carolina
  • J.J. McCarthy, Michigan
  • Joe Milton III, Tennessee
  • Bo Nix, Oregon
  • Michael Penix Jr., Washington
  • Michael Pratt, Tulane
  • Spencer Rattler, South Carolina
  • Austin Reed, Western Kentucky
  • Kedon Slovis, BYU
  • Jordan Travis, Florida State
  • Caleb Williams, USC

Running Backs

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The Vikings might need a running back, as well, if they don’t have faith in Ty Chandler as a solution and don’t sign one in free agency.

  • Rasheen Ali, Marshall
  • Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
  • Emani Bailey, TCU
  • Trey Benson, Florida State
  • Jonathon Brooks, Texas
  • Blake Corum, Michigan
  • Isaiah Davis, South Dakota State
  • Ray Davis, Kentucky
  • Daijun Edwards, Georgia
  • Audric Estimé, Notre Dame
  • Frank Gore Jr., Southern Mississippi
  • Isaac Guerendo, Louisville
  • George Holani, Boise State
  • Bucky Irving, Oregon
  • Dillon Johnson, Washington
  • Jawhar Jordan, Louisville
  • Dylan Laube, New Hampshire
  • MarShawn Lloyd, USC
  • Jase McClellan, Alabama
  • Kendall Milton, Georgia
  • Keilan Robinson, Texas
  • Cody Schrader, Missouri
  • Will Shipley, Clemson
  • Jaden Shirden, Monmouth
  • Tyrone Tracy Jr., Purdue
  • Kimani Vidal, Troy
  • Michael Wiley, Arizona
  • Miyan Williams, Ohio State
  • Jaylen Wright, Tennessee

Wide Receivers

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From free agency or this draft, Minnesota needs a WR3:

  • Javon Baker, UCF
  • Jermaine Burton, Alabama
  • Jalen Coker, Holy Cross
  • Keon Coleman, Florida State
  • Malachi Corley, Western Kentucky
  • Jacob Cowing, Arizona
  • Ryan Flournoy, Southeast Missouri State
  • Troy Franklin, Oregon
  • Anthony Gould, Oregon State
  • Lideatrick Griffin, Mississippi State
  • Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State
  • Jha’Quan Jackson, Tulane
  • Cornelius Johnson, Michigan
  • Xavier Legette, South Carolina
  • Luke McCaffrey, Rice
  • Ladd McConkey, Georgia
  • Jalen McMillan, Washington
  • Bub Means, Pittsburgh
  • Adonai Mitchell, Texas
  • Malik Nabers, LSU
  • Rome Odunze, Washington
  • Ricky Pearsall, Florida
  • Ja’Lynn Polk, Washington
  • Brenden Rice, USC
  • Tayvion Robinson, Kentucky
  • Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint, Georgia
  • Ainias Smith, Texas A&M
  • Brian Thomas Jr., LSU
  • Jamari Thrash, Louisville
  • Devaughn Vele, Utah
  • Devontez Walker, North Carolina
  • Malik Washington, Virginia
  • Tahj Washington, USC
  • Xavier Weaver, Colorado
  • Jordan Whittington, Texas
  • Isaiah Williams, Illinois
  • Johnny Wilson, Florida State
  • Roman Wilson, Michigan
  • Xavier Worthy, Texas

Tight Ends

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Vikings tight end T.J. Hockeson may not be ready for the start of 2024, which is a factoid to monitor here.

  • Erick All, Iowa
  • AJ Barner, Michigan
  • Jaheim Bell, Florida State
  • Brock Bowers, Georgia
  • Devin Culp, Washington
  • Dallin Holker, Colorado State
  • Theo Johnson, Penn State
  • Trey Knox, South Carolina
  • Tanner McLachlan, Arizona
  • Tip Reiman, Illinois
  • Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas
  • Ben Sinnott, Kansas State
  • Brevyn Spann-Ford, Minnesota
  • Cade Stover, Ohio State
  • Jack Westover, Washington
  • Jared Wiley, TCU

Offensive Linemen

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Minnesota will need reservist linemen this offseason, and plenty are available in the draft.

  • Isaiah Adams, Illinois
  • Joe Alt, Notre Dame
  • Kiran Amegadjie, Yale
  • Gottlieb Ayedze, Maryland
  • Karsen Barnhart, Michigan
  • Graham Barton, Duke
  • Cooper Beebe, Kansas State
  • Keaton Bills, Utah
  • Tanor Bortolini, Wisconsin
  • Javion Cohen, Miami
  • Andrew Coker, TCU
  • Brandon Coleman, TCU
  • Frank Crum, Wyoming
  • Anim Dankwah, Howard
  • Ethan Driskell, Marshall
  • Kingsley Eguakun, Florida
  • Josiah Ezirim, Eastern Kentucky
  • Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State
  • Troy Fautanu, Washington
  • Blake Fisher, Notre Dame
  • Jeremy Flax, Kentucky
  • Javon Foster, Missouri
  • Zach Frazier, West Virginia
  • Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State
  • X’Zauvea Gadlin, Liberty
  • Nick Gargiulo, South Carolina
  • Delmar Glaze, Maryland
  • Matt Goncalves, Pittsburgh
  • Tylan Grable, UCF
  • Garret Greenfield, South Dakota State
  • Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma
  • C.J. Hanson, Holy Cross
  • Christian Haynes, Connecticut
  • LaDarius Henderson, Michigan
  • Christian Jones, Texas
  • Matthew Jones, Ohio State
  • Trente Jones, Michigan
  • Trevor Keegan, Michigan
  • Jarrett Kingston, USC
  • Brady Latham, Arkansas
  • JC Latham, Alabama
  • Sataoa Laumea, Utah
  • Matt Lee, Miami
  • KT Leveston Jr., Kansas State
  • Beaux Limmer, Arkansas
  • Christian Mahogany, Boston College
  • Mason McCormick, South Dakota State
  • Dylan McMahon, N.C. State
  • Amarius Mims, Georgia
  • Jacob Monk, Duke
  • Jordan Morgan, Arizona
  • Hunter Nourzad, Penn State
  • Drake Nugent, Michigan
  • Patrick Paul, Houston
  • Julian Pearl, Illinois
  • Prince Pines, Tulane
  • Jackson Powers-Johnson, Oregon
  • Dominick Puni, Kansas
  • Andrew Raym, Oklahoma
  • Layden Robinson, Texas A&M
  • Roger Rosengarten, Washington
  • Walter Rouse, Oklahoma
  • Nick Samac, Michigan State
  • Kingsley Suamataia, BYU
  • Jalen Sundell, North Dakota State
  • Nathan Thomas, Louisiana
  • Charles Turner III, LSU
  • Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, Georgia
  • Caedan Wallace, Penn State
  • Zak Zinter, Michigan

Defensive Linemen

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Next to quarterback, defensive line is Minnesota’s most important offseason need.

  • Austin Booker, Kansas
  • Solomon Byrd, USC
  • DeWayne Carter, Duke
  • Nelson Ceaser, Houston
  • Myles Cole, Texas Tech
  • Jaden Crumedy, Mississippi State
  • Tyler Davis, Clemson
  • Brandon Dorlus, Oregon
  • Justin Eboigbe, Alabama
  • Jonah Elliss, Utah
  • Braden Fiske, Florida State
  • Gabe Hall, Baylor
  • Michael Hall Jr., Ohio State
  • Jaylen Harrell, Michigan
  • Marcus Harris, Auburn
  • Jalyx Hunt, Houston Christian
  • Adisa Isaac, Penn State
  • Brennan Jackson, Washington State
  • McKinnley Jackson, Texas A&M
  • Javontae Jean-Baptiste, Notre Dame
  • Trajan Jeffcoat, Arkansas
  • Jordan Jefferson, LSU
  • Kris Jenkins, Michigan
  • Cedric Johnson, Mississippi
  • Mohamed Kamara, Colorado State
  • Marshawn Kneeland, Western Michigan
  • Laiatu Latu, UCLA
  • Logan Lee, Iowa
  • Zion Logue, Georgia
  • Fabien Lovett Sr., Florida State
  • Braiden McGregor, Michigan
  • Byron Murphy II, Texas
  • Myles Murphy, North Carolina
  • Johnny Newton, Illinois
  • Eyabi Okie-Anoma, Charlotte
  • Ruke Orhorhoro, Clemson
  • Keith Randolph Jr., Illinois
  • Chop Robinson, Penn State
  • Darius Robinson, Missouri
  • Justin Rogers, Auburn
  • Maason Smith, LSU
  • Javon Solomon, Troy
  • T’Vondre Sweat, Texas
  • Leonard Taylor III, Miami
  • Xavier Thomas, Clemson
  • Bralen Trice, Washington
  • David Ugwoegbu, Houston
  • Jared Verse, Florida State
  • Eric Watts, Connecticut
  • Mekhi Wingo, LSU

Linebackers

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Jordan Hicks is a free agent, and unless he returns or Brian Asamoah is promoted, the Vikings need an off-ball linebacker.

  • Michael Barrett, Michigan
  • JD Bertrand, Notre Dame
  • Tatum Bethune, Florida State
  • Chris Braswell, Alabama
  • Aaron Casey, Indiana
  • Steele Chambers, Ohio State
  • Junior Colson, Michigan
  • Edgerrin Cooper, Texas A&M
  • Kalen DeLoach, Florida State
  • Khalid Duke, Kansas State
  • Tommy Eichenberg, Ohio State
  • Jaylan Ford, Texas
  • Easton Gibbs, Wyoming
  • Cedric Gray, North Carolina
  • Ty’Ron Hopper, Missouri
  • Jontrey Hunter, Georgia State
  • Curtis Jacobs, Penn State
  • Tyrice Knight, UTEP
  • Marist Liufau, Notre Dame
  • Jordan Magee, Temple
  • Darius Muasau, UCLA
  • Gabriel Murphy, UCLA
  • Maema Njongmeta, Wisconsin
  • Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Clemson
  • Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Washington
  • Dallas Turner, Alabama
  • Edefuan Ulofoshio, Washington
  • Trevin Wallace, Kentucky
  • Nathaniel Watson, Mississippi State
  • Payton Wilson, N.C. State

Defensive Backs

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Some Vikings fans believe cornerback remains a roster need, so this field should be monitored, too.

  • Kris Abrams-Draine, Missouri
  • Daijahn Anthony, Mississippi
  • Terrion Arnold, Alabama
  • Cole Bishop, Utah
  • Beau Brade, Maryland
  • Millard Bradford, TCU
  • Jarvis Brownlee Jr., Louisville
  • Javon Bullard, Georgia
  • Calen Bullock, USC
  • Jaylon Carlies, Missouri
  • Caelen Carson, Wake Forest
  • Ryan Cooper Jr., Oregon State
  • Cooper DeJean, Iowa
  • M.J. Devonshire, Pittsburgh
  • Marcellas Dial, South Carolina
  • Johnny Dixon, Penn State
  • Willie Drew, Virginia State
  • Renardo Green, Florida State
  • Kamal Hadden, Tennessee
  • Dominique Hampton, Washington
  • Myles Harden, South Dakota
  • Daequan Hardy, Penn State
  • Cam Hart, Notre Dame
  • Jaden Hicks, Washington State
  • Khyree Jackson, Oregon
  • DJ James, Auburn
  • Carlton Johnson, Fresno State
  • Isaiah Johnson, Syracuse
  • Elijah Jones, Boston College
  • Jarrian Jones, Florida State
  • Jaylen Key, Alabama
  • Kamren Kinchens, Miami
  • Kalen King, Penn State
  • Kamari Lassiter, Georgia
  • Dwight McGlothern, Arkansas
  • Kool-Aid McKinstry, Alabama
  • Patrick McMorris, Cal
  • Max Melton, Rutgers
  • Quinyon Mitchell, Toledo
  • Malik Mustapha, Wake Forest
  • Josh Newton, TCU
  • Tyler Nubin, Minnesota
  • Kitan Oladapo, Oregon State
  • Tyler Owens, Texas Tech
  • Andru Phillips, Kentucky
  • Deantre Prince, Mississippi
  • Nehemiah Pritchett, Auburn
  • Josh Proctor, Ohio State
  • Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Missouri
  • Decamerion Richardson, Mississippi State
  • Demani Richardson, Texas A&M
  • Christian Roland-Wallace, USC
  • Mike Sainristil, Michigan
  • Andre’ Sam, LSU
  • Jaylin Simpson, Auburn
  • Tykee Smith, Georgia
  • Chau Smith-Wade, Washington State
  • Tarheeb Still, Maryland
  • T.J. Tampa, Iowa State
  • Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, Texas Tech
  • Ro Torrence, Arizona State
  • Sione Vaki, Utah
  • Josh Wallace, Michigan
  • Ryan Watts, Texas
  • Nate Wiggins, Clemson
  • Evan Williams, Oregon
  • James Williams, Miami

Special Teams

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If the Vikings move on from Greg Joseph, the team’s next kicker could be on this list:

  • Joshua Karty, Stanford (K)
  • Cam Little, Arkansas (K)
  • Harrison Mevis, Missouri (K)
  • Will Reichard, Alabama (K)
  • Ryan Rekhow, BYU (P)
  • Tory Taylor, Iowa (P)

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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