We're back for Day 2 of the NFL Draft, with the second and third rounds about to get underway in Cleveland.
Just like last night, the draft can be viewed on ESPN, NFL Network, or ABC. Follow along right here for all of your Vikings-centric updates throughout the night. Below the live updates, you'll find some reading material and key details to know.
10:30 p.m. — The third round and Day 2 are coming to a close here shortly. The Vikings have six more picks tomorrow on Day 3.
9:56 p.m. — The Vikings' fourth and final pick of the third round is Pittsburgh edge rusher Patrick Jones II. Story on Davis and Jones here.
9:47 p.m. — The Vikings take Ohio State guard Wyatt Davis at No. 86, giving them another offensive linemen who could start right away.
9:40 p.m. — Right after the Packers trade up for Clemson WR Amari Rodgers, the Vikings are trading down out of the No. 86 pick.
9:15 p.m. — Vikings take UNC LB Chazz Surratt at No. 78, their first defensive player of the draft. Read the story here.
9:00 p.m. — Getting caught up on some post-Mond picks: Davis Mills, Jalen Mayfield, Joseph Ossai, Brady Christensen, Aaron Robinson, Alim McNeil, Milton Williams, Benjamin St-Juste, and Osa Odighizuwa. Vikings almost on the clock again!
8:36 p.m. — The Vikings' pick at 66 is TEXAS A&M QB KELLEN MOND. Read the story here.
8:30 p.m. — The second round is over and the Vikings are almost on the clock.
8:23 p.m. — Boogie Basham is off the board, going to the Bills. He would've been a great fit in Minnesota. The Packers take Ohio State center Josh Myers.
8:10 p.m. — Cameron Dantzler tweeted that he wanted the Vikings to take LSU WR Terrace Marshall Jr., but Marshall goes to the Panthers. Minnesota's pick is coming up pretty soon.
8:00 p.m. — Starting to look like Minnesota may just stay put at 66. Dayo Odeyingbo, Pat Freiermuth, D'Wayne Eskridge, and Tutu Atwell have just been picked as we approach the end of the second round. Three straight pass-catchers taken.
7:45 p.m. — More value picks in the early 50s. Sam Cosmi, Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, and Dillon Radunz are off the board.
7:30 p.m. — After gadget WR Rondale Moore goes to Arizona, the first edge rusher of the second round is Azeez Ojulari going to the Giants. Will the Vikings trade up for a DE soon?
7:22 p.m. — Some surprising offensive line picks continue to happen here in the second round. The 49ers take Notre Dame G Aaron Banks at 48. He was ranked 90th on the consensus board. CB Asante Samuel Jr. went one pick earlier.
7:10 p.m. – Could this be the start of a run on offensive linemen? Walker Little goes to the Jags at 45 (with the pick they got from the Vikings) and Jackson Carman goes to Cincinnati. Two big pickups to protect Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow, respectively.
7:00 p.m. — The trades are coming in left and right. Miami trades up to 42 and the Raiders trade up to 43. The first five picks of the 40s: Richie Grant to Atlanta, Levi Onwuzurike to the Lions, Liam Eichenberg to the Dolphins, Trevon Moehrig to the Raiders, and Kelvin Joseph to the Cowboys. Lots of DBs coming off the board.
6:42 p.m. — The Bears have traded up again, giving up their third-rounder to go from 52 to 39 for Oklahoma State tackle Teven Jenkins. That's a bold but excellent two-player haul for Chicago. They get some pass protection for Justin Fields.
6:30 p.m. — We're off to a fun start to the second round, with a couple trades already taking place. Tyson Campbell, Elijah Moore, Javonte Williams, Jevon Holland, Landon Dickerson, and Christian Barmore are off the board in the 30s. If the Vikings do trade up into the second, it won't be for a bit longer.
The Vikings got off to a strong start to the draft on Thursday, trading back from 14 to 23 and still landing a player they coveted in Virginia Tech left tackle Christian Darrisaw. Now they head into Friday tied with the Cowboys for the most picks on Day 2 (four) and in the remainder of the draft (ten). That gives them the ammo to move up into the second round if they want.
Here are all of Minnesota's current picks.
- Third round, No. 66 (from Jets, draft day trade)
- Third round, No. 78
- Third round, No. 86 (from Jets, draft day trade)
- Third round, No. 90 (from Ravens, Yannick Ngakoue trade)
- Fourth round, No. 119
- Fourth round, No. 125 (from Bears, 2020 draft day trade)
- Fourth round, No. 134 (from Bills, Stefon Diggs trade)
- Fifth round, No. 157
- Fifth round, No. 168 (from Ravens, 2020 draft day trade)
- Sixth round, No. 199 overall
Pre-Day 2 reading material
- The Vikings Are Loaded With Draft Picks on Day 2: Here Are The Players They Could Target
- The Vikings Added Much-Needed Size and Strength to Their Offensive Line With Christian Darrisaw
- The Vikings Passed on Trading up for Justin Fields — Now They'll Face Him Twice a Year
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