Minnesota Vikings draft picks 2021: Round-by-round selections

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Here is a 2021 NFL draft pick-by-pick breakdown for the Minnesota Vikings:

Round 1 (No. 23 overall, from Seahawks through Jets) - Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech: The All-ACC selection should replace departed Riley Reiff on a line that allowed 39 sacks in 2020. And Minnesota picks up a pair of third-rounders from the Jets to move down nine spots.  Draft tracker

Round 3 (66, from Jets) - Kellen Mond, QB, Texas A&M: Intriguing prospect who won Senior Bowl MVP honors after steadily improving throughout his college career. Finished with 71 TDs and 27 INTs for the Aggies and is a much better athlete than Minnesota starter Kirk Cousins. Mond, who had 9,661 passing yards in college and 1,609 on the ground will get time to develop here but could maybe push to play eventually given Cousins is only under contract through 2022. Draft tracker

Round 3 (78) - Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina: A former quarterback, he became an all-ACC linebacker who could push for a role behind Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr, who missed 14 games last year. Draft tracker

Round 3 (86, from Seahawks through Jets) - Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State: The grandson, ironically, of a Packers great – Hall of Famer Willie Davis. But Minnesota fans generally – and RB Dalvin Cook specifically – will love having Wyatt Davis and his crushing blocks on a new-look O-line.  Draft tracker

Round 3 (90, from Ravens) - Patrick Jones II, DE, Pittsburgh: Minnesota needed edge rush to supplement Danielle Hunter for what coach Mike Zimmer called last year the "worst" defense he'd ever fielded in the NFL. Draft tracker

Round 4 (119) - Kene Nwangwu, RB, Iowa State

Round 4 (125, from Bears) - Camryn Bynum, CB, California

Round 4 (134, from Bills) - Janarius Robinson, DE, Florida State

Round 5 (157) - Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR, Iowa

Round 5 (168, from Steelers through Ravens) - Zach Davidson, TE, Central Missouri

Round 6 (199) - Jaylen Twyman, DT, Pittsburgh

Minnesota Vikings' last five top draft picks: 

  • 2020 (No. 22 overall): Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU
  • 2019 (No. 18 overall): Garrett Bradbury, C, North Carolina State
  • 2018 (No. 30 overall): Mike Hughes, CB, Central Florida
  • 2017 (No. 41 overall): Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
  • 2016 (No. 23 overall): Laquon Treadwell, WR, Ole Miss

2021 NFL draft: Team-by-team picks

AFC East: Bills | Dolphins | Jets | Patriots

AFC North: Bengals | Browns | Ravens | Steelers

AFC South: Colts | Jaguars | Texans | Titans

AFC West: Broncos | Chargers | Chiefs | Raiders

NFC East: Cowboys | Eagles | Giants | Washington

NFC North: Bears | Lions | Packers | Vikings

NFC South: Buccaneers | Falcons | Panthers | Saints

NFC West: 49ers | Cardinals | Rams | Seahawks

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