The Vikings Have Received a Compensatory Pick in the 2023 NFL Draft

Vikings Had the Worst Draft
Jul 27, 2022; Eagan, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah looks on at TCO Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL announced which NFL teams will receive compensatory picks in the 2023 NFL Draft on Thursday afternoon, and the Minnesota Vikings have received a sixth-round compensatory pick in this spring’s draft.

The Vikings pick is officially listed as the 211th overall pick in the draft, and it means the team will have five selections in the draft. The other picks are as follows:

  • Round 1, Pick 23
  • Round 3, Pick 87
  • Round 4, Pick 119
  • Round 5, Pick 158

If Minnesota only makes five selections in the draft this spring, it will be their smallest draft class since 2009 when they also made only five picks. Minnesota selected WR Percy Harvin in the first round of that draft.

Mar 1, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah talks to the media during the 2022 NFL Combine. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

This year, there is a decent chance that the Vikings will trade out of the 23rd selection in favor of picking up more draft capital in Day 2. Minnesota is without a second-round pick in the 2023 draft at this moment, but in 2022, they made multiple trades that allowed them to make three picks during the second day, including a pair of second rounders (CB Andrew Booth, RG Ed Ingram).

There is still plenty of time until this spring’s draft, so much can change between now and then. The 2023 NFL Draft officially begins on Thursday, April 27th and goes through Saturday, April 29th.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken