The Vikings Have Traded the 119th Pick
Kwesi Adofo-Mensah has swung yet another trade in the 2023 NFL Draft, this time dealing the 119th pick to the Kansas City Chiefs, as initially reported by Field Yates of ESPN. This is the fourth-rounder that Minnesota received from the Detroit Lions as part of the T.J. Hockenson trade.
In exchange for the 119th pick, Minnesota has received No. 134 and a 2024 fifth-round pick from Kansas City. This means they still have five selections for the third day of the draft, but they now have an additional pick in 2024, upping next year’s total to six selections. That being said, they should receive additional compensatory picks as well next year.
With the 119th pick, the Chiefs promptly selected Chamarri Conner, a safety out of Virginia Tech and former teammate of Vikings LT Christian Darrisaw, who played five years with the Hokies and recorded 4 interceptions over that time. As for Minnesota, they now have picks 134, 158, 164, 211, and 222 remaining today.
Earlier in this draft, the Vikings selected a pair of USC prospects in WR Jordan Addison and CB Mekhi Blackmon. Blackmon was also selected as part of a trade down from No. 87 to No. 102 with the San Francisco 49ers, which allowed the Vikings to add picks 164 and 222.
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