BREAKING: Vikings Trade Down from No. 87 Overall

Vikings Trade Down from No. 87
Feb 28, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo‐Mensah during the NFL combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

The Minnesota Vikings entered Day 2 with the No. 87 overall pick in the draft, but they have decided to trade down from that spot with the San Francisco 49ers, as announced by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

The Vikings sent San Francisco the 87th pick, which they promptly used to select safety Ji’Ayir Brown out of Penn State. In return the Vikings received Nos. 102, 164, and 222. This means that the Vikings have the final pick in the third round tonight, and fans will have to wait a bit longer to see the team make a selection.

We’ve waited just about 24 hours for the Vikings to make a selection since they drafted WR Jordan Addison 23rd overall on Thursday evening. There are a number of talented prospects remaining on the board, so it will be interesting to see how things land when Minnesota makes their selection at No. 102.

This is the first trade made by Kwesi Adofo-Mensah in this draft after a 2022 Draft where he wheeled-and-dealed regularly. Minnesota now has six selections remaining in this draft, and five of them will come tomorrow.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of 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.