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Vikings draft picks 2023: All of Minnesota’s selections, NFL draft results, team order

Mike Florio and Chris Simms break down the Vikings’ move to pick Jordan Addison No. 23 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft, which closed out a historic string of four consecutive WR picks.

In the first season under head coach Kevin O’Connell, the Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North with a 13-4 record but failed to win a playoff game after being upset by the New York Giants in the Wild Card. The Vikings had a .765 winning percentage but still finished the regular season with a negative point differential (-3) as 11 of their 13 wins came in one-score games.

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson was the main man on the Vikings’ offense, being named the NFL’s Offensive Player of the Year after leading the league in both receptions (128) and receiving yards (1,809). Jefferson is entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract and is likely in line to become the highest-paid wide receiver in the league with his next deal. Quarterback Kirk Cousins threw for 4,547 yards last season (4th-most in NFL) but threw a career-high 14 interceptions (T-3rd most in NFL).

The biggest weakness of the Vikings last season was the defense, which gave up 388.7 yards per game last season, second-most in the NFL behind the Detroit Lions. They especially struggled in pass defense, allowing the second-most passing yards in the league.

Minnesota has just five picks in this year’s draft. The Vikings begin with the 23rd overall pick in the first round but do not have a pick in the second round after trading that selection to the Lions in last year’s midseason trade for tight end T.J. Hockenson.

Click here for the entire 2023 NFL Draft order and keep reading to see who the Vikings will take in the 2023 NFL Draft. Coverage of the latest news from around the NFL is available all year round from Pro Football Talk on Peacock and the NFL on NBC YouTube Channel.

Minnesota Vikings 2023 NFL Draft picks:

Round 1: No. 23 - Jordan Addison, WR, USC

Round 3: No. 102 (from SF) - Mekhi Blackmon, CB, USC

Round 4: No. 134 (from KC) - Jay Ward, CB, LSU

Round 5: No. 141 (from LV through IND) - Jaquelin Roy, DT, LSU

Round 5: No. 164 (from SF) - Jaren Hall, QB, BYU

Round 7: No. 222 (from DEN through SF) - DeWayne McBride, RB, UAB

Check out draft picks for the other NFC North teams:

Green Bay Packers 2023 draft picks

Detroit Lions 2023 draft picks

Chicago Bears 2023 draft picks