Vikings Schedule Surprise Last Meeting With Quarterback Prospect: Report

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The Minnesota Vikings are reportedly scheduled to have a final evaluation with former LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels exactly one week ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday (April 18).

"Former LSU QB Jayden Daniels is scheduled to have dinner tonight with #Vikings brass in Baton Rouge, per @Agentbutler1. Minnesota owns the No. 11 and 23 picks and has been gathering all the info in case there’s an opportunity to move up for one of the top QBs," Pelissero wrote on his X account.

"One final QB eval...," Rapoport added.

Daniels, 23, had previously taken meetings with the Vikings, New England Patriots, Washington Commanders, New York Giants, Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders, his agent, Ron Butler, had previously confirmed to Rapoport after LSU's Pro Day.

Daniels led all SEC quarterbacks in passing yards per game (317.7) and touchdowns (40), while also ranking second in passing yards (3,812) and recording 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns on 135 rushing attempts.

The Vikings currently have two first-round picks after acquiring the No. 23 overall pick in a trade with the Houston Texans last week, which many suspect will be packaged with the No. 11 pick in a trade to move up several spots. Daniels is projected as a top 3 pick and both the Commanders and Patriots expected to be considering quarterbacks at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively.

Minnesota also recently lost quarterback Kirk Cousins to free agency and signed veteran quarterback Sam Darnold to a one-year deal.

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