Could J.J. McCarthy Move From Michigan to Minnesota? Latest NFL Draft Predictions See Vikings Grab a New Starting QB

The 2024 NFL Draft is around the corner, and according to fans, the Minnesota Vikings should be in the market for one specific quarterback: J.J. McCarthy.

The 2024 NFL Draft is rapidly approaching, with the Combine firmly on the minds of fans. One notable name on the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine Invitee list is national champion and former Michigan Wolverines QB J.J. McCarthy.

Utilizing the data that we have at hand from the Pro Football Network Mock Draft Simulator, it’s clear that one fan base is sweetening to the idea of McCarthy landing with their franchise.

NFL Draft Predictions: J.J. McCarthy to Minnesota

NFC North fans should have been able to get a great glimpse of the talent that the Wolverines possessed this past season, dominating the headlines from season end to the final game. At the center of Michigan’s success was their quarterback.

McCarthy comes fully equipped with elite arm talent and is a master processor. Even his former coach and potential new rival head coach with the Los Angeles Chargers, Jim Harbaugh, said not to be surprised if he’s the first quarterback selected in the 2024 NFL Draft.

As much of a stretch as that is, McCarthy has been rocketing up draft boards as NFL decision-makers get more and more access to the former Wolverine.

With information aplenty of the young signal-caller, Minnesota Vikings fans have truly come around to selecting McCarthy as their team’s first-round draft choice.

Using the user data from the PFN Mock Draft Simulator, we’ve taken out every pick from a user who chooses the Vikings. The results are resounding.

More than 20% of first-round selections are going the way of McCarthy, with the next-closest player landing just over 10% of the time with the team. Here’s who Vikings’ users are drafting:

1) J.J. McCarthy, QB, Michigan
2) T’Vondre Sweat, DT, Texas
3) Jayden Daniels, QB, LSU
4) Michael Penix Jr., QB, Washington
5) Byron Murphy II, DT, Texas

McCarthy is resoundingly the fan base’s top choice over the past seven days, but it’s not just the past week that has seen his rise. Dating back to last week’s data, McCarthy surpassed Washington QB Michael Penix Jr. as the most-drafted quarterback among Vikings fans.

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Though McCarthy trailed Sweat as the most-drafted player by the franchise, his draft selections have taken off since the calendar turned to February. It’s also not just Minnesota fans selecting him.

McCarthy’s seen his total draft selections from fans of any franchise more than double since February began, and that data didn’t even include half of the month.

See where McCarthy lands in your mock draft by taking the Mock Draft Simulator for a spin yourself.

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