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Top Reactions to Vikings Opening Night of 2024 NFL Draft

The Vikings opened the 2024 NFL Draft with two trades that netted quarterback J.J. McCarthy from Michigan at 10th overall and outside linebacker Dallas Turner from Alabama at 17th.

McCarthy got a quick start on his first SKOL Clap moments after receiving the news he was joining the Vikings:

Turner and his guests attended the draft and shared their emotions from the green room after receiving the news:

Here's a roundup of reactions.

"Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen provided a view from the Miller Lite Vikings Draft Party:

Vikings do-it-all defensive back Josh Metellus liked adding another Michigan alum and a defensive teammate:

Bill Belichick did an extensive breakdown of McCarthy's game film for The Pat McAfee Show's coverage:

Vikings Head Coach Kevin O'Connell joined the show, reconnecting with one of his former head coaches:

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein liked Minnesota's plan and execution:

NBC Sports analyst and former QB Chris Simms listed multiple reasons to like the McCarthy fit in Minnesota:

Clayton Sayfie, staff writer with, shared comments from Chargers Head Coach Jim Harbaugh, who coached McCarthy at Michigan:

FOX Sports' Carmen Vitali predicted Vikings Defensive Coordinator Brian Flores will have fun:

FOX Sports 1's Skip Bayless noted McCarthy's execution in moments that mattered:

NFL Media's Adam Schein was succinct in delivering high marks for Minnesota's draft so far:

ESPN's Kevin Seifert mentioned ESPN's "NFL Draft Predictor" concluded Turner's selection at 17 as "the biggest steal of the draft":

Analyst and former No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III was colorful in describing Turner's game:

Former Vikings linebacker Ben Leber aligned Thursday's moves with the rest of the offseason plan: