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Vikings Open NFL Draft's Day 3 with Trio of Trades

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings opened the third day of the 2022 NFL Draft with a trio of trades in the first hour.

Trade 1 of Day 3

Minnesota received pick No. 118 from Cleveland by sending a 2022 fifth-round pick (No. 156) and a 2023 fourth-rounder in exchange.

The Vikings tabbed Missouri cornerback Akayleb Evans with the 118th overall pick.

View photos of Missouri CB Akayleb Evans who was selected No. 118 overall in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Trade 2 of Day 3

Shortly after, new Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah made his fifth trade of the weekend.

Minnesota this time traded down, sending Nos. 122 and 250 to the Raiders in exchange for picks 126 and 227.

Trade 3 of Day 3

The Vikings then sent the 126th selection back to the Raiders in exchange for the 165th and 169th picks.

The moves came after a trade with Detroit on opening night, followed by deals with Green Bay and Indianapolis on Friday.

Adofo-Mensah has expressed openness to deals.

"My cell phone is always charged," he told Twin Cities media members Thursday night.