LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 27: Safety Harrison Smith #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish comes down with the interception onf the one yard line to end the final drive in the final minute by the USC Trojans at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 27 2010 in Los Angeles California. Notre Dame won 20-16. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings' GM Rick Spielman said that there was a chance that the Vikings would move up into the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and that's exactly what they did.
The Vikings have taken Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith with the 29th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. They got that pick by sending their second-round pick (35th overall) and their fourth-round selection (98th overall) to the Baltimore Ravens in order to move up to the 29th spot.
Harrison was widely regarded as the second-best safety in this year's draft, behind Alabama's Mark Barron, and is someone that should be able to jump in and start immediately. He was the team captain for the Fighting Irish this past season, which says a lot for his character.
We'll have more analysis on this pick later on this evening, but for now this seems to be a pretty good pick. Of course, now Minnesota is done until the third round. You know, unless they trade again.