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The Unbelievable Has Happened: Minnesota Vikings Actually Awarded Compensatory Draft Pick

Yes, according to the good folks at, the Minnesota Vikings have, for the first time in my recollection, been awarded an extra draft choice in the 2010 NFL Draft via the Compensatory Selection process.

The Vikings now have an extra pick in the draft's fifth round, the 36th pick in the 5th round and the 167th pick overall.  Under the terms of the NFL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, a team that loses more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

So there you go. . .the Vikings now have eight picks for the NFL's Annual Selection Meeting.  Keep in mind that compensatory picks can NOT be traded, so no matter what happens over the course of the draft, the Minnesota Vikings will definitely be selecting 167th overall.

Stay tuned. . .yours truly has a BIG site-related announcement coming later this evening.  Until then, continue enjoying your Monday!