After a bit of a delay following the dispensation of this year’s Compensatory Draft picks, the National Football League has finally released the full seven-round selection order for this year’s NFL Draft.
As we know, the Minnesota Vikings now have seven selections for this year’s draft as things stand right now. Let’s take a brief review of where they all are.
- Round 1, Pick #30
- Round 2, Pick #30 (#62 overall)
- Round 3, Pick #30 (#94 overall)
- Round 5, Pick #30 (#167 overall)
- Round 6, Pick #30 (#204 overall)
- Round 6, Pick #39 (#213 overall, Compensatory selection)
- Round 6, Pick #44 (#218 overall, Compensatory selection)
The Vikings currently do not have a fourth-round selection, as it was included in the Sam Bradford trade. They also do not currently have a seventh-round selection, as it was traded for Tramaine Brock.
I think we can say with a relative degree of certainty that the Vikings won’t be making the selection at all of these spots, and they’ll likely be making more than seven selections overall. That’s just generally the way that Rick Spielman works the draft every year. But, as things stand right now, seven weeks from the start of the 2018 NFL Draft, that’s the hand the Vikings currently have.