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The Vikings already have 12 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft

If you include likely compensatory picks, that is

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This was a pretty wild weekend for the Minnesota Vikings, all things considered. They made more picks in the 2020 NFL Draft than any other team in the league, as they called fifteen players to become new members of the purple over the course of the past three days.

Even crazier is that they’re already setting themselves up for next year’s NFL Draft.

If you figure in the Compensatory selections that they’re likely to receive (according to the folks from Over the Cap), the Vikings are already up to 12 picks in the 2021 NFL Draft. Here the full list.

  1. Vikings’ first round pick
  2. Vikings’ second round pick
  3. Vikings’ third round pick
  4. Compensatory third round pick (Trae Waynes)
  5. Vikings’ fourth round pick
  6. Buffalo Bills’ fourth round pick (Stefon Diggs trade)
  7. Chicago Bears’ fourth round pick (Draft day trade)
  8. Vikings’ fifth round pick
  9. Baltimore Ravens’ fifth round pick (Draft day trade)
  10. Vikings’ sixth round pick
  11. Compensatory sixth round pick (Mackensie Alexander)
  12. Vikings’ seventh round pick

That’s already a whole lot of picks, and most of them are in Rick Spielman’s favorite spot. . .the third day.

So, the Vikings are in a position to have a 2021 NFL Draft every bit as crazy as what we’ve seen over the course of this weekend.