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Vikings set record for most picks in seven-round draft

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They made a whole lot of picks and it could have been more

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Over the course of the past three days, the Minnesota Vikings made a lot of picks in the 2020 NFL Draft. Fifteen of them, to be exact. They could have made more, but they traded two selections away for selections in the 2021 NFL Draft instead.

Those fifteen picks represent the biggest draft class the National Football League has seen since the Draft went to seven rounds back in 1994.

The previous record for the most selections in a seven-round draft had been shared by the Miami Dolphins and the Cleveland Browns. Miami made 14 picks back in 1997, and the Browns tied that mark in the 2016 NFL Draft.

The Vikings started this year’s draft with 12 picks, partially because of the deal that sent wide receiver to Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills. They then made four trades over the course of draft weekend, all of which were either trades down the board or trades completely out of the 2020 Draft for picks in 2021.

That’s how you get the biggest class in a seven-round Draft in NFL history, folks.