We’re still a little more than three months from the 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland, but we’re starting to get a better idea of which picks the Minnesota Vikings are going to have in the selection process.
The first three picks for the Vikings have been determined, at least as things stand right now. We know that their first round pick is slotted at #14 overall. We also know where their two third-round picks are as well. Their own third-round selection sits at #79 overall, which is the fourteenth pick in the third round. The selection that they acquired from the Baltimore Ravens in the trade for Yannick Ngakoue is slotted at #91, which is the 27th pick in Round 3.
Those three picks are set in stone. The Vikings also, currently, have nine other picks coming their way, though we won’t know where exactly they are until after the Compensatory Picks are doled out during the offseason. According to the folks at Tankathon, here are where all of the Vikings’ picks stand as of today. All of the picks listed are the Vikings’ original picks unless otherwise indicated.
- Round 1, #14
- Round 3, #79
- Round 3, #91 (acquired from Baltimore Ravens)
- Round 4
- Round 4 (acquired from Chicago Bears)
- Round 4 (acquired from Buffalo Bills)
- Round 4 (projected Compensatory Pick for the loss of Trae Waynes)
- Round 5
- Round 5 (acquired from Baltimore Ravens)
- Round 6
- Round 6 (projected Compensatory Pick for the loss of Mackensie Alexander)
- Round 7
Those projected Compensatory Picks come from the folks at Over the Cap. The pick for the Cincinnati Bengals signing Trae Waynes was originally projected as a third-rounder, but with Waynes having missed the entire season in Cincinnati, the folks at OTC have downgraded it to a fourth.
So, as things stand right now, the Vikings have twelve picks at their disposal for draft weekend, including a whopping nine picks on Day 3. That’s sort of been the way for the Vikings throughout the Spielman era. If I were a betting man, I’d wager that the purple will also be looking to trade down from #14 in the first round in an effort to recoup the second-round pick that they sent to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the initial Ngakoue trade.
That’s where the Vikings’ picks stand right now. As these move and change, we’ll bring you any updates that come out.