As we detailed the other day, the Vikings now have 12 picks in this year’s selection meeting thanks to the two extra Compensatory draft selections that they received earlier this week. Here is where all of those picks are slotted and how they were acquired. Picks without descriptors are the Vikings’ own picks for 2021. These come from the complete seven-round draft order put out by the folks at Tankathon.
- First round, #14 overall
- Third round, #79 overall
- Third round, #91 overall (acquired from Baltimore Ravens in Yannick Ngakoue trade)
- Fourth round, #120 overall
- Fourth round, #126 overall (acquired from Chicago Bears in a draft-day trade last year)
- Fourth round, #135 overall (acquired from Buffalo Bills as part of the Stefon Diggs trade)
- Fourth round, #144 overall (Compensatory selection for the loss of Trae Waynes)
- Fifth round, #158 overall
- Fifth round, #172 overall (acquired from Baltimore Ravens in a draft-day trade last year)
- Sixth round, #199 overall
- Sixth round, #223 overall (Compensatory selection for the loss of Mackensie Alexander)
- Seventh round, #242 overall
As we know, the Vikings made a whopping 15 selections in the 2020 NFL Draft, and while a lot of the later round picks didn’t contribute, acquiring more picks is the sort of thing that Rick Spielman has done the entire time he’s been the Vikings’ GM.
You just know that the Vikings are going to make a pick in the second round somehow, though, right? Whether it’s from trading down from #14 to acquire it or using some of the late-round picks the team already has to try to move into Round 2 from below, I can’t imagine that the Vikings are going to want to pass on an opportunity to pick in the second round.
What would you do in the Vikings’ situation, folks?