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2017 Minnesota Vikings Draft Picks

Posted May 1, 2017

The Minnesota Vikings' 2017 NFL Draft Picks will be updated via the text below as the offseason moves forward...

Here is a list of the Vikings selections in this year’s draft, which is being held in Philadelphia April 27-29:

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Very talented runner with outstanding balance, footwork and burst. Cook lacks the power that you may find with some running backs in this year's draft, but he is a homerun hitter with a resume featuring monster games against his most highly regarded opponents. Cook creates for himself with elusiveness and speed, but his value could be diminished by injuries, character and issues in pass protection. If everything checks out, he could become a rookie of the year candidate right away.

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Draft Call: Dalvin Cook

Spielman: Cook Was Too Talented To Pass Up

Cook: I'm A Minnesota Vikings, I Love It

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Social Media Reacts To Dalvin Cook Selection

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Vikings Select Dalvin Cook

Draft Profile: Dalvin Cook

College Highlights: Dalvin Cook

First Draft: Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook 2017 Combine Workout

Dalvin Cook 2017 Combine Presser

Dalvin Cook's Pro Day Highlights

Zierlein: Cook Is This Year's Most Talented RB

Instant Draft Grade, Dalvin Cook: 'A'

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College Photos: Dalvin Cook

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Conference Call: Cook: I'm Going To Go To War For My Teammates

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Elflein is a smart, tireless worker with a winning background and experience at all three interior offensive line spots. While his feet are just average, his core strength and wrestling background could make him a favorite of teams looking for more strength at the center position. Elflein will have occasional issues in pass protection, but his strength as a run blocker and ability to play with excellent hands and plus body control should make him one of the first interior linemen to come off the draft board.

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Elflein Ready To Give the Vikings 'All I've Got'

Presser Points: Spielman on Improving Vikings Run Game on Day 2

Vikings Select Ohio State OL Pat Elflein

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VIDEOS

Spielman Offers Evaluations on All 11 Draft Picks

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Spielman on Cook, Elflein's Fits on Offense, Day 3

Draft Room Call: Pat Elflein

Spielman: Our Goal Was To Improve The Running Game

Vikings Select Ohio State C Pat Elflein

Elflein: On The Field, I'm a Different Animal

Zierlein Breaks Down Film of Pat Elflein

Pat Elflein Highlights

Pat Elflein 2017 Combine Workout

Pat Elflein Returns To His Roots

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College Photos: Pat Elflein

AUDIO

Conference Call: Elflein: I Want To Come In and Start Right Away

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Active defensive tackle with the motor and athleticism to find production in the NFL. Johnson doesn't have the functional anchor that teams looking for a run-stuffer will be after. However, his effort, foot quickness and hand usage should create opportunities for him as a pass rusher. Johnson has the talent to become an eventual starter as a three-technique in a penetrating defensive front and could fight for rotational reps early on as a rookie.

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Vikings Select Iowa DT Jaleel Johnson

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Vikings Land DT Jaleel Johnson in Round 4

Jaleel Johnson Highlights

Jaleel Johnson 2017 Combine Workout

Draft Room Calls: Jaleel Johnson, Ben Gedeon

Johnson: I'm Ready To Come In and Compete

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College Photos: Jaleel Johnson

AUDIO

Conference Call: Johnson: I Play As Hard As I Can Every Single Snap

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Gedeon has ample size and talent to become an NFL backup at middle linebacker, but his bread will be buttered as a special teams performer as he has the instincts and fearlessness needed to succeed in that area. He can step in and get you through a game at inside linebacker, but his lack of speed and short area quickness could be picked at on the next level.

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Vikings Select Michigan LB Ben Gedeon

Ben Gedeon's Combine Numbers Impressed the Vikings

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LB Highlights: Ben Gedeon

Ben Gedeon 2017 Combine Workout

Gedeon: My Family Is All About Football

'The Mountain' Helps Welcome Ben Gedeon To Vikings

Draft Room Calls: Jaleel Johnson, Ben Gedeon

PHOTOS

College Photos: Ben Gedeon

AUDIO

Conference Call: Gedeon I Feel Comfortable At Multiple LB Spots

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Tall, thin slot wide receiver with an ability to work both short and deep. Adams wasn't asked to win with his routes and will have to improve in that area. His competitive nature and urgency jumps off the tape when the ball is in his hands, but his drops and fumbles are troubling. Has the traits to make a roster as a kick returner and fourth/fifth wide receiver early on.

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Vikings Select USF WR Rodney Adams

Rodney Adams Bringing Experience as Receiver and Returner to Vikings

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Spielman Offers Evaluations on All 11 Draft Picks

Rodney Adams Highlights

Adams: When The Phone Rang, I Started Crying

WR Rodney Adams 2017 Combine Workout

Zierlein: Adams A Replacement For Patterson?

Draft Room Calls: Vikings Final 7 Picks

PHOTOS

College Photos:Rodney Adams

AUDIO

Conference Call: Adams: I Refuse To Go Down

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Isidora is an athletic guard with good size and above-average hands who plays with a base that can get too wide. He has the lateral quickness to be a fit for teams looking to get their guards out in space, but his issues anchoring against bull-rushes at Senior Bowl were a concern. Isidora has enough talent to become a starter, but his issues holding up against power could derail those plans if he doesn't address them.

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Vikings Select Danny Isidora

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Danny Isidora Highlights

Isidora: My NFL Dream Coming True Is Amazing

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Isidora Puts Up 26 Bench Press Reps

Draft Room Calls: Vikings Final 7 Picks

PHOTOS

College Photos: Danny Isidora

AUDIO

Conference Call: Isidora: I Can Run Block and Pass Block

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Hodges still has work to do as a route-runner and his inconsistent hands could be a concern. He can line up inside or outside while his size and ability to work all three levels of the field should be appealing to teams looking for pass catching options. The competitive nature of the NFL could bring out more consistent toughness in him as a blocker. He has the tools to be a long-time starter and touchdown-maker in the league.

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Vikings Select Virginia Tech TE Bucky Hodges

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Bucky Hodges 2017 Combine Workout

Draft Room Calls: Vikings Final 7 Picks

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College Photos: Bucky Hodges

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Conference Call: Hodges: I Have To Write My Own Story Now

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Might lack the release ability and play strength to line up outside. Best-suited as a vertical slot receiver who can stretch the field and uncover underneath thanks to athleticism and burst. Raw and might not have the football character necessary to make a dent in the league. However, he has the athletic traits that could make a viable slot option with big-play potential. Durability and ability to contribute on special teams are likely essential.

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Spielman: Coley Has 'Tremendous Speed,' Makes Big Plays

Vikings Select Stacy Coley

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Spielman Offers Evaluations on All 11 Draft Picks

Coley: I'm A Complete Receiver

WR Stacy Coley Highlights

WR Stacy Coley 2017 Combine Workout

Zierlein: Coley Is A 4th, 3rd Round Talent

Draft Room Calls: Vikings Final 7 Picks

5 Things To Know About New Vikings WR Stacy Coley

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College Photos: Miami WR Stacy Coley

AUDIO

Conference Call: Coley: I'm Willing to Do Whatever With the Ball

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

He's not a skilled pass rusher, but his power and developing spin move are traits worth working with. Odenigbo produced a quarterback pressure rate higher than Sam Hubbard, Taco Charlton and Garrett Sickels. Odenigbo will need to prove he can handle some run-stopping duties or sticking around for very long could be tough since he's not a classic edge-bending specialist.

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Vikings Draft Northwestern DE Ifeadi Odenigbo in 7th Round

Vikings Select Northwestern DE Ifeadi Odenigbo

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Zierlein: Odenigbo Is A Very Interesting Player

DE Ifeadi Odenigbo Highlights

Draft Room Calls: Vikings Final 7 Picks

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College Photos: Ifeadi Odenigbo

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Conference Call: Odenigbo: Rushing The Passer Is My No. 1 Assett

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Lee's playing style is more subtle than it is urgent and his upright playing style limits his tackling efficiency and suddenness in his change of direction. Lee has the speed to range all over the field and has the ball skills to warrant consideration on passing downs. If a linebacker coach can get him to play with better bend and get the play speed to match the timed speed, Lee could become an eventual starter in the league.

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Vikings Select KSU LB Elijah Lee

5 Things to Know About Vikings New LB Elijah Lee

Vikings Final 2 Picks Already Familiar With Team

VIDEOS

Spielman Offers Evaluations on All 11 Draft Picks

LB Elijah Lee Highlights

Lee: I Wanted To Be A Viking

NFN: Can See Lee's Playmaking Ability On Tape

Draft Room Calls: Vikings Final 7 Picks

PHOTOS

College Photos: Elijah Lee

AUDIO

Conference Call: Lee: I Just Needed A Foot In the Door

NFL.COM's BOTTOM LINE

Tocho has good size and is an experienced press corner with a decent closing burst to the ball, but an inability to carry speed down the field could limit his scheme fits. The football intelligence and instincts are good enough but he has to prove he can run.

ARTICLES

Vikings Select N.C. State DB Jack Tocho

Vikings Final 2 Picks Already Familiar With Team

VIDEOS

Spielman Offers Evaluations on All 11 Draft Picks

CB Jack Tocho Highlights

NFN: Tocho Is A Highly Intelligent Player

Tocho: I'm So Excited and So Thankful

Draft Room Calls: Vikings Final 7 Picks

PHOTOS

College Photos: Jack Tocho

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Conference Call: Tocho: My Strongest Skillset Is My Football IQ