2013 Vikings Draft Review And Reset

Posted Apr 26, 2013

After a whirlwind 1st round that saw the Vikings land three game-changers in the span of seven selections, the 2nd and 3rd rounds were a quiet time for the folks at Winter Park.

That's about to change on Saturday, though, as the 2013 NFL Draft will continue and conclude with rounds 4-7. In those 4 rounds, the Vikings have 5 selections. So you can be sure it will be an active and fruitful several hours for the Vikings on Saturday afternoon.

Before we get into team needs and notable players still on the board, let's have a quick reset of the Vikings draft so far and then set the stage for what's in front of the Vikings starting in the 4th round at 11:00 a.m. CT.

Picks Remaining
Round 4 - Pick 23 (120 overall)
Round 5 - Pick 22 (155)
Round 6 - Pick 21 (189)
Round 7 - Pick 7 (213) (From Arizona)
Round 7 - Pick 8 (214 (From Bills through Seahawks)

Already In
1st Round (#23 overall): DT Sharrif Floyd
-- Considered by many to be the top DT in this draft
-- Inexplicably slid to the Vikings at #23
-- Versatile defender who has played both 5-technique and 3-technique, and has experience in "30" and "40" fronts
-- Named 1st-Team All-ACC in 2012
-- Led Florida in TFLs (13.0) in 2012

1st Round (#25 overall): CB Xavier Rhodes
-- Big, physical defender who measures in at 6-2, 210 pounds
-- Could play key "matchup" role on defense vs. NFC North receivers Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall
-- Named 2010 ACC Defensive Rookie of the Year
-- Anchored country's best pass defense in 2012 with 7 PBUs and 3 INTs
-- 8 career INTs at Florida State in 3 seasons

1st Round (#29 overall): WR Cordarrelle Patterson
-- Vikings traded up from the 2nd round to get back into the 1st round to make selection
-- Had school-record 1,858 all-purpose yards to rank 1st in the SEC
-- Led Tennessee in TDs with 10 (5 receiving, 3 rushing, 2 returning)
-- First college player since 2008 to score a TD 4 different ways in one season
-- Set SEC single-season record for total kick (KO and PR) return average (27.6)