EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings were among the league's busiest teams in the 2020 NFL Draft, ending up with a seven-round record of 15 players.
Here's a quick rundown of what the three other NFC North teams did in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Number of picks: Seven
Kiper's grade: C+
Draft recap: The Bears had to wait a while to pick, as they didn't have a selection until the second round due to their trade for Khalil Mack back in 2018. Chicago went with Notre Dame's Cole Kmet with the 43rd pick, making him the first tight end taken, and the 10th player at that position on Chicago's roster. The Bears, who are now down to nine tight ends, split their final six picks evenly on offense and defense.
Player to watch: CB Jaylon Johnson, Utah
Chicago landed Johnson with the 50th overall pick, which would be viewed as great value considering he was projected by some to be a first-rounder leading up to the draft, including as a possibility for the Vikings at Nos. 22 or 25. Johnson earned First-Team All-Pac-12 honors and was named a Second-Team All-American by the Associated Press in 2019 as a junior at Utah.
R2, 43rd overall: Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame
R2, 50th overall: Jaylon Johnson, CB, Utah
R5, 155th overall: Trevis Gipson, LB, Tulsa*
R5, 163rd overall: Kindle Vildor, CB, Georgia Southern
R5, 173rd overall: Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane
R7, 226th overall: Arlington Hambright, G, Colorado
R7, 227th overall: Lachavious Simmons, G, Tennessee State
* Choice acquired from Vikings for 2021 fourth-round pick.
Number of picks: Nine
Kiper's grade: B
Draft recap: Detroit made nine picks over three days, beginning with the No. 3 overall selection in Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah. The Lions then added a weapon on offense by choosing Georgia running back D'Andre Swift, believed by some to be the best player at his position in the draft. The Lions had an interesting moment in the third round when they took Notre Dame's Julian Okwara. His brother, Romeo, is on Detroit's roster already.
Player to watch: CB Jeff Okudah, Ohio State
Detroit had to a need to fill at cornerback after trading Pro Bowler Darius Slay to the Eagles this offseason. The Lions filled that void in a big way with experts' undisputed best cornerback prospect in the draft. Okudah will now be tasked with being a Day 1 starter and matching up against the likes of Adam Thielen, Davante Adams and Allen Robinson II within the division.
R1, 3rd overall: Jeff Okudah, CB, Ohio State
R2, 35th overall: D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia
R3, 67th overall: Julian Okwara, LB, Notre Dame
R3, 75th overall: Jonah Jackson, G, Ohio State
R4, 121st overall: Logan Stenberg, G, Kentucky
R5, 166th overall: Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin
R5, 172nd overall: Jason Huntley, RB, New Mexico State
R6, 197th overall: John Penisini, DT, Utah
R7, 235th overall: Jashon Cornell, DE, Ohio State
Green Bay Packers
Number of picks: Nine
Kiper's grade: C
Draft recap: The Packers showed they have an eye on the future by trading up to draft Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick. Green Bay continued to focus on offense in the next two rounds, adding Boston College running back A.J. Dillon and Cincinnati tight end Josiah Deguara. The Packers also drafted Minnesota linebacker Kamal Martin in the fifth round.
Player to watch: QB Jordan Love, Utah State
Quarterbacks who get drafted in the first round are always in the spotlight, especially when they are drafted by a team with such a rich history at the position such as Green Bay. Love holds Utah State's school record with 9,003 total yards, but he also led the nation with 17 interceptions in 2019. Perhaps the biggest question in Green Bay now is what the future holds for Love … and incumbent starter Aaron Rodgers?
R1, 26th overall: Jordan Love, QB, Utah State
R2, 62nd overall: A.J. Dillon, RB, Boston College
R3, 94th overall: Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati
R5, 175th overall: Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota
R6, 192nd overall: Jon Runyan, G, Michigan
R6, 208th overall: Jake Hanson, C, Oregon
R6, 209th overall: Simon Stepaniak, G, Indiana
R7, 236th overall: Vernon Scott, S, TCU
R7, 242nd overall: Jonathan Garvin, DE, Miami