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Vikings Have 12th Overall Pick in 2022 NFL Draft


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings will hold the 12th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Minnesota finished 8-9 for the 2021 season and in second place in the NFC North.

The Vikings have picked No. 12 overall in the draft twice before, selecting offensive players both times.

Minnesota selected quarterback Christian Ponder in 2011, and tabbed running back (and Vikings Ring of Honor member) Chuck Foreman back in 1973.

The Vikings held the 14th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but eventually traded it to the Jets for the 23rd overall pick, plus a pair of third-round selections.

If the Vikings are awarded any compensatory picks for the 2022 NFL Draft, they will be announced at a later date.

Here are Minnesota's eight current selections in the 2022 NFL Draft:

Round 1 (No. 12 overall)

Round 2

Round 3

Round 5 (from Baltimore)

Round 6

Round 6 (from Kansas City)

Round 6 (from New York Jets)

Round 7 (from Denver)

The Vikings traded their 2022 fourth-round pick to the Jets for tight end Chris Herndon, and received a sixth-round pick from New York in the September trade.

The Vikings received a fifth-round pick from the Ravens in a September 2021 trade that sent defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to Baltimore.

Minnesota sent a fifth-round pick to Jacksonville when it acquired Ngakoue in August of 2021.

The Vikings received a sixth-round pick from the Chiefs in a May 2021 trade that sent cornerback Mike Hughes to Kansas City. Minnesota also traded its own seventh-round pick to Kansas City in the deal.

The Vikings received a seventh-round pick from the Broncos in an October trade that sent defensive end Stephen Weatherly to Denver.