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Vikings Trade Down with Lions in 1st Round of 2022 NFL Draft


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings traded the 12th overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft within the division on Thursday night.

Minnesota sent the selection to the Detroit Lions, along with the 46th overall pick in the second round, in exchange for the 32nd, 34th and 66th overall selections this year.

The Vikings were set to select from the 12th spot for just the third time in team history. They are now scheduled to close the first round and have the second pick of the second round.

View photos from inside the Thomson Reuters Vikings Draft Room ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Minnesota netted one selection and now has nine total picks after entering the 2022 draft with eight selections.

Detroit used the 12th overall pick to select Alabama receiver Jameson Williams.