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NFL Draft Order, Vikings Picks Announced

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings are scheduled to have seven selections in the 2015 NFL Draft, the league announced Tuesday.

Minnesota is scheduled for the following spots:

First round, 11th overall

Second round, 45th overall

Third round, 76th overall

Fourth round, 110th overall

Fifth round, 137th overall

Seventh round, 228th overall

Seventh round, 232nd overall

The 137th overall pick in the fifth round was obtained from Buffalo in a trade that sent Matt Cassel to the Bills. Minnesota would have been scheduled to select again in that round but sent that position (149th overall) to Miami when it traded for Mike Wallace.

The Vikings also sent their sixth-round pick (188th overall) to the Bills in the Cassel trade, and received the 232nd overall pick from the Dolphins in the Wallace deal.

Draft order is generally determined by order-of-finish the previous season, so the Vikings have known they were slotted for the 11th spot in the first round since the regular season wrapped-up, determining the first-round order for all 20 teams that didn't make the postseason in 2014. Playoff results all the way through the Super Bowl determined the rest of the order in the first round.

The NFL announced on Monday at the NFL Owners Meetings in Arizona that 32 compensatory selections were awarded to 14 NFL teams. NFL Management Council developed the formula that considers salary, playing time and postseason honors in determining which teams lost more or better players than it acquired during the previous year of free agency.

As expected, the Vikings were not awarded a compensatory selection for this year's draft, which is scheduled for April 30-May 2 in Chicago.

The number of compensatory selections is limited in the Collective Bargaining Agreement to 32, and those picks make for a total of 256 selections.

Click here to view the full draft order.

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