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Notebook: Vikings Make 3 of 2016 NFL Draft's 33 Trades

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —The Vikings made six selections on the third and final day of the draft, totaling a class of eight players.

Of the eight, four were underclassmen, three were seniors

Minnesota drafted T Willie Beavers out of Western Michigan with the 121st overall pick. It is the second straight year in which the Vikings have selected a tackle in the fourth round (T.J. Clemmings, 110th overall).

The Vikings also added:

LB Kentrell Brothers (160th overall) out of Missouri

WR Moritz Boehringer (180th) from Germany

TE David Morgan II (188th) from Texas-San Antonio

DE Stephen Weatherly (227th) from Vanderbilt

S Jayron Kearse (244th) from Clemson

Out of the 253 players drafted, 77 were underclassmen (30.4 percent).

Trade winds: There were 33 trades made over the course of the three-day event, including three involving the Vikings.

General Manager Rick Spielman enjoys the flexibility to navigate the trade waters and has executed 42 total since 2007, his first draft in Minnesota.

Spielman's first this year occurred Friday night when he sent a third-round pick to Miami to receive a sixth-round pick this year, a third and a conditional fourth next year.

He then dealt the sixth round (186th) back to Miami on Saturday to receive the 196th and 227th overall picks.

Spielman used the 196th pick and a seventh round (240th) in a deal with Philadelphia for the 188th pick.

Conference breakdown: The SEC led all conferences with 51 players selected, followed by the Big Ten had 47 and the ACC and Big 12 had 26 players selected.

Gophers go:Former Golden Gophers Eric Murray and De'Vondre Campbell were selected in the fourth round.

Murray, a corner, was tabbed by Kansas City at 106 overall, and Campbell, a linebacker, was selected by Atlanta at 115.

Murray played in 51 games, totaling 192 tackles (142 solo), 7.0 tackles for loss and 24 pass breakups and two interceptions.

Campbell played in 39 games, totaling 208 tackles (129 solo), 16 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks, five pass breakups and two interceptions.

View images of the 8 members of Vikings 2016 NFL Draft Class.

Position breakdown: Defensive backs (corners and safeties) accounted for 52 selections, followed by linebackers (36) and receivers (32). There were 22 running backs, 15 quarterbacks and 11 tight ends drafted.

Tackles accounted for the largest share of offensive linemen (22), and 11 guards and eight centers also were tabbed. Across the line, there were 19 defensive ends and 20 defensive tackles drafted.

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