The Minnesota Vikings added 12 players to the roster on Saturday with the most picks of all 32 teams.
Minnesota has 15 total picks in the 2020 NFL Draft the most in the history of the seven round draft format. The last team to have more selections in a draft was the 1992 New England Patriots (17 selections), which occurred in a 12-round draft format.
The Cleveland Browns in 2016 and the Miami Dolphins in 1997 are tied for the most draft selections made by one team in the seven-round draft format. They each had 14 picks.
Let's see what the Twitter reaction was like to the Vikings draft class:
The way the board has fallen has been nothing shy of a miracle for Minnesota. They've gotten all the guys they've wanted without having to trade up. Lot of the draft is luck, and the Vikings are beneficiaries of how players have come off the board before them.— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) April 25, 2020
The Vikings' 15-player class is their largest since 1985, and they've already added a pair of picks to their 2021 stockpile. They currently have 10 picks for next year, before any compensatory choices are added.— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) April 25, 2020
Kenny Willekes is a major "steal" at least going by the consensus board — ranked #131 on the board and fell to the Vikings at #225 nearly one hundred spots later.— Nick Olson (@NickOlsonNFL) April 25, 2020
Vikings OT Blake Brandel: "I'm a pretty boring guy. Kind of typical offensive lineman. I try to play golf and fish. Not very good at either one."— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) April 25, 2020
The 2020 draft isn't over yet and the Vikings have already acquired an extra fourth and two extra fifth-round picks in the 2021 draft.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 25, 2020
Future capital already building up.