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:
I’ve watched my bro @DWonnum work so hard for this on and off the field for the past 3 years. Vikings are getting a one of a kind dude! Congrats to the Wonnum family! 🙏🏼— Parker White (@parker_white4) April 25, 2020
Made for this. @DWonnum 👉 @Vikings #SpursUp🤙 #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/ds1BjWVoSb— Gamecock Football (@GamecockFB) April 25, 2020
A lifelong dream of mine came true today, can’t wait to play with this team!! @Vikings #skol pic.twitter.com/dU46sHOlKB— James Lynch (@JamesHusker38) April 25, 2020
April 25, 2020
#Skol + Sacks = @JamesHusker38 #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/3Imd3c5BFM— Baylor Football (@BUFootball) April 25, 2020
The Minnesota Vikings select....@JamesHusker38#SKOL#Brotherhood pic.twitter.com/bng8NdRPzM— Round Rock Football (@RoundRockFB) April 25, 2020
Harrison Hand to the @Vikings!#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/4W7hlczFaL— Temple Football (@Temple_FB) April 25, 2020
All Glory goes to God for this blessing !! Ready to go to work !! @Vikings #SKOL pic.twitter.com/Xx5dYqlkZ1— Harrison Hand (@__harry22) April 25, 2020
I am extremely blessed to be apart of an amazing team! I will give you everything I got 🙌🏾 SKOLLLLLLLLL @Vikings pic.twitter.com/fWOp8AaQ9T— Josh Metellus (@NoExcuses_23) April 25, 2020
🙌 JOSH METELLUS TO MINNESOTA! @NoExcuses_23— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) April 25, 2020
The @Vikings have selected him with the No. 205 pick in the #NFLDraft #ProBlue
[Draft update presented by @meijer] pic.twitter.com/Ci5S3jm6NZ
I promise you that the Vikings just got a DOGGGGGG! SO BLESSED #SKOL— Josh Metellus (@NoExcuses_23) April 25, 2020
First off I would like to thank God for continuously blessing me! Thank you to the Minnesota @vikings for giving me this tremendous opportunity! I’m so ready to work! #VikingsNation Let’s do it!! #Skol #VikingsDraft pic.twitter.com/7XSjNMhVeu— KJ Osborn (@KJ_Osborn) April 25, 2020
Big arm coming to Minneapolis! @Njstan4 taken in the seventh round by the @Vikings in the 2020 @NFLDraft | #NFLDraft #NFLHawks pic.twitter.com/7juO8cRRiD— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) April 25, 2020
"Not athletic, below-average athleticism for edge rusher"— Kendrick4️⃣8️⃣ (@kennyw97) March 26, 2020
"Physical tools don't jump off the page"
"Isn't a good athlete"
"Has pedestrian physical gifts”
Shhhh Just watch... pic.twitter.com/LpvLpzBu9C
A true warrior. @Vikings select @OregonFootball's Troy Dye in the 4th round.#GoDucks | #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/IZQhKigtPI— GoDucks (@GoDucks) April 25, 2020
Troy Dye is finally drafted 132nd overall to the Minnesota Vikings pic.twitter.com/JrjxknOADJ— Barstool Ducks (@BarstoolDucks) April 25, 2020
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
Meet your 2020 Vikings draft picks pic.twitter.com/aIPyoa4Wvs— Michael Pearson (@realMPearson) April 25, 2020
A line from @dpbrugler's scouting report on Vikings seventh-round pick Kenny Willekes: "Plays pissed off and competes like the other team peed in his Cheerios."— Chad Graff (@ChadGraff) 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.