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Vikings Trade Down with Packers in 2nd Round of 2022 NFL Draft


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings have traded down again in the 2022 NFL Draft.

And again with a divisional rival.

Minnesota moved back from the 34th overall pick Friday evening in a deal with the Green Bay Packers at the top of the second round.

The Vikings netted the 53rd and 59th overall selections.

It was the second trade in as many days for Vikings General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, who also moved back in the first round Friday night in a deal with the Detroit Lions.

"My cell phone is always charged," Adofo-Mensah had said Thursday night in a nod to his openness to wheeling and dealing.

Minnesota sent the 12th overall 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.

View behind-the-scenes photos from the Thomson Reuters Vikings Draft Room during Day 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The Vikings took Georgia safety Lewis Cine with the final pick of the first round.

Minnesota now has 10 total picks after entering the 2022 draft with eight selections.

The Packers selected North Dakota State receiver Christian Watson.