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Vikings to Pick 23rd in NFL Draft


EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Vikings will have the 23rd pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

The draft will be held April 28-30 in Chicago.

Before the playoffs started, draft picks **1 through 20 had already been determined**.

Draft order is determined in reverse order of regular-season record.

With the Vikings being one of four playoff teams to lose this past weekend, they have the 23rd pick because their 11-5 record was better than Houston and Washington's 9-7 marks in the regular season. Cincinnati, which went 12-4, has the 24th pick.

The Vikings also had the 23rd pick in the 2013 draft when they selected defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.

Former Vikings DB Antoine Winfield was the 23rd overall pick by Buffalo in 1999.

The 10 previous 23rd overall picks



2015 – Denver Broncos selects DE Shane Ray from Missouri

2014 – Kansas City selects DE Dee Ford from Auburn

2013 – Minnesota selects DT Sharrif Floyd from Florida

2012 – Detroit selects T Riley Reiff from Iowa

2011 – Philadelphia selects G Danny Watkins from Baylor

2010 – Green Bay selects T Bryan Bulaga from Iowa

2009 – Baltimore selects T Michael Oher from Mississippi

2008 – Pittsburgh selects RB Rashard Mendenhall from Illinois

2007 – Kansas City selects WR Dwayne Bowe from LSU

2006 – Tampa Bay selects G Davin Joseph from Oklahoma

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