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Vikings Trade Down with Jets in 2021 NFL Draft's 1st Round


EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings traded down in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft on Thursday night, sending the 14th pick to the New York Jets.

Minnesota also dealt the 143rd pick in order to receive the 23rd, 66th and 86th picks as compensation.

The Jets used the 14th overall pick to select offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker out of Southern Cal.

The Vikings entered the draft with 10 total selections but without a second-round selection. The addition of the 66th pick gets them to near the start of the third round.

First-Round Pick (from Jets), 23rd overall

Third-Round Pick (from Jets), 66th overall

Third-Round Pick, 78th overall

Third-Round Pick (from Jets), 86th overall

Third-Round Pick (from Ravens), 90th overall

Fourth-Round Pick, 119th overall

Fourth-Round Pick (from Bears), 125th overall

Fourth-Round Pick (from Bills), 134th overall

Fifth-Round Pick, 157th overall

Fifth-Round Pick (from Steelers), 168th overall

Sixth-Round Pick, 199th overall


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