Vikings Busy In First Round Of NFL Draft

Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 7:42 am

The Minnesota Vikings were busy during last night’s first round of the NFL Draft.

The Vikings went into the draft with the third overall pick. They traded that pick to the Cleveland Browns for the fourth overall pick and picks in the fourth, fifth, and seventh rounds.

With the fourth overall pick in the draft the Vikings selected USC’s left tackle, Matt Kalil. The Vikings hope that Kalil will make an immediate impact on the team by protecting quarterback Christian Ponder’s blind side.

After the Vikings drafted Kalil in the first round, they weren’t done making deals. They traded a second and fourth round pick to the Baltimore Ravens for the Ravens first round pick (29th overall).

The Vikings used the 29th pick on safety Harrison Smith from Notre Dame. Smith had seven interceptions in his four year career with the Fighting Irish.

Minnesota has multiple more draft picks remaining throughout the rest of the NFL Draft, which resumes today.

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