Vikings going all out to win now after drafting three key needs in first round of the draft.
Despite trading key play maker Percy Harvin away to the Seattle Seahawks in March, the Minnesota Vikings were able to reap the benefits of the extra picks by bringing in a haul of talent with their two first round picks, before trading back into the round for a third, in a deal with New England.
The NFC North team filled every glaring hole they had on their roster, as they got a big time player in Shariff Floyd to anchor the defensive line. What made this selection even better was the fact that Floyd was expected to be taken third overall, so for him to fall all the way to 22, it is the steal of the round.
Two picks later, the Vikings were back on the clock and addressed their next need by upgrading at cornerback position. They were able to do this by taking Xavier Rhodes from Florida State. A tall and physical corner, Rhodes can step in and see plenty of starting action in his rookie year, as he will be tasked with lining up against receivers such as Brandon Marshall, Jordy Nelson and Calvin Johnson twice a year.
Finally, the Vikings decided that they could afford to move back into the first round and make a third choice to upgrade their team, this time by trading away four picks to the New England Patriots in order to take their 29th overall pick and select Tennessee wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson. This selection not only replaces Harvin as the main focal point of the receiving corps, but also gives third year Quarterback Christian Ponder a legitimate down-field threat who can stretch a defence.
The intent is clear. The team are ready to make a serious run at winning a Super Bowl in the next three years, so long as these players develop how they should and Adrian Peterson can keep performing to his current MVP-Level, they could very easily achieve that goal