Vikings have nine picks in NFL draft

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 5:09 p.m.
Posted By Eric Edholm

Now that the complete order of the 2011 NFL draft has been determined, the Vikings know where they stand with their picks.

They currently have nine picks, including their own original selections in every round but the third. That's the choice they traded to the Patriots during last season for WR Randy Moss, who in turn was released.

The Vikings' first overall pick is 12th in Round One. They pick next in the second round, the 43rd overall selection and the 11th pick in Round Two.

Their next pick doesn't come until Round Four (106th overall).

The Vikings also have extra selections in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds. They acquired the 150th overall selection from the Giants in a trade for backup QB Sage Rosenfels and RS Darius Reynaud. The Vikings also have the 139th overall in Round Five.

In Round Six, the Vikings have their own selection (172nd overall) and a compensatory choice near the end of the round. That will be the 200th pick in the draft.

The Vikings will also have the 215th (their own) and the 236th picks (compensatory) in Round Seven.

The team was awarded those two compensatory choices for losing free agents Artis Hicks and Chester Taylor last offseason. Compensatory picks must be used by the teams they are granted to and cannot be traded by league rules.