Vikings Come Away 1st-Day Winners

Vikings Come Away 1st-Day Winners

The 2013 NFL Draft was called the most wide-open draft ever. And that proved to be the case.

We have winners and we have losers from Round 1, "Schein Nine" style.

1) Vikings dominate another draft


I thought Sharrif Floyd was the best defensive tackle in the draft. I wouldn't have batted an eye if he had been picked third overall. He slipped to No. 23, and Vikings GM Rick Spielman pounced on someone I could have seen Minnesota trading up to pick. What a genuine steal. I also loved the needed selection of physical corner Xavier Rhodes with the pick that was acquired from the Seattle Seahawks in the Percy Harvin deal (No. 25). Then, to replace Harvin, Spielman traded with the New England Patriots to get back into the first round at No. 29 and nab Cordarrelle Patterson. Though he's not polished at receiver, Patterson will instantly help on special teams.

Yet again, Spielman got the job done on draft day. This was an A+ draft.

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