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The Minnesota Vikings have selected Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson with the 29th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Pros: Big, physical receiver who comes off the line with burst and authority. Will win physical battles that other receivers simply …Share Tweet
With the 25th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Vikings select Florida St. CB Xavier Rhodes. Strong and physical Rhodes is the rare cornerback with the size to physically match-up with tall receivers and the athleticism and speed to stay with the …Share TweetWith the 23rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Vikings select Florida DT Shariff Floyd. A rough childhood did not prevent Floyd from earning national accolades for his play in high school, as he won the 2009 Maxwell Football Club’s National PlayeShare TweetEDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings have selected two defensive players in the first round of the 2013 draft. Neither is Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o. The Vikings passed over the much-discussed Te'o to draft Florida defensive tackle Sharrif…Share TweetThe Vikings used their 23rd and 25th picks in the first round on defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and defensive back Xavier Rhodes -- and then traded with New England to pick up wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson from Tennessee.Share TweetQuarterbacks and veteran left tackles took a hit in the first round, but things fell the Vikings' way, writes John Clayton.Share TweetMark it down: On April 25, the night of the first round of the NFL draft, Christian Ponder heard his first cheers of the season. All he had to do was put on a uniform.Share TweetThe former standout nose tackle signed a contract Thursday to retire as a Viking and took time out to chat with reporters.Share Tweet
The draft is underway!EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Greetings from the Minnesota Vikings' media work room, where I'll be covering the first round of the 2013 draft. As always, I'll have reaction posts to each NFC North team's selections, and then I'll find time to write a longer po…Share Tweet
Vikings, Packers in QB trade hotspotHere's a draft scenario I'm sure many of you have considered but is nevertheless worth talking through. A little-known NFL rule has put two NFC North teams in a trade hotspot of sorts during the latter third of the first round of Thursday night's NFL dr…Share Tweet
Minnesota Vikings fans feeling a draft on social mediaHere's what #Vikings fans are talking about on social media. We'll be updating over the course of the draft.Share Tweet
Chart: Narrowing down the list of players the Vikings might takeWith two first-round picks Thursday, Nos. 23 and 25 overall, the Vikings have a chance to make a splash early in the draft.Share Tweet
Cordarrelle Patterson drafted No. 29 overall by Minnesota VikingsApr 25The Minnesota Vikings trade four draft picks with the New England Patriots in order to select Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson with the No. 29 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Vikings Select Sharrif FloydApr 25Bill Polian breaks down the Vikings' selection of Sharrif Floyd.
Vikings Select Xavier RhodesApr 25Bill Polian breaks down the Vikings' selection of Xavier Rhodes.
Minnesota Vikings draft Sharrif Floyd No. 23 in the 2013 NFL DraftApr 25The Minnesota Vikings draft former Florida DT Sharrif Floyd with the No. 23 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.