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2011 NFL Draft Picks: Minnesota Vikings Projections – Results

With free agency unavailable this off-season, it will be interesting to see how each team drafts this spring. Throughout the three days of the 2011 NFL draft, we will be updating this page for the Minnesota Vikings every night to give you analysis of their selection results.

On Thursday NFL teams will only select players in the first round of the draft. On Friday, they will all select their second and third round picks.

Saturday each team will finish of its draft by selecting players through rounds four to seven. Enjoy the draft and come back here later to see our take on players selected for the Minnesota Vikings.

2011 NFL Draft Selections (Before Draft Begins)

Round Selection
1 12th
2 11th
4 9th
5 8th
5 19th (from NYG)
6 7th
6 35th (compensatory)
7 13th
7 35th (compensatory)

Vikings Draft Needs

QB, DE, DT, OLB, OG, OT, C

Selection

12. Minnesota Vikings Select:QB Christian Ponder

What the hell is this? Don’t get me wrong I liked Christian Ponder coming into the draft but as a second round at best. This kid needs some time (all QB do) and at 12 overall they have over drafted him to say the least. This is not the type of talent I would take this high and pay him this kind of money.

Draft Grade: D-(Way To High, Trade Down)

Second Round

43. Tight End Kyle Rudolph

Well, tight end Kyle Rudolph will help this offense but I would have liked to see the Vikings add offensive line help or some defensive help with this pick. Still, Rudolph is a quality pick and will help right away.

106. Defensive Lineman Christian Ballard

139. Defensive Back Brandon Burton

168. Offensive Lineman Demarcus Love

170. Defensive Back Mistral Raymond

172. Offensive Lineman Brandon Fusco

200. Linembacker Ross Homan

215. Defensive Lineman D’Aundre Reed

236. Wide Receiver Stephen Burton

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