The Vikings used five of their first seven draft picks on offensive players, including the top two. It's the first time the Vikings have done the latter since hiring defensive-minded Mike Zimmer in 2014.
The Vikings were the worst rushing team in the NFL last season, and by fixing that with running back Dalvin Cook and lineman Pat Elflein the defense shouldn't be as taxed this season.
Iowa's Jaleel Johnson brings a wrestler's pedigree to the Vikings' defensive line
Gophers cornerback Jalen Myrick is grateful for the chance after being drafted in the seventh round by Jacksonville but felt he would be earlier pick.
Rick Spielman ended this NFL draft having made seven trades for the Vikings, by far the most draft deals since he became general manager in 2012.
The Vikings will be looking to see who from this weekend's crop of draft picks, and rookie free agents, will be able to help them this season.
As other teams made their moves over the three-day NFL draft process, Patriots' coach Bill Belichick and Co. already were a step ahead
The Vikings used six of their 11 picks on offense, including their first two and five of their first seven.
A closer look at the new guys in purple.
Fast facts from all the picks.
The NFL has become so vital to cable television that criticism is couched and the TV analysts are cheerleaders for most every choice.
After lots of draft trades, the Vikings made 11 selections in the NFL draft.
Video highlights and social media information on the players drafted by the Vikings in the sixth and seventh rounds.
Ifeadi Odenigbo of Northwestern is the son of Nigerian immigrants and didn’t start playing football until 10th grade in Ohio. He's one of four Vikings seventh-round picks.
Myrick had five interceptions for the Gophers in 47 career games over four years, including 21 starts.
Rodney Adams, the 170th-overall pick in the fifth round, could immediately help the Vikings replace Cordarrelle Patterson at kick returner. The Vikings have four picks in the seventh and final round of the draft.
Coach Mike Zimmer is no stranger to the NFL draft trade game now that he's in his fourth draft with general manager Rick Spielman, who has made 22 draft trades since 2012.