Apr 27, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman introduces first round draft picks Matt Kalil from Southern California (left) and Harrison Smith (right) from Notre Dame to news media at Vikings headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Draft 2012: Vikings Use Only Friday Night Pick To Select Josh Robinson

The Minnesota Vikings took cornerback Josh Robinson on Friday night in what was likely the calm before the storm considering all of the picks they have coming up on Saturday afternoon.

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NFL Draft 2012: Best Available Players For Second And Third Rounds Likely Interest Vikings

The 2012 NFL Draft's best available players went early in the first round on Thursday night, but there are still plenty of solid players remaining. That's especially important for the Minnesota Vikings, a team that entered the offseason with needs all over their roster following last season's disastrous year.

The good news is that there are plenty of talented players available to selected in the second and third rounds on Friday night. The bad news is that the Vikings don't have a pick again until the third round, despite having 10 picks remaining for the final six rounds.

Anyway, according to our friends over at Mocking the Draft, there are still quite a few players with first round grades available. Whether Minnesota trades back into the second round to get them or stands pat with hopes that one of the players drops quite far again remains to be seen.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, head over to The Daily Norseman. For more news and information on the NFL, head over to SB Nation's NFL hub and for more on the NFL Draft as the hours tick closer, head to SB Nation's specialized NFL Draft hub.

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Second Round Mock Draft Features Lots Of Good Players, But Will Vikings Move Up Again?

The Minnesota Vikings are already off to a pretty solid start in the 2012 NFL Draft after selecting Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith on Thursday night. The team still has a lot of work to do following last year's disastrous season, however, and could be in the market for more early draft picks when the second and third round get underway on Friday night.

The mock drafts indicate that there are quite a few talented players still available in the second round, but as it stands, Minnesota doesn't have any picks until the 66th overall selection -- a selection that won't take place until the third round gets underway. Our friends over at Mocking the Draft have their second round mock draft up anyway, though, and it's worth taking a look to see what the Vikings could potentially get if they decide to use some of their ten remaining picks to trade up again.

The NFC North picks for the second round, according to SB Nation's experts, will likely be a cornerback for the Detroit Lions, a wide receiver for the Chicago Bears and another defensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers.

For more on the Minnesota Vikings, head over to The Daily Norseman. For more news and information on the NFL, head over to SB Nation's NFL hub and for more on the NFL Draft as the hours tick closer, head to SB Nation's specialized NFL Draft hub.

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NFL Draft 2012: Start Time, TV Schedule And More For Friday Night's Second Round

The 2012 NFL Draft got off to a rousing start for the Minnesota Vikings as they selected Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith after trading down, and then up, before Thursday night's first round was complete. The team has 10 more picks to go, however, and all of that will begin with the start of Friday night's second round.

Television coverage of the second round is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. on both ESPN and the NFL Network. Vikings fans won't need to tune in too early, however, as the team doesn't pick again until the third overall pick in the third round.

That doesn't mean the second round doesn't have any implications, though, because it's always fun to see what the competition is doing -- and what else is going on Friday night that's better than watching some good ol' National Football League coverage?

Get even more 2012 NFL Draft coverage, scouting reports, teams needs, etc. at Mocking the Draft. For more Vikings coverage, check out Daily Norseman. Be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub for the broader view.

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