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2012 NFL Draft: Vikings Select Harrison Smith With 29th Overall Pick

With the 29th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected Notre Dame Fighting Irish strong safety Harrison Smith. He is rated as the second-best SS prospect in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to Mocking The Draft's rankings.

The scouting report on Smith from Mocking The Draft says that he is far better working in the box because he reads plays well at the line of scrimmage, but he still struggles a bit when asked to man-up on receivers downfield.

NFL Draft Tracker via Sports Illustrated

The Vikings' next pick is the 66th overall pick, in the third round.

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