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Vikings Draft Picks 2012: Minnesota Wraps Up Final Day With Wealth Of Picks

After starting the 2012 NFL Draft by trading the third overall selection in exchange for the fourth overall selection and three extra picks, the Minnesota Vikings will look to continue a productive performance in the final day of the draft.

(1) #4 Matt Kalil, Offensive Tackle, USC

(1) #29 Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame

(3) #66 Josh Robinson, Cornerback, Central Florida

Despite trading away the third selection, the Vikings were still able to select their man, USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil at No. 4. However their first day wasn't over yet; prior to the end of the first round, Minnesota traded up to the 29th pick in order to select safety Harrison Smith. After a quiet day on Day 2 where the Vikings only made one selection at No. 66 when they took cornerback Josh Robinson, Minnesota will be a force on the third and final day.

(4) #118

(4) #128

(4) #134

(5) #138

(5) #139

(6) #175

(7) #210

(7) #211

(7) #223

Coming into Day 3 with ownership of nine picks, including five of which take place between picks 118-139 in the fourth round, the Vikings have a golden opportunity to develop their team into a force. Whether they use the picks or turn them into assets, Minnesota has a chance to quickly turn their franchise around.

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