All those hours spent mourning another loss have finally led to something good in chilly Minnesota. They have a sound defense, a young quarterback, a stud running back and a chance to improve with the No. 3 pick in the 2012 NFL draft.
This draft has the chance to turn around a lowly Vikings team. This draft could mean the difference between a winning season and another year of obscurity. No pressure.
The prime position that the Vikings have could make other NFL teams green with envy, but Minnesota must not trade the pick away. A chance to land one of the Big Three prospects should be incentive enough. Here are five draft prospects Minnesota must consider when it comes time for the 2012 NFL Draft.