Needs are plentiful for the Minnesota Vikings as they prepare for their offseason. But, one way they can help themselves is by doubling up on first-round picks this season.
In my lifetime, the Vikings have never traded back into the first round and acquired a second first-round pick, nor have they traded back into the first round, period.
This year, that should change, especially given Minnesota's questionable drafting skills in the later rounds. It's all well and good to have an abundance of picks, but what's the point if you can't find the diamond in the rough in the later rounds?
The Vikings should have at least seven picks in the 2012 NFL Draft. Couple some picks with a veteran, or trade back from No. 3 to acquire more picks (only if USC left tackle Matt Kalil is unavailable at No. 3).
If the Vikings do that, then these are five players that would make a great deal of sense to select.