As the NFL season winds down, the playoff picture is starting to take shape. With the loss to the Packers dropping Minnesota to 6-6, it's obvious that the Vikings players will once again be sitting at home watching the postseason like the rest of us.
The Vikings have improved this season, doubling their win total from 2011. They have also given the basement of the NFC North back to the Lions. So, while the season has not been as successful as fans would have liked, they certainly are not as terrible as last season.
The Vikings failed to find a wide receiver to complement Percy Harvin, and the defense is still struggling to come up with turnovers.
With no playoffs to look forward to, it's time to start thinking about next season and the next crop of draft picks that will help the Vikings continue on their road to improvement.
Here's a very early seven-round mock draft for the Vikings, including the additional picks they received from Detroit and Tennessee in trades made during this year's draft.