The annual NFL Combine will be held February 20-26 in Indianapolis. More than 300 draft prospects will be poked and prodded, measured, tested, quizzed and analyzed. When it's all said and done, reams of data will be generated for each player for teams to sift through in the hope of identifying which players are the best fit in the franchise's system.
Attempting to predict the Minnesota Vikings draft picks is much like picking numbers for the lottery in that you should consider yourself lucky if hit on one or two. Last year, predicting who the Vikings would take with their first pick in the draft was pretty simple. Based on their high draft slot and the needs and tendencies of teams drafting ahead of them, there was very little suspense leading up to the draft.
This year, however, based on an improved performance in 2012, the Vikings find themselves in the second-half of the selections—both a blessing and a curse.
Here's another early look at who the Vikings may consider in this year's draft.