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Vikings 2013 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions After First Week of Free Agency

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Vikings 2013 Mock Draft: 7-Round Predictions After First Week of Free Agency
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Jasper Brinkley bolting the Vikings for the Cardinals drastically alters Minnesota's draft.

To say it's been a big week for the Minnesota Vikings would be like calling someone's wedding day an average day in their life. It just doesn't do it justice.

On March 11 the Vikings traded their up-and-coming wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks.

The next day they released their Pro-Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield because of his $7.25-million salary, but Leslie Frazier says the Vikings still want Winfield back (so stay tuned).

On March 14 the Arizona Cardinals signed away Jasper Brinkley, Minnesota's starting middle linebacker in 2012.

After all that subtraction, the Vikings wined and dined their way to inking Greg Jennings to a five-year contract on March 16.

They have also re-signed starters safety Jamarca Sanford and Erin Henderson during free agency.

All of this activity has greatly affected how Minnesota will approach the draft.

The Harvin, Jennings and Winfield moves will generate the most media attention (as they should), but the Brinkley makes the greatest impact on the draft of the Vikings.

Their top-five needs remain similar (in no particular order): wide receiver, middle linebacker, safety, outside linebacker and cornerback. 

What will they do with their draft picks as a result of one week's worth of free agency?

That's what we'll discuss here.

Minnesota has 11 picks in the draft, but I'll only assess 10 of those selections as the final draft pick coming to Minnesota as part of the Harvin deal is still to be determined. It'll either be the eighth or 14th selection in the seventh round.

Here's how I see 10 of their picks going.

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