Grading the Minnesota Vikings' Last 10 Drafts

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Grading the Minnesota Vikings' Last 10 Drafts
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The NFL is closing in fast on the 2013 draft and while it may not be top heavy with superstars at the skill positions, it's a deep draft that will have teams across the league adding starters and depth position players in areas of need.

It's a huge draft for the Minnesota Vikings who are entering their second year of a rebuild after bottoming out with a 3-13 record in 2011. The Vikings surprised just about everybody in 2012 with a 10-6 record and landed a spot in the playoffs that nobody saw coming before the season.

NFL MVP Adrian Peterson was reason numbers one, two and three for the turnaround, but Minnesota's excellent 2012 draft was a huge factor in getting the Vikings back moving in the right direction.

The 2013 draft will be another huge one for the purple as general manager Rick Spielman and his staff have to fill glaring needs at linebacker, wide receiver and defensive line, as well as finding depth in the secondary and on the offensive line.

As we get ready for another exciting draft later in the month, let's take a look back and assign a letter grade to each of the Vikings' last 10 drafts. 

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