Minnesota Vikings 2013 Draft Picks: Results, Analysis and Grades

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Minnesota Vikings 2013 Draft Picks: Results, Analysis and Grades
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The Vikings added three potential starters in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft.

Just like last year, the Minnesota Vikings moved back into the first round for an extra pick. 

General manager Rick Spielman favored the defense in the first round selecting defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes. 

He then worked his magic back into the first round for a third pick to select wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. The move cost him any selections on Day 2 of the draft.

In the end, after moving back in the sixth round, and re-acquiring a seventh-round pick, the Vikings ended up with eight draft picks. 

Spielman has done a great job in the draft over the past two years with 18 of 20 picks still with the team. After getting two starters in the first round from last year's draft, the expectations will be just as high this season. 

Here are the final grades for the Vikings' eight selections.

Draft grades are be based on how well each pick fills a specific need for the Vikings. The grade will also consider if the Vikings jumped the gun, and selected a player too soon, or got a steal on a player that fell to them at the right time.

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