Sharrif Floyd fell into the Vikings lap, and they couldn't be happier.
The 2013 NFL draft is in the books, and teams have been graded on how well they did in adding collegiate talent to their organizations. Most teams can't go wrong with selecting a first-round caliber player, but that hasn't always panned out to be an absolute success; take Ryan Leaf and the San Diego Chargers for example.
But there are a handful of teams that made slam dunks with the players they chose in the first round this year. Those players will come in and have an immediate impact on the field and be difference makers for their new teams.
Here we break down the NFL teams that will get the most out of their first-round picks.
Chance Warmack gives Tennessee and running back Chris Johnson a big body on the offensive line.
The Tennessee Titans selected Alabama guard Chance Warmack with the No. 10 pick in hopes of beefing up the offensive line in front of running back Chris Johnson.
During his career at the University of Alabama, Warmack blocked for several successful tailbacks, such as Mark Ingram and Trent Richardson, and he will get a chance to continue that tradition with Johnson in Tennessee. And the Titans could use an experienced run blocker on their offensive line.
He provides Tennessee with a mammoth guard that can create holes by himself, as well as stand his ground to protect young quarterback Jake Locker. He is a complete guard with raw strength that few players can match.
Warmack will be a day one starter in Nashville and could be the key to putting the "2K" back in Johnson's rushing yardage nickname.
Eric Reid provides San Francisco with a complete safety.
The San Francisco 49ers traded up to select LSU safety Eric Reid with the No. 18 overall pick. San Francisco's decision makers moved up the draft board to snag the guy they wanted that filled the need they had in their secondary.
And Reid is the man to do just that.
After Dashon Goldson left via free agency to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 49ers were left with a tremendous void in their defensive backfield. Insert Reid and the void is filled. His ability to defend the pass and stop the run will make fans forget who was the starting safety in 2012.
Reid is a big safety at 6'1" who possesses a complete skill set that NFL teams desire at the head of their secondaries. He is placed into an organization and defense where he will be surrounded by veterans that can teach him things a rookie needs to know.
He won't have to be the star of the defense, but his athletic ability will allow him to have a successful rookie season in San Francisco. The 49ers will not have to worry about the safety position for a while with the addition of Reid.
Xavier Rhodes gives the Vikings a big corner to defend the elite receivers in the NFC North.
The Minnesota Vikings compiled three first-round picks in the 2013 NFL draft, and two of them were home runs for a team that is in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL in the NFC North.
With the No. 23 pick, the Vikings chose Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who was considered a top-10 lock by most draft analysts. Minnesota struck gold when Floyd fell into its lap in the late first round. He is the steal of the first round and will be an added bonus to an already stout Vikings defensive front.
Minnesota also selected Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes with the No. 25 pick. Rhodes filled a desperate need for the Vikings and will be a great asset for next season and the future.
At 6'1", he is a long, rangy corner that ran a 4.43 second 40-yard dash at the combine. He is the perfect athlete the Vikings wanted to defend the elite receivers in the NFC North like Calvin Johnson and Brandon Marshall.
Minnesota drafted for biggest need and best available player in the first round. Both players will be immediate starters on defense and should make splashes right away.
With Floyd and Rhodes, the Vikings might have walked away with the best first round grade in the entire league.