Spielman is coming off of his second Vikings draft as the GM, and in that time, he's added five first-round draft picks to the roster.
Minnesota had a stellar draft in 2012, picking up Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith, who will be offensive and defensive anchors for years to come. Spielman also drafted Josh Robinson, Rhett Ellison, Jarius Wright, Greg Childs and Blair Walsh, all of whom the Vikings are hoping to get big contributions from in 2013.
Spielman might have upped the ante in 2013, getting three first-round picks: defensive tackle Shariff Floyd, cornerback Xavier Rhodes and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. The Vikings are very high on all three players, and many draft experts thought all three would be gone by the time Minnesota made their first choice.
Though none of the three have taken an NFL snap yet, they enter into Vikings lore as first-round draft picks. The ceiling for all three players is very high and their contributions will once again go along way towards making Minnesota a Super Bowl contender.
Here we look at the Vikings that the three 2013 first-rounders will be held up against: The top five Vikings of all time at defensive tackle, cornerback and wide receiver.