Minnesota Vikings: A 7-Step NFL Draft Strategy

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Minnesota Vikings: A 7-Step NFL Draft Strategy
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From the moment the Brett Favre experiment began in Minnesota, we knew this day would come. When a team goes into "win now" mode, there are only two possible outcomes. The Vikings pushed their chips all-in. They neglected the future. They crashed and burned.

No regrets. 

Minnesota entered the 2010 draft aiming to polish a few select positions. They already boasted a championship caliber roster that would return all 22 starters, including a league-best eight Pro Bowlers. However, in the NFL things can change faster than Antonio Cromartie's kid count, and last season's bizarre downturn has left this team reeling.

The Vikings now find themselves in the infancy of a new era, rendering the 2011 draft their most crucial in recent memory.

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