Minnesota Vikings: 5 Scenarios for the 2012 NFL Draft

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Minnesota Vikings: 5 Scenarios for the 2012 NFL Draft
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The Minnesota Vikings are winding down a dismal season and while the team is still focused on trying to win games, a current 2-11 record has fans looking forward to a high draft pick.

There are currently only two teams with equal or worse records than the Vikings: the Indianapolis Colts and the St. Louis Rams. With upcoming matchups against the Saints, Redskins and Bears, the Vikings don't seem to have much room to improve their record (and likewise worsen their draft pick), which should be encouraging, in a sort of morbid way, to fans.

The Vikings have plenty of needs on both sides of the ball. Glaring holes exist on the offensive line, in the receiver corps, at linebacker and in the secondary. Luckily for them, many of the top prospects in this draft could satiate at least one of their needs.

With a draft as deep as this one, it will be very difficult for the Vikings to miss on a prospect and end up with someone that can't help this team improve for the 2012 season.

That being said, here are five different scenarios for how the Vikings may approach the 2012 NFL Draft.

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