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The 2013 NFL Draft starts tonight at 7 PM CST and continues on Friday and Saturday. We will record a podcast that looks at the Vikings draft picks this year. In the meantime, we’ve pulled all our draft-related content into this page for a handy Vikings 2013 NFL Draft Guide:

Vikings Draft Day Trades

With the 23rd and 25th picks in the first round and a draft class that isn’t front-loaded with elite talent, the Vikings are a prime trading partner for teams looking to maximize value at positions of need. The Pioneer PressBen Goessling has put together a nice cheat sheet with the type of compensation the Vikings could expect in various trade scenarios, based on the draft pick value-rating system developed by former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson.

Draft Day News Resources

Vikings Areas Of Need By Position

The Vikings have eleven picks and deep needs at wide receiver, middle linebacker, defensive tackle and cornerback. They could also draft an offensive guard and a defensive end.

Wide Receivers

  • Top Wide Receivers In The 2013 NFL Draft, Part I & Part II – Minnesota Vikings Chat video podcasts looking  at some of the top wide receivers in the 2013 NFL Draft and how they might fit on the Vikings roster.
    • Tavon Austin – Profiles and video highlights of West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin.
    • Cordarrelle Patterson – Profiles and video highlights of Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.
    • DeAndre Hopkins – Profiles and video highlights of Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
    • Keenan Allen – Profiles and video highlights of California wide receiver Keenan Allen.
    • Quinton Patton – Profiles and video highlights of Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton.
    • Terrance Williams – Profiles and video highlights of Baylor wide receiver Terrance Williams.
    • Robert Woods – Profiles and video highlights of USC wide receiver Robert Woods.
    • Justin Hunter – Profiles and video highlights of Tennessee wide receiver Justin Hunter.
    • Stedman Bailey –  Profiles and video highlights of West Virginia wide receiver Stedman Bailey.
    • Markus Wheaton – Profiles and video highlights of Oregon State wide receiver Markus Wheaton.
    • Da’Rick Rogers – Profiles and video highlights of Tennessee Tech wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers.

Cornerback

  • Dee Milliner – Profiles and video highlights of Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.
  • Xavier Rhodes – Profiles and video highlights of Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes.
  • Jamar Taylor – Profiles and video highlights of Boise State cornerback Jamar Taylor.
  • Desmond Trufant – Profiles and video highlights of Washington cornerback Desmond Trufant.
  • Jonathan Banks – Profiles and video highlights of Mississippi State cornerback Jonathan Banks.
  • D.J. Hayden – Profiles and video highlights of Houston cornerback D.J. Hayden.

Middle Linebacker

  • Top Middle Linebackers In The 2013 NFL Draft – Minnesota Vikings Chat video podcast looking  at some of the top middle linebackers in the 2013 NFL Draft and how they might fit on the Vikings roster.
    • Alec Ogletree – Profiles and video highlights of Georgia linebacker Alec Ogletree.
    • Manti Te’o – Profiles and video highlights of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.
    • Kevin Minter – Profiles and video highlights of LSU linebacker Kevin Minter.
    • Kevin Reddick – Profiles and video highlights of North Carolina linebacker Kevin Reddick.
    • Arthur Brown – Profiles and video highlights of Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown.
    • Michael Mauti – Profiles and video highlights of Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti.
    • Kiko Alonso – Profiles and video highlights of Oregon linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Defensive Tackles

  • Top Defensive Tackles In The 2013 Draft – Minnesota Vikings Chat video podcast looking  at some of the top defensive tackles in the 2013 NFL Draft and how they might fit on the Vikings roster.
    • Sharrif Floyd – Profiles and video highlights of Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd.
    • Star Lotulelei – Profiles and video highlights of Utah defensive tackle Star Lotulelei.
    • Sheldon Richardson – Profiles and video highlights of Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.
    • Sylvester Williams –  Profiles and video highlights of North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams.
    • Jesse Williams – Profiles and video highlights of Alabama defensive tackle Jesse Williams.

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