11:40 PM EDT, Thu May 05, 2016

An important draft leading into a critical 2016 season for the Vikings

The last time the Vikings won the division prior to 2015 was 2009. In the draft following that season, in late April 2010, the Vikings acted like a team that already had plenty of good players on their roster and didn’t need much immediate help. They traded out of the first round, chose cornerback Chris Cook with the second-round pick acquired in the deal, and later traded back into the second round to take running back Toby Gerhart — even though they already had an in-his-absolute-prime Adrian Peterson. The most productive player ended up being fourth-round pick Everson Griffen, who...

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