The Vikings really scored on the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night. Because of the run on offensive linemen there were some quality players available when the Vikings picked at 23 and 25. The biggest (literally) surprise was that Sharrif Floyd, the big defensive tackle from Florida was sitting there at 23 when he was predicted to go in the top 5 so the Vikings practically sprinted up to the podium to get him. At 25 they got Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, one of the best cornerbacks in the draft.
They weren't done yet, though. They traded three draft picks with the Patriots to move back up to 29 and get Tennessee wide receiver Cordarelle Patterson, a raw but extremely talented receiver who can return kicks and stretch the field. The price was steep but this kid has amazing open field skills.
All in all I think they got three immediate starters and had the best first round of any NFL team. Now they can get a linebacker in the fourth round and add some depth later.