The first round of the 2015 NFL Draft has come and gone. And though the Vikings were able to acquire the overall best cornerback in the draft, many Vikings fans were left wanting more. After all, General Manager Rick Spielman is legendary for his trade tactics. This year though, the Vikings stood pat in the first round and decided not to move down from the 11th overall pick, later citing a lack of trade value as their reasoning. Furthermore, the Vikings never moved back into the first round to make multiple selections, something most Vikings fans have become accustomed to. (The last time the Vikings didn’t make multiple selections in the first round was the 2011 draft.)
Something else most Vikings fans have become accustomed to? Not being an active being participant in the second round. Continually moving back into the first round prior years came at the cost of not having a second round selection. That’s not to say those decisions were wrong in anyway (they were pretty awesome more often than not, if I’m being candid), they just usually made Day 2 of the draft a little less interesting.
This year the Vikings currently hold the following Day 2 picks:
- 2nd Round: 13th Selection, 45th Overall
- 3rd Round: 12th Selection, 76th Overall
The Vikings are in a good position at the top half of the second round to add some exceptional talent to their roster. Below we’ve round up who some of those prospects the Vikings could potentially target.