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BREAKING: Vikings Receive Two 6th-Round Compensatory Picks

They're back up to seven selections.

According to a tweet by Michael Signora, the NFL Vice President of Football Communications, the Minnesota Vikings have been awarded two compensatory draft picks. The Vikings will receive a pair of sixth-round picks, numbers 213 and 218 overall, in April’s draft.

Compensatory picks are rewarded to teams that lose more or better free agents than they acquire. The method of determining which teams receive picks depends on multiple factors, including but not limited to the following:

  • How many notable free agents a team signs in the offseason
  • The contract value of a team’s departing free agent(s)
  • The amount of games played for each player on their new team
  • Player performance including postseason honors

Once compensatory picks are awarded, the team receives the selections in the following season’s draft.

This year’s picks were compensation for losing free agents Cordarrelle Patterson and Adrian Peterson last offseason. With the addition of the compensatory choices, the Vikings now have seven draft picks in their arsenal. They are as follows:

  1. Round 1 – Pick #30
  2. Round 2 – Pick #62
  3. Round 3 – Pick #94
  4. Round 5 – Pick #167
  5. Round 6 – Pick #204
  6. Round 6 – Pick #213
  7. Round 6 – Pick #218

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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    1. I believe QB is a real possibility for the Vikings, especially with the offensive coaching staff the team has assembled, but it depends on how things shake out.

      I’ve read this year’s draft class is deep with interior offensive linemen, cornerbacks and running backs. D-line (DT, DE) is not a strong group after a couple 1st-round options. I would look for the Vikings to address the defensive line in free agency, whether it’s re-signing their own guys or signing UFAs.

      1. If Berger comes back to let us look at Isidora another year, and Newman returns and provides us another look at Alexander, then we truly are getting closer to BPA land. I could see us drafting a QB in round #1, Interior lineman who do not need to start immediately can be postponed to R2 to R4.

        1. The depth of the interior linemen in the draft really works in the team’s favor. Like you said it depends on how things play out in FA, but the Vikings could be great position to truly land BPA in the draft.