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Draft Reaction: Minnesota selects S Harrison Smith

The Minnesota Vikings are having a great first day of the draft.  It was not anticipated that the Vikings would get back into the first round to address their defense, but I think they were able to adjust their expectations for the safety level of their defense when Mark Barron ended up going with the 7th overall pick.  Harrison Smith was the next guy up on most draft boards, and given the night to re-set their boards, the Vikings diagnosed their issue: they could not wait until the next day to land the player they needed the most.

So the trade up they pulled with the Ravens — who missed out on Kevin Zeitler and can wait on Peter Konz — was nifty for both sides.  And then they made the pick.

Notre Dame improbably puts two guys in the 2012 first round.  And the Vikings add two guys to their team that help them compete in the NFL’s toughest division, the NFC North.

Minnesota Vikings Process Points: 11

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