I was looking at the drafts of the past 20 years and it's amazing how many years we got pretty much nothing out of the draft. Mostly we are lucky to get one ore two good starters out of the whole load. However, some of our better drafts of the decade or so have come the past couple years really which points to good things, which I must assume will improve under the new regime. Take a look. http://www.vikings.com/team/history/...me-drafts.html

with that said i really think we need to go after that strategy we had last year when we ended up with three first rounders. If we can end up with two first rounders this year by trading down we need to do it. The only way I think we do not is if mack, bridgewater or manziel is there at 8.

2000

1. ..... CHRIS HOVAN (26), DT, Boston College.

2. ..... (A) FRED ROBBINS (55), DT, Wake Forest. Choice from Washington in Brad Johnson trade.

2. ..... (B) MICHAEL BOIREAU (56), DE, Miami (Fla.).

3. ..... DOUG CHAPMAN (88), RB, Marshall.

4. ..... (A) ANTONIO WILSON (106), LB, Texas A&M-Commerce. Choice from Baltimore for Everett Lindsay.

4. ..... (B) TYRONE CARTER (118), DB, Minnesota.

5. ..... TROY WALTERS (165), WR, Stanford.

7. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Cleveland with Stalin Colinet for Jerry Ball in 1999.

7. ..... (B) MIKE MALANO (240), C, San Diego State. Compensatory Selection.

7. ..... (C) GILES COLE (244), TE, Texas A&M- Kingsville. Compensatory Selection.

7. ..... (D) LEWIS KELLY (248), OL, South Carolina State. Compensatory Selection.

2001

1. ..... MICHAEL BENNETT (27), RB, Wisconsin

2. ..... WILLIE HOWARD (57), DT, Stanford

3. ..... ERIC KELLY (69), CB, Kentucky. Choice from New England in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (B) SHAWN WORTHEN (130), DT, TCU.

4. ..... (C) CEDRIC JAMES (131), WR, TCU.

5. ..... PATRICK CHUKWURAH (157), LB, Wyoming

6. ..... CAREY SCOTT (189), CB, Kentucky State

7. ..... BRIAN CRAWFORD (225), T, Western Oregon

2002

1. ..... BRYANT McKINNIE (7), T, Miami (Fla.)

2. ..... RAONALL SMITH (38), LB, Washington State

3. ..... WILLIE OFFORD (70), DB, South Carolina

4. ..... (A) BRIAN WILLIAMS (105), DB, North Carolina State

4. ..... (B) ED TA’AMU (132), G, Utah

6. ..... NICK ROGERS (177), LB, Georgia Tech

7. ..... CHAD BEASLEY (218), DT, Virginia Tech

2003

1. ..... KEVIN WILLIAMS (9), DT, Oklahoma State

2. ..... E.J. HENDERSON (40), LB, Maryland

3. ..... NATE BURLESON (71), WR, Nevada-Reno

4. ..... ONTERRIO SMITH (105), RB, Oregon

6. ..... (A) EDDIE JOHNSON (180), P, Idaho State

6. ..... (B) MICHAEL NATTIEL (190), LB, Florida. Choice from New Orleans for Todd Bouman.

7. ..... KEENAN HOWRY (221), WR, Oregon

2004

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Miami in exchange of draft picks.

1. ..... KENECHI UDEZE (20), DE, USC. Choice from Miami in exchange of draft picks.

2. ..... DONTARRIOUS THOMAS (48), LB, Auburn

3. ..... DARRION SCOTT (88), DE, Ohio State. Choice from Baltimore in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) NAT DORSEY (115), T, Georgia Tech

4. ..... (B) MEWELDE MOORE (119), RB, Tulane. Choice from Miami in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... ROD DAVIS (155), LB, Southern Mississippi

6. ..... DEANDRE’ EILAND (184), DB, South Carolina

7. ..... JEFF DUGAN (220), TE, Maryland

2005

1. ..... (A) TROY WILLIAMSON (7), WR, South Carolina. Choice from Oakland in Randy Moss trade.

1. ..... (B) ERASMUS JAMES (18), DE, Wisconsin.

2. ..... MARCUS JOHNSON (49), G, Mississippi

3. ..... DUSTIN FOX (80), S, Ohio State.

4. ..... CIATRICK FASON (112), RB, Florida. Choice from Washington in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington in exchange of draft picks.

6. ..... C.J. MOSLEY (191), DT, Missouri.

7. ..... ADRIAN WARD (219), CB, Texas-El Paso. Choice from Oakland in Randy Moss trade.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to NY Jets in Sam Cowart trade.

2006

1. ..... CHAD GREENWAY (17), LB, Iowa.

2. ..... (A) CEDRIC GRIFFIN (48), CB, Texas.

2. ..... (B) RYAN COOK (51), C, New Mexico.

2. ..... (C) TARVARIS JACKSON (64), QB, Alabama State. Choice from Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Pittsburgh in exchange of draft picks.

4. ..... (A) Traded to Philadelphia for pick 4b and Artis Hicks.

4. ..... (B) RAY EDWARDS (127), DE, Purdue. Choice from Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... GREG BLUE (143), S, Georgia.

6. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia for Artis Hicks.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to San Diego for Toniu Fonoti.

2007

1. ..... ADRIAN PETERSON (7), RB, Oklahoma.

2. ..... SIDNEY RICE (44), WR, South Carolina.

3. ..... MARCUS McCAULEY (72), CB, Fresno State.

4. ..... BRIAN ROBISON (102), DE, Texas. Choice from Tampa Bay in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... AUNDRAE ALLISON (146), WR, East Carolina.

6. ..... RUFUS ALEXANDER (176), LB, Oklahoma.

7. ..... (A) TYLER THIGPEN (217), QB, Coastal Carolina.

7. ..... (B) CHANDLER WILLIAMS (233), WR, Florida International. Choice from Denver in exchange of picks.

2008

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

2. ..... TYRELL JOHNSON (43), S, Arkansas State.

3. ..... (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

3. ..... (B) NO CHOICE. Traded to Kansas City for DE Jared Allen.

4. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... (A) JOHN DAVID BOOTY (137), QB, Southern California. Choice from Green Bay in exchange of draft picks.

5. ..... (B) LETROY GUION (152), DT, Florida State. Choice from Philadelphia in exchange of draft picks.

6. ..... (A) JOHN SULLIVAN (187), C, Notre Dame. Choice from Kansas City in exchange of drat picks.

6. ..... (B) JAYMAR JOHNSON (193), WR, Jackson State. Choice from Jacksonville in Troy Williamson trade.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Green Bay in exchange of draft picks.

2009

1. ..... PERCY HARVIN (22), WR, Florida.

2. ..... PHIL LOADHOLT (54), OT, Oklahoma.

3. ..... ASHER ALLEN (86), CB, Georgia.

4. ..... NO CHOICE

5. ..... JASPER BRINKLEY (150), LB, South Carolina.

6. ..... NO CHOICE

7. ..... JAMARCA SANFORD (231), FS, Mississippi.

2010

1. ..... NO CHOICE

2. ..... CHRIS COOK (34), CB, Virginia

2. ..... TOBY GERHART (51), RB, Stanford

3. ..... NO CHOICE

4. ..... EVERSON GRIFFEN (100), DE, Southern Cal

5. ..... CHRIS DEGEARE (161), OT, Wake Forrest

5. ..... NATE TRIPLETT (167), LB, Minnesota

6. ..... JOE WEBB (199), QB, UAB

7. ..... MICKEY SHULER (214), TE, Penn State

7. ..... RYAN D'IMPERIO (237), LB, Rutgers

2011

1. ..... CHRISTIAN PONDER (12), QB, Florida State

2. ..... KYLE RUDOLPH (43), TE, Notre Dame

3. ..... NO CHOICE

4. ..... CHRISTIAN BALLARD (106), DL, Iowa

5. ..... BRANDON BURTON (139), CB, Utah

6. ..... DEMARCUS LOVE (168), OL, Arkansas

6. ..... MISTRAL RAYMOND (170), DB, South Flordia

6. ..... BRANDON FUSCO (172), OL, Slippery Rock

6. ..... ROSS HOMAN (200), LB, Ohio State

7. ..... D'AUNDRE REED (215), DL, Arizona

7. ..... STEPHEN BURTON (236), WR, West Texas A&M

2012

1. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Cleveland in exchange of draft picks.

1. ..... (B) MATT KALIL (4), T, USC. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

1. ..... (C) HARRISON SMITH (29), S, Notre Dame. Choice from Baltimore for 2 and 4A.

2. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Baltimore for 1C

3. ..... JOSH ROBINSON (66), CB, Central Florida

4. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Baltimore for 1C

4. ..... (B) JARIUS WRIGHT (118), WR, Arkansas. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

4. ..... (C) RHETT ELLISON (128), TE, USC. Compensatory Selection.

4. ..... (D) GREG CHILDS, (134), WR, Arkansas. Compensatory Selection.

5. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 7C and 4th in ‘13

5...... (B) ROBERT BLANTON (139), DB, Notre Dame. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

6. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Washington for D. McNabb

6. ..... (B) BLAIR WALSH (175), K, Georgia. Choice from Cleveland in the Jayme Mitchell trade.

7. ..... (A) AUDIE COLE (210), LB, NC State

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Tennessee for 6th in ‘13. Choice from Cleveland for 1A.

7. ..... (C) TREVOR GUYTON (219), DL, California. Choice from Detroit for 5A.

7. ..... NO CHOICE. Traded to Detroit for 5A and 4th in ‘13. Choice from New England in the Randy Moss trade.

2013 (Drafted 23rd)
1. (A) SHARRIF FLOYD (23), DT, Florida.
1. (B) XAVIER RHODES (25), CB, Florida State
1. (C) CORDARRELLE PATTERSON (29), WR, Tennessee. Choice from New England for 2, 3, 4a, 7c.
2. NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
3. NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
4. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C.
4. (B) GERALD HODGES (120), LB, Penn State.
5. JEFF LOCKE (155), P, UCLA.
6. (A) NO CHOICE. Traded to Tampa Bay for 6B, 7D
6. (B) JEFF BACA (196), G, UCLA. Choice from Tampa Bay for 6A.
7. (A) MICHAEL MAUTI (213), LB, Penn State.
7. (B) TRAVIS BOND (214), G, North Carolina. Choice from Seattle for Percy Harvin.
7. (C) NO CHOICE. Traded to New England for 1C. Choice from Tennessee for 7B in 2012.
7. (D) EVERETT DAWKINS (229), DT, Florida State.