The Vikings have been awarded 2 4th round compensatory picks in this April's NFL Draft. The picks are 128th and 134th overall. The picks were expected by the Vikings but were announced Monday. These compensatory picks are awarded to teams with a net loss of unrestricted free agents, determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors.
The first round of the NFL draft is tonight and the Vikings hold the 12th overall pick. Carolina will select first and is expected to take Auburn quarterback Cam Newton. Vikings Vice President of Player Personnel Rick Spielman says the Vikings are more likely to trade down than trade up but they may keep that pick and make a selection.