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Updated: March 27th, 2012 9:29am
NFL releases full draft order: Vikings own seven of first 138 picks

NFL releases full draft order: Vikings own seven of first 138 picks

by Tom Pelissero
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PALM BEACH, Fla. -- One day after announcing 32 compensatory selections in April's draft, the NFL on Tuesday released the complete draft order here at the league meetings, and Minnesota Vikings own seven of the first 138 picks.

By comparison, the Vikings' fourth selection in last year's draft was cornerback Brandon Burton at No. 139 overall.

The Vikings have 10 picks: six of their own, two fourth-round compensatory selections and two late-round picks acquired from Cleveland and New England, respectively. The Vikings gave up their own sixth-round pick in the Donovan McNabb trade.

Here's the complete list of the Vikings' picks:

Round 1: 3rd pick (3rd overall).

Round 2: 3rd pick (35th overall).

Round 3: 3rd pick (66th overall).

Round 4: 3rd pick (98th overall), 33rd pick (128th overall, compensatory), 39th pick (134th overall, compensatory).

Round 5: 3rd pick (138th overall).

Round 6: 5th pick (175th overall, from Cleveland in Jayme Mitchell trade).

Round 7: 3rd pick (210th overall), 16th pick (223rd overall, from Philadelphia through New England as giveback in Randy Moss trade).

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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