Vikings draft Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes, Cordarrelle Patterson in active first-round


The Minnesota Vikings used the No. 23 pick in the first-round of the NFL Draft to select Florida defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd. Floyd was considered the top defensive tackle in most mock drafts into tonight's actual draft.

With the 25th overall selection, the Vikings picked Florida State defensive back Xavier Rhodes. Rhodes is a 6-foot-2, 217 pound corner. He's a physical corner that will match up better with the bigger, stronger wide receivers in the division (Calvin Johnson, Brandon Marshall).

The Vikings then traded back into the first-round in a huge trade with the Patriots to select Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson with pick No. 29. Minnesota traded its second round, third round, fourth round and seventh round picks to move up.

1. Kansas City Chiefs - LT - Eric Fisher, Central Michigan
2. Jacksonville Jaguars - LT - Luke Joekel, Texas A&M
3. Miami Dolphins (trade with Oakland) - DE - Dion Jordan, Oregon
4. Philadelphia Eagles - LT - Lane Johnson, LT, Oklahoma
5. Detroit Lions - DE - Ziggy Ansah, BYU
6. Cleveland Browns - DE - Barkevious Mingo, LSU
7. Arizona Cardinals - OG - Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina
8. St. Louis Rams (trade with Buffalo) - WR - Tavon Austin, West Virginia
9. New York Jets - DB - Dee Milliner, Alabama
10. Tennessee Titans - OG - Chance Warmack, Alabama
11. San Diego Chargers - T - D.J. Fluker, Alabama
12. Oakland Raiders (from Miami) - DB - D.J. Hayden, Houston
13. New York Jets - DT - Sheldon Richardson, Missouri
14. Carolina Panthers - DT - Star Lotulelei, Utah
15. New Orleans Saints - S - Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
16. Buffalo Bills (from St. Louis) - QB - E.J. Manuel, Florida State
17. Pittsburgh Steelers - LB - Jarvis Jones, Georgia
18. San Francisco (trade with Dallas) - S - Eric Reid, LSU
19. New York Giants - OL - Justin Pugh, Syracuse
20. Chicago Bears - OG - Kyle Long, Oregon
21. Cincinatti Bengals - TE - Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
22. Atlanta Falcons (trade with St. Louis) - DB - Desmond Trufant, Washington
23. Minnesota Vikings - DT - Shariff Floyd, Florida
24. Indianapolis Colts - DE - Bjoern Werner, Florida State
25. Minnesota Vikings - DB - Xavier Rhodes, Florida State
26. Green Bay Packers - DE - Datone Jones, UCLA
27. Houston Texans - WR - DeAndre Hopkins, Clemson
28. Denver Broncos - DT - Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
29. Minnesota Vikings (trade with New England) - WR - Cordarrelle Patterson, Tennessee
30. St. Louis (from Atlanta) - LB - Alec Ogletree, Georgia
31. Dallas Cowboys (from San Francisco) - OC - Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
32. Baltimore Ravens - S - Matt Elam, Florida

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