Vikings receive high grades for 2013 Draft class


Now that we've had some time to decompress after the NFL Draft, let's take a look at how the experts graded the Minnesota Vikings' class of 2013.

Sports Illustrated says drafting punter Jeff Locke in the fifth round was one of the ten biggest reaches.

The Pioneer Press gave the Vikings a B-plus, noting that they got "lucky" Sharrif Floyd fell to them at pick No. 23.

Pete Prisco of CBS Sports gave them an A for hitting on three players that can start immediately next season.

A trio of Fox Sports experts gave the Vikings an A-minus, B and A.

Fox Sports North has a rundown of all of the grades right here.

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Hate it or love it the Vikings gained respect with high grades from most national experts analyzing the NFL Draft. The likes of CBS Sports' Pete Prisco and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. gave 'B' and 'B+' grades to Rick Spielman and Minnesota.