NFL DRAFT: Vikings have 11 picks to fill needs - KMSP-TV

NFL DRAFT: Vikings have 11 picks to fill needs

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MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) -

The Minnesota Vikings have 11 picks in the 2013 NFL Draft, including two first round selections when the draft begins Thursday night in primetime.

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is looking to double-down on last year's first round success, when the team selected tackle Matt Kalil and safety Harrison Smith with a pair of first round picks.

The Vikings' 11 picks are the third most in the NFL, behind San Francisco's 13 and Super Bowl champion Baltimore's 12.

"My goal is to always have 10 draft picks," Spielman told FOX 9 sports director Jim Rich. "That gives you the flexibility to maneuver on draft day. I could just tell you, it will be very interesting because the direction people expect you to go, there's a pretty good chance we may not go in those directions."

So what positions will the Vikings fill with No. 23 and No. 25 overall? Cornerback, inside linebacker and wide receiver appear to be the team's top needs. FOX 9's Doug Erlien breaks down the top talent and possible targets for Minnesota:

Cornerback
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22065469/cornerback-on-vikings-list-of-needs

Wide receiver
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22044841/will-vikings-target-a-receiver-in-the-first-round

Inside linebacker
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/22053930/inside-linebacker-a-position-of-need-for-vikings

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