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NFL DRAFT: Who will the Vikings pick?

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (KMSP) - The time has come -- the NFL Draft is upon us. While most everyone loves him or herself some Johnny Football, many Vikings fans agree their team desperately needs help on defense.

NFL DRAFT: Teams select, Twitter reacts

With the eighth overall pick, the Vikings are sort of in no man’s land.

Top defensive players like Jadeveon Clowney and Khalil Mack will likely be gone. General manager Rick Spielman has never been shy about moving in the draft, and it’s probably more likely that he’ll move down in the draft than up. For a team with a lot of holes, including the quarterback position, the more picks the better.

One name that has been linked to just about every team in the top-10 is Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel. The Vikings need a quarterback like America needs McDonald’s. You may remember, though, Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer called Manziel's pro day a “side show.” Will his game translate to the NFL? That's a hotly contested topic.

The draft starts at 7 p.m. tonight on ESPN and NFL Network.

FIRST ROUND PICKS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS

2004: Kenechi Udeze, DE, 20th pick

2005: Troy Williamson, WR, 7th pick

2005: Erasmus James, DE, 18th pick

2006: Chad Greenway, LB, 17th pick

2007: Adrian Peterson, RB, 7th pick

2009: Percy Harvin, WR, 22nd pick

2011: Christian Ponder, QB, 12th pick

2012: Matt Kalil, T, 4th pick

2012: Harrison Smith, S, 29th pick

2013: Sharrif Floyd, DT, 23rd pick

2013: Xavier Rhodes, CB, 25th pick

2013: Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, 29th pick

2014:

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