It will truly take years to know if the Minnesota Vikings' draft was a success. But the initial reviews have been mostly positive. The team seemed to address their biggest needs, though did so in reverse order of what most 'experts' predicted.

KRFO's regular on-air Viking's correspondent Todd Walkingstick joined me Monday to review notes from the draft. He went to US Bank Stadium to be there for the draft party on Thursday. The team only had one pick in the first round, and it came late in the evening. Walkingstick was hoping the team wouldn't trade out of the first round, after sitting around for four hours waiting for the big moment.

The Vikings' rewarded their bleary-eyed fans, but not with an offensive lineman as was predicted. Instead, taking a defensive back in cornerback Mike Hughes out of Central Florida. The team bolstered their offensive line in the second round, though Walkingstick says his research indicates the sixth-round guard might be a more likely starter right away.

The team traded up to pick a kicker in the fifth round, a puzzling move to Walkingstick.

Off-season camps and workouts will be scattered through the coming months, followed by the team's first training camp at their new Eagan facility. All that leads to another season of Vikings' football. After just missing a home Super Bowl in 2018, maybe this coming season will see the team back in the Big Game. Walkingstick can hardly wait.

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