The Minnesota Vikings enter the 2022 NFL Draft, the 62nd in franchise history, with eight selections. The Vikings are slated to pick 12th in the first round of the NFL Draft and have eight total selections during the three-day event.
This is the first year under General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah’s guidance. Adofo-Mensah has been a part of selecting 11 first-round draft picks with San Francisco or Cleveland since 2013. In six consecutive first-rounds, Adofo-Mensah has played a part in selecting six PFWA All-Rookie Team members, which is highlighted by 2019 Rookie of the Year DE Nick Bosa.
The Vikings currently have five players on the roster who were drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft: CB Patrick Peterson (No. 5 by Arizona, 2011), S Harrison Smith (No. 29, 2012), C Garrett Bradbury (No. 18, 2019), WR Justin Jefferson (No. 22, 2020) and T Christian Darrisaw (No. 23, 2021).
WHAT: 87th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting.
WHERE: Las Vegas, Nevada.
7:00 PM CT, Thursday, April 28 (Round 1).
6:00 PM CT, Friday, April 29 (Rounds 2-3).
11:00 AM CT, Saturday, April 30 (Rounds 4-7).
The first round will conclude on Thursday by approximately 8:30 PM PT (10:30 PM CT). In 2021, the first round consumed three hours and 44 minutes.
The second and third rounds will conclude on Friday by approximately 8:00 PM PT (10:00 PM CT). The second and third rounds took a combined four hours and 26 minutes in 2021. The draft will conclude by approximately 5:30 PM CT (6:30 PM ET) on Saturday with the final four rounds.
Rounds 4 through 7 took six hours and 42 minutes in 2021.
ROUNDS: Seven Rounds – Round 1 on Thursday, April 28; Rounds 2 and 3 on Friday, April 29; and Rounds 4 through 7 on Saturday, April 30. There will be 262 selections, including 39 compensatory choices that have been awarded to 16 teams that either experienced a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year or received special selections under a 2020 amendment to the League’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, which was agreed upon by the NFL and the NFLPA to promote equal employment opportunities and an inclusive work force within NFL clubs.
(info courtesy of Vikings)