The Vikings have acquired the No. 32 pick in the draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (on Twitter). In exchange for the No. 32, the Seahawks will receive the No. 40 and No. 108 picks in this year’s draft, tweets Mike Sando of ESPN.com.
The Vikings made the move to draft quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, tweets Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. The Louisville product has been hailed by some as the most NFL-ready QB of any available in this draft though his draft stock has sunk over the last few weeks. It remains to be seen whether Bridgewater can hit the ground running in Minnesota, but he’ll have weapons around him to help make the transition a lot easier. In addition to former MVP Adrian Peterson, Bridgewater has a potentially devastating weapon at his disposal in Cordarrelle Patterson.
By making the trade, the Vikings got their man and also got some additional flexibility down the line. Since Bridgewater was a first round pick rather than their second round pick, they set themselves up to hold a fifth-year option on his contract. Recently, our own Rob DiRe profiled Bridgewater and stacked him up against the other top QBs in this year’s draft.