For the second time in an hour, the Vikings have traded down. This time, they will send the No. 88 overall pick to the Seahawks.
Minnesota previously dealt its No. 81 choice to Detroit. Seattle selected Utah linebacker Cody Barton. This was a four-pick swap, with the Vikings also dealing a sixth-round pick (No. 209) and the Seahawks sending back a fifth-rounder (No. 159).
The Vikings have now acquired fourth- and sixth-round picks Friday night. Their next selection window will open at pick No. 92.
Barton joins what is now by far the Seahawks’ most experienced defensive position group, with Bobby Wagner and the recently re-signed K.J. Wright anchoring the linebacking corps. Barton registered four sacks in each of his final two seasons with the Utes.