Vikings D improves through draft: The Vikings might have been shy about adding defensive talent via free agency but splurged in the NFL draft. Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and cornerback Xavier Rhodes were first-round picks, linebacker Gerald Hodges made it in Round 4 and defensive tackle Everett Dawkins and linebacker Michael Mauti rounded out the draft. (Updated 5/10/13)
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With Kevin Williams getting older and Antoine Winfield off to Seattle, both first-round picks made a ton of sense. Hodges could also compete for a starting job. Their schedule isn't quite loaded with bombastic offenses but there don't appear to be a lot of low-scoring games in their future either. We like the moves the Vikes made and would consider them among your options for a final-round pick; they nearly finished as a Top 12 DST option last season. (Updated 5/10/13).