If the NFL draft were a classroom, the Minnesota Vikings would be the valedictorian. Football columnists and commentators from all over the country gave the Vikings a draft grade of 'A,' give or take a plus or minus (see graphic below). Based on those grades and the grades for every other team, the Vikings were #1 in the class.


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When it comes to the draft, no one knows how many of the players who get drafted are going to be decent NFL football players. Are they going to be Pro Bowlers or Toilet Bowlers?

Teams might have a decent idea about some players, strictly based on their college performance and personality. But ultimately teams are rolling the dice just hoping they don't crap out.