Posted April 26, 2013 on
PLAYERS: Xavier Rhodes
Xavier Rhodes didn’t think the Vikings were that interested in him, but he knows he will face daunting challenges in his first games as a Viking.

Enthusiasm followed Vikings' three picks to Winter Park

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson finally made their way to Minnesota on Friday morning, finishing a whirlwind NFL draft tour started at Radio City Music Hall in New York City the night before. The trio the newest Minnesota Vikings after being taken with the 23rd, 25th, and 29th selections were picked up from the airport in a limousine...

NFL Draft Day One: Vikings Get to Peacockin'

The Minnesota Vikings made out like gang busters Thursday night during the first round of the NFL draft. They stayed pat with their first two draft picks at 23 and 25, walking away with players who were expected to go much higher than that slot in DT Sharrif Floyd and CB Xavier Rhodes, respectively, then traded back into the first round at 29 to draft WR Cordarrelle Patterson. This...

Vikings Should Be Charged With Larceny After Stealing Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes in First Round

The Minnesota Vikings might want to lay low for a while, because they may be wanted men. With two picks in the first round coming into Thursday night, the Vikings were set to make some noise in this year’s draft. But instead of a loud thud, like in year’s past, they came away with a loud roar of applause. First, the Vikings jumped on defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd, who fell hard...

Vikings draft DT Everett Dawkins in 7th round

The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida State defensive tackle Everett Dawkins with the 229th overall selection in the seventh round. Dawkins is a teammate of Vikings first-round draft pick Xavier Rhodes. The Vikings originally traded this pick to New England on Thursday night as part of the package that allowed them to move up and take Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson...
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