The Minnesota Vikings are picking fourth in the 2012 NFL Draft, which starts on Thursday. The Vikings have a number of needs they need to address in the draft. SB Nation's Daily Norseman summed up the Vikings needs entering Thursday:
Minnesota's three biggest needs are left tackle, wide receiver, and secondary. Charlie Johnson might be a capable offensive lineman, but he is not a starting left tackle in the NFL, and the Vikings can't go into 2012 with him starting at the position. At wide receiver, the Vikings currently have Percy Harvin and not much else, and could really use a field-stretching receiver on the outside to open things in the middle for Harvin and Kyle Rudolph. Minnesota's secondary has been pretty bad for a long time, and they need to get some help back there to try to stop the high-flying passing attacks in the NFC North.
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