Earlier this week, I ran a compilation of grades NFL draft analysts gave the Vikings for their 2016 picks. The most consistent grade was B-minus — suggesting a consensus that the Vikings did fine but not great.
One contrarian viewpoint, though, comes from CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler. He joined the Star Tribune's Access Vikings podcast on Wednesday (listen at startribune.com or subscribe via iTunes) and talked about how he had the Vikings' draft rated in the top five of all teams because of their ability to acquire talent and maximize value.
"I'm very impressed with what they did, starting in the first round with Laquon Treadwell — to me, the best receiver in the draft," Brugler said. "I understand why he wasn't the first receiver taken just because he's a different type of receiver. ... But for the Vikings, it's outstanding for them. I think he's a perfect fit for that offense."
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