Tonight is a night Minnesota Vikings fans have been waiting for since the season ended in January. It is NFL Draft Night and, for now, the Purple will have two first-round selections. Minnesota owns the No. 23 and No. 25 overall choices in the opening round. General manager Rick Spielman says there is enough depth in the draft that he foresees the team getting quality players at both spots. Team needs include linebacker, wide receiver, defensive back and defensive tackle, among other positions.
Hundreds of Vikings fans will gather tonight at the Metrodome for the team’s NFL Draft Party. Fans will find former Vikings who will sign autographs at the party, as well as indoor games, food and beverage, sponsor booths and other things. The highlight of the party is slated to be the unveiling of the new Vikings uniforms for the coming season. Doors open tonight at 5 p.m. Tickets are free for season ticket holders, ten-dollars for other fans and children 12-and-under are free. For more information, log on to the team’s Webpage.