The Minnesota Vikings traded back up into the first round to draft safety Harrison Smith with the twenty-ninth pick of the 2012 NFL draft.
Harrison is the second best safety prospect in this year’s draft, and when you watch him on tape, you see an absolute playmaker. He has the ability to make plays all over the field, and will instantly improve the Vikings’ secondary.
Playing in the same division as quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and Jay Cutler, the Vikings absolutely needed to address their secondary early in this draft. Since they passed on Morris Claiborne earlier in the draft, Smith makes perfect sense with this pick.