View highlights, reaction to Minnesota Vikings' 1st-round NFL Draft dealings that net Georgia safety

The Minnesota Vikings selected Georgia safety Lewis Cine at No. 32 overall in the first round of the NFL Draft after trading back 20 spots.

A Minnesota Vikings fan gestures while walking on Las Vegas Boulevard on Thursday, April 28, before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
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FARGO — The Minnesota Vikings selected Georgia safety Lewis Cine at No. 32 overall for the final selection in the first round of the NFL Draft, which started Thursday night, April 28, in Las Vegas.

Vikings general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah made his first selection leading Minnesota's front office. The Vikings initially had the No. 12 overall selection and traded back 20 spots with division-rival Detroit. The Vikings got picks No. 32, 34 and 66 in the deal, while the Lions acquired No. 12 and 46 overall.

There was mixed reaction on whether the Vikings got enough in return to trade back from No. 12 to the final selection of the first round.

The 6-foot-2, 199-pound Cine was part of a talented Georgia defense that helped the Bulldogs win the NCAA Division I FBS national championship. Georgia had a record five players selected in Thursday's first round, including Cine.

Below is reaction to the Vikings' first-round selection:


Michigan Wolverines tight end Erick All (83) is tackled by Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Lewis Cine (16) at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on Dec. 31, 2021.
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A group of fans wear the jersey of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (not pictured) on Thursday, April 28, 2022, before the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas.
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Peterson covers college athletics for The Forum, including Concordia College and Minnesota State Moorhead. He also covers the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks independent baseball team and helps out with North Dakota State football coverage. Peterson has been working at the newspaper since 1996.
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