Vikings trade back to take Lewis Cine, NDSU's Christian Watson not selected in first round of NFL Draft
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Kwesi Adofo-Mensah had indicated he was not opposed to trading down in the NFL Draft in the right situation.
That situation came about on Thursday night. Minnesota traded the 12th overall pick to Detroit along with pick number 46, in exchange for picks number 32, 34, and 66.
With that 32nd pick, Minnesota elected to draft for defense, selecting Georgia safety Lewis Cine. >>> Full story here.
View highlights, reaction to Minnesota Vikings' 1st-round NFL Draft dealings that net Georgia safety
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.
See the reaction to the Vikings' first-round selection here.