Are the Minnesota Vikings a top 10 team?


Apr 26, 2012; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Leslie Frazier introduce the 2013 1st round draft picks Sharrif Floyd (76) and Xavier Rhodes (29) and Cordarrelle Patterson (84) at at a press conference at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Despite losing Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield in free agency and trading away the dynamic wide receiver Percy Harvin, the Minnesota Vikings arguably improved their roster for 2013.

In fact, former Vikings coach and current FOX Sports analyst Brian Billick now considers Minnesota to be a top ten team in the NFL following the draft.

"10. Minnesota VikingsOne could argue that the Vikings’ three first-round picks were the best players in the class at their respective positions. Couple that with the addition of Greg Jennings, this team is markedly better in 2013 than the team that reached the playoffs in 2012."

As noted by Billick, the Vikings signed receiver Greg Jennings at the start of free agency, easily the team’s biggest free agent signing thus far. All three players drafted in the first round are expected to have an impact on the team right away.