By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Eden Prairie, MN - The Vikings continued wheeling and dealing late into the first night of the NFL draft and acquired a second 1st round selection via trade with the Baltimore Ravens. The deal sent Minnesota's 2nd round pick (35) and 4th round pick (98) to Baltimore in exchange for the 29th overall selection in the 1st round.
With pick #29, the Vikings selected Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith.
A 4-star recruit out of high school, Smith started 47-of-51 games at Notre Dame (32 at free safety). With 187 solo tackles under his belt, Smith intercepted 7 passes and deflected 28 balls.
The Vikings scouting report says, "Smith has the range and competitiveness to not only interchange at both safety positions, but has the muscular build and power to be highly effective as a Cover-2 linebacker."
Smith received second-team All-American honors in 2011 and his 309 career tackles made him the 11th player in Notre Dame history with more than 300 tackles.
Smith ran a 4.58 forty, has a 34" vertical leap and a 76 7/8-inch wingspan.
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