That means the Seahawks have picked up one of the most dynamic playmakers in the league, and the Vikings now have three picks among the top 52 overall.
Minnesota will surely be in the market for a receiver, and many are likely thinking West Virginia's Tavon Austin and California's Keenan Allen are enticing options. Problem is, there is a good chance both will be off the board by the time the Vikings go on the clock at No. 23 overall, and the Tennessee duo of Cordarrelle Patterson and Justin Hunter are reaches at that point.
However, there are plenty of other needs for Minnesota to fill, and there is enough depth in the receiver class to pick up a solid option in the later part of the second round. With that in mind, here's what the Vikings might do with their first three picks.
No. 23 overall: Connecticut CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson: Before the Vikings re-signed free-agent OT Phil Loadholt, raw-but-talented Florida State OT Menelik Watson was a likely option here. However, now that Loadholt is back and CB Antoine Winfield has been released, Wreh-Wilson looks like a good pick.
Wreh-Wilson (6-0¾, 195) jumped out at the Senior Bowl with his combination of size, balance and body control. He also reads and reacts to receivers' breaks at the top of their stems, which makes it hard for wideouts to separate. And while his 4.53 in the 40 at combine isn't blazing, it's also not a red flag and his insitncts and anticipation help make up for that.
One of the things Winfield was known for in Minnesota was his ability to step up in run support, and Wilson is also willing and able in that area.
Washington CB Desmond Trufant (5-11⅝, 190)also had a strong Senior Bowl week, showing quickness and fluid feet into and out of breaks, he he could be another option here.
No. 25: North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams:
In a perfect world, Minnesota would find value at linebacker or strong safety at this pick, but unless Texas S Kenny Vaccaro (6-foot, 214) falls because of a disappointing 40 time at the combine that won't happen.
Both Todd McShay and Mel Kiper have the Vikings taking Williams here in their latest mock drafts, so I kind of feel like I'm taking the easy way out. On the other hand, it makes too much sense to dismiss.
Current Viking Kevin Williams is 32 years old and in the twilight of his career, and teams can never have enough depth along the defensive line. Sylvester Williams (6-2⅝, 313) could turn into the heir apparent, with his initial quickness and heavy hands making him an excellent fit for the "under" tackle role in this scheme.
Another name to keep an eye on is Purdue's Kawann Short (6-27, 299), who is a disruptive run defender and can also get after the quarterback if he's motivated to play hard on every snap.
No. 52: Marshall WR Aaron Dobson:
Despite the loss of Harvin, Minnesota needs help on the outside more than in the slot. Jarius Wright -- the Vikings' fourth-round pick in 2012 -- came on down the stretch last season and proved he can produce in that spot.
Dobson (6-2¾, 210) would make sense here even if the Vikings sign another perimeter receiver in free agency. His route-running can improve, but he has the physical tools to get better in that area and catches the ball well on tape.
And while a hamstring injury prevented him from running at the combine, Dobson showed a good release off the line at the Senior Bowl and is able to stretch the field.