2008 NFL draft ... the 2013 version [Pictures]
In April, we will reach the five-year anniversary of the 2008 NFL draft. In that draft, the Ravens grabbed the cornerstones of their offense in quarterback Joe Flacco and running back Ray Rice. That class was stocked with offensive playmakers and featured a few standouts on the offensive line. Knowing what we know now, how would the draft play out if we did it all over again? Baltimore Sun blogger and reporter Matt Vensel is on it, rewriting history by redrafting the first round of the 2008 draft from top to bottom.
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17. Minnesota Vikings( Scott Halleran, Getty Images / October 11, 2012 )
Original pick: Traded to the Lions (via the Chiefs), who took Gosder Cherilus, OT, Boston College
New pick: Jordy Nelson, WR, Kansas State
Outside of Percy Harvin, the Vikings have little else at the wide receiver position. Nelson (above), who has a nice blend of size and speed, would be an excellent complement to Harvin in their pedestrian passing attack.