Last year around this time, Vikings coach Brad Childress crowed about snatching Percy Harvin one pick before the Patriots, who Childress believed was set to take him.
This year, Childress and Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman may have outsmarted themselves.
It looked like a safe move, but Saints surprised the Vikings (and everyone else) by taking a cornerback at No. 32.
With Minnesota’s apparent favorite target off the board, a trade down early in the second round seems even more likely.