The Minnesota Vikings used their second draft pick in the second round on Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, the AP reported.
The team was in need of a back-up running back after they did not resign veteran Chester Taylor this off-season, The San Jose Mercury News reported.
The Vikings traded draft picks to attain the 19th pick in the second round to take Gerhart, The Dallas Morning News reported.
Gethart is now reunited with his idol Adrian Peterson, The Houston Chronicle reported.
"The opportunity to play with him, to learn under him and complement him is really a huge honor and a dream come true," Gerhart said.