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Vikings take Peterson from Oklahoma

The StarTribune.com reports the Minnesota Vikings selected runningback Adrian Peterson out of Oklahoma. The Vikings set their sights on Peterson after his quiet April 13 visit to Winter Park. Peterson's 12 touchdowns in seven games last season matched the Vikings' total for all runners in 16 games of the 2006 season.

Kare 11.com reports more than 3,000 Vikings fans gathered at Winter Park Headquarters in Eden Prairie to watch the NFL draft Saturday. The Vikings fans were very happy with their selection of Peterson. Peterson will be backing up runningback Chester Taylor.

Zachary March liked the Peterson pick. He says, "I think that was a good pick. We didn't need a quarterback since we got Tavaris Jackson."