The Minnesota Vikings drafted cornerback Josh Robinson out of the University of Central Floria in Orlando with their third round pick. But more important action about the team's future took place in St. Paul last night.
At the state capitol, the state Senate's Taxes Committee voted 7-6 to advance the Vikings' new stadium proposal to a floor vote by the full Senate. Votes on the proposal by both the Senate and the Minnesota House of Representatives could come as early as today. The bill has now passed at least six state legislative committees. However, legislative leaders still remain uncertain as to its chance of passage by the legislature.
Meanwhile in New York City, the Vikings drafted Robinson as their lone pick on Friday in rounds 2 and 3 of the NFL draft. The Vikes' traded their second round pick to pick up another first round pick back on Thursday
Robinson was the starting cornerback on the Conference USA champions for 2011 and reportedly had the fastest time in 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis a few months ago. The listed time was 4.33, but some scouts reportedly clocked the 5-10, 199-pounder at 4.29.
The Vikings will complete their 2012 draft today with rounds 4-7.