The Minnesota Vikings traded 1989 defensive player of the year Keith Millard to the Seattle Seahawks yesterday for a second-round draft choice.
The pick, No. 39 overall, will be Minnesota's first in today's draft. The Vikings traded their first three picks this year, as well as their top two choices in 1990 and 1991, to Dallas for Herschel Walker in 1989.
The Vikings had been expected to make a deal to move up in the draft. Many speculated that Walker, unhappy and unsuccessful with Minnesota, would be traded to the Atlanta Falcons in his home state of Georgia, where he excelled in college. But that deal fell through.