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    Vikings May Trade No. 3 Draft Pick

    The No. 1 pick in the NFL draft belongs to the Indianapolis Colts, no question, and they’re using it to select a quarterback. The No. 2 went to the St. Louis Rams, who moved it to Washington for a handful of later picks. Now there’s news about the No. 3 — according to Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly, the Minnesota Vikings are considering trading the pick on the April 26 draft date.
    “If we want to get out of that pick, we’ll [determine] what it will take to get out of that pick,” Vikings GM Rick Spielman said. “Plus you have to be careful of how far you would want to go [down in the draft]. You have to know what you’re looking at, depending on how far you go back. Are you getting yourself out of the [range of] the supposedly blue-chip type of players?”
    It’s obvious to the Vikings what the player pool will look like at No. 3 — the Colts and Redskins will take Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, in either order, and Minnesota will have its pick of everyone else. So there’s not much cause for Spielman to drag this out — if he wants to move the pick, he might as well move it now. But the GM has said he plans to wait until closer to the draft, maybe even when on the clock, to strike a deal.
    Report: Vikings GM Rick Spielman Considering Trading No. 3 Overall Draft Pick | SI Tracking Blog – Tracking the MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NCAA On Twitter



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    Re: Vikings May Trade No. 3 Draft Pick

    They should trade this pick (and several other first round picks for the next few years) to Dallas for Herschel Walker again.


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    Re: Vikings May Trade No. 3 Draft Pick

    It's no secret that they've wanted to trade out of number 3. Ideally, I think they want Miami to get scared that Cleveland will take Tannehill at number 4 and move up to get him. That would allow Minnesota to fall to 8 and still be in a position to take one of the premiere tackles in the draft (Kalil, Reiff, Martin) plus add another pick in maybe the 2nd or 3rd round.

    However, it doesn't look like Cleveland is all that hot after Tannehill, so there may not be that much desire to move up to 3.

    In my opinion, the Vikes should take Kalil at 3, who will lock down the tackle spot for the next 10 years, and then go for one of the remaining WR's with their 2nd round pick. I'd hope someone like Alshon Jeffery is still around.


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    Re: Vikings May Trade No. 3 Draft Pick

    Quote Originally Posted by TykeClone View Post
    They should trade this pick (and several other first round picks for the next few years) to Dallas for Herschel Walker again.



    I'm a big Vikes fan and this even made me laugh.



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    Re: Vikings May Trade No. 3 Draft Pick

    The Vikings need O-Line help, and from everything that I have heard, Kalil is miles ahead of every other OL in this draft. Only the Vikings could screw this up


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