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Blockbuster deal on draft day likely belongs to Rams, not Vikings

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has publicly expressed interest in trading the No. 3 pick in the draft to stockpile early round picks. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams will trade the No. 2 pick, likely to a team hoping to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Such a deal would lower the Vikings' chances of a blockbuster trade.
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Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has publicly expressed interest in trading the No. 3 pick in the draft to stockpile early round picks. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Rams will trade the No. 2 pick, likely to a team hoping to draft Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. Such a deal would lower the Vikings' chances of a blockbuster trade.

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