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Speculation Central: Who will the Vikings draft?

Trade rumors are already swirling as the Vikings approach the NFL Draft. Will they use the No. 3 overall pick to take Matt Kalil, Morris Claiborne or Justin Blackmon? What trades are being rumored? Follow the the speculation right here.
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