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Opinion: Vikes should consider Robert Griffin III

BMTN's "Tiny" Joe Nelson writes on his KFAN blog why the Vikings should consider drafting Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III -- if he's available.
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BMTN's "Tiny" Joe Nelson writes on his KFAN blog why the Vikings should consider drafting Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III -- if he's available.

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