The Vikings have the third overall pick in the NFL draft this year, but that doesn’t mean they’ll keep it. Vikings GM Rick Spielman says he’ll be very busy on draft day, telling the NFL Network that if someone wants to “come up and get our pick, we’re going to be more than willing to listen.”
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Vikings GM Rick Spielman wants his staff to consider three names for the third overall pick in next Thursday's NFL draft: USC tackle Matt Kalil, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne and Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
Vikings trade No. 3 pick to Browns for No. 4 pick and more
The Minnesota Vikings have made the first headlines on Draft night 2012 with the night's first trade. Jay Glazer is reporting that the Vikings have traded the No.3 overall pick to the Cleveland Browns for the No.4 overall pick along with the Browns' 4th round, 5th round and 7th round selections.
No. 3 pick more likely a stud than dud
There is no such thing as a sure thing in the NFL Draft, but picking third in the first round usually translates into a reliable starter, maybe even a Hall of Fame player. Previous No. 3 picks that went right: Larry Fitzgerald, Joe Thomas, Andre Johnson and Barry Sanders. But then again, there are also a few duds like Joey Harrington and Akili Smith.
Vikings need to find a star with pick No. 3
The Minnesota Vikings will have a lot of options when they go on the clock with the third pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. They might be able to go offensive line and take USC's Matt Kalil. Or they might be able to select Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Maybe it will be LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne? Whatever they do, there will be plenty of talent available.
Report: Bills interested in trading for Vikings' No. 3 pick to draft Matt Kalil
The Buffalo Bills desire Southern Cal left tackle Matt Kalil enough that they are interested in trading the No. 10 pick in the first round and No. 41 pick in the second round for the Vikings' No. 3 overall pick, according to Charley Casserly of NFL Network.
Charley Walters: Fans of Alabama's Trent Richardson have their eyes on Vikings' No. 3 draft pick
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman said trade talks are starting to heat up as draft day approaches. He wouldn't name any teams, but speculation points to Tampa Bay possibly trade up from pick No. 5 to No. 3 and take running back Trent Richardson. If that's the case, the Vikings could still take Matt Kalil, Morris Claiborne or Justin Blackmon, and receive extra picks.
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