Vikings 'more than willing' to listen to offers for No. 3 pick

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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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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