The Minnesota Vikings have made no secret about their desire to trade out of the third overall spot in the draft. But they have yet to get a deal that would cause them to pull the trigger.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said moments ago that a deal will likely come, if at all, while the Vikings are on the clock.
That tells us (or at least me) that the Vikings simply haven’t gotten any offers that are remotely close to what they want. While it makes plenty of sense later in the draft to hold a trade until a team is on the clock, no one will be leapfrogging the team that would move up to No. 3. Thus, there’s no reason to wait — unless the Vikings are hoping someone else comes in with a better offer.
The Vikings presumably hope to trade out of the third spot and still stay high enough to get left tackle Matt Kalil. If they can’t do a deal, it would be a surprise if the Vikings don’t take Kalil.