Vikings still want to trade No. 3 pick

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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.

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41 responses to “Vikings still want to trade No. 3 pick

  1. The 49ers will trade trade the 30th pick and give advice on how to get a stadium built…

  2. Vikings could offer the Browns this package deal:

    Trade their #3 for the Browns #4, locking up Richardson for the Browns. Then trade Joe Webb for the Browns #22, giving the Browns a ready and better QB than Weedon, while the Vikings pick up another 1st round pick to fill holes.

    The Vikings could then take Claiborne #4, Cordy Glenn or Jonathon Martin #22, and a WR with their 2nd round #35.

    Would be a good deal for both teams.

  3. Don’t over think this one Spielman! Play it safe and take Kalil and protect Ponder’s blind side.

  4. Vikes are trying to cover their arse by trading back.

    Kalil is a safe pick but nothing special.

    The Vikes FO doesn’t want to look back and think they drafted Robert Gallery.

  5. If they can trade down and still get Kalil, it would be great. However, it seems unlikely a team will give up enough to satisfy the Vikings.
    I have a strange feeling if they stay at 3, they take Claiborne.

  6. If you trade the pick to Tampa for TRich, the Browns will trade number 4 (Kalil) to the Rams or Bills.

    Hope you like Claiborne or Blackmon…

  7. Latest news is that Spielman is going to ask the advice of the Minnesota legislature on whom to select – and that they hope to have their choice made in two or three years.

  8. Vikings should trade their no.3 pick. They should trade the no. 3 and their next 3 first rders to Wash for the no. 2 pick and take Griffin. Ponder blows.

  9. I think the Vikings will take Claiborne #3 without a trade, and it isn’t just blowing smoke. The Browns will take Richardson, leaving the Bucs without their 2 top choices.

  10. wludford says:
    Apr 26, 2012 3:17 PM
    Vikings could offer the Browns this package deal:

    Trade their #3 for the Browns #4, locking up Richardson for the Browns. Then trade Joe Webb for the Browns #22, giving the Browns a ready and better QB than Weedon, while the Vikings pick up another 1st round pick to fill holes.

    The Vikings could then take Claiborne #4, Cordy Glenn or Jonathon Martin #22, and a WR with their 2nd round #35.

    Would be a good deal for both teams.

    ————————————————–

    Anyone who thinks this is a valid option shouldn’t be allowed on a football site….

  11. i just hope we don’t draft caliborne at 3. mind you, this is not because i don’t think highly of the player, its that i don’t think highly of the team’s defense.
    claiborne is an obvious baller but the vikes cannot seems to drop there soft cover 2 defense. they keep talking about it year after year but they still bring out the same tired garbage again and again.
    with the type of defense the vikings play claiborne’s impressive skill sets would be a total waste. sure, he would do well in the scheme, but the scheme will not exploit his talents.
    it would be like putting tom brady in a option offense…not really, but you get the idea.

  12. I just hope they let the clock run out again so we can see Cleveland make like Jim Brown and bolt to the podium.

  13. …although Jerry Jones traded a 1st, 3rd, and 4th for that bum Roy Williams. Maybe the deal should be with the ‘boys…

  14. To everyone saying “stay put and assure yourself of Kalil/Claiborne”, If Spielman (not you as a fan who’s done basically no scouting) really does value Kalil, Claiborne, and Blackmon the same like he says, it’s irrational to not make a trade with the Bucs no matter what you get on top of the 5th overall pick. Even if its only a 3-4th rounder.

  15. Spielman wants to trade all of their picks for picks in the year 2017 so they have to keep him around to make all the picks.

  16. How is there zero talk about Claiborne….look at our secondary; Winfield (old, injured), Chris Cook (criminal), Asher Allen (still learning). We either take a trade to move down so we can still get Claiborne or just draft him at 3

  17. Wludford,

    That is quite possibly the most idiotic thing ive seen on this site, and thats sayin something.

    Joe webb for a first? Lol

  18. Latest news is that in return for partially funding a new stadium, legislators are demanding that they be the ones to select the players to be drafted. Vikings’ first choice now expected in 6 or 7 years.

  19. Personally, I’d like to applaud the Vikings for giving us some suspense with the # 3 pick.

    It’s nice to wonder what’s going to happen when picks # 1 and # 2 are already common knowledge.

    They could have just said “yeah, we’re taking the best left tackle in years to protect our first-round qb from last year because that’s the only sensible thing to do.”

    But instead, they keep us guessing, wondering if they’re somehow dumb enough to get this wrong.

    Thanks, Minny!

  20. If the trade hasn’t gone down before today there is no reason to believe it’ll happen before the draft. You could do worse than drafting a corner with those WRs you’ve gotta cover in your division. They may be able to sneak back up and get a top-flight tackle. Gotta love draft day speculation right? They’ll probably laugh at everybody and take a LB. lol

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