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Vikings put No. 3 pick up for bid

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08:02 AM ET 01.26 | Vikings fans, in an informal online poll, preferred Matt Kalil with the No. 3 pick, but the club may choose not to use it. You'd figure that, with QB Christian Ponder entering his second season, there'd be no question Minnesota would seek to assist him with either a stud left tackle [Kalil?] or a No. 1 receiver. ... But thanks to general manager Rick Spielman's comments Wednesday during Senior Bowl practice, it might be time to consider the Vikings open for business. "It will be, I think, very busy on draft day," Spielman said in an interview on the NFL Network set. "We're the third overall pick, so we'll be looking at all the options. If someone wants to come up and get our pick, we're going to be more than willing to listen."

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January 26, 2012  08:16 AM ET

SOP for a GM with a pick in the top 5.

January 26, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Pick Kalil and move on. If Kalil is gone then trade it. Spielman thinks he's real smart. Team is drafting 3rd, you aren't that smart.

January 26, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Vikings need a lot of help, if trading #3 pick for a couple of other picks helps get the players they need then do it.

January 26, 2012  08:48 AM ET

They could get Kalil and then trade a little something to get back into the late first round and get Michael Floyd. I'm sure he'd love to come back home to Minnesota and play with his old ND teammate Kyle Rudolph.

January 26, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Trade the Pick & Stock up!!!

January 26, 2012  09:02 AM ET

How would the Skins moving up to #2 to get RG3 effect such a trade? I could see a high likelihood of teams fighting over #3 to get RG3 if he is still available but what if he isn't? Are there THAT many players that are worth being the #3 pick instead of #4 or later? even with the new rookie contract rules, top picks are pricey for players that might have limited impact....RG3 would be drafted to start...other players are drafted to be molded into what the team will want in the future....

January 26, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Trade it to the Minnesota Legislature for a new stadium. Then the Legislature could draft someone competent to run the government.

January 26, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Trade the Pick & Stock up!!!

It has worked for other teams in the past.

January 26, 2012  09:17 AM ET

First comes Free Agency. Then you go from there, that is the questions that should be posed, not draft questions. FA determines your next moves.
There are some excellent WR about to become UFA

January 26, 2012  09:21 AM ET

Trade it to the Minnesota Legislature for a new stadium. Then the Legislature could draft someone competent to run the government.

January 26, 2012  09:30 AM ET

This stategy worked oh so well for the Vikings with the Hershel Walker "experiment".

January 26, 2012  10:08 AM ET

These top 10 picks are much more valuable than they used to be due to the new rookie wage scale. Less sticker shock and risk. Vikes are sitting pretty right now, and can either get their guy or trade off if the offer is right.

January 26, 2012  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

First comes Free Agency. Then you go from there, that is the questions that should be posed, not draft questions. FA determines your next moves.There are some excellent WR about to become UFA

And a medical evaluation of Adrian Peterson. If he's not going to be 100%, that should change their outlook as well.

January 26, 2012  10:23 AM ET

If someone takes RG III at #2, this pick has less value in trade. But Blackmon is still out there. IF the Vikes can trade down, they can still get a stud WR in the middle of the round and get a decent tackle at the top of the 2nd round. One player won't fix this team.

January 26, 2012  10:28 AM ET

I hear Sidney Rice might be available in trade for the right price...

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January 26, 2012  11:07 AM ET

You don't get better by having more picks in a draft, you get better by having better players.
Use it on the best player out there, regardless of position. Jeesh! Heck, use the second pick in the second round to move back in to the first round. After round three it is all just guessing anyways. Serious guessing.

January 26, 2012  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

You don't get better by having more picks in a draft, you get better by having better players. Use it on the best player out there, regardless of position. Jeesh! Heck, use the second pick in the second round to move back in to the first round. After round three it is all just guessing anyways. Serious guessing.

Tell dat to Victor Cruz!!!

January 26, 2012  11:13 AM ET

The Browns will take RG3 with the 2nd pick,C.McCoy isn't panning out, Vikings should take Blackmon, he could give them the reciever threat they lack and could help Ponder and help Peterson in the running game.

 
January 26, 2012  11:21 AM ET

Wide Recivers r a Dime a Dozen, da Vikes chose Parcy Harvin as can't miss receiver, well he missed!! There are a bunch and will be even more good free agent recieivers out there, get people at the skilled positions and build on that. Pick up a free agent!!

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