Rick Spielman traded not once, but twice, in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
After doing deal with Kansas City and then Detroit, getting two Day Three picks richer, Spielman finally decided to select a player in the third round.
Somewhat amazingly, the Vikings selected their third consecutive defensive player of the weekend, flat out ignoring the offensive side of the ball thus far.
That pick turned out to be defensive end Danielle Hunter out of LSU.
Hunter (6′ 5″ and 252 pounds) possesses all of the physical attributes to draw comparisons to guys like Michael Johnson or Jason Pierre-Paul. He is viewed as an unrefined prospect, however, that could use some time to develop and work on his craft.
With long arms and a powerfully aggressive attitude behind his play, Hunter stands to contribute on special teams right off the bat, perhaps in a similar role that Everson Griffen played early on in his career.
If Mike Zimmer can then help Hunter better learn the game of football, this could end up being looked back upon as an incredible steal for the Vikings.