Rick Spielman and the Minnesota Vikings passed on nose tackle Andrew Billings once, twice, and then a third time when they decided to trade out of the third round completely on Friday evening.
Their trade partner was the Miami Dolphins who moved up to #86 to acquire Rutgers wide out Leonte Carroo.
In exchange, the Vikings have reportedly received a sixth round pick (#186) and Miami’s third and fourth round picks in 2017.
Spielman trades and receives:
2016 6th-round pick (186)
Miami’s 2017 third and fourth-round picks.
Quite the haul. #Vikings
— Austin Belisle (@austincbelisle) April 30, 2016
If the rumors of Billings’ knee injuries are at all true, and considering the lack of any desperate needs across the Vikings roster, I think this was Spielman flat out fleecing his former team and setting himself up nicely for next year.
More importantly, however, what do you think of these Vikings trade details?