We’re busy gearing up for all of our live NFL Draft coverage, but that won’t stop the news train from chugging along. In the NFL, a truly year-round league, there’s always something to write about. Today, that comes in the form of the oft-discussed Adrian Peterson.
On Monday, Chris Tomasson of the Pioner Press reported that the six teams are “in the mix” to trade for Peterson, and that next week’s NFL Draft will be their best opportunity to do so:
Source: If Adrian Peterson isn't traded before or during next week's NFL draft he won't be traded before 2015 season. http://t.co/0JO0XD6L2L
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) April 20, 2015
The Vikings’ greatest leverage will come during the NFL Draft, which begins on April 30 and ends May 2. In a class loaded with running backs like Todd Gurley and Melvin Gordon, needy teams will be desperate to take the best available player at the position.
According to Tomasson’s source, general manager Rick Spielman could be able to persuade a team to trade for Peterson once the draft’s best running backs, Gurley and Gordon, are off the board. His source also named the six teams, many who have been linked to Peterson in earlier reports: